The National Atomic Testing Museum, Las Vegas

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An affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution, The National Atomic Testing Museum presents chronicles and artifacts of nuclear tests at the Nevada Test Site near Las Vegas performed from 1951 until the present day. You'll see over 12,000 photographs, videos, and reports on-site and have an opportunity to experience a simulated nuclear test. Discover the events that triggered the creation of the atomic bomb and the methods that scientists use to monitor radiation. The museum offers an audio tour to guide you through each gallery; you can download it from the official website. Arrange to visit The National Atomic Testing Museum and other attractions in Las Vegas using our Las Vegas trip planner.
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  • This museum presents a comprehensive history of Las Vegas and the atomic bomb. It us a visually stimulating museum. However, considering the pricey admission fee I would not place this as a must do... 
    This museum presents a comprehensive history of Las Vegas and the atomic bomb. It us a visually stimulating museum. However, considering the pricey admission fee I would not place this as a must do...  more »
  • A little something for everyone: scientists/engineers, history or culture buffs, those concerned with war/peace/nuclear war. A very easy to follow history of the atom bomb and testing in Nevada. Easy....  more
    A little something for everyone: scientists/engineers, history or culture buffs, those concerned with war/peace/nuclear war. A very easy to follow history of the atom bomb and testing in Nevada. Easy....  more »
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  • This is the second time I have been here , it's been a few years but I love it. So informative and always interesting. The gift shop also has more items than I remember, which I'm not complaining at all! If you have friends or family who are even at all interested in history you should come here. I'm sure I'll be back again in a few years!
  • Great museum for all ages! Use Groupon for the tickets. The museum can take about 1.5 hours depending on how fast you are. Really important educational opportunity, as it talks about what it takes to develop defense programs in the USA. Contains actual bomb casings and many other real items from the history of atomic weapons testing in Nevada. Sometimes, volunteer engineers will be there to explain certain things in the museum.

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