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Los Alamos Historical Museum

1050 Bathtub Row, Los Alamos, NM 87544
505 662 4493
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Ranked #5 of 10 Attractions in Los Alamos
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums
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56 reviews 56 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014 NEW

This museum gives you a hint of what it must have been like to work in such a beautiful and remote environment on the most high tech project of its time. At they time they were figuring out the most destructive device in the history of mankind they were amazingly positive. It is small and not easy to find. The... More

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Delray Beach, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 via mobile

A small museum about the area of Los Alamos. Nothing impressive. I won' t waste my time going there.

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MINNETONKA
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10 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

This tiny museum tells the story of the development of the town of Los Alamos. It is about local history, NOT about the Manhattan Project. Located in a turn-of-the-20th century log building. Has a small but well stocked museum store.

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Klingerstown, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Good for history buffs and people who like detailed discussion of everyday life in Los Alamos during its heyday. Easily seen in a half hour or 3 hours, depending on level of interest. May be boring for small children - not many interactive exhibits - but lots of space to run around outside.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Even though the most of the buildings from the Manhattan Project have been torn down, there's still plenty of history between the Science Museum, the self guided tour and the Los Alamos Museum to get a real feel for life during that time. It was especially cool for us because we had started watching "Manhattan" on tv on WGN.

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Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 via mobile

If you are enchanted with Manhattan anything, you'll enjoy the minutia of what's here. It's not huge, but a nice setting to see memorabilia from this important part of our history. Give yourself time to read the papers and embrace the lives of the people who lived so secretly to ensure the success of the project

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Roswell, New Mexico
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29 reviews 29 reviews
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Had never been to Los Alamos and wow were we amazed. Gorgeous drive, cute town and an adorable museum with interactive things for kids to play with and so much interesting history. It looked so small outside but they packed that place with plenty to see. It was free and a terriffic stop.

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Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

The museum was great a lot of World War Two history of course. The exhibits were excellent. Great video do see it. The staff was excellent. Admission was free. Doesn't take more than a couple hours. Had some great positive nuclear exhibits and research

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Phoenix
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

We enjoyed this museum very much. It has many historical items that are very interesting. It was a great way to learn about Los Alamos in the earlier years. It is a smaller place, but definitely worth seeing!

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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

So disappointed we didn't get to visit this place but we couldn't find it! Our GPS didn't do a good job, but we found no signs to lead us here either. Would of liked to seen this place. Needs better directions to it.

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