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Experimental Breeder Reactor No. 1 (EBR-I) Atomic Museum

Arco, ID
+1 208-526-0050
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Sadface

Didn’t come for when the tours were open. But still worth a drive, has some placards about the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Joe B
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Excellent History

This place is simply awesome! So educational and teaches you a lot about nuclear energy and... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Ratonsit0
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  • Average5%
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“nuclear power” (27 reviews)
“control room” (12 reviews)
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Arco, ID
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+1 208-526-0050
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Didn’t come for when the tours were open. But still worth a drive, has some placards about the reactor. I even learned something new-the military was attempting to create a nuclear powered airplane! Was really cool!

Thank Joe B
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place is simply awesome! So educational and teaches you a lot about nuclear energy and reactors. No worries, there's no radiation.

Thank Ratonsit0
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited here during the winter closure, BUT didn't matter. What a cool sight to be standing on. Only wish I had a Geiger counter with me. History, right here. Just standing there gives you goosebumps.... or is it the radiation....I'll let the pictures tell the...More

Thank kkrezz
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Reviewed 3 January 2018

After viewing the total solar eclipse, three of us, along with my friend whose father worked at this breeder reactor when it was functional, decided to visit. There were a lot of visitors that day but the place was well-staffed so all questions could be...More

Thank WestCoastCalGal
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Reviewed 14 November 2017

The Ranger Station in Ketchum told us about EBR-1. It was so exciting to see how it all began. There were many engineers serving as docents while we were there, so we learning how it all worked. We were lucky enough to meet a man...More

1  Thank Lin430
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Reviewed 6 November 2017

Visited after the tour had closed for the summer. However, there are some outside exhibits to look at as well. Can't imagine that someone thought about putting a reactor in a bomber (what would people say today). Would have been nice to see the whole...More

Thank dbinhou7511
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Reviewed 3 October 2017

What an experience...in the middle of desolate southern Idaho! My husband was in geek heaven, (having studied nuclear physics in college), and I learned so much, as we toured and wandered around this amazing facility. Idaho has the BEST roadside signs, at rest stops, and...More

3  Thank morrikb
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Reviewed 30 September 2017

I found this museum for my husband, a science geek, on our way home from the total solar eclipse. I thought I was just tag along for the heck of it. I'm so glad I did! We just caught the beginning of the walking tour...More

Thank Valerie R
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Reviewed 22 September 2017

ABSOLUTELY WORTH IT Let me preface by saying that I am NOT a science geek, just a person who likes new experiences. My friends and I were returning from a fishing trip in Sun Valley, and decided to go across the Craters of the moon...More

1  Thank Brent W
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Reviewed 17 September 2017

The first breeder reactor in the US. How can you not stop. They have made this into an interesting museum and our son (and me) found it very interesting. But you need to enjoy the science of it all and the history.

Thank Tim B
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katy a
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Response from TumbleweedandCactus | Reviewed this property |
Yes, should be open Sunday but only open Memorial Day to Labor Day. Well worth a stop.
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