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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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22 reviews 22 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

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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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

The development of the "device", in full secrecy is one of the great tales of WWII. The photo ID badges on display are of interest as workers and residents were assigned numbers. Even an ID issued for a grade school child of a scientist.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014 via mobile

This is not the Bradbury science museum. This museum is free and is located next to the lodge and just before the city library. It has a gift shop and more info on life in the secret town. Pretty grounds and across the street from a park. Family friendly.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

This little jewel has so much to see. Esp. if you are a history buff. There is more to the story of Los Alamos and this museum has nearly all of it from pictures to actual examples. The gift store is pretty darn good too!

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West Vancouver, Canada
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26 reviews 26 reviews
5 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

Home to the "atom bomb", the Bradbury Museum is worth spending some time in. Even today, the area boasts more scientists per square centimeter than anywhere else in North America. Nuclear research is still going strong but only a small part is military. If science is not your thing, drive for about half an hour to Bandelier where an ancient... More

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Cheyenne, Wyoming
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

This museum is a "must" if in Los Alamos. While it looks small from the outside, this free museum (with gift shop) is stuffed full of history and memorabilia from the development of Los Alamos. We loved looking at the old posters and flyers developed around nuclear technology. The town has an incredibly unique history, and this museum sums it... More

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Zurich, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

With focus to visit the Trinity site, we thought its a must to visit the very birthplace of the first nuclear device. The Museum gives a very refined feeling of the times. If you take the time and try to understand the significance, of how Los Alamos changed the world, its unreal to be right there. It was probably one... More

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Stockport, United Kingdom
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62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

This is a very small museum giving a history of Los Alamos. I loved the history of the boys school that was once here, and my hubby enjoyed the section on the Manhattan Project and the bomb. The building was small though and they had heaters on full blast which made it very warm and stuffy. I couldn't stay long... More

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Orlando, Florida
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141 helpful votes 141 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

This museum should not serve as your sole destination, but is fine as a detour if you're already in the area. It has old exhibits that are in desperate need of updating.

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Oak Park, Illinois
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

If you're in Los Alamos for the day, this is a nice little museum to visit. Good background on the native people, and of the boys' school that was here before the weapons lab took over. As you'd expect, it's a little more objective about nuclear weapons than the laboratory-sponsored museum down the block. The temporary exhibit on Edith Warner,... More

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