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Address: Albuquerque, NM
Phone Number: 5053196448
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The exact spot where the first atomic bomb was detonated.

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Atomic History

This site is where the first atomic bomb was tested on 16 July, 1945. The site includes the base camp where they lived; ground zero, where the bomb was placed for testing and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Placitas, New Mexico
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Placitas, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This site is where the first atomic bomb was tested on 16 July, 1945. The site includes the base camp where they lived; ground zero, where the bomb was placed for testing and the Smith/McDonald House ranch house where the plutonium core from Los Alamos was assembled. As you would guess this site is still in the middle of nowhere... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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41 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016

This is only open a couple of times a year and is a must see. There are usually busloads of people that flock in mid day, so go early to avoid the huge crowds, and bring plenty of waterl

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Tracy, California
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45 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016

This is only available twice a year, the first Saturday of April and the first Saturday of October. We had planned a trip to visit family in Texas so decided to plan it around visiting the Trinity Site If you are a collector of National Park/National Momumet stamps don't forget to bring your passbook. There is no charge for this... More 

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Blythewood, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

One of those places for the Bucket List. A I've been there kind of place. Just think of how this place played a part in world history.

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Thank DarkWaterCalls
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2016

The Trinity site is located south of Socorro on the White Sands Missile Range and is only open to visits in April and October each year. The actual explosion site is surrounded by chain link fencing. You can still see the depression left by the explosion. Don't even think about picking up of any of the trinitite, the sand-fused glass... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States
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78 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2016

Escorted group tours are scheduled once or twice a year through the area north of White Sands to the Trinity Site. A big part of both New Mexico and America's history and should be visited by everyone to get a deeper sense of what America was about during the WWII years and beyond.

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Thank Sally B
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

This site is only opened 1 or 2 times a year as it is on an army base. However, historically it is very important. This was the place where the world changed forever.

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Thank Mary K
New Mexico
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356 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2016

As a historian, couldn't resist going to visit this important place. Only open a Saturday each in the spring and fall, a few hundred folks were on site when we visited mid-morning last Saaturday, and there was a steady replacement of visitors. Just the ground zero marker, a "Fat Boy" replica and some posters to see, so 30 minutes is... More 

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Albuquerque
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70 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016

This is a weird place to visit, but worth it because it raises your awareness of what happened here at the end of WWII. There's kind of a freaky energy about the place, as if the ramifications of what that first blast left behind. I think it's an important place to visit as long as you're in New Mexico.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016

Its a drive, maybe 2 - 3 hours from Belen, so plan on being up and on the road early. Very informative, in regards, to the people and the times of the Manhattan Project. A big piece of history in our lifetime.

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