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Trinity Site

Albuquerque, NM
+1 505-319-6448
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This is the place.

If you’re expecting glitz, rides, and a carnival atmosphere, then go elsewhere. If you want to... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Hawaii_Haole
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Oregon
via mobile
A place that changed history

This spot is listed under Albuquerque but is actually reached from Socorro or Tularosa. From... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Steven P
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Pueblo, Colorado
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The exact spot where the first atomic bomb was detonated.
  • Excellent59%
  • Very good28%
  • Average11%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“the white sands” (16 reviews)
“stallion gate” (18 reviews)
“missile range” (14 reviews)
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Albuquerque, NM
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+1 505-319-6448
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"the white sands"
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"stallion gate"
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"missile range"
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"ranch house"
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"open to the public"
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"atomic bomb"
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"open house"
in 11 reviews
"ground zero"
in 7 reviews
"porta potties"
in 9 reviews
"test site"
in 6 reviews
"fenced area"
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"photo id"
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"actual site"
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"owl cafe"
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"fat man"
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"driver's license"
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

If you’re expecting glitz, rides, and a carnival atmosphere, then go elsewhere. If you want to step back in time to the single most monumental event in history, this is the place. No other event in the human experience changed the world as did this...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This spot is listed under Albuquerque but is actually reached from Socorro or Tularosa. From Socorro, you can self-drive in through Stallion Gate on the north side of White Sands Missile Range while driving in from Tularosa involves joining a convoy and driving in as...More

Thank Steven P
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We found it difficult to get details for our visit to this site which is only open twice a year. As a result we didn't know about the bus to the McDonald Ranch. We joined the caravan from Alamogordo, arriving at 6:30 because we were...More

Thank ggold113
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I didn't do as much research as I should have. We got to the road leading to Stallion Gate at 9:15 am which must have been peak time, because the line of cars was exactly one mile long by that point. As organized as security...More

Thank craigf693
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There's really not much left of this site - mainly because the atom bomb was detonated here. The platform that remains is barely a stub in the ground. Just standing there, you have to wonder what they were thinking. Unreal.

Thank Kmessmer53
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Reviewed 30 January 2018

This site is open to the public two times a year. It is south of Albuquerque just east of Soccoro, New Mexico. A very popular place when it is open to the public. Go early. You can actually walk right up to the spot where...More

2  Thank Thomas B
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Reviewed 3 January 2018

We actually stumbled upon the Trinity Site on a road trip as we were making our way East from San Antonio - just so happens we drove by on one of the 2 days it is open to the public annually! What a neat experience....More

3  Thank Chelsey B
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Reviewed 3 January 2018

A group of us visited the site during one of the only two times a year it is open to the public. We took along a survivor of the Hiroshima bomb who was the only survivor in his school, and family. Very moving experience.

2  Thank CrystallinePhoenix
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Reviewed 1 January 2018

The sign and location of the Trinity Site is several hours south of Albuquerque on the way to Alamogordo, New Mexico. The attraction is the historic nature of the place. Twice a year one can visit, but otherwise it is a drive-by location.

1  Thank jbwhitehouse
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Reviewed 8 December 2017

this is a huge part of history. it is NOT an exciting place to visit. it is a very long drive from a meeting point in a caravan. driving into the military base being lead by and followed by military cars. there is very little...More

1  Thank Sue H
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selina186
15 March 2018|
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Response from Jim R |
ABQ is a relatively major airport. Super easy drive from there.
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Lauren84572
4 January 2018|
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Response from Manny S |
Just bring your UK passport. No issues. Quote from US militar site (wsmr.army.mil) - Foreign passport with a temporary (I-551) stamp or temporary (I-551) printed notation on a machine readable immigrant visa
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susun2526
8 October 2017|
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Response from patty49er | Reviewed this property |
Expect to use the bathroom in a porta potty. There won't be food trucks, so bring your own food and water if you want to picnic, although there aren't many picnic tables. There were a few outdoor exhibits, a place to buy... More
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