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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. Plan to visit The National Atomic Testing Museum during your Las Vegas vacation using our convenient Las Vegas trip itinerary builder.
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TripAdvisor
  • Visited while in Vegas. Fascinating history of nuclear testing. Many exhibits and a few short films. Good job on presentation of both sides of the controversy of above ground testing and background in...  more »
  • Let me point out the we are Maths/science people! We really enjoyed this. it was reasonably priced and there was so much information. I learnt a lot about the atomic testing program and also some 20th...  more »
  • Self guide tour,lots of mini movies to watch along the way. Tons of information. Takes about 1-2 hours to get through, costs range but with no discounts it is 22.00 per person.  more »
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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Excellent museum covering the history of the atomic age and all the testing that went on specially in the Nevada desert. Well worth the price of admission. Check Groupon for a nice discount deal which is very easy to use.
  • 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.