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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
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10:00 am - 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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Very Informative and Entertaining

I live in Los Alamos but, I'm not affiliated with the National Laboratory. That being said, the grandkids and I had a great time here! It was informative for all of us and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Michael S
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Los Alamos, New Mexico, United States
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Los Alamos, New Mexico, United States
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34 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I live in Los Alamos but, I'm not affiliated with the National Laboratory. That being said, the grandkids and I had a great time here! It was informative for all of us and entertaining for the grandkids. Clearly, great care was given to explaining and illustrating an important time in American history to people, like me, who are not conversant... More 

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Thank Michael S
Los Alamos, New Mexico
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11 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

The entire history of the town that is the birthplace of the Atomic Bomb is presented with most emphasis on the Boy Scout Ranch School just prior to WW2 and then the town during WW2.

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Thank MonteCarloScientis
Cottonwood, Arizona
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94 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015

My wife never realized that there was so much history surrounding the development of the atomic bomb. In a period of just over two years an amazing transformation took place starting here. This museum is the former location of the Los Alamos boys ranch and school. Your journey starts in the 1920's and goes into the 1960's. Well worth your... More 

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Thank RnCinAZ
Suffolk, United Kingdom
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103 reviews
76 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015 via mobile

We enjoyed our visit to the museum and although it's a very old approach, it tells the story well of how the town developed and the impact of the atomic age. Part of the Los Alamos trail and well worth visiting

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Thank Brent J
Gulfport, Mississippi
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109 reviews
50 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

This is a great place to start the walking tour of Los Alamos. Free I believe - and a great source of information. Exhibits well presented, very nice bookstore / giftshop. This was the center hub for us - we parked here, visitied the museum, then did the walking tour and had a picnic in the local park. A very... More 

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Thank Tom B
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24 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015 via mobile

We took a tour of the grounds of the historical museum with a delightful and very, very knowledgeable couple from the Los alamos historical society. They took us through the grounds and homes of historical figures of the Los alamos project. They were adept at answering questions and giving us insights into the people who lived and worked on the... More 

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Springfield, VA
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180 reviews
50 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

We thoroughly enjoyed this small museum, located in the former infirmary of the boys' school that was taken over by the government during WWII to serve as the laboratory where the atomic bomb was developed. The people working there were well-informed and willing to talk about the town's history. The museum also has a better-than-average selection of books about Los... More 

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Thank Carol757
Ft. Lauderdale, FL
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47 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

This is a gem of a museum! I was vaguely aware of the Manhattan Project, and this made it real. We could have easily spent more time as there is so much to see and read. We actually returned after going to the Bradbury Science Museum, which was also interesting.

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Thank Savvytravelertoo
Socorro, New Mexico
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10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

Small museum but packed with history of the area. Free admission, worth stopping even if you only have a 1/2 hour. Could spend and hour or two if you wanted, plenty to look at.

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Thank Bruce C
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87 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015 via mobile

This is a small museum that is located right next to the Bradbury museum & details Los alamos' history well from the Indians & their use of solar energy, the the ranch school & the eventual take over for development of nuclear weapon! There are tons of fun artifacts at this free museum!

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