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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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Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes

This museum is devoted to the Nevada Test Site.

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Amazing look at the history of atomic testing near Vegas

A short walk off the strip this museum is exceptionally well developed and really brings to life the time of atomic testing - the pressures on people at that time. Amazing that... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Whitehorse, Yukon

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Whitehorse, Yukon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A short walk off the strip this museum is exceptionally well developed and really brings to life the time of atomic testing - the pressures on people at that time. Amazing that the mushroom clouds were considered a tourist attraction!! Was very well set up with lots of educational displays - and there was an Area 51 display (kind of... More 

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San Diego, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This exhibition is very well done. Lots of information about Nevada's role in America's very important atomic research and testing. Many of the placards are thorough (TLDR in some cases). Overall, a great history of how Las Vegas was built in the shadow of mushroom clouds. TIP: The current Area 51: Myth or Reality exhibit is very homegrown and cheesy.... More 

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Williamsburg, Virginia, USA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A real surprise that was quite interesting as one went through a self paced tour of the facility. Lots of background information on the testing of nuclear weapons from the end of World War II through the cold war. Films and exhibits were quite interesting. Additionally there were areas that describe the transition to underground nuclear testing and the peaceful... More 

Thank Roy F
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This museum was a short walk from the Embassy Suites where we stayed for 2 nights. Cost was $20.00 but got $5.00 off for being 62+! This is an amazing museum with a lot of history...and a lot of destruction. 100's of photos, videos, artifacts and more. I spend close to 2 hours there. But wait...there's more! They also have... More 

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St. George, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

There is a lot of history and information here. We learned a lot and wish we had 1 more hour here to read more.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The main exhibit has artifacts, pictures, and film that have an interesting mix of atomic culture, weapons development, and civil defense stuff. A museum volunteer was great in explaining some displays. The current alien/Area 51 exhibit is really dumb and not interesting or informative.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

ATOMIC TESTING MUSEUM If you really want some different and unique during the day while here in Vegas, consider the Atomic Testing Museum, an affiliate of the Smithsonian Museum. It's very easy to get to. It's about 2 miles from Bally's on the Strip. From there you go about 2 miles east on Flamingo Road and on the same side... More 

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Berlin, Germany
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It's interesting how many nuclear tests where conducted in Southern Nevada. The Museum is very small and the facts keep repeating, because there is not much more to say then there where 700 tests over the years

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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I'm not an atomic energy buff but went here with my husband and found many things to keep me interested, much of it new. Provides good historical perspective, scientific basis, description of testing process, choice of locations, control and safety measures, political context, etc. Temporary Area 51 exhibit interesting but some parts seemed a bit hokey. The museum is worth... More 

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University Place, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have wanted to visit this museum during numerous past trips to Las Vegas. It was well worth making time to do it on this trip. Be sure to give yourself at least three hours if you really want to embrace the history and the information available. The side exhibit about Area 51 was a big disappointment. Concentrate your time... More 

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