Atomic Testing Museum, Las Vegas, Nevada
Las Vegas , Nevada
Tel: 702 794 5161
Concierge.com's insider take:
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. Focusing on the Nevada Test Site, the museum reveals how the activity was originally kept hidden, and gives guests a simulation in their Ground Zero Theater of what it was like to observe an above-ground nuclear test—complete with trembling benches and air swooshes (but no radiation, happily). Cheesy in a grade-school field trip way, but a nice reminder that there's more to Nevada than neon and poker chips.
Open Mondays through Saturdays 9 am to 5 pm, Sundays 1 to 5 pm.