National Atomic Testing Museum

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Another museum I heartily recommend. My wife and I are both “atom brats”–we grew up in Vegas in the heyday of the nuclear testing. My dad worked for the prime contractor at the Nevada Test Site, while hers worked for what was then the AEC–Atomic Energy Commission (now subsumed into the Dept. of Energy). We took my dad to this museum for his 85th birthday a few years back, and he really enjoyed it. He knew a few of the docents from Back in the Day! He was flabbergasted, however, at the amount of formerly “black” (i.e., top secret) information that is now the subject of public museum exhibits!

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