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“Walking tours are excellent.”

Los Alamos Historical Museum
Ranked #5 of 28 things to do in Los Alamos
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 16 July 2017

The 90 minute spy tour was incredible. Ice history tour would have been a good alternative but I knew very little about the spies that shared nuclear bomb information during WWII. Nicknames of. David Greenglass and his wife were Bumblebee and Wasp. His sister in law was Ethel Rosenberg husband. A young unmarried popular spy.was scientist Klaus Fuchs, a . British communist. The $15 tour included entrance to both parts of the museum. The restored home on bathtub row was very interesting.

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Reviewed 10 July 2017

What a disappointment! The new History museum is a few sterile rooms with dummied down posters and pictures. All the information could be easily found with a cursory internet search on the topics. Certainly redundant if you have just been to the fabulous Bradbury around the corner. What happened to all the fascinating artifacts and historical documents that made this small museum such a jewel? It was always a favorite of visiting house guests. "Wow, come and look at this" was a regular refrain. It really gave you a sense of time and place. Starting with early Native American inhabitants, on to the ranch school, and then the Manhattan Project. You felt it all. A mini time machine. Please bring it back! Perhaps you could recreate it in the Oh So Boring Bethe House.

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Reviewed 25 June 2017 via mobile

An important part of WWII history. We especially were interested in the living condition of the population during the Manhattan Project. Can enjoy some of the comments the scientists made about others they worked with. This was a race to beat the Nazis with the bomb and the amazing potential for horror the scientists realized they had created.

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Reviewed 24 June 2017 via mobile

There are a collections of buildings and sites that encompass this museum. The docents are very helpful and want you to enjoy it all.

The main building is a history of the settlement and town of Los Alamos and includes stuff from pueblo dwellers up to the present time. There is a large exhibit downstairs about the Manhattan Project.

We also passed a reconstructed homesteader's cabin, some Indian ruins and made our way to Hans Bethe's house, which is also part of the museum complex. We took our time and it took us about a half day to get through it all.

I would recommend this attraction.

Thank Joan C
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Reviewed 23 June 2017 via mobile

Visited here after a day at Bandolier Monument. We only had an hour until closing but that was enough time. The self guided tour was informative and the staff was knowledgeable and welcoming. I'm glad we made the last minute decision to visit before heading back to Santa Fe.

Thank Susan L
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