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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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11:00 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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Although the buildings are under reconstruction, it's still worthwhile to walk through this magnificent structure. The craftsmanship, the building materials, the size...all... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
TrudiC44
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Rio Rancho, New Mexico
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Rio Rancho, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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!

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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.

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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.

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Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

This is a great spot to visit when you are in Los Alamos. You will enjoy the displays. It is not overwhelming, so everyone will have the stamina to complete the visit.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2016 via mobile

I had been at this museum before and was excited to come back with my wife. Unfortunately, because of a recent change (becoming part of a national park for the Manhattan project) they are updating the museum. This means they are in a rather small temporary facility. The volunteer was nice and helpful, but the temporary site is a shadow... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2016 via mobile

I have read about Oppenheimer and Los Alamos for years and really really wanted to see the Los Alamos site. But the museum is moved while they build a National Historic Site. WHen you call the museum no one says it's been moved. When you get to the old site it says it's moved with vague directions as to its... More 

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