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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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12:00 pm - 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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Atomic Testing Museum was Excellent, Area 51 was Not

As a family we Really enjoyed our visit to the Atomic Testing Museum! Learned a lot! My 17 year old was especially interested - my 13 year old was bored but she just studied the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 12, 2015
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42 reviews 42 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

The museum is some distance away form the strip but easy to find. I have to admit that I was slightly disappointed. It is more a collection of "memorabilia' and I would have wished more background information. There is a "movie" cinema attempting to reproduce how the military experienced testing but I would rate this as "typical" American show with... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

I really enjoyed this museum and spent about 3 hours here, as did the rest of my party. Don't go though if you are interested in the Area 51 display as there is nothing to it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

Fascinating place. Tickets are reasonable. It's a self guided tour. I think we saw aliens! Definitely fun!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 NEW

The museum was a walking tour of the birth of the atomic age until present. It was easy to follow the history and view artifacts. The short movie was informative. Forget about the Area 51 exhibit - it was cheap and cheesy. Do find a 1/2 price coupon on the web, in a Vegas guide, or on Groupon. I would... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 NEW

As a family we Really enjoyed our visit to the Atomic Testing Museum! Learned a lot! My 17 year old was especially interested - my 13 year old was bored but she just studied the Cold War in school and she recognized some of the history she learned. Loved that connection. Area 51 was not what I thought it would... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

I've been to Vegas about 6 times now, and I'm always trying to find SOMETHING educational to do there that I hadn't done before. This museum really hit the spot! It's a quick, cheap bus ride from the strip (LV Blvd and Flamingo), really no need drive if you don't have a car, but definitely don't walk the 1.5 miles... More 

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Rifle, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

The area 51 exhibit was really nice and interesting, lots of infomation in this exhibit alone. I shows the history of Area 51 from the it starts to present day, along with different UFO sighting from acient times to present time.The atomic history museum is a wonderful look at the history of the atomic age and how the US Military... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015 via mobile

I really enjoyed the Atomic Testing Museum's regular exhibits. There was a lot of history and science presented in an interesting and interactive way. The simulation of an atomic blast was by far the highlight for me. However, I was very disappointed in the Area 51 exhibit. It was very amateurish and not at all the quality or content that... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

This museum takes a very basic look at the subject. It mostly gives you a cursory look into local timeline and history of what happened in the US southwest. The science behind everything that was displayed, was almost non existent; any that was there, was for young kids. I paid the $22 per person hoping to see more cool science... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Went to this museum to learn more about the atomic testing era. It was full of information about the history, engineering, clean up, post nuclear age movements etc., and the heritage of the Nevada test site, with lots of artifacts and exhibits. To read all the information, see all the videos etc. it would perhaps take 3-4 hours. It also... More 

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