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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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Rare peek at history

Only open twice a year, a rare peek at a little know slice of world hsitory. Do some reasearch before your trip on the events leading up to the test to enhance your visit. Bring... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
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Albuquerque
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Albuquerque
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Only open twice a year, a rare peek at a little know slice of world hsitory. Do some reasearch before your trip on the events leading up to the test to enhance your visit. Bring water!

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Trinity Site is only open for tourists two days per year, but it is well worth going on one of those days. Make sure you take the side trip over to the McDonald Ranch, where the bomb was assembled. The buildings still stand and are basically unaltered since the test. Warning: do not buy Trinitite at the little roadside stands... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Yes, there is still Trinitite on the ground, most of it was bulldozed over in the 50's but some idiots still pick it up. Don't be that idiot, trinitite emits alpha and beta radiation. There is literally no protection against the radiation you might pick up here. Its all under your own risk. They say the radiation you pick up... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Only open twice a year for the first Saturdays in April and October. Have to get to the Stallion Gate of White Sands Missile Range by like 8:00 AM to be led in. No services at the site except porta-johns. Not really much to see other than the depression that was formed by the a bomb and what was once... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA
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36 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 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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149 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 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
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 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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