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Trinity Site

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Address: Albuquerque, NM
Phone Number: +1 505-319-6448
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The exact spot where the first atomic bomb was detonated.

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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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 16 October 2016
Jon C

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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, it was a bad day. The major parts like the Trinitite exhibit is now closed... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles 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 we left and arrived at the gate at 06:50am. We go right out to the... More 

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Georgetown, Texas
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3 of 5 bubbles 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 but the day we were there is was really hot and remember that it is... More 

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Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 line when we left around 11am, so it may not be necessary to get there... More 

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Wyndmoor
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 "Before we bombed Japan we bombed New Mexico".

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

Not the correct address... we lookwd at places in between Santa Fe and ABQ. This is nothing but a remote neighborhood.

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Albuquerque
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

50 yrs living in NM, finally went to see ground zero. Not much there, really. But, it certainly is hallowed ground. Our world Was forever changed by events at that site and i am glad I showed my children. There were peaceful protesters outside the gate with signs indicating they were made ill for generations d/t living downwind of the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

Don't miss the chance to stand in awe at the melted and twisted steel tower that held the first thermonuclear device high in the air to be detonated. Take time to read the explanation panels....look at the sample of sand turned to glass by the fire ball. Marvel at the bulbous shape of the first test item. Then leave the... More 

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Las Cruces
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

This was a once in a lifetime experience, and worth the amount of time it takes to get from the main highway (traffic), to the actual site, unfortunately the day (which are limited) that we choose to go, the farmhouse was not available for a tour, but the rest of the area was open. Be prepared to walk a lot,... More 

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Placitas, New Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

This site is where the first atomic bomb was tested on 16 July, 1945. The site includes the base camp where they lived; ground zero, where the bomb was placed for testing and the Smith/McDonald House ranch house where the plutonium core from Los Alamos was assembled. As you would guess this site is still in the middle of nowhere... More 

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