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National Atomic Testing Museum
Type: History Museums, Museums
One of the top science and technology museums in the United States, the National Atomic Testing Museum tells the story of atomic weapons testing in the U.S., which began in the 1950s and lasted until... Read More
One of the top science and technology museums in the United States, the National Atomic Testing Museum tells the story of atomic weapons testing in the U.S., which began in the 1950s and lasted until 1992, when the last test was conducted. Visitors can experience a simulated atomic test in the Ground Zero Theater; watch an original Disney cartoon from the 1950s explaining atomic energy; and see the actual drill bits used in creating the mammoth tunnels used in underground detonations. Visitors can even have their picture taken with Miss Atomic Bomb. The museum's displays take visitors on a journey from the early days of atomic testing through the Cold War with a focus on the Nevada Test Site, where above-ground and underground tests were performed.
755 E. Flamingo Road
Las Vegas, NV 89119
- Thu-Tue 9:30am-3:30pm
- Adult (18-62) $22; Senior (62+) $18; Student $18; Military $18; Child (7-14) $16; Child (6 and under) Free
- Museums: "Visitors can see a piece of the Berlin Wall, which represents the end of the Cold War, as well as two pieces from the World Trade Center."
- Best for Museums Because: The National Atomic Testing Museum details the unique history of atomic testing and the Nevada Test Site.
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