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Address: Santa Fe, NM
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This street in Santa Fe was the secret business location of the Manhattan...

This street in Santa Fe was the secret business location of the Manhattan Project, which developed the first atomic bomb.

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Interesting to visit, not a big stop

109 East Palace avenue, made famous as the gateway to "The Hill" is worth a visit for sure, just don't expect much other than a plaque and a building. Sure, its cool and as a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Charles T
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Boston, Massachusetts
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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

109 East Palace avenue, made famous as the gateway to "The Hill" is worth a visit for sure, just don't expect much other than a plaque and a building. Sure, its cool and as a history buff I really enjoyed it, but now the building has mostly transitioned into a series of businesses (worth visiting in their own right), but... More 

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Mancora, Peru
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

Travel is made up of so many things, the big destinations and extravagant journeys, but sometimes you just get to see a place from history and the consequences of that place just rush all over you. This is the best 10 seconds of travel ever.

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015 via mobile

The Santa Fe office of the Manhattan Project is a quick, interesting stop if you are interested in the MP history ( or have read any of the books regarding the project and want to see the courtyard that the offices were located in). All that is there now is a plaque ( the offices are now stores). The chocolate... More 

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Merritt Island, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

J Robert Oppenheimer had his Santa Fe office in this building which served as the gateway to what was known then only as PO Box 1663 Santa Fe, New Mexico - and we know today as the Manhattan Project. That such a non descript building, on a side street of a small town in the desert could play such a... More 

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Columbia, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Only a plaque in a rather hidden place? Wow; if there ever was an understated historic site, this is it! An earlier reviewer commented on possible address confusion. I think I can shed some additional light on that. The Inside Santa Fe tourist guide that we used during our November visit has this place identified as “107 East Palace Ave”... More 

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Delray Beach, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 via mobile

If I didn't see it listed on TripAdvisor, I wouldn't have even looked. Located at the rear of an outdoor retail area off the plaza.

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

If you've read the book by the same name you've got to see the address. The book is great and details the history of the personalities of the "fathers of the bomb" especially J Robert Oppenheimer by the woman who knew them all.

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Texarkana, Texas, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013

We were on a walking tour and our guide stop by this location and showed us the bronze plaque on the back wall of an adobe building... and told a bit of the story. I never knew and was now hooked on wanting to know more. I will buy the book!

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Boulder, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2013

My grandfather worked on the Manhatten Project and afterward lived at 109-1/2 East Palace. While I was taking photos of 109-1/2 in the back alley, the folks who lease 107 pulled up to open their store. Apparently, in the late 60's the post office changed the numbering system and 107 is the actual place where the original office is.The plaque... More 

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2013

This was such an little know piece of history. It sent shivers up my spine to realize how this portal changed the world forever. May this plaque always stay there to remind us. Hard to find without asking directions but worth the hunt

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