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Los Alamos Historical Museum

1050 Bathtub Row, Los Alamos, NM 87544
505 662 4493
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Ranked #4 of 10 Attractions in Los Alamos
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums, Museums
Attraction details
Type: History Museums, Museums
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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Phoenix, Arizona
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59 reviews 59 reviews
20 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 NEW

As one reviewer put it, "Amazing collection frozen in time." Put aside whether you agree or disagree with nuclear weapons or not, this museum effectively informs the visitor what happened there, why it happened, and the sacrifices both workers and families made in the race to develop an atomic bomb before our enemies did during WWII. Coincidentally, we happen to... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States
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147 reviews 147 reviews
29 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

This place is worth a stop, in fact if your in Los Alamos and dont stop here your missing out. So many artifacts from the birth of the atomic age, where they built the first bombs!! Panoramic views of ground zero, and a ceramic watch face that melted from atomic fire, over 5,000 degrees!! There are so many amazing things... More 

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44 reviews 44 reviews
7 attraction reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Went with friends from area a lot of local history from them and the museum. Loved the fall out shelter, the Santa Fe sensor address, period details! Many pictures. Especially liked the Boy Scout memorabilia. Friendly staff.

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Cherry Hill, New Jersey
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

This was a smaller museum easily visited in 1/2 day. Two really good movies about the history of the Atom bomb. Very educational.

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Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

A fascinating look at what really went on during WWII and what is happening now since the war. Great videos to watch and displays to see. Many are interactive. Gives prespective to our history

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Los Alamos, New Mexico
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Nice little museum, knowledgeable staff, great book store. Free! Children's displays. Really take time to look at the displays, there is wealth of information there!

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New Mexico
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55 reviews 55 reviews
16 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

This is probably the smallest museum that I have ever visited but it is packed full of history. There are hands-on items for children and displays that show the history from prehistoric to current times. There is an excellent display of the Manhattan Project period and of the Los Alamos Boys Ranch. The museum shop offers an excellent array of... More 

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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

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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50 reviews 50 reviews
11 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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