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Los Alamos Historical Museum

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Address: 1050 Bathtub Row, Los Alamos, NM 87544
Phone Number: 505 662 4493
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10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Sun 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sat 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Great Look into the history of Los Alamos

This historical society does a great job of telling what life was like during the Ranch School days and the building of the Atomic Bomb. It is a must see for anyone visiting Los... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 31, 2015
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Los Alamos, New Mexico, United States
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Los Alamos, New Mexico, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015 NEW

This historical society does a great job of telling what life was like during the Ranch School days and the building of the Atomic Bomb. It is a must see for anyone visiting Los Alamos. They have information on a self-guided walking tour. If you go to their web-site, losalamoshistory.org, you can find all kinds of resources and a link... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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74 attraction reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

We hadn't discovered this hidden gem on our previous visit. There is no charge for this museum and it is chock full of information regarding the prehistoric Indian culture, the boy's ranch era along with the whole atomic piece that made Los Alamos what it is today.

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

We stopped here to get our Christmas tree permit in December, and took a look around the museum. It was pretty interesting, interactive which is perfect for tactile learners. Lots of little rooms to look in. A perfect stop for the history buff, or someone looking to do something out of the ordinary on an early afternoon.

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Louisville, KY
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

It doesn't look like much from the outside but is truly a gem. We learned so much about the town and its history as well as about the Manhattan Project. The art/gift shop was great too. It was one of only two places I bought items to bring home. They pointed us to the Bradbury Science Museum and a tour... More 

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114 reviews 114 reviews
22 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Interesting walk through the lodge to understand the historic background of the Los Alamos laboratory and life during the important periods of Los Alamos history. Gift shop within it and an even nicer one across the lawn from the museum.

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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62 reviews 62 reviews
31 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

The museum is small, but packed with information! The staff was very knowledgeable and friendly. Be sure to walk around the garden and along 'bathtub row' while you are there. Close by you will find the library with lots of additional information and the Bradbury science museum (don't miss this one and allow a couple of hours there). Hopefully you... More 

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Los Alamos, New Mexico
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40 reviews 40 reviews
14 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

From the front, it looks tiny, but you will be amazed at how much they cram into this little house. Very informative and well put together.

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El Paso
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Although this is pretty small there was still a lot to read and learn from about the history of Los Alamos. There was a small dress up station and a "scientist" station for the kids. They could also try to grind corn and make and look at animal "footprints" in the sand. So our young kids really enjoyed it. It... More 

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

I learned a lot about the history of Los Alamos and its surroundings from the time before the lab was set up there up to after the second world war. There was also an exhibit by a local artist there which I found I liked.

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Houston, Texas
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149 helpful votes 149 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

The museum is housed an original building from when Los Alamos was the location of a boy' school. The museum follows the history of the area from its original native inhabitants to the boy's school, and then when Los Alamos became the center of nuclear energy research in World War II. The display aren't glitzy, but they are informative. Guests... More 

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