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Los Alamos History Museum

Open Now: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Lots of History

We happened into this museum on a slow day and were the only ones there for the scheduled tour of... read more

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869diannea
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Very interesting and informative!

I did not know much about the time the atom bomb was created. This gives insight into the... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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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 today

We happened into this museum on a slow day and were the only ones there for the scheduled tour of the area with all the details of the Homesteading, Boys Ranch, and Manhattan Project. What a treat to get all the details and opportunity to...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I did not know much about the time the atom bomb was created. This gives insight into the exclusive community that was created around the secrecy of this time in history. I learned lots. It is worth the trip and the stop.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Aimee S, Museum Educator at Los Alamos History Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

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

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you love history, especially WWII stuff, get thee to this place! It’s a fascinating story of what started out as a boys’ camp & then became the super secret development site of the atomic bomb. The museum has been redone and is better organized...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Aimee S, Museum Educator at Los Alamos History Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for visiting! We're glad you enjoyed our second building, the Hans Bethe House.

Reviewed October 11, 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2018
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Aimee S, Museum Educator at Los Alamos History Museum, responded to this reviewResponded October 11, 2018

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

Reviewed October 11, 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2018
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Aimee S, Museum Educator at Los Alamos History Museum, responded to this reviewResponded October 11, 2018

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 October 3, 2018 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

Date of experience: September 2018
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Aimee S, Museum Educator at Los Alamos History Museum, responded to this reviewResponded October 4, 2018

Thank you for visiting the museum and supporting local history!

Reviewed September 10, 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2018
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Aimee S, Museum Educator at Los Alamos History Museum, responded to this reviewResponded September 12, 2018

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

Date of experience: August 2018
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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

Date of experience: July 2018
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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.

Date of experience: July 2018
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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.

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