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EBR-1, Arco

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#4 of 28 in Museums in Idaho
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  • After viewing the total solar eclipse, three of us, along with my friend whose father worked at this breeder reactor when it was functional, decided to visit. There were a lot of visitors that day but...  more »
  • The Ranger Station in Ketchum told us about EBR-1. It was so exciting to see how it all began. There were many engineers serving as docents while we were there, so we learning how it all worked. We we...  more »
  • 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 »
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  • Really, really neat museum that was a quick stop on our way back to Blackfoot from Craters of the Moon. It's free, and you can either do a self guided tour with the help of a pamphlet, or have one of the friendly guides show you around. We opted for the pamphlet and were really impressed with the display. A lot of the facility is set up as it was in the '50s, and you can see the original control room and the various parts of the reactor. A great history lesson! Makes you feel like you're on a trip back in time.
  • What a find! Terrific displays and most of the old areas available for access. Docents all very helpful and the outdoor display of the nuclear aircraft engine prototypes fascinating. Well worth detour from main drag.
  • Fantastic museum, lots of cool stuff to look at and learn about, and no price gouging. If you are in the area, you really should stop by.
  • I have to state that i'm a Electrical Engineer and kind of a geek about things. I stumbled upon this place on the way to Yellowstone. It was a highlight of my trip. The signs simply say EBR-1 Nuclear museum turn right. I'm glad i did! The guide spent 2 hours showing us around the first Nuclear power plant, telling stories, educating us about nuclear energy and telling jokes. It was GREAT! can't remember the guide's name but was a physics student....Highly recommended! America get your head out of the ground about nuclear power!
  • This is a very well organized exhibit. Plan to spend at least an hour here.

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