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Address: Albuquerque, NM
Phone Number: 5053196448
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The exact spot where the first atomic bomb was detonated.

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The sight is worth the trip

Even if you do not pay to see the missle ,the little lobby area will keep you busy for awhile. Amazing to think this middle is still there and you would never know bit

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Deborah S
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Mt Pleasent, pa

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Mt Pleasent, pa
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17 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Even if you do not pay to see the missle ,the little lobby area will keep you busy for awhile. Amazing to think this middle is still there and you would never know bit

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Thank Deborah S
El Paso, Texas
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10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

We visited this site several times while we lived in the Southwest. Each time we were awed by the courage and determination of the people who were involved. We visited years ago, so the date below is incorrect.

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Thank sc00k
OJO CALIENTE
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18 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

Being from the Los alamos area, I feel this is a trip that I had to make. To be able to tour a place where such a monumental event occurred was gratifying. Having said that, It is a once in a lifetime trip-meaning you only really need to see it once in a lifetime

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Thank SHANNON W
Walland
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90 reviews
45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

Only two days a year is the area open and we just happened to be in NM in October. Lots of history, surreal to think you are standing where the world was changed forever. Great history tour!

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USA
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12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

Traveled to here for their Oct open house. Was interesting and informative. They did have a shuttle for folks that couldn't walk to ground zero and took the wheelchair with us but due to the sand, that was as far as the wheelchair could get. Plenty of parking and help from the folks there.

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Thank KTC952
Los Ranchos de Albuquerque, New Mexico
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14 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

Having visited Los Alamos, we were curious to see the site where the test was conducted. Glad we went. It completed the picture for us. It's 17 miles from the Stallion Gate entrance to the fenced in site. Was impressed with the arrangements. There was ample parking, 17 relief stations with hand sanitization basins outside, food vendor, souvenir stand, information... More 

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1 Thank sereus448
El Paso, Texas
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41 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015 via mobile

Only open once or twice a year, and well worth the visit. Not much to see, but humbling to stand at ground zero where the first atomic bomb was detonated.

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Wichita, Kansas
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36 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

If history is your thing, this is a fascinating way to spend about three hours. We were told to arrive early, so we were there at 7:45. The line of cars was incredible, but it didn't take long to get through. By 9:30, however, there was no line and those who arrived at that time just came right through. Again... More 

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1 Thank Karen N
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

I invite anyone to see my Trinitite collection. San Antonio South side of the Main road. I will be also selling some pieces.

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Albuquerque, United States
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26 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

I took the kids & husband on spring break to a few attractions near our home, including Trinity Nuclear Test Site. A nuclear bomb was detonated 160 feet above the ground on a tower in 1945. The tower was vaporized, and much of the sand was melted into Trinitite. You can still find small pieces on site but is is... More 

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