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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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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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What does it say about us that the first thing we did upon arrival in Vegas was head to the National Atomic Testing Museum? Even since I worked on a book project about the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
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Lexington, Kentucky, United States

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

What does it say about us that the first thing we did upon arrival in Vegas was head to the National Atomic Testing Museum? Even since I worked on a book project about the Manhattan Project a few years ago, I have been fascinated by the people behind the development of atomic weapons, and the mindset that hit the nation.... More 

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Vancouver, Washington
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Be prepared to do some reading to tease out information from the exhibits. There is a lot of information here not readily available from other sources, but a lot of it is presented like you already know a lot about hard rock mining, tunneling, mathematics and atomic science - like you were some kind of, well, engineer. I left will... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

A cab driver told me about this museum. I am so appreciative of his advice; this is a fascinating and informative museum. The atomic testing portion of the museum was well planned and chronologically presented. I spent nearly 4 hours at this museum and intend to return if in Vegas. I did not care for the Area 51 exhibit. The... More 

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Milwaukee, WI
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Took a tour of the museum as it looked like it would be something interesting to do. They had a lot of exhibits and had great information on the history of the atomic testing program. Met a volunteer that actually worked at the Nevada test sites and he shared amazing stories. It was great to see that they have volunteers... More 

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Wayland, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

This museum is wonderful. IT tells the history of the Atomic Testing sites. Sam, a former worker, wanders the museum and answers questions and gives personal narratives on how things worked. He was so interesting to listen to. I would love to go back. It is reachable by taxi or bus from the strip.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

The atomic museum is very nicely curated, with a lot of information and interesting history throughout. It's not particularly kid friendly (lots of reading and equipment to look at). There was an Amazon local deal that was a significant savings. The trip really fell apart going into the Area 51 exhibit. There are big signs outside claiming it's been held... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

We used a groupon that offered two general admission tickets for 21$, instead of 22$ *EACH* which is an excellent value deal. The museum itself is rather small but very interesting, and discusses the history of atomic testing in the US and the rest of world, ethical questions and historic references. In contrast, the "Area 51" exhibit is one of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Some of my siblings didn't really like it, but they were also a 15-year-old and a 13-year-old. However, I can say that it is super cool to get up close and get into the history of it. Their Area 51 exhibit is also really amazing too. You can take pictures in the museum, but not in the Area 51 setup.... More 

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Bremerton, Washington, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

It's pretty awesome how this chapter in our history is ignored. But this place is(k outstanding , The videos and volunteers do a great job..Sam was very impressive. .I would say a must visit..

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Wrexham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

This museum is well worth a visit, especially if you're fascinated by science, or for that matter, modern history. Although the admission fee is perhaps a little pricey, its a good way to spend an afternoon, or at least a couple of hours, finding out about all the nuclear testing that went on in Nevada during the previous 70 years... More 

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Address: 755 East Flamingo Road, Las Vegas, NV 89119 (Formerly Atomic Testing Museum)
Phone Number: 702-794-5151
Location: United States  >  Nevada (NV)  >  Las Vegas>  > Paradise
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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