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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 and informative

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 1, 2015
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Highlands Ranch, Colorado
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Highlands Ranch, Colorado
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106 reviews 106 reviews
32 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

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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32 reviews 32 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

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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Frisco
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25 reviews 25 reviews
6 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

I started out at the Bradbury Science Museum and while nice, I enjoyed the walking tour and Historical Museum more. It focuses more on the early town and how it developed for the Manhattan Project. Give yourself an hour, take your time and enjoy the area. Read the plaques at each stop. There are tables if you would like to... More 

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Sarasota, Florida
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133 reviews 133 reviews
70 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

This is a very small building but a lot of historical information is stuffed into this place. You probably only need 30 minutes to 45 minutes here. A great book store with some interesting books about this secret place of the past.

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Dublin, Ireland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Los Alamos is in New Mexico. It is an artificial town that was built with the sole purpose of producing the Atomic Bomb. It has about 17,000 people as against the 27,000 who were there when the bomb program was in full sway. It now houses government and military research establishments. Roads have names like O'Pinheimer Way - the father... More 

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Anchorage, Alaska
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95 reviews 95 reviews
47 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

Visit two of the original buildings used during the development of the atomic bomb. This small museum gave one a look into how the scientists and their families lived. Also the building next door was taken over from a boys boarding school for this project. I found the info on the boarding school also interesting. But the memorable in the... More 

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Goleta
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95 reviews 95 reviews
30 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

This museum is an outstanding representation of the science behind the atom bomb as well as the history of its development. Set in the location where the bomb was developed in secret, the museum creates an understanding of the incredible cultural feat that occurred in Los Alamos. An entire secret community of young healthy people working on a unified mission... More 

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Kailua-Kona
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108 reviews 108 reviews
44 attraction reviews
118 helpful votes 118 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Be sure to stop here when you're in town to see the Bradbury Museum and its models of Fat Man and Little Boy. Here is a model of the Trinity device. You can't help but have profound feelings about looking at this little thing that changed the world. You might be impressed, as I understand many of the scientists were,... More 

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Arnold, Maryland
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35 reviews 35 reviews
9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Lots of good stuff on display, nicely presented, but small and really could use some good investment to make the most of it. I hope they get a good infusion of cash. Great, knowledgeable friendly staff. Looks like some of the exhibits came from central casting, as I saw the same replica atom bombs in other New Mexico museums. Very... More 

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Tucson
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

The location in a historic log cabin is appropriate, but a lot is crammed in here. The volunteers are 99 percent gracious and perhaps 75 percent knowledgable, especially in the bookshop. One room dedicated to the school that was the original occupant of The Hill documents the model of the Teddy Roosevelt outdoor experience for boys, the heritage of wilderness... More 

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