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Los Alamos History Museum

1050 Bathtub Row, Los Alamos, NM 87544
+1 505-662-4493
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Recently had the opportunity to visit this great museum. Oppenheimer ousted the private boys school... read more

Reviewed 23 October 2013
CharlieVVancouver
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Hood River, Oregon
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Quaint!

Lot's of nuclear age memorabilia along with the story of the Ranch School and how Los Alamos came... read more

Reviewed 23 October 2013
Sintita
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Michigan
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The Los Alamos Historical Society preserves, promotes, and communicates the remarkable history and inspiring stories of Los Alamos and its people for our community, for the global audience, and for future generations. These stories are told in the multiple buildings of the Los Alamos History Museum through exhibits on the Ancestral Pueblo people, the homestead era, the Los Alamos Ranch School, the Manhattan Project, and the Cold War. The museum includes a gift shop and is open from 9-5 weekdays and 10-4 on weekends.
  • Excellent52%
  • Very good39%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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1050 Bathtub Row, Los Alamos, NM 87544
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Reviewed 23 October 2013

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...More

1  Thank CharlieVVancouver
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Reviewed 23 October 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.

1  Thank Sintita
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Reviewed 20 October 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...More

1  Thank loverainsky
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Reviewed 18 October 2013

Small museum but an intimate look at the private school which the gov't acquired via eminent domain to create Los Alamos Nuclear Laboratory in 1943. Fuller Lodge is gorgeous.

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Reviewed 18 October 2013

It's a good free museum about the areas history. It doesn't take too long to go through it but it's worth stopping at and taking a look.

1  Thank flamingotravel
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Reviewed 16 October 2013

We've been to many museums in the 4 corners recently and this small museum seemed to be just more of the same. It's free though, so worth a visit if in the area.

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Reviewed 15 October 2013

This museum is free and gives the history of Los Alamos to its current time. There is the actual door of Palace Street where all the workers would go through prior to arriving at Los Alamos. Lots of historical time period displays and even a...More

2  Thank AvidTraveler57
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Reviewed 13 September 2013

I have been to this museum several times and always find it interesting. The exhibits that always get me are the ones dealing with what life was like during Manhattan Project. It is a real look back to an important and different time in our...More

3  Thank Allen S
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Reviewed 5 August 2013

This small museum is free and gives a good introduction to the history of the place. From Pueblo to current day, with numerous displays and historical pieces. One of the most chilling is the hand watch recovered from one of the atomic bombs. It's clock...More

4  Thank Emma H
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Reviewed 30 July 2013

Learn the background and history of a place that became instantly famous at the end of World War II.

1  Thank Barbara S
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