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Trinity Site

Albuquerque, NM
+1 505-319-6448
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Once in a lifetime opportunity

I've always been interested in going here, and finally got the chance. The opportunity only occurs... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Not really in Albuquerque - and not often open

Trinity Site is between Socorro and Carrizozo NM - about a 3 hour drive. You would take I 25 south... read more

Reviewed 5 July 2017
Rita B
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The exact spot where the first atomic bomb was detonated.
  • Excellent58%
  • Very good29%
  • Average11%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“stallion gate” (16 reviews)
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Albuquerque, NM
+1 505-319-6448
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I've always been interested in going here, and finally got the chance. The opportunity only occurs twice a year, and the drive from Albuquerque is not bad. Once you get to the entrance, there is quite the wait, but it's definitely educational and amazing. The...More

Thank G_S_MommyNewMexico
Reviewed 5 July 2017

Trinity Site is between Socorro and Carrizozo NM - about a 3 hour drive. You would take I 25 south from Albuquerque and go through Socorro to San Antonio. The good news is, in San Antonio NM, you can get wonderful green chile burgers either...More

4  Thank Rita B
Reviewed 29 June 2017 via mobile

Although the Trinity Site is only open twice a year for a day, it's worth a visit. Docents tell the story of what took place here in 1945 and most of the original buildings are still standing so the public can get the feel for...More

1  Thank Beverly L
Reviewed 24 June 2017

We found out about the Trinity Nuclear Test Site from the Atlas Obscura website. Check this website out sometime for places that are off the beaten path that may be near your home. We also found out that Trinity is opened two days a year--the...More

1  Thank patty49er
Reviewed 19 June 2017

The bomb was so hot that it turned the sand into green glass near ground zero--This is a must see place--The bomb saved many lives by ending the war quickly---

1  Thank James E
Reviewed 4 May 2017

To begin with don't trust google maps. You are looking to get on the White Sands Missile Range entrance near Socorro. You do want to arrive early. Shoot for sunrise so you can see the entrance. You will be let in starting at 8am, going...More

7  Thank bLiselotte
Reviewed 19 April 2017

There is a type of travel called "dark tourism", which refers to visiting sites of tragedy or disaster. The site of the first atomic blast--named for the Trinity test of July, 1945--is one of the very few places you can visit where human history took...More

4  Thank postcardwallah
Reviewed 2 April 2017

I'd been wanting to go for several years. The site is only open the first Saturday of April and the first Saturday of October. This year fell on my birthday, so we planned to go. A double-handful of protesters right as you pull onto the...More

2  Thank Regina M
Reviewed 2 April 2017

I've seen some misinformation on a few reviews. Reservations are NOT necessary. We arrived well before 8 am, when the Stallion gate opens and were about .7 of a mile back from the gate. Took about 30 minutes to reach the gate, once it opened....More

2  Thank CJGinFL
Reviewed 23 December 2016

A historical place, but not much to see. Was told tours are only done twice a year with reservations required. Minimal exposure time.

Thank thomas y
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10 September 2017|
Response from bLiselotte | Reviewed this property |
Hi I left the site about 10 am and arrived at white sands park about 230pm. I drove from the site on 380 and south on 54. Hope this helps.
Jim H
9 January 2017|
Response from juro096 |
First Saturday in April and October (just two days per year).
sonali s
21 September 2016|
Response from ABQ_SUE | Reviewed this property |
They do check id at the entrance gate. This is the info that I downloaded from the Trinity Site as what is accepted for identification. The state of New Mexico has received a temporary extension to the REAL ID... More