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Los Alamos History Museum

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Enthusiastic tour guide was a delight

After a relaxing drive from Santa Fe, we enjoyed the change in climate at 7000' in Los Alamos. The... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
poisonlady
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Tampa, FL
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Allow the time to visit all the historic buildings and read the information. The volunteers are... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Rebecca F
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Farmers Branch, United States
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The Los Alamos Historical Society preserves, promotes, and communicates the remarkable history and inspiring stories of Los Alamos and its people for our community, for the global audience, and for future generations. These stories are told in the...more
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Reviewed 4 days ago

After a relaxing drive from Santa Fe, we enjoyed the change in climate at 7000' in Los Alamos. The Museum is a cool set of old log structures in a woodsy landscaped area that is pleasing to see. The ladies who shared their knowledge were...More

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Aimee S, Museum Educator at Los Alamos History Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

We're glad to hear that Michelle brought our history to life! Thanks for visiting.

Reviewed 4 days ago

Good and helpful information here. More than superficial but still rather basic and doesn’t contain much more than you can find with some background reading. The museum does include some helpful timeline exhibits, however, as well as a room that is dedicated to the Los...More

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Aimee S, Museum Educator at Los Alamos History Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for visiting and reviewing! We hope to provide an engaging experience that sparks our guests' curiosity about the history of Los Alamos in our two museum buildings and outdoor sites, and we appreciate your feedback.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Interesting but almost a repeat of the visitors center. Contains a book store that appeared to be extensive regarding the Manhattan Project. Loads of photos and artifacts. Cost was $5 per person. Try not to think of the price as admission, think of it as...More

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Aimee S, Museum Educator at Los Alamos History Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for visiting the museum and supporting local history!

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Allow the time to visit all the historic buildings and read the information. The volunteers are super helpful.

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Aimee S, Museum Educator at Los Alamos History Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for visiting! We love our volunteers.

Reviewed August 15, 2018

Due to some car troubles, we arrived with only half-an-hour to go before closing time. The gentleman on duty was helpful and explained that since there was so little time left there would be no admission charge and described the four spaces - the timeline...More

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Aimee S, Museum Educator at Los Alamos History Museum, responded to this reviewResponded August 22, 2018

Thanks for sharing your thoughts! We're glad you enjoyed the museum.

Reviewed August 6, 2018

We took the tour ($15 pp) led by a volunteer and thoroughly enjoyed it. The tour covered the time periods of the Native Americans, the Homesteaders, the Ranch School for Boys and on to the Manhattan Project when the atomic bomb was developed here. Los...More

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Aimee S, Museum Educator at Los Alamos History Museum, responded to this reviewResponded August 9, 2018

Thanks for visiting! We're glad to hear you enjoyed the walking tour.

Reviewed July 30, 2018

A history you might not expect from the center of one of our nations most important national security laboratories. Don't miss the beautiful Fuller Lodge.

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Aimee S, Museum Educator at Los Alamos History Museum, responded to this reviewResponded August 2, 2018

Thanks for visiting! Fuller Lodge really is the heart of the community.

Reviewed July 25, 2018 via mobile

The ranch school campus is still a beautiful area and a lovely location for the history museum. Be sure to see both buildings.

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Aimee S, Museum Educator at Los Alamos History Museum, responded to this reviewResponded August 2, 2018

We're glad you enjoyed both of our museum's buildings!

Reviewed July 17, 2018 via mobile

In Santa Fe for the SF Opera’s production of “Doctor Atomic”, we took a day trip to Los Alamos to visit this museum. There is currently a very interesting photo exhibit of Robert Oppenheimer’s life. The museum and the bookstore do an excellent job providing...More

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Aimee S, Museum Educator at Los Alamos History Museum, responded to this reviewResponded July 18, 2018

We're delighted you enjoyed the museum!

Reviewed July 13, 2018

This museum is smaller than I was expecting, but I would recommend going. If you are also going to the Bradbury Science museum you will find much of the information will be duplicated there, but this museum (being on the former grounds of the labs)...More

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Aimee S, Museum Educator at Los Alamos History Museum, responded to this reviewResponded July 18, 2018

Thanks for visiting! We're glad you included our museum as part of your Los Alamos trip.

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