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Address: Santa Fe, NM

This street in Santa Fe was the secret business location of the Manhattan...

This street in Santa Fe was the secret business location of the Manhattan Project, which developed the first atomic bomb.

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The Friendly Side Of Los Alamos

Los Alamos was an challenge, an adventure, history in the making and it developed through the door of 109 E. Palace in Santa Fe. The wives had no idea what the were getting into... read more

Reviewed 18 October 2016
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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Reviewed 18 October 2016

Los Alamos was an challenge, an adventure, history in the making and it developed through the door of 109 E. Palace in Santa Fe. The wives had no idea what the were getting into and had to find their strength while their husbands created the monster to fight the war. Get an insiders view of building a town from scratch,... More 

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St. Louis, MO
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 July 2016

This small, unassuming doorway has a great deal of history behind it. It was here that many years ago people from the scientific community entered and then exited out the back door to board a bus headed to Los Alamos to work on the top secret Manhattan Project. An interesting tidbit is that when the wives of these men went... More 

1 Thank ThomasTCat
Socorro, New Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 June 2016

We were touring the Palace of the Governors and walked a few minutes east to 109 E. Palace. The unremarkable site is just a plaque on the wall but marks the place where new scientists, technicians and other workers would be ferried 35 miles up to Los Alamos to work on the bomb. The place ceased to be a receiving... More 

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Reviewed 15 June 2016

It just takes a minute to walk to this location from the central plaza in Santa Fe, to see a bit of exceptional history! When you walk into the courtyard, go to the back, and you will see the plaque in the photo. It is adjacent to the door where the many researchers heading out to Los Alamos for the... More 

1 Thank renaissancegal45
Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2016

109 East Palace avenue, made famous as the gateway to "The Hill" is worth a visit for sure, just don't expect much other than a plaque and a building. Sure, its cool and as a history buff I really enjoyed it, but now the building has mostly transitioned into a series of businesses (worth visiting in their own right), but... More 

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Mancora, Peru
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 June 2015

Travel is made up of so many things, the big destinations and extravagant journeys, but sometimes you just get to see a place from history and the consequences of that place just rush all over you. This is the best 10 seconds of travel ever.

1 Thank Liam H
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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Reviewed 7 March 2015 via mobile

The Santa Fe office of the Manhattan Project is a quick, interesting stop if you are interested in the MP history ( or have read any of the books regarding the project and want to see the courtyard that the offices were located in). All that is there now is a plaque ( the offices are now stores). The chocolate... More 

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Merritt Island, Florida
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Reviewed 24 January 2015

J Robert Oppenheimer had his Santa Fe office in this building which served as the gateway to what was known then only as PO Box 1663 Santa Fe, New Mexico - and we know today as the Manhattan Project. That such a non descript building, on a side street of a small town in the desert could play such a... More 

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Columbia, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 563 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 December 2014

Only a plaque in a rather hidden place? Wow; if there ever was an understated historic site, this is it! An earlier reviewer commented on possible address confusion. I think I can shed some additional light on that. The Inside Santa Fe tourist guide that we used during our November visit has this place identified as “107 East Palace Ave”... More 

1 Thank Citallwic
Delray Beach, Florida
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Reviewed 15 October 2014 via mobile

If I didn't see it listed on TripAdvisor, I wouldn't have even looked. Located at the rear of an outdoor retail area off the plaza.

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