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Trinity Site

Albuquerque, NM
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Ranked #32 of 125 attractions in Albuquerque
Type: Historic Sites
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: The exact spot where the first atomic bomb was detonated.
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Not much to see, just a depression in the ground, but just standing on that location and realizing what happened is sobering. Because it is only open two weekends a year, there are not the types of displays at a visitor center you might encounter at other historical locations. Still, it is worth one trip.

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Tampa, Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Like many of the other reviewers of the April 5, 2014, open house at the Trinity Site, I, too, wanted to see the place where the atomic age began on July 16, 1945. Unlike perhaps some other reviewers, I traveled 2,000 miles—from Florida—to see it (and to see my daughter, too), and so gathered all of the information that I... More

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Las Cruces, New Mexico
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

In April of this year, the Trinity Site was open to the public. It was a somber place to visit, when you put what was developed and tested there in to perspective. I am not sure what I expected to be able to see on our visit, but was disappointed that two displays were not available to visit, the Ranch... More

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Houston, Texas
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125 reviews 125 reviews
33 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

For many years I've wanted to visit Trinity Site and this year - 2014 - I finally got the chance. Because the site is now open only once a year, it meant that the numbers of people taking the opportunity to visit was overwhelming and there was almost a carnival atmosphere at the site. For that reason I felt that... More

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Zurich, Switzerland
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38 reviews 38 reviews
34 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

The trinity site is now only open to the public once a year. We where lucky enough to Joint the excursion organized by the National Nuclear Museum Albuquerque. With a pre-tour info evening by absolute matter experts, and the Narration on site and in the bus, was absolutely TOP. Background info, Technology insights and many local related issues that the... More

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El Paso, Texas
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

Being able to hold trinite and stand at ground zero was incredible. To be a part of where history was made was an experience that I will never forget. I hope to be able to attend again next year.

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GA
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

I went to Trinity site expecting a "You Look, You Laugh, You Leave" moment but it was much more of an experience than that. I have 3 young girls and even they really enjoyed the trip. We waited awhile to get in the gate and get to the site but it was worth the time and effort. Luckily we stayed... More

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Top Contributor
120 reviews 120 reviews
35 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

I don't know what facts I can add to what folks have already said. As stated before, the site is now only open to the public once a year, the first Saturday of April. The site is pretty far from "civilization." When I was just there, free water was still available and there were food vendors and Park Service folks... More

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Los Angeles, California
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774 reviews 774 reviews
375 attraction reviews
326 helpful votes 326 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

This site is only open the first Saturday in April (used to also be open first Saturday in October). This may change. I hope it does. Gates to the White Sands Missile Range open early. Best entry is via Socorro. All auto passengers must show driver's license/ID (except minors). Drive to site and park. Walk 1/4 mile to monument. There's... More

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Cloudcroft, New Mexico
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

It's in the middle of nowhere, but it's worth spending a day to come out and see this historic site. The 2014 open house had a pretty good turn out and it was actually crowded! The Park Service sets up a stand to sell books, post cards etc and the Army public affairs provides drinking water, but be sure to... More

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