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Los Alamos History Museum

Open Now: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Small museum with some big suprises

Lovely museum covers the history of the Los Alamos area and Pajarito plateau both Manhattan project... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
jackima2016
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Los Alamos, New Mexico
I've always loved this small museum

I'm biased because I loved this museum when I lived in the area 30 years ago. I still like its... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
M0minga
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Decatur, Georgia
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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 1 week ago

Lovely museum covers the history of the Los Alamos area and Pajarito plateau both Manhattan project related and not. Cold war era house tour included that once belonged to Hans Bethe including an actual Nobel prize (next door you can spy the former residence of...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Aimee S, Museum Educator at Los Alamos History Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for visiting and taking the time to review us!

Reviewed 1 week ago

I'm biased because I loved this museum when I lived in the area 30 years ago. I still like its focus on the history and development of the town of Los Alamos, its WWII residents, and the historical context. (Vs. the Bradbury Science Museum which...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Aimee S, Museum Educator at Los Alamos History Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Welcome back! We're glad you came back to visit and enjoyed our new exhibits.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The museum is a great visit if you are in the area, and especially if you are interested in safe guards and the beginnings of nuclear weapons.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Aimee S, Museum Educator at Los Alamos History Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago
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We're glad you enjoyed your visit!

Reviewed December 13, 2018

The museum showcases the amazing story and setting of the top secret town where the atom bomb was designed. You become familiar with the main players and their areas of expertise, you can tour one of their houses and learn how the scientists worked with...More

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

Thank you for visiting and reviewing! Our area has some incredible human history that we work to bring to life for visitors.

Reviewed December 11, 2018

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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Aimee S, museum educator at Los Alamos History Museum, responded to this reviewResponded December 11, 2018

Thank you for visiting! We're glad that you enjoyed the tour, we offer guided walking tours Mondays through Sundays at 11 a.m.

Reviewed November 8, 2018

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 November 15, 2018

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

Reviewed November 8, 2018 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 November 15, 2018

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!

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