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The National Atomic Testing Museum

755 East Flamingo Road, Las Vegas, NV 89119 (Formerly Atomic Testing Museum) (Paradise)
702-794-5151
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Ranked #53 of 267 Attractions in Las Vegas
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
Fee: Yes
Owner description: This museum is devoted to the Nevada Test Site.
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Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: This museum is devoted to the Nevada Test Site.
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North Carolina
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55 reviews 55 reviews
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73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

In all the years I’ve been to Vegas I had never been this the Atomic Testing Museum nor had it ever been on my radar and now I know why. It was only ten minutes away from my hotel so me and a buddy decided to go to check it out. Fortunately I purchased beforehand a Groupon for two adults... More 

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

Great place , been twice and each time you learn more about this frightening force which could so nearly have wiped out the world!

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Fremont, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

With Nevada being a major state for atomic testing, we found the atomic testing museum well worth going to see to learn more about that part of American history. There are both permanent and temporary exhibits. We spent about three hours there. The reason is the exhibits are very well done. The impact on Nevada history is also well exhibited... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

We walked to the museum from the strip which took about 40 minutes of easy walking. Hubby was in his element with lots of science, interesting facts, etc. I was a bit bored at times. The history surrounding the reasons for developing the program were well developed, and the human perspectives were relevant, but there was a lot of science... More 

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St. Catharines, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

The Atomic Testing Museum is on Flamingo Blvd., near Paradise and a 2 minute walk from Silver Sevens Casino. It is stellar, a true gem of an attraction. The museum covers the history of the atomic bomb's development, the Cold War, and loads of other information. There are exhibits, films, photos. The docent working (Dick) was incredible. He took time... More 

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Pleasanton, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

It's a great museum. Probably, not very interesting for the kids, but if you like politics, science or into military history - this is a place to see. Watch a simulated nuclear explosion, look at the real size nuclear weapons, check out who and how the history was made in the Cold War days. Some advices. 1. The tickets are... More 

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Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

We found this museum to give an excellent chronicling of the atomic testing program in Nevada. We knew little about this prior to our visit and left feeling very well informed and rather awed by the amount of testing that had been carried on in this state. Indeed, we were a little shocked when we realized just how much had... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

If it were better curated the Atomic Testing Museum could be an excellent window into a bizarre chapter in humanity's history. It falls short because it's too cluttered with local and technical trivia and doesn't ask the big questions about the morality or the consequences of the development of nuclear weapons. Despite that, many of the exhibits will resonate with... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

The exhibits and videos were interesting and well made. They were extensive and we found ourselves staying there longer than expected. I was raised in Nevada and as a child felt it was very exciting to have the testing there. I remember standing outside the school with my classmates and watching the bomb detonated. I remember closing our eyes for... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

Some good historical displays, but probably not enough to keep the attention of most kids. Was looking forward to the separate Area 51 (Groom Lake) display as I am an aviation guy, and there were a few small historical photos and exhibits on the important aircraft development and testing that occurred there, but the rest of the Area 51 display... More 

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