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Hanford Nuclear Reservation

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Address: 2000 Logston Blvd, Richland, WA 99354-5300
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A special adventure to the B-reactor!

Being in the area for work and a passionate of the 20th century history, the B-reactor tour was a no-miss for me. The tour starts with an interesting introduction close to... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Geneva, Switzerland
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Geneva, Switzerland
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159 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Being in the area for work and a passionate of the 20th century history, the B-reactor tour was a no-miss for me. The tour starts with an interesting introduction close to Richland, where the history of the site is sketched and shown in interesting and well done movies. Then a 40 minutes drive takes you to the B-reactor, the original... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Holy Cow this was one of my bucket lists. The Reactor B tour is outstanding and a Once in a Lifetime event. I love the history on this place. It is just amazing to me. If you have no idea what I'm talking about take the tour and then your be like: Oh, wow! I never knew. Cool" and I'll... More 

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Mercer Island, Washington
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Well managed, the B reactor was definitely the highlight. My husband and I did this tour twice and found it very worthwhile. Although the whole tour was great, with info on both nuclear and chemical waste clean up, I would just do the B reactor in future.

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Thank Roberta L
Franklin, Tennessee
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71 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2017

My wife and I went on the B-Reactor tour as part of a local symposium on the Manhattan Project. It could have been the highlight of the symposium for us. I had worked at Hanford for close to 25 years but this was essentially the first visit for my wife to the Hanford site. The tour guide was excellent -... More 

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Thank JudsonK_13
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16 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

This is a must see for a ages. History lesson. Walking tour. Very informative and knowledgeable guides.

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Michigan
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227 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 December 2016

This is a must for people visiting this area. We did the Nuclear Reactor B tour. It was so informative, and eye opening. Amazing considering this whole place was built before computers, and in 11 months! Guides were very knowledgeable. Don't miss it.

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Richland, Washington
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5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviewed 18 November 2016

This half day tour is free to the public. The guides are ex-employees of the Hanford area and very knowledgeable. I have read 3 books about the Manhattan Project and the role played at Hanford. But to be at the plant, in the control room, sit in front of the reactor core, and walk through the building was memorable to... More 

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Richland, Washington
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11 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 November 2016

I went to the Hanford B Reactor as a part of a conference focused on the social impact of technology. Boy, what an impact! The tour was good and informative; I learned a ton. It was also an incredibly sobering experience to stand in front of the reactor and contemplate all that happened as a result of this device. Morbidly,... More 

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Thank Heather S
Richland, Washington
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11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

Visiting the B Reactor, which recently became part of the National Park System, is an experience that everyone who has the opportunity to take should. The history of it's completion is fascinating and gives those touring an appreciation for the Manhattan Project and the many that were part of it from scientists to welders. From an important scientific advance, humanity... More 

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Rehoboth Beach, Delaware
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46 reviews
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Reviewed 14 October 2016

There is no other tour in the world like this one. The reactor and the reservation tours, though totally different, are both most interesting. Don't avoid these tours out of fear of contamination exposure. There is no risk. The quality of both tours depends almost entirely on the docents. Those we had lived and worked at the facility in the... More 

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