Thursday, January 3, 2008

Visit to Atomic Testing Museum is a real blast

One of Las Vegas' newest attractions, The Atomic Testing Museum, portrays world history through varied representations of the story of the Nevada Test Site and its programs. The museum features many not seen before, first-person narratives, large iconic artifacts, environmental re-creations, theatrical devices, and interactive elements for personal exploration. It also presents multiple viewpoints expressed in multi-media presentations and stunning graphics.

Founded in 1998 to preserve the legacy of the Nevada Test Site, the museum's parent organization, Nevada Test Site Historical Foundation was founded with a mission to document and interpret the unique history associated with more than 50 years of nuclear weapons research and testing conducted at the Test Site.

The Atomic Testing Museum is located at 755 East Flamingo Rd. in Las Vegas, Nevada. The museum is only minutes from the Las Vegas strip, located just East of Paradise Road. Hours are Monday-Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m. Admission is $12 for adults, and less for seniors, military and children. For more information call (702) 794-5161.

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