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Trinity Site, Albuquerque
(4.4/5 based on 120 reviews on the web)
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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 for coffee (which wa...  more »
  • 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 intere...  more »
  • 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 be...  more »
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  • Disclaimer: I an a real scientist with a PhD in Radiation Chemistry. I have rated this site with 5 stars because it is a place I had wanted to visit and am grateful exists, but have not visited yet. Reviewer Renato tells an evil fairy tale. Not one claim of his is true. The proof is he could easily have included references to where he got his crazy ideas. A few facts: The Germans WERE leaders in physics, until their crazy persecutions of Jews got them to remove and try to kill every Jewish chemist and physicist in their otherwise excellent research and engineering institutions. They fled to the U.S. and convinced President Roosevelt to build the bomb because they knew the Nazis were trying to build one and knew we had to make one first. Plutonium was first created in California and produced in quantity in Tennessee.. The Japanese and Nazis never had one atom of it, nor even knew about it. Heavy water is not part of a bomb; it's a moderator that SLOWS a fusion reaction so a pile can work. The Nazis stole it from Norway to try to make fissionable material; Norwegian soldiers sank the shipment so the Nazis NEVER built a working pile, while Italian physicist Enrico Fermi had one working in Chicago in 1941 (not Jewish, but fled Italy to save his Jewish wife.) I am not saying that Jews were the only ones making the bomb. But how ironic that Nazi hatred provided many of the top scientists in the project. I am only pointing out the stupidity of bigotry. Had the Nazis managed to survive a few months more, the Atomic Bomb memorial would be in Berlin instead of Hiroshima. Had Hitler NOT persecuted the Jews, HE might actually have had atomic bombs first! How fitting a payback. How surprising that Germany has evolved to perhaps be the leader in tolerance and charity, Enjoy your visit; I'm sorry I'm not with you. Maybe next year.
  • Somewhat of a party on Oct 1. You dont have to be in line early. They will let you in the gate up to 2:30pm. Even a couple of hours after gate opening at 8am it is often easier to get in without waiting in a car line.
  • Absolutely bresthtaking views and an incredible experience to just see. Amazing. Positives, you don't have to arrive first thing in the morning. We arrived around noon and it wasn't that crowded and we still got to see everything.
  • Get there early! We arrived before the gates opened and there was already a long line. The site is only open two days each year, so plan ahead so that you're not disappointed. The history of the trinity site is amazing, and the scenery is breathtaking too.
  • A fact that you wont see in mainstream media is that Hiroshima bomb was of german provenance. Manhattan project was way behind schedule for being ready for hiroshima, but then they captured a german submarine U-234 which was bound to Japan, and loaded with heavy water, enriched uranium (U235, ironically?) and special detonators for plutonium bombs. 2 months later, manhattan project had "miraculously" delivered the bomb. Trinity and the H-bomb was just a continuation of that, just like many other technologies like TV, the precursor of the chip, lasers, you name it... It was all german/nazi technology stolen by the allies, which was many years ahead of competition. Not taking sides here, just telling you the real deal... Do your homework and study what really happend at the end of WWII, and after that... with roswell being used to cover up research with nazi germany technology. The "ET" thing was just a coverup.