We were cutting our way through New Mexico from Taos to Albuquerque along a lovely scenic route. Los Alamos was in the middle so we stopped. Interesting town. Clearly a government setting with nothing really out of place but nothing pretty, either. Functional would be the word. Anyway, the city offers a self-guided walking city tour of various sites. Stop in at the city visitor center and they'll set you up with a guide with about 15 points of interest. We toured a small, older museum that had history of the town and the Manhattan Project then we went to the science museum. The first one was good but the science museum was excellent. Several good videos talking about the Manhattan Project and other displays concerning various aspects of the nuclear age, research, computers and other contributions that scientists at Los Alamos are doing. Both museums are free but they are happy to take donations. A worthwhile stop--be sure to give it at least 3-4 hours.