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EBR-1, Arco

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#3 of 28 in Museums in Idaho
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  • Visited after the tour had closed for the summer. However, there are some outside exhibits to look at as well. Can't imagine that someone thought about putting a reactor in a bomber (what would people...  more »
  • What an experience...in the middle of desolate southern Idaho! My husband was in geek heaven, (having studied nuclear physics in college), and I learned so much, as we toured and wandered around this ...  more »
  • I found this museum for my husband, a science geek, on our way home from the total solar eclipse. I thought I was just tag along for the heck of it. I'm so glad I did! We just caught the beginning of ...  more »
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  • Simply amazing. Found the museum by accident on the way back from craters of the moon national park. One of the absolute highlights of my vacation, and so unexpected.
  • Amazing to walk through a historic Nuclear breeder!
  • A simply amazing place. Loads of amazing history. You get to play with remote control manipulators and a control panel they used to use. Don't miss the two reactors outside. They were the reactors that were going to power an airplane.
  • If you appreciate history at all or the want to understand globally significant events that occurred near your home here in Idaho, you must visit this facility. The reactor and facility have been converted to a museum and you can literally walk through history in this building. It's fascinating, free and highly recommended. Family friendly.
  • Absolutely amazing museum and landmark clear out in the middle of the Idaho desert and plains - who would have thought! Science buffs and anyone who loves things that are off the beaten path and not your traditional touristy things will love this. We discovered it by accident while staying at the Arco KOA to visit Craters of the Moon. On the grounds are the nuclear jet engines that were never put into production. The laboratory has been preserved so that you see all the different equipment and handwritten notes the scientists used. You can stand on the first nuclear reactor - how cool is that? I highly recommend this little known attraction as it is a huge part of history and they have done a great job of turning it into a quality museum of an iconic era.

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