The National Atomic Testing Museum, Las Vegas

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An affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution, The National Atomic Testing Museum presents chronicles and artifacts of nuclear tests at the Nevada Test Site near Las Vegas performed from 1951 until the present day. You'll see over 12,000 photographs, videos, and reports on-site and have an opportunity to experience a simulated nuclear test. Discover the events that triggered the creation of the atomic bomb and the methods that scientists use to monitor radiation. The museum offers an audio tour to guide you through each gallery; you can download it from the official website. Arrange to visit The National Atomic Testing Museum and other attractions in Las Vegas using our Las Vegas trip planner.
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  • October 4, 2017
    Just a short 202 bus ride from the strip this is a really interesting museum about the atomic testing ranges in the Nevada Desert. It presents the background of the Hiroshima bomb, through the Cold Wa...  more »
  • October 3, 2017
    We were fortunate enough to have 2 gentlemen who actually worked at the test site for the Atomic bomb testing in Nevada available during out tour of the museum. There were able to give us additional p...  more »
  • October 2, 2017
    This was an ok visit. I'm really into all this stuff so I found it quite interesting. There's lots of reading to do. I found for the price it was a little disappointing. But I think you can get deals ...  more »
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  • June 11, 2017
    I've been to many museums including all of the Smithsonian museums in DC. The artifacts here are great and the overall presentation is good, but the feeling is excessively cold and uninviting. It was like walking through a really bad school textbook. There was also an expo on Area 51 when we went. It appeared to have been put together by a group of middle school students (and that probably insulting the middle school students). There was a sign that said it was held over "due to popular demand" - translation "we don't want to have a HUGE empty room.". Definitely wouldn't go back.
  • May 5, 2017
    Great Experience. Set up a group tour with the Director, very nicely done. Thanks for maintaining the history of our Nations Atomic testing. Great to meet National Treasures, like Ernie Williams. Also appreciate the DRI team for their help in hosting a Construction Industry Institute working meeting. All very well done.
  • March 12, 2017
    I went here the last time I was in Vegas visiting from Phoenix. I'm glad I went. If you're ever in Las Vegas and can tear yourself away from the Strip for a few hours, I highly recommend this little gem. It is very interesting and worth the visit. They have really awesome artifacts and displays on nuclear weapons and testing. There is also a really cool Area 51 & aliens / extraterrestrial life exhibit. Definitely worth a visit.
  • April 28, 2017
    Great place to bring visiting geeks! This is a very thorough story or nuclear energy and testing throughout history. I thought I should stop in there to understand a little more about nuclear power before Trump gets us all killed with it.
  • June 20, 2017
    Very well designed museam. A lot of history with informative displays. Gift shop has neat things but a little small.

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