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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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Interesting museum that showed the way of life in the 1940's while scientists were developing the atomic bomb. There is a cool walking tour (self paced), where you can see where... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
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San Antonio, Texas
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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Interesting museum that showed the way of life in the 1940's while scientists were developing the atomic bomb. There is a cool walking tour (self paced), where you can see where scientists lived and played, plus the location where bomb was developed.

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Ashland, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

Well done little museum, especially about the years of the Manhattan Project to build the first atomic bomb, but covers much more than that.

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Ellicott City, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

The Los Alamos Historical Museum was small, but it has some nice exhibits. I learned details about the history of Los Alamos that I was not previously aware of. I was not familiar with the ranch school that operated in the area prior to World War II. I did find that the museum was a bit overly sympathetic to the... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

A must stop in Los Alamos. The museum is a step back in time to the history of Los Alamos and the country.

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Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

The museum was very interesting. Many displays to involve children as well as adults. The displays and memorabilia were "on target" - a good lesson about our past history.

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Sedona, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015 via mobile

We had no idea what to expect when visiting the town of Los Alamos. With little time to explore we decided to visit the historical museum. We were very impressed. More history and information than we ever expected and really a high quality experience. And it's free! The docents are very knowledgeable as well. Two hours is more than adequate... More 

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San Francisco, CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Wonderfully evocative collection of artifacts and documents housed in part of the original school. Worth a long visit and an open mind, to separate fact from propaganda. Fascinating and sometimes shocking.

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

SIted in an historical log cabin on the site of the old boy's school which was kicked outto make room for the Manhattan Project, this museum has a broad range of information, beginning with the geography of the area, the native american inhabitants, the boy's school and the creation of the Manhattan Project through the dropping of atomic bombs on... More 

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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

This small museum was packed with historical artifacts of the secret work that took place in Los Alamos. Visiting the museum was a somewhat uneasy, almost eerie, experience. Knowing the final outcome and seeing the large photographs of it didn't help. I expect to find knowledge and wisdom in a museum but not to feel uneasy. I realize that my... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

There are some interesting exhibits on the boys' school before the Manhatton Project took over the site. Also, there's a whole display on the atomic spy case of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg. Overall, it's a small museum, so may not be of much interest for children. The lady at the desk was friendly, but we found the place difficult to... More 

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