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Los Alamos Historical Museum

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Address: 1050 Bathtub Row, Los Alamos, NM 87544
Phone Number: 505 662 4493
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Sun 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sat 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

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This National Park historical museum is in a temporary location (teen center) while the previous building is being renovated. It is essentially a gift shop, 20 min film and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

This National Park historical museum is in a temporary location (teen center) while the previous building is being renovated. It is essentially a gift shop, 20 min film and historic photos. This park is part of the Manhattan Project National historic park which includes sites in WA (Hanford site) and TN (Oakridge site) all involved with making the atomic bomb.... More 

Thank pasherry
Lake Charles, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The temporary location is doing a good job - with the space allocated / displays were informative - staff was attentive - and helpful - Worth a visit when in the area

Thank LtCOLB
Nacogdoches, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is probably a great little museum, and it was at the top of my list for Los Alamos because I'm more interested in the culture of The Hill than the science (which is covered exceptionally well at The Bradbury Museum nearby). However, after a twisty, detour laden drive to the vicinity of the Historical Museum, we finally parked &... More 

Thank Wanda C
Rio Rancho, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2016 via mobile

Although the buildings are under reconstruction, it's still worthwhile to walk through this magnificent structure. The craftsmanship, the building materials, the size...all impressive. The aura of history is almost palpable. Can't wait for the renovations to be completed!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016

The Los Alamos History Museum, I believe, is now or soon will be the Manhattan Project National Historical Park. When we visited there was a brief film at the visitor center and a whole lot of information from the newly in charge park ranger. At that time, he told us that many of the sites they hope to include are... More 

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2016

We were there while it was under construction, but the museum is amazing. It is a beautiful town, also!

Thank Elizabeth B
Dallas, Texas, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2016 via mobile

The main museum is closed for renovation. But they are in a temporary location across the street from the Fuller Lodge. Los Alamos is now a national park, and has a Park Ranger on site. He is has a wealth of information and insight into the history. They have a short 20 minute film which is well worth the time... More 

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Cleburne, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016 via mobile

If you are a history and/or science buff, don't miss a chance to take a side trip from Santa Fe on the way to anywhere to experience this important WW II locale that changed our world. While currently small in content, if you go to the free Bradbury Museum first for context you won't be disappointed. The walking tour is... More 

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Orinda, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016

Temporarily relocated to Teen Center. It's a nice supplement to the Bradbury Museum. The docent and Ranger on site are eager to discuss the artifacts and photos. It has a nice bookshop for those interested in learning more about the history of the Manhattan Project. Also, a nice selection of gifts for the kids/grand kids.

Thank hwstein
Corona del Mar, California, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016

the history of los alamos is well displayed here. there are few, but well-chosen, displays in the temporary site. we enjoyed our visit with the docent and spent time watching the video. their collection of documents and artifacts is impressive. i'd plan on an hour or more for a good visit.

Thank Margi M

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