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“A physicists dream attraction!”

Ranked #2 of 3 things to do in Arco
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Reviewed September 22, 2012

It won't interest everyone but anyone with an interest in science should visit if in the area. The site is dedicated to telling the story of the reactor development and is a serious attraction with no frills like a gift shop. Well worth a visit.

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Reviewed September 13, 2012

Idaho history. Most of the original facilities have changed or are gone, but the history remains and this museum can give you the science and know-how of the facilities.

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Reviewed August 19, 2012

EBR-1's greatest achievement wasn't that it produced enough power to light up the building in which it was contained, but that it was the first of a series of experimental reactors from the earliest days of peaceful nuclear power. You don't need to be an advocate of nuclear power to appreciate the history inherent here, nor do you have to be a nuclear scientist to understand how it all worked, as the tour guides provide an excellent overview of the process and operations. Do not miss the control rooms (especially if you have a Y-chromosome) as you can turn dials and push buttons to your heart's content.

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Reviewed August 8, 2012

Found this place accidentally (I was heading for the Craters of the Moon). Fascinating place; in the middle of nowhere, surrounded by desolation, scientists experimented during the '50s and '60s with nuclear energy. Its all very sci-fi (though in this case sci-fact), and easy to imagine where many ideas for sci-fi films of the era were formed...

Excellent place - oh, and its free!

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Reviewed August 7, 2012

Amazing little museum outlining early days of atomic power - first practical electrical plant now converted to a museum. Self guided tour was great and it is FREE! Worth a couple hours.

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