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The National Atomic Testing Museum

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Address: 755 E Flamingo Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89119-7363 (Formerly Atomic Testing Museum)
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+1 702-794-5151
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10:00 - 17:00
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Sun 12:00 - 17:00
Mon - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
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This museum is devoted to the Nevada Test Site.

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Interesting, but not exciting.

This museum was well done, informative, and interesting. While I wouldn't call it exciting, it was worth a stop I doubt kiddos would like this because it's very display oriented... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
JenRaVo
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Austin, Texas
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Austin, Texas
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109 reviews
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This museum was well done, informative, and interesting. While I wouldn't call it exciting, it was worth a stop I doubt kiddos would like this because it's very display oriented and not terribly interactive. If you find history intriguing, you'll enjoy it here.

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Advance, Missouri
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I'll start by saying the Atomic testing part of the museum is incredible. Simply incredible. There is so much history about the US atomic program and Vega's role in it, I could spend all day in there finding new things. There is a simulated nuclear test, plenty of interactive exhibits, just so much to do. The only drawback is the... More 

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Peru
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This museum is packed with displays and lots of reading and audiovisual material. It basically covers everything you need to know about the atomic era and how it affected the state of Nevada. The Area 51 exhibit was closed for remodeling but they still gave us a free pass valid till 2019; don´t know if I´ll return to Vegas by... More 

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Northern VA
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Don't visit Las Vegas without touring the National Atomic Testing Museum. The volume of information and artifacts is impressive. As others have said, there is a lot of reading, but it is presented in manageable amounts and language for non-scientists. I especially enjoyed the three-part time line (world history, pop culture and atomic testing) and the perspective it provided. The... More 

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Attica, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

There are alot of very interesting displays and information about the developement of (it was closed for maintenance for us). Plan on spending about 2.5 to 3 hours there if you want to see all the videos and read all the information they have to present.

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Victoria, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Guess who I found hiding out at the museum? That's right, a Class M-3, Model B9, General Utility Non-Theorizing Environmental Robot. The robot from Lost in Space didn't have an official name. I also found aliens and learned that not only is there an Area 51 there is also an Area 52. Area 51 and 2 are closed due to... More 

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Thank Baxterthetravelguy
Indiana
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a lot of fun visiting this museum and it has a reasonable admission price. Lots of interesting articles and artifacts that document our entry into the nuclear age. Also had a chance to talk with an old-timer who worked a the Nevada test sites and his stories alone were worth the price of admission. In a few years anyone... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was shocked at how recently they were still testing in Nevada. It had a great deal of Vegas history only disappointed that the Area 51 exhibit was closed

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East Bay, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 186 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a very well designed and informative museum. The topic and history are very important. The films throughout were easy to understand and appreciated. Don't miss the first one after you pay for your entry in the Entry Gallery. It explains why we pursued the atomic bomb and nuclear program. Follow and read the map as you go through... More 

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Machesney Park, Illinois
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Some interesting facts about atomic bomb testing. Artifacts from testing in its early stages. There is a simulation of a bomb test although I think it's a tame simulation. The staff has a lot of knowledge about the testing. Some of the staff actually was there.

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