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Trinity Site

Albuquerque, NM
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Ranked #31 of 116 attractions in Albuquerque
Type: Historic Sites
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: The exact spot where the first atomic bomb was detonated.
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English first
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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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Cloudcroft, New Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

It's in the middle of nowhere, but it's worth spending a day to come out and see this historic site. The 2014 open house had a pretty good turn out and it was actually crowded! The Park Service sets up a stand to sell books, post cards etc and the Army public affairs provides drinking water, but be sure to... More

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Kutztown, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

This is a correction of my previous post regarding Trinity Site which we tried to visit in Oct. 2013 but because of cut backs, the site is no longer open to the public on the first Saturdays in April and October. You can visit the site on the first Saturday in April in one of two ways. You can drive... More

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Kutztown, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

We planned our trip to NM this year around the first Saturday in October mainly to go to this historic site. A few weeks before, there was a note on the website that the site would only be open once a year from now on, in May. We had planned to drive from Socorro south to the Stallion gate at... More

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2013

I am a nuclear engineer and was very excited to see the Trinity site because of its historical significance. This is a free event that takes place twice a year, the first weekends in November and April. If you are in NM or happen to be visiting at the time, I suggest you go. It may be out of the... More

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Wakefield, MA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2013

I can finally cross Trinity Site off my list of things to see. Since it is on the White Sands Missile Range it is only open to the public 2 days a year which is the first Saturday in April and October which can make it hard to visit, but well worth it especially if you love history. I was... More

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Weston, Ontario, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2013

The 1945 Trinity atomic site ‘open house’ at the White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico doesn’t seem to be widely advertised, though they’ve been doing it since at least the 1960s. It only occurs twice a year – the first Saturdays in April and October respectively. But for those who are interested in military and science history and the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2013

this is the place where the first atomic bomb was detonated. we have gone here with friends a few times,we took friends from germany last April, we are taking some friends from the east coast there in April this year, its an interesting place,

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Phoenix, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2013

This is a nice attraction off the beaten path in the New Mexico desert. It is a little hard to find, and is only open twice a year; on the first Saturday in April and October. There is practically no radiation left and you are perfectly safe. You get more radioactive exposure on a flight from New York to LA.... More

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