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Los Alamos Historical Museum

1050 Bathtub Row, Los Alamos, NM 87544
+1 505-662-4493
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Nice small museum about the beginnings of Los Alamos

We visited this museum prior to going to the Bradbury Science Museum in order to get an... read more

Reviewed 5 June 2012
Stefanie H
Lincoln, Nebraska
A great small museum on the beginnings of the town of Los Alamos

We really enjoyed this small museum that began with the geologic history of the area, then went to... read more

Reviewed 3 May 2012
Saint Joseph, Missouri
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1050 Bathtub Row, Los Alamos, NM 87544
+1 505-662-4493
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Reviewed 5 June 2012

We visited this museum prior to going to the Bradbury Science Museum in order to get an introduction to how Los Alamos became what it is today. The museum is run by the historical society, and admission is free. It is in the former guest...More

1  Thank Stefanie H
Reviewed 3 May 2012

We really enjoyed this small museum that began with the geologic history of the area, then went to the era of the ranch school and then how the town looked during the "project" days of WWII. We went here to kill 30 minutes before the...More

Thank Busym0m03
Reviewed 25 April 2012

This is about 1 hour from Santa Fe. Worth going to. Very interesting artifacts and film on the making of the atomic bomb. Very informative.

Thank beverlymc1
Reviewed 29 March 2012

We have visited this museum several times over the past 25 years while on vacation trips and continue to enjoy learning new things during each visit. Highly recommended for those folks who are interested in cultural, military and technological history of the WWII era.

Thank Lon B
Reviewed 17 March 2012

This museum is about the local history of Los Alamos, and it's executed beautifully. The building is from the 1920's, and the exhibits give a good explanation of the transition from rural area to boarding school to place where the atomic bomb was developed.

1  Thank Jarred W
Reviewed 19 February 2012

Free of charge. Demonstrates the history of Los Alamos from ancient geology, first inhabitants through the wartime endeavors and recent forest fire.

1  Thank LongTallTechsan
Reviewed 19 February 2012

You won't regret an hour here. You can learn the basics of Los Alamos history. Free.

Thank pmm55730
Reviewed 4 February 2012

Nicely done. Interesting. As one who worked at the Los Alamos National Laboratory all my life I still found it interesting.

Thank klw22001
Reviewed 20 November 2011

This is a fairly small and lo-tech museum. But it is free and the various historical photos and displays are quite interesting. Some of these predate the shift in Los Alamos to being the site of the National Lab while others show the culture during...More

2  Thank KthSch
Reviewed 19 November 2011

The volunteer greated us and gave us a great history of The Ranch School and explained about the remaining buildings. The exhibits are interesting and helps you understand Los Alamos and how the lab evolved. Be sure to drive or walk down Bath Tb Row.

Thank Audrey45
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