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Trinity Site, Albuquerque

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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...  read 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...  read 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...  read more »
  • 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.
  • Flying ants at Jumbo were interesting and got all over you (for a summer visit), but didn't bite anyone. Trinitite was plentiful enough to take some photos of it. Great views of the terrain surrounding the site.
  • The Germans clearly would not have been shipping enriched uranium to Japan without having the ability to use them themselves. Trolls be trolling use logic not hearsay. @RenatoFreitas I'm guessing you think Roswell is where fiber optics came from...
  • Recommend you visit the Atomic Museum in Albuquerque first so you'll understand what you're seeing at the site. Definitely a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Plan to visit as early in the morning as possible, as lines at the gate get longer as the day progresses. (Also, vendors may run out of souvenirs and food.) We spent the night in Socorro, the closest town with lodging, though you still have over an hour's drive ahead of you even then. We were in line at the gate before 7 a.m. and still waited about 30 minutes to be admitted. Be ABSOLUTELY SURE you have government photo ID and vehicle registration and proof of insurance to get on the military installation. After walking around the site, take the bus trip to the ranch house where the final bomb assembly took place. If you have time, the Very Large Array Radiotelescope (an hour's drive west of Socorro) also offers an open house on the first Saturday of the month. So if you visit Trinity Site in the morning, you'll have time in the afternoon to tour the radiotelescope too.