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Los Alamos Historical Museum

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Address: 1050 Bathtub Row, Los Alamos, NM 87544
Phone Number: +1 505-662-4493
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11:00 - 16:00
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Sun 13:00 - 16:00
Mon - Fri 10:00 - 16:00
Sat 11:00 - 16:00

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This place is slightly hidden, and so once I went to look for it, and could not find it...but I think if they had some signs pointing to its destination--it would get more foot... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Los Alamos, New Mexico
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Los Alamos, New Mexico
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23 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is slightly hidden, and so once I went to look for it, and could not find it...but I think if they had some signs pointing to its destination--it would get more foot traffic.

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Glensted Mo
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236 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Los Alamos Historical Museum is currently located in the Visitor Center, but still worth the visit. The docents are former employees of the Los Alamos Lab, very informative. While there you can tour the beautiful grounds/park in the area. This temporary location is withing the Museum area. All in downtown Los Alamos.

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Sierra Vista, Arizona
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57 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

Even though this museum is located in a temporary building, it is still worth visiting as everything associated with the Manhattan Project is intriguing

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

We visited Los Alamos, New Mexico to see one of the sites of the newly created Manhattan Project National Historic Park. There are 3 sites in all with the other 2 located in Hanford, WA and Oak Ridge, TN. If you have a national parks passport book the parks have a 3 part cancellation stamp where you get one piece... More 

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Red Bank, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

Well worth a visit. The museum has two very educational films which I recommend that you view before touring the museum. The exhibits are well done and some are hands on.The individuals who worked there are listed on the walls with photos and a short biography. The museum is free.

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Greater Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 463 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

The indoor exhibition is in temporry premises across the road but some of the old houses behind Fuler Lodge are well worth viewing..They include the Romero Cabin and the Ranch School Power House.

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Seattle, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

We have been years ago and it was a wonderful experience. Was so disappointed to take friends and learn there really is no museum. Their website doesn't mention renovation. It is a temp location that is 1/10th of the original size. There are really no exhibits; only a short film and a couple boards. So many stories untold. At minimum... More 

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United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

This National Park historical museum is in a temporary location (teen center) while the previous building is being renovated. It is essentially a gift shop, 20 min film and historic photos. This park is part of the Manhattan Project National historic park which includes sites in WA (Hanford site) and TN (Oakridge site) all involved with making the atomic bomb.... More 

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Lake Charles, Louisiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

The temporary location is doing a good job - with the space allocated / displays were informative - staff was attentive - and helpful - Worth a visit when in the area

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Nacogdoches, Texas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

This is probably a great little museum, and it was at the top of my list for Los Alamos because I'm more interested in the culture of The Hill than the science (which is covered exceptionally well at The Bradbury Museum nearby). However, after a twisty, detour laden drive to the vicinity of the Historical Museum, we finally parked &... More 

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