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The National Atomic Testing Museum

755 E Flamingo Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89119-7363
+1 702-794-5151
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This museum is devoted to the Nevada Test Site.
  • Excellent43%
  • Very good40%
  • Average14%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“area section” (29 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
755 E Flamingo Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89119-7363
+1 702-794-5151
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

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.

Thank Ann S
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We visited the National Atomic Museum because it was included with the Vegas pass. It was interesting but I don't think we would pay full price to visit this museum. I think we were both glad we stopped. It was a good way to stay...More

Thank Veronica N
Reviewed 4 days ago

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.

Thank Rtaylor39401
Reviewed 6 days ago

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

Thank Linda L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited while in Vegas. Fascinating history of nuclear testing. Many exhibits and a few short films. Good job on presentation of both sides of the controversy of above ground testing and background information about the Cold War era

Thank Martha W
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank girlyguide
Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

Thank columbiaangel
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank fly121
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

1  Thank wblu
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank Jessica E
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Brenda S
For anyone that has done the once a month Nevada Test Site / National Security Site Tour (that requires scheduling way in advance), at the end of the tour did you have time to visit the museum? Or will we need to do that on another day? Thanks in advance!
15 April 2017|
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Response from jdglek | Reviewed this property |
The two are in very different locations and the Site Tour is first thing in the morning to late with a chartered bus. The hours for the museum is limited. Will have to be on different days.
Is there free on site parking for the museum?
1 April 2017|
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Response from pnati0n | Reviewed this property |
I see others already answered, but yes there is a nice on-site lot with free parking. Enjoy.
We'll be staying at Harrahs. I know the tour bus makes a stop here but does the regular bus come close to it?
29 January 2017|
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Response from maisoui_27 | Reviewed this property |
Not sure. I had a car.