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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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Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 via mobile

If you are enchanted with Manhattan anything, you'll enjoy the minutia of what's here. It's not huge, but a nice setting to see memorabilia from this important part of our history. Give yourself time to read the papers and embrace the lives of the people who lived so secretly to ensure the success of the project

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Roswell, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Had never been to Los Alamos and wow were we amazed. Gorgeous drive, cute town and an adorable museum with interactive things for kids to play with and so much interesting history. It looked so small outside but they packed that place with plenty to see. It was free and a terriffic stop.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

The museum was great a lot of World War Two history of course. The exhibits were excellent. Great video do see it. The staff was excellent. Admission was free. Doesn't take more than a couple hours. Had some great positive nuclear exhibits and research

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

We enjoyed this museum very much. It has many historical items that are very interesting. It was a great way to learn about Los Alamos in the earlier years. It is a smaller place, but definitely worth seeing!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

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

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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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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