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The National Atomic Testing Museum

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Address: 755 E Flamingo Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89119-7363 (Formerly Atomic Testing Museum)
Phone Number: 702-794-5151
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes

This museum is devoted to the Nevada Test Site.

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If you like aliens this is where they keep them.

Need evidence that there are aliens? Go to this museum and you will become a believer. Very interesting.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Las Vegas, Nevada
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Bushnell, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a Smithsonian museum, and represents the high quality and thorough coverage you'd expect from that affiliation. Stories, artifacts, and perspective are all here, as well as a little humor in the temporary alien exhibit that was present when we visited. The "ground zero theater" was chilling. Not a cheap ticket, but well worth the price of admission.

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Great Falls, Montana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This Museum offers an excellent view into the past. Atomic testing was stopped in 1996 due to a treaty. You just have to see this museum... it is just necessary. I am not really an area 51 person but the display of all the bombs that were blasted and the stories and equipment are just a must see .. there... More 

Thank Roger D
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This museum chronicles one of the dark sides of the history of our government. I felt it was very educational but much effort was made to justify the decisions of our leadership at that time as evidenced in the point of view of the presentations. It felt like propaganda. Other than that, it was informative. The alien exhibit was disappointing.... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Need evidence that there are aliens? Go to this museum and you will become a believer. Very interesting.

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Shanghai, China
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

First off: get the tickets from Groupon to save a bit of money. Secondly: this was an excellent and well-maintained-museum that really brought home the shocking reality of atomic testing on mainland America.The film was well-worth waiting for and the sheer number of exhibits mean that I will likely come back next time to go over what I missed -... More 

Thank Narsfweasels
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The place is very instructive, centered on the Nevada Testing Site. There're props, real parts and videos. But, there's a lot of reading. Also, you're probably not going to feel 'happy' or 'proud' by the end of the visit... I got a race-to-Armageddon feeling, thank you very much. Then, there's also an Area 51 exhibit, which was OK, I guess...... More 

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Ridge Manor, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

There was so much to see. We highly suggest that you see this. Very interesting. Many things that I did not know about. But, yet, it brought back a lot of memories from my childhood. Things that i considered to be normal, but today they would be weird. The Area 54 exhibits were very interesting. Especially the lights above the... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Anyone interested in history of the atomic bomb Era it is a must see. Very good museum. The area 51 exhibit is a waste of time, to much alien stuff. Before you go check Groupon, I saved $23 getting the tickets from them.

Thank wolf3728
Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We opted for this as it was something quite different than the usual Las Vegas stuff. It was away from the Strip but not too far away, somewhat between Ceaser's and Hard Rock. For admission, we used a Groupon that saved us some money. It included the Area 51 exhibit. The atomic testing part took us about two hours to... More 

Thank Lisa6of6
Brighton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited here after seeing reviews and thought it looked interesting. It's definitely for older children, and adults as there is a lot of information to read and watch. Currently there is an Area 51 exhibit which is ok but unsure how long this is there for. The main museum has plenty I boards and information about the testing that... More 

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