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“A Historical, Thought Provoking Gem”

Los Alamos Historical Museum
Ranked #5 of 27 things to do in Los Alamos
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Michigan
Level 6 Contributor
103 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“A Historical, Thought Provoking Gem”
Reviewed October 28, 2013

We love visiting local history sites. This museum gives the local story of Los Alamos labs. The museum is just two blocks down the hill from the museum that gives the science side of Los Alamos. Although tiny, there are exhibits of how the area looked and how the people lived. The school was taken by the US government during World War II. Take the time to read the letters. There is one seizing the school. The letter from Albert Einstein warning the President about Germany's use of uranium is chilling when you think what Los Alamos developed. Letters home from people who cannot tell the family where they are also worth the read. We thoroughly enjoyed this free attraction.

Visited October 2013
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California
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106 reviews
41 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
“Good for a short visit”
Reviewed October 25, 2013

This is a small museum, but it's chock full of exhibits. I spent an hour there, and that seems about right. Don't expect to see really fantastic exhibits, and don't make it your destination for the day. It's just a nice, small place with a lot of little mementos of early Los Alamos living.

Visited October 2013
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Hood River, Oregon
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144 reviews
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“Historical Must See”
Reviewed October 23, 2013 via mobile

Recently had the opportunity to visit this great museum. Oppenheimer ousted the private boys school to develop the first nuclear bomb. The museum does a great job of presenting the boys school and the Manhattan Project. This blight on our history must be witnessed in hopes of preventing someone else using it.

Visited October 2013
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Michigan
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170 reviews
51 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
“Quaint!”
Reviewed October 22, 2013

Lot's of nuclear age memorabilia along with the story of the Ranch School and how Los Alamos came into being. Free and worth an hour of your time.

Visited October 2013
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Seattle
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234 reviews
153 attraction reviews
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“A piece of local history”
Reviewed October 19, 2013

Really interesting background info of the area including geology, the Manhattan project, and the boys school. Free admission. Parking lot right outside, no fees. Though this museum is small, it's worth a visit. From our visit to the other museum, the Historical, I believe this building may have actually been part of the complex called "Bathtub Row" that housed some of Manhattan project scientists in the 40's.
Next door, is the Fuller Lodge. Walk around the end to the other side, and there is the Fuller Lodge Art Gallery. Wonderful local artists show here, free entry.

Visited October 2013
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