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Trinity Site

Albuquerque, NM
+1 505-319-6448
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Truly Leaves one Awestruck

To begin with don't trust google maps. You are looking to get on the White Sands Missile Range... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Palatine, Illinois
The Original Ground Zero

There is a type of travel called "dark tourism", which refers to visiting sites of tragedy or... read more

Reviewed 19 April 2017
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Albuquerque, NM
+1 505-319-6448

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

2  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

1  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

1  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
Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

I am a 13 year old who lives in Albuquerque, which is about an hour and half to two hours south. When I got to go, it was pretty bad with constant sand and wind. Now that it is only open one day a year,...More

1  Thank Pearce R
Reviewed 16 October 2016

This was the pinnacle of a New Mexico road trip that I took with my 13-year old son. We stayed in Socorro. We got up at 06:00, got ready, I went to the McDonalds next to the motel for coffee (which was very crowded), then...More

4  Thank Jon C
Reviewed 13 October 2016

Luckily traveling through New Mexico on October 1st we were able to take advantage of one of the two days a year that the Trinity site is open to the public. Be prepared for long lines but some interesting history and pictures. Pets are allowed...More

Thank Shanghai168
Reviewed 11 October 2016

The Trinity Site is only open to the public twice a year, in April and October. We visited in October 2016, arriving at 8am to a long line of cars that quickly dissipated when the gates opened just before 9am. There were no cars in...More

1  Thank ReadyForThisJelly
Reviewed 10 October 2016

It was very sobering to be at the actual site where the first atomic bomb was exploded. First Saturday in October and April it is open to the public. Well done explanations of how it was constructed and the aftermath. Most interesting was a T-shirt...More

1  Thank Bob7749
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Jim H
I have read some of the information and I am not clear whether the site is of for the months of April and Ocotober OR just a day in April and October...also we will be on motorcycles and need to know ow much of the road is gravel...to and from or just the parking lot??
9 January 2017|
Response from juro096 |
First Saturday in April and October (just two days per year).
sonali s
Hi, I am not a US citizen. I live in US though. Can I still visit the site.
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
Can you just show up at the site on one of the two days it's open or do you have to sign up for a quided tour?? Is there a limit on the number of visitors allowed at the site each of those two days??
15 July 2016|
Response from ABQ_SUE | Reviewed this property |
When it is open, you que up at the entrance gate then drive down. Pick your parking spot, and walk the 1/4 mile in to the area. When I was there, it was a gravel road, very uneven. They were running a shuttle for... More