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Trinity Site

Albuquerque, NM
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Ranked #37 of 124 Attractions in Albuquerque
Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
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Owner description: The exact spot where the first atomic bomb was detonated.
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Lexington, ky
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42 reviews 42 reviews
14 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Traveling past this site often, I decided to stop this time, tho I knew it was not open, only one day in April. A pleasant ride out to it. You see a radar on a hill top in front of you and as you round a curve you see the entrance, with a guard. Apparently a rent-a-guard, but very friendly.... More

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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
12 reviews 12 reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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135 reviews 135 reviews
35 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 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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41 reviews 41 reviews
36 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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
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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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
164 reviews 164 reviews
55 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 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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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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