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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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Open to Visitors Twice a Year!

If you're familiar with the history of the area and the Trinity Site, it's worth seeing! It's a bit of a drive and in the middle of nowhere... but worth the day trip. They only... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
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Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA
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Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

If you're familiar with the history of the area and the Trinity Site, it's worth seeing! It's a bit of a drive and in the middle of nowhere... but worth the day trip. They only open the site to visitors twice a year (April & October), so check it out online before planning your trip. Bring a picnic lunch, or... More 

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Arnold, Maryland
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31 reviews 31 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Yes, I knew what I was getting before I went - it's not much more than an empty field. Don't expect a hole in the ground, or even little bits of melted glass. They bulldozed it all under long ago. If you have a Geiger counter, you can detect some radiation, but the place has long since been scrubbed so... More 

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Kokomo, Indiana
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61 reviews 61 reviews
8 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

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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139 reviews 139 reviews
21 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

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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29 reviews 29 reviews
21 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
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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39 reviews 39 reviews
14 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
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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55 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 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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211 helpful votes 211 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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31 reviews 31 reviews
10 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
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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