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Address: Albuquerque, NM
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Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: The exact spot where the first atomic bomb was detonated.

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Somber Rememberence of a Historical Event

Amazing visit. The site is only open two days a year (First Saturdays of April and September) so it takes some planning. Get past the stupid protesters and enter White Sands... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 17, 2015
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Kokomo, Indiana
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Kokomo, Indiana
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61 reviews 61 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

Amazing visit. The site is only open two days a year (First Saturdays of April and September) so it takes some planning. Get past the stupid protesters and enter White Sands Missile Range. The road takes you to the Trinity Site and Ground Zero. Very somber and church-like. Very respectful visitors and a unique feeling walking on the very site... More 

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RIO RANCHO
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19 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

Sorry to sound negative but a visit to Trinity Site is only good for bragging rights and not much else. As it is open only two days a year Trinity can be a bit crowded. Once we turned off of the San Antonio - Carizozo highway we became part of a 5 mile long parking lot reminiscent of a Los... More 

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New Mexico
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

After years of trying to arrange to be around that area on the correct weekend and always being unsuccessful, purely by accident I had planned our first RV/camping weekend for this weekend at Valley of Fires Recreation area outside of Carrizozo, NM. This had long been on my "not so official" bucket list, so I was glad to finally go... More 

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Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
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34 reviews 34 reviews
11 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Visiting Trinity could be anything from 1 to 5 stars depending how you plan it. Here is how I did it: I started my visit to Trinity with a visit to the National Museum of Nuclear Science & History in Albuquerque the day before. The museum has excellent information on the Trinity Site and how it all happened. Other then... More 

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Harker Heights
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49 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

I was suprised at size of crowd this April....paper said 5500 folks showed up. I came up from El Paso via Alamogordo and when I turned off Highway 380 I was in the ID line for 3.1 miles (1hr 5 mins) and I got at tail end of line at 0930 hrs. But since it was a bucket list item... More 

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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204 helpful votes 204 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

For those of you wanting to go here, I will give you some information you really need to know. This part of history is not for everyone. Younger people will shake their head to be thrust in the middle of nowhere for a plinth in the middle of nowhere. I enjoyed it being married to a scientist, but not everyone... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Tips first. Stallion gate is 5 miles from 380. Trinity site is 17 miles from Stallion gate. There is a red checkerboard water tower at Stallion gate, so you can gauge your distance to entry. We arrived at 9:30 a.m. and had to wait an hour to get to Stallion gate, and another 30 to Trinity site. A friend who... More 

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Point Roberts, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Not disappointed though there is very little to see. I was stunned by the size of the crowds. I estimate 20,000 plus. Any official estimates?

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Kutztown, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

We finally got to Trinity Site after being disappointed in October 2013 when it was decided to open the site only once a year. It was a very moving experience being at this historic site that changed history in 1945. It is 5 miles from the main road to the White Sands gate where there is a security check point.... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Getting to the test site is pretty simple. I left Socorro at 6.00 and was at the entrance beyond Stallion Gate at 7.00. There were already a few cars infant of me, but that was nothing compared to the line that formed behind me. At 8.00 they started admitting cars and I was at the Trinity site by 8.30. I... More 

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