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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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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
Description: This museum is devoted to the Nevada Test Site.
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Worth a detour

Good little museum; informative information, interesting knowledgeable guides but skip the 'Area 51' exhibition.

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 27, 2015
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Perth, Australia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

Good little museum; informative information, interesting knowledgeable guides but skip the 'Area 51' exhibition.

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Rochester, New York
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29 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

It was an okay museum. If you are interested in science and atomic bomb testing I would say go to this museum. There is a lot to learn and read in the exhibits. I really liked the movies and how they made it feel like you were there witnessing the bomb testing go off in one of the exhibits. I... More 

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Vancouver, Washington
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

Interesting and terrifying. Lots of videos. Good place to learn about an important part of our history. Spent a couple hours. Not crowded and easy to navigate.

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Williamstown, Canada
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

This museum is very educational and also entertaining, although young children may find it less so. The "Area 51" section was rather silly, but even so did provide some worthwhile information. Also, the gift shop has some excellent and unusual items for sale.

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Galloway, New Jersey
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28 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Very informative. Well organized. Staff knowledgable / helpful. Would have considered excellent but we were disappointed in the Area 51 portion of the museum.

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Alberta
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71 reviews 71 reviews
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

My now-wife and I visited the museum in December of 2012 and we found it fascinating. We encouraged our friends to check it out and decided to join them. I see the Area 51 exhibit is now included in the price of admission. That's too bad, because during our first visit it was an optional add-on and we didn't think... More 

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Los Angeles
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

I accidentally came across this museum. If you have any interest in history or science, it's a "must see" in Vegas. If you aren't, then it's a "should still see". :) It's a bit depressing at times to see the beautiful tropical islands we blew up while testing nuclear weapons, but the times were different, and this museum conveys that... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

the museum was interesting with primarily photos and written information of those photo's of the early atomic bomb testing. very limited information on power, medical use of atomic fission or fusion use and nothing at all on how to get rid of the waste material. area 51 exhibit was also there at the time and again only average information and... More 

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Menlo Park, California
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Very well worth visiting. Here is the history of the atomic bomb development, testing in the desert, and politics surrounding it. The museum explains the history and technology of the atomic bomb so it is easy to understand by a layperson and also an engineer. There are videos explaining each decade and development, the politics and social history surrounding the... More 

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

for those who want to see something interesting and educational in Las Vegas, I recommend to visit in this museum. The museum itself is about 2 kilometers on the way between the Flamingo hotel and the Bally's Hotel, so it is better to take a Taxi to get there. The museum itself has 2 sections, area 51 and another section.... More 

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