This is an educational and fascinating look into Las Vegas's past. There are many interactive displays and it only takes a couple of hours to visit. It is about an $8 Uber ride from the strip during peak pricing.
About The National Atomic Testing Museum
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Don't miss this quiet unique Smithsonian Museum in Las Vegas. It greatly explains USA's atomic weapon development and why. Helped me understand the mindset of my parents during the 60's.
Interesting on several levels - scientific, cultural, political, environmental, and historical. Museum is an affiliate of the Smithsonian. Lots of information that wasn't publicly available at the time. Lots of short films. Focuses on the Nevada Test Site but info is relevant globally. Of course...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 century US history (I'm from the UK). I wouldn't...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.
The museum is new and nice but really not very interesting. There are some exhibits on the las vegas area tests and a couple films to watch. Visit was about 1.5 hours to see everything. The Neon Boneyard and The Mob Museum are better choices...More
Stopped in while we were in the area and it is a interesting place. Way tom many poster mounted info boards to read rather than artifacts to see and understand. Couple of movies but run to long. It is just OK for some Nevada history...More
I learned so much about the development, use, and testing of atomic weapons in Nevada and the United States. There were a number of interactive exhibits, including a lot of artifacts related to the testing process. This would be great for older elementary age children...More