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EBR-1, Arco

4.7
#4 of 69 in Museums in Idaho
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  • This facility is only open from Memorial Day until Labor Day and is free. We spent about an hour here after visiting Craters of the Moon. There’s a self guided tour but I recommend the guided one. It ...  more »
  • Tour of 1st power producing reactor. They have guided tours and it was great. Tour was very personal, down to earth and put into context of the time the reactor in operation. This was a great addition...  more »
  • While it probably helps to have an interest in science, most folks can probably appreciate the significance of this facility in the history of nuclear energy (good or bad). The self-guiding tour is we...  more »
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  • Very interesting exhibit with hands on activities. Close to the main road so it is quick and easy access. They have free self guided tours or you can usually have some one walk you through. It is interesting to see 39 inches thick of glass that were used to keep the workers safe from the hot radiation. They have a mechanical hands exhibit you can try, but some people have been rough with it and only one out of the two were available.
  • Very accessible piece of history. You can self guide a tour or follow a group with a knowledgeable guide. Lots of hands on exhibits as well as actual older used equipment. Good for younger kids as well as adults. This can take a long time if you want to go in depth.
  • Amazing tour, fantastically preserved breeder reactor. Very cool to get to be so close to an actual reactor core, and to see how these brilliant engineers achieved atomic power generation for the first time. If you’re in the area, be sure to stop by!
  • Very well cared for view of the first nuclear power. Provides a lot of educational detail without becoming over technical. A solid hour is enough time here.
  • This is the first nuclear reactor to give nuclear power. They turned it into a fun museum. If you want to learn more about nuclear power, this is a great place to go. I learned a lot in a fun way. They also have fun activities for kids. I would come here again!
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