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Experimental Breeder Reactor No. 1 (EBR-I) Atomic Museum

Arco, ID
+1 208-526-0050
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History comes alive!

After viewing the total solar eclipse, three of us, along with my friend whose father worked at... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Berkeley, California
A Real Find!

The Ranger Station in Ketchum told us about EBR-1. It was so exciting to see how it all began... read more

Reviewed 14 November 2017
New York
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Arco, ID
Arco, ID
+1 208-526-0050
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After viewing the total solar eclipse, three of us, along with my friend whose father worked at this breeder reactor when it was functional, decided to visit. There were a lot of visitors that day but the place was well-staffed so all questions could be...More

Thank WestCoastCalGal
Reviewed 14 November 2017

The Ranger Station in Ketchum told us about EBR-1. It was so exciting to see how it all began. There were many engineers serving as docents while we were there, so we learning how it all worked. We were lucky enough to meet a man...More

1  Thank Lin430
Reviewed 5 November 2017

Visited after the tour had closed for the summer. However, there are some outside exhibits to look at as well. Can't imagine that someone thought about putting a reactor in a bomber (what would people say today). Would have been nice to see the whole...More

Thank dbinhou7511
Reviewed 2 October 2017

What an experience...in the middle of desolate southern Idaho! My husband was in geek heaven, (having studied nuclear physics in college), and I learned so much, as we toured and wandered around this amazing facility. Idaho has the BEST roadside signs, at rest stops, and...More

2  Thank morrikb
Reviewed 29 September 2017

I found this museum for my husband, a science geek, on our way home from the total solar eclipse. I thought I was just tag along for the heck of it. I'm so glad I did! We just caught the beginning of the walking tour...More

Thank Valerie R
Reviewed 21 September 2017

ABSOLUTELY WORTH IT Let me preface by saying that I am NOT a science geek, just a person who likes new experiences. My friends and I were returning from a fishing trip in Sun Valley, and decided to go across the Craters of the moon...More

1  Thank Brent W
Reviewed 17 September 2017

The first breeder reactor in the US. How can you not stop. They have made this into an interesting museum and our son (and me) found it very interesting. But you need to enjoy the science of it all and the history.

Thank Tim B
Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

We saw the signs for this on our way to Craters of the Moon. So glad we stopped. We opted for the tour instead of doing self-guided and I'm glad we did. Our guide was Caitlyn who was extremely knowledgeable about the history of this...More

Thank KariRari
Reviewed 3 September 2017

We spotted this on our way to the Craters of the Moon National Monument and stopped on our way back to Idaho Falls. We were very glad we did! This is the former Experimental Breeder Reactor facility and we took a very good, free, guided...More

Thank jacqueet
Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

An early reactor for military use. Now open for tours in the summers. Tours are started when there are some people waiting. Tours are very worth the 5 minute wait we had. Guide tour is definitely good. We spent almost 2 hrs there, but we...More

Thank Jon W
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katy a
15 May 2016|
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Response from TumbleweedandCactus | Reviewed this property |
Yes, should be open Sunday but only open Memorial Day to Labor Day. Well worth a stop.