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EBR-1, Arco

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#4 of 28 in Museums in Idaho
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  • August 11, 2017
    You are missing out if you take the self-guided tour. Nicholas was our guide today and he made nuclear fusion funny, but very educational. He is truly a gem and a wealth of knowledge. He kept the enti...  more »
  • August 10, 2017
    This was very interesting to me and my wife came away saying she now understands much more about nuclear power then before. It was amazing to see what the actual fuel rods that powered the reactor loo...  more »
  • August 4, 2017
    A museum right in the middle of nowhere. We decided to get out of the heat and see what was in this museum. Very well explained exhibits and even a guided tour.  more »
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  • February 12, 2017
    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.
  • April 9, 2017
    Amazing to walk through a historic Nuclear breeder!
  • August 27, 2016
    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.
  • July 2, 2016
    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.
  • August 28, 2016
    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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