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“Super Interesting” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Trinity Site

Trinity Site
Albuquerque, NM
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Ranked #27 of 116 attractions in Albuquerque
Type: Historic Sites
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
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Owner description: The exact spot where the first atomic bomb was detonated.
Baltimore, Maryland
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33 reviews 33 reviews
19 attraction reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Super Interesting”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

Very historic and with the old world style. Nice place to take pictures. Children might not like it - to boring for them.

Visited October 2012
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Moriarty, New Mexico
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“It's is only open to see during certain times of the year”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2012

There isn't a whole lot to see as far as where the explosion took place. I don't think I have to mention why. One of the old buildings where they worked on the bomb is still standing but not much to it. Just a bit of history that started the Cold War not much less what the bombs did to Japan.

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Jacksonville, Florida
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“Helps bring history to Life”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2012

This event (only open to the public twice a year) has been on my husband's bucket list for some time. I am very glad we scheduled it for our western trip this year. It is certainly worth seeing. It helps put everything in perspective. One of the volunteers was answering questions and was so educational and informative that I could have spent all day listening to him.

Visited October 2012
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Aztec, New Mexico
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“A unique visit to a one of a kind historic event.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2012 via mobile

This was my fifth visit to a ground zero and was the best site in New Mexico. The other two in NM are Projects Gassbuggy and Gnome. Both of those were just plaques on the ground. The other two sites visited were Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

The While Sands bunch really provide more activities than just plaques including a visit to the restored ranch house where the "gadget" was put together.

The total time from arrival to departure (including wait time for the gates to open at 8am) was about 2.5 hours.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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“It's not physically much but it's so much more”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2012

My visit to Trinity was unexpected and the ride is long, but I traveled with several Nuclear Physicists and self proclaimed science geeks (we all work with Radiation even if we don't know the true dynamics of it). I'm not sure what you're expecting with a four hour drive through the desert, but to feel the historical power and prowess of a place is more than words to describe. Understanding how a place is forever marked by actions over a generation ago is eye-opening and its worth the trip if you're nearby on one of the public days.

Visited February 2012
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