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While motoring across Idaho, came across a sign indicating that a historical feature lie ahead. Pulled into the parking area, and found that the item of interest was nothing less than the first nuclear breeder reactor was the featured item. As a life-long interested party...More
We stopped randomly to stretch our legs. It was amazing if you enjoy history. We took a self-guided free tour. You get to see the entire reactor facility and it had kid-friendly activities too. It had a slightly strange vibe but I think it’s because...More
Experimental Breeder Reactor I (EBR-I) is a decommissioned research reactor and U.S. National Historic Landmark located in the desert about 18 miles (29 km) southeast of Arco, Idaho. It was the world's first breeder reactor.At 1:50 p.m. on December 20, 1951, it became one of the world's first electricity-generating nuclear power plants when it produced sufficient...More
This unassuming looking place is the US birthplace of atomic energy generation. Much of the original plant remains. Great tour by very savvy guide -- scientific details (in such a way the enon-scientists in the group could keep up) and historical context provided. A must...More
Don’t miss this site if you’re driving through the area. It is a fantastic time capsule that shows you how “what if” can become a reality. In the early 50s a handful of people built a nuclear energy apparatus from scratch and proved that a...More
I love old tech. Amazing that with no computers and analog everything we managed to build this thing. No lives lost or damaged.
The tour is free and the young lady explained it all very well. My teen girls enjoyed it!
If they had a...More
We literally stumbled on this place on our recent family vacation, but this ended up being a highlight for our time in Idaho for our 11 year old son. The museum is hands on and the individuals working at the museum were very knowledgeable. We...More