Nevada's Nuclear Testing Sites and Tours

Information about Nevada's nuclear testing program, the nuclear testing area known as the Nevada Test Site, how you can tour that site, and information about the Atomic Testing Museum in Las Vegas, Nevada. Also includes information about historic nuclear weapons testing sites and museums in other parts of the United States.

Nevada National Security Site Article
Wikipedia article about the United States Department of Energy reservation located about 65 miles northwest of Las Vegas Nevada, in Nye County. Formerly known as the Nevada Test Site (NTS) Testing of nuclear weapons was conducted on this site between 1951 and 1992.

United States DOE Nevada Site Office
Official Web site of the former Nevada Test Site (NTS) office operated by the United States Department of Energy's National Nuclear Security Administration.

Atomic Testing Museum
Las Vegas museum affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution that preserves and displays information and exhibits describing and depicting the United States Nuclear Weapons Development and Testing Programs at the Nevada Test Site (NTS) from 1950 until 1992, and the effect of that program on U.S. Policy and Nevada's economy. Located at 755 East Flamingo Road in Las Vegas, Nevada. For more information about the museum call 702-794-5161.

Nevada Test Site Tours
How to arrange an all-day guided tour of the formerly nuclear test site in Nevada. Tours operate only once a quarter and they must be booked well in advance. The minimum age is 14 and participants under 18 must be accompanied by their parent or legal guardian. No cameras, video equipment, firearms, or binoculars are allowed on the tour and participants must bring their own lunch. U.S. citizens must show a valid driver's license or other acceptable photo identification and visitors from outside the U.S. must show a valid passport.

Other U.S. Nuclear Test Sites and Museums
Information about other U.S. museums and historic facilities in several different states that displaying and interpret the history of the Department and its scientific and technological missions. Includes information about

  • American Museum of Science and Energy (Oak Ridge, Tennessee)
  • Bradbury Science Museum (Los Alamos, New Mexico)
  • Columbia River Exhibition (Richland, Washington State)
  • National Atomic Museum (Albuquerque, New Mexico)
  • Experimental Breeder Reactor 1 Historic Site (Idaho)
  • X-10 Graphic Reactor Historic Site (Tennessee)
  • Hanford Site Tours (Richland Washington)
  • Oak Ridge Site Tour (Tennessee)
  • Trinity Site Open House Events (New Mexico)

    See also
    Other Attractions in Nevada
    Nevada for Visitors
    Arizona for Visitors


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