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“A Work in Progress”

Los Alamos History Museum
Ranked #5 of 28 things to do in Los Alamos
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: The Los Alamos Historical Society preserves, promotes, and communicates the remarkable history and inspiring stories of Los Alamos and its people for our community, for the global audience, and for future generations. These stories are told in the multiple buildings of the Los Alamos History Museum through exhibits on the Ancestral Pueblo people, the homestead era, the Los Alamos Ranch School, the Manhattan Project, and the Cold War. The museum includes a gift shop and is open from 9-5 weekdays and 10-4 on weekends.
Reviewed 26 July 2017

This has some very interesting historical information in about 3 buildings related to the Manhattan Project. They are working to include more sites and displays. In time it could be more beneficial to visit. It is mostly operated by volunteers who are understaffed.

Thank Denise S
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Reviewed 25 July 2017

Driving to Las Alamos from Santa Fe is easy enough and its a good road. The museum is most definitely worthy of a visit. So much history and something that will forever affect world events. For us this was a museum. We have also visited the Oak Ridge, TN museum. This tour really made the connection of how the bombs were conceived, designed, constructed, tested and ultimately made ready for war. The parking is easy, plenty of access and during our visit there were not many others visiting. The surrounding grounds and structures are a must see as well. Overall this was a day very well spent.

Thank Charles700
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Reviewed 21 July 2017

The group of buildings that make up this county historical museum are situated in a peaceful park-like setting. The museum complex does a good job of documenting everyday life for area residents prior to, during, after the US government's decision to confiscate land and facilities for the development of the atomic bomb.

There is a large display dedicated to the Los Alamos Ranch School and a working homestead cabin that includes a volunteer in period dress. Visitors come away with a better understanding of how Los Alamos and the lives of its citizen changed abruptly as they were evicted from their homesteads and property and were forbidden to say why.

The photos and other memorabilia documenting the all-out secrecy of the work being conducted that resulted in a massively destructive weapon provide a sharp contrast to bright and well-lit room where visitors are invited to make an origami crane as a folded wish for peace. The museum's collection of paper cranes is shipped to Hiroshima, Japan where they join millions of other cranes offered each year to the Children's Peace Monument. This is a most fitting and memorable part of a visit to this local history museum.

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Reviewed 20 July 2017

Great place to start your visit to Los Alamos. Highly recommend it to any new visitors to Los Alamos.

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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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