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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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A Look At the Place, Event and Day that Changed Our World.

Don't miss the chance to stand in awe at the melted and twisted steel tower that held the first thermonuclear device high in the air to be detonated. Take time to read the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
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37 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Don't miss the chance to stand in awe at the melted and twisted steel tower that held the first thermonuclear device high in the air to be detonated. Take time to read the explanation panels....look at the sample of sand turned to glass by the fire ball. Marvel at the bulbous shape of the first test item. Then leave the... More 

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Las Cruces
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44 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a once in a lifetime experience, and worth the amount of time it takes to get from the main highway (traffic), to the actual site, unfortunately the day (which are limited) that we choose to go, the farmhouse was not available for a tour, but the rest of the area was open. Be prepared to walk a lot,... More 

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Placitas, New Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2016 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
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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53 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 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 28 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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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
22 attraction reviews
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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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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31 reviews
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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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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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