• National Atomic Testing Museum
    Photo courtesy of National Atomic Testing Museum
  • National Atomic Testing Museum
    Photo courtesy of National Atomic Testing Museum
  • National Atomic Testing Museum
    Photo courtesy of National Atomic Testing Museum
  • National Atomic Testing Museum
    Photo courtesy of National Atomic Testing Museum
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National Atomic Testing Museum

Type: History Museums, Museums



Map / Directions 10Best Says

One of the top science and technology museums in the United States, the National Atomic Testing Museum tells the story of atomic weapons testing during the 1950s. Associated with the Smithsonian, the...  Read More



Map / Directions Hours:

  • Mon-Sat: 10am-5pm
  • Sun: Noon-5pm

Map / Directions Admissions:

  • Adult (18-65) $12; Senior (65+) $9; Student $9; Military $9; Child (7-17) $9; Child (6 and under) Free

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  • Best Attractions & Activities: "Make sure to visit the Ground Zero Theater, which recreates the experience of witnessing an above-ground atomic blast. It's designed to give visitors an idea of what on-site observers would have seen and felt back in the 1950s."
  • Recommended as Best Attractions & Activities Because: The Atomic Testing Museum tells the unusual and fascinating story of the Nuclear Age and its role in the history of Las Vegas.

  • Museums: "Don't miss the one-ton 'I' beam girder from the Twin Towers at the World Trade Center and a portion of the Berlin Wall. The National Atomic Testing Museum is one of only a few places in the country to receive and display these iconic pieces."
  • Best for Museums Because: The National Atomic Testing Museum is the only National museum in the state of Nevada as legislated by Congress and President Obama.

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