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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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The real story about the 'Atomic City.'

My wife never realized that there was so much history surrounding the development of the atomic bomb. In a period of just over two years an amazing transformation took place... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Clarkdale, Arizona
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Clarkdale, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife never realized that there was so much history surrounding the development of the atomic bomb. In a period of just over two years an amazing transformation took place starting here. This museum is the former location of the Los Alamos boys ranch and school. Your journey starts in the 1920's and goes into the 1960's. Well worth your... More 

Thank RnCinAZ
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

We enjoyed our visit to the museum and although it's a very old approach, it tells the story well of how the town developed and the impact of the atomic age. Part of the Los Alamos trail and well worth visiting

Thank Brent J
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

This is a great place to start the walking tour of Los Alamos. Free I believe - and a great source of information. Exhibits well presented, very nice bookstore / giftshop. This was the center hub for us - we parked here, visitied the museum, then did the walking tour and had a picnic in the local park. A very... More 

Thank Tom B
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

We took a tour of the grounds of the historical museum with a delightful and very, very knowledgeable couple from the Los alamos historical society. They took us through the grounds and homes of historical figures of the Los alamos project. They were adept at answering questions and giving us insights into the people who lived and worked on the... More 

Thank Clarissa W
Springfield, VA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

We thoroughly enjoyed this small museum, located in the former infirmary of the boys' school that was taken over by the government during WWII to serve as the laboratory where the atomic bomb was developed. The people working there were well-informed and willing to talk about the town's history. The museum also has a better-than-average selection of books about Los... More 

Thank Carol757
Ft. Lauderdale, FL
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

This is a gem of a museum! I was vaguely aware of the Manhattan Project, and this made it real. We could have easily spent more time as there is so much to see and read. We actually returned after going to the Bradbury Science Museum, which was also interesting.

Thank Savvytravelertoo
Socorro, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

Small museum but packed with history of the area. Free admission, worth stopping even if you only have a 1/2 hour. Could spend and hour or two if you wanted, plenty to look at.

Thank Bruce C
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

This is a small museum that is located right next to the Bradbury museum & details Los alamos' history well from the Indians & their use of solar energy, the the ranch school & the eventual take over for development of nuclear weapon! There are tons of fun artifacts at this free museum!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

It is a small museum, but you can learn a lot about the Los Alamos history. Few rooms dedicated to Project Manhattan. I also think that it is just a start. To get more knowledge, visit also Science Museum.

Thank Ania K
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

We just stumbled on this little museum after visiting the Bandelier National Monument. What a great discovery it was. It had some fascinating stories about this school/early Boy Scout experience being turned into the centre for the Manhattan Project. Very, very interesting, and also interesting to see how the Research Centre is still functioning and doing some very important research.... More 

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