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The National Atomic Testing Museum

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TripExpert Score based on reviews in 10 publications
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68

Atlas Obscura

Stepping away from the glitz of mobsters and casinos to learn about the other history of Vegas.  Full review →

14

Concierge

The Atomic Testing Museum, a few minutes east of the Strip, aims to educate about the once-secret history of atomic activity in the region.

8

Condé Nast Traveler Tick Editor's Pick

The Atomic Testing Museum, a few minutes east of the Strip, aims to educate about the once-secret history of atomic activity in the region. Full review →

6

Fodor's

This museum commemorates southern Nevada's long and fascinating history of nuclear weapons research and testing with film footage and photographs of mushroom clouds. Full review →

1

Frommer's 34

This well-executed museum, library, and gallery space (a Smithsonian affiliate) offers visitors a fascinating glance at the test site from ancient days through modern times. Full review →

2

Lonely Planet

Fascinating multimedia exhibits focus on science, technology and the social history of the 'Atomic Age' which lasted from WWII until atmospheric bomb testing was driven underground. Full review →

11

Michelin Guide 54

This well-curated museum, designed with assistance from the Smithsonian Institution, recounts the history of atomic testing in the US. Full review →

61

The Telegraph

In the Fabulous Fifties, Las Vegas casino tourists watched as atomic bombs exploded on the desert horizon Full review →

12

Travel + Leisure

A serious look at the history of the Nevada test site, along with an exhaustive collection of memorabilia from the era when atomic testing was an aboveground spectator sport in Las Vegas. Full review →

59

Where

Photography and exhibits of post-Cold War era weaponry Full review →

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