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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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Lovely local museum with fine exhibits

This museum is located, if I recall correctly, in the cabin that Robert Oppenheimer, chief scientist of the Manhattan Project, occupied in WWII. The exhibits cover the prehistory... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 5, 2015
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Portland, OR
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

This museum is located, if I recall correctly, in the cabin that Robert Oppenheimer, chief scientist of the Manhattan Project, occupied in WWII. The exhibits cover the prehistory and historic periods of the plateau and Jemez Caldera as well as the boys school that preceded the WWII research laboratories for the atomic bomb project. The exhibits are well done, and... More 

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Sugar Land, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

Most of the museum is dedicated to the men and women who lived and worked on the highly secret Manhattan Project to develop the atomic bomb during WWII in the 1940s. It even has a kitchen and living room set up from that era.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Only go there if you want to learn the government's stories about nuclear weapons development and how safe the radiation is to which workers are exposed. Sure, there are displays and interesting hands-on activities that appeal to kids, but don't be fooled by this thinly disguised propaganda. Skip it in favor of a nature park and a truthful lesson in... More 

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Karachi, Pakistan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

The Los Alamos historical society has done a great job, of going back in time, so that you can see why indians as well as Oppenheimer liked the location of this town.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Learn even more about Los Alamos and it's beginning. A little museum tucked away in the corner but worth seeking it out. Lots of old letter, newspaper clippings, ration stamps, and other things we don't see today. It won't take long to visit but we enjoyed even more unknown facts about the area. Children most likely will not be entertained.

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Geneva, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

cute place, housed in an old vintage los alamos building. Tells you all about historical aspects of how the fame of los alamos was a ranch school and how it got requisitioned for the war efforts for the Manhattan project work, the leading characters, their lives, photos and artefacts and anecdotes one could easily spent a couple of hours as... More 

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PA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

A very small museum with a few rooms of interesting items that let you learn about the area. Very friendly employee who us more than glad to chat about the history of Los Alamos.

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Carpinteria, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

The "Atomic City" is more than just the birthplace of the bomb. Wonderful video at the museum and little shuttles in the area can inform you on why this site was chosen and the relationship they have with the Native Americans today. Be sure to go to the Bradbury Museum for hands on creative fun. And visit the Ranch House... More 

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Highlands Ranch, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

Great museum with info on both the interesting topography, as well as how the town came to be. Lots of info we didn't know about. Great staff and nice gift shop.

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Oshkosh
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

We had visited this delightful museum many years ago, and found it had updated its fine exhibits on native peoples of the area, as well as added a special exhibit about the latest news about the Rosenbergs' spy case and execution. Interesting to adults and children alike, not only those interested specifically in science. "The Atomic City" had other pasts,... More 

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Additional Information about Los Alamos Historical Museum

Address: 1050 Bathtub Row, Los Alamos, NM 87544
Phone Number: 505 662 4493
Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Los Alamos
Open Hours:
Sunday 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

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