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EBR-1, Arco

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  • This Atomic Museum is located on U.S. Highway 20/26 between Idaho Falls and Arco. The facility, a National Historic Landmark where usable electricity was first generated from nuclear energy in 1951, i...  more »
  • This is a wonderful place to see how real engineers did it. There are guided tours as well as a brochure for self-guided exploration. Explanations are clear, and the various pieces of equipment are cl...  more »
  • This place is amazing. You can self-tour (or do it guided) the actual EBR-1 reactor building, a lot of it still intact - amazing they could do this without having to decommission the site. See the ori...  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.