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The National Atomic Testing Museum

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Address: 755 East Flamingo Road, Las Vegas, NV 89119 (Formerly Atomic Testing Museum)
Phone Number: 702-794-5151
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
Description: This museum is devoted to the Nevada Test Site.
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Interesting and informative

If you want to know everything about the A bom from beginning till knowadays this is the place to be. It's not a big museum but it does cover the whole story from the beginning... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 14, 2015
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Heerhugowaard, The Netherlands
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Bradford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

This is a great museum, with lots of information to take it, and presented in a variety of formats. We also enjoyed the atmospheric Area 51 exhitibition whilst we here. We found this difficult to get to without a car. Although there is a bus that’s meant to pass “frequently” we waited 50 minutes for one, and it was a... More 

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Heerhugowaard, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

If you want to know everything about the A bom from beginning till knowadays this is the place to be. It's not a big museum but it does cover the whole story from the beginning and also the development and influence from the nearby testsites is very well explained. It is a good 30 minute walk from the Strip (in... More 

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Osoyoos
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

For anyone who lived through the time of the development of the atomic bomb and all the subsequent testing, and later drove by the Nevada testing sites, this museum provided superb background, explanations, and historical perspective. At times too much was repeated in the captions; however, one could skim over those parts easily. The displays were well documented and clear.... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Everything you want to do know about the atomic bomb. You will learn a lot of stuff. Very well done. The added area 51 stuff is fair. A lot of wall reading.

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Elk Grove Village, Illinois, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

While visiting this place, you are cognitive of the fact that testing of above ground nuclear weapons happened right outside of this city. We met a fellow who worked at the test center for 30 years of underground nuclear testing, who is an informal docent He was there for hundreds of tests. It will not be long before all of... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

The bomb museum was good.. it had many interesting fact & bomb models... lots of info of bomb testing and all that stuff... it is $22 a person that includes The Bomb & Area 51 museum.... it was okay pricing.. a little expensive for what it is... the bomb simulator was wack... just a tiny bit of shaking and supposed... More 

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Fridley, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Not really in to this type of thing but this ended up being a very good choice, so take some time, get off the strip and come see this museum. Very interesting, nicely laid out with lots to read, I learned a lot in the 3 hours we spent there. The Area 51; well that was kind of quirky but... More 

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Fort Langley, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Not a huge museum but a very nicely laid out one with great coverage of an interesting services of events. Some of the volunteers/staff are former staff of the bomb test crew. A docent by the name of Ernie Williams (age 84) told us some great anecdotes and was full of facts. A real treat. Thanks, Ernie!

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Akron, Ohio, USA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

interesting museum - good movies throughout, lots to read. We had a car but you could walk if you wanted - little over 1 mile from strip on Flamingo Blvd. Skip the Area 51 - lame, lame, lame

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Toronto, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Really good - had no idea the nuclear testing had taken place so near the downtown core! Allow some time to read all the info. The Area 51 exhibit is fairly small, but again quite interesting - thought they could have done more with the exhibit ie. less of the hand written notes please. Makes it a bit hokey.

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