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Trinity Site

Albuquerque, NM
+1 505-319-6448
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Extremely cool, get there early

We lined up at the gate at 7:30, only had about 30 cars in front of us, got on the first bus out to... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Austin, TX
"Not Worth the Grief”

The US Army opens Trinity Site the first Saturday of April and October. It is nowhere near... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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The exact spot where the first atomic bomb was detonated.
  • Excellent58%
  • Very good29%
  • Average11%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“missile range” (14 reviews)
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Albuquerque, NM
+1 505-319-6448

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Reviewed 6 days ago

We lined up at the gate at 7:30, only had about 30 cars in front of us, got on the first bus out to the assembly site at the McDonald farm, hung out in the blast area without fighting a crowd. When the caravan from...More

Thank TravelingProfessor
Reviewed 1 week ago

The US Army opens Trinity Site the first Saturday of April and October. It is nowhere near Albuquerque. It is south down I-25 near San Antonio, NM. We chose to join the caravan that leaves from Tularosa High School, obviously in Tularosa, NM. Our recommendation...More

Thank travelertoo2
Reviewed 1 week ago

The genuine Trinity Site is located at White Sands National Monument. Look it up. When we visited, there were more foreign visitors there than Americans. What does that say? It is an international attraction. While White Sands is open year-round, basically, the Trinity Site itself...More

Thank MoroPles
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is worth visiting just because of its historical significance. But, if you expect a nice visitor center with interactive displays, you will be disappointed. There is the Ground Zero monument and the McDonald Ranch and that's pretty much it. It's a long drive -...More

Thank 853Tom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This site is only open twice a year, for one day, to visitors. It is a National Park so bring your park passport to get your stamp. Very moving and visiaully awesome home of ground zero, the birthplace of the first atomic detonation. Beautiful easy...More

Thank lessismore76
Reviewed 13 September 2017

I've always been interested in going here, and finally got the chance. The opportunity only occurs twice a year, and the drive from Albuquerque is not bad. Once you get to the entrance, there is quite the wait, but it's definitely educational and amazing. The...More

Thank G_S_MommyNewMexico
Reviewed 5 July 2017

Trinity Site is between Socorro and Carrizozo NM - about a 3 hour drive. You would take I 25 south from Albuquerque and go through Socorro to San Antonio. The good news is, in San Antonio NM, you can get wonderful green chile burgers either...More

4  Thank Rita B
Reviewed 28 June 2017 via mobile

Although the Trinity Site is only open twice a year for a day, it's worth a visit. Docents tell the story of what took place here in 1945 and most of the original buildings are still standing so the public can get the feel for...More

1  Thank Beverly L
Reviewed 24 June 2017

We found out about the Trinity Nuclear Test Site from the Atlas Obscura website. Check this website out sometime for places that are off the beaten path that may be near your home. We also found out that Trinity is opened two days a year--the...More

2  Thank patty49er
Reviewed 18 June 2017

The bomb was so hot that it turned the sand into green glass near ground zero--This is a must see place--The bomb saved many lives by ending the war quickly---

1  Thank James E
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26 September 2017|
Response from CJGinFL | Reviewed this property |
Can't give you a definitive answer but I think no for several reasons. First, you are just outside a military base. Second - it's a 2 lane road and no space.
10 September 2017|
Response from bLiselotte | Reviewed this property |
Hi I left the site about 10 am and arrived at white sands park about 230pm. I drove from the site on 380 and south on 54. Hope this helps.