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Nevada National Security Site

755 E Flamingo Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89119-7363
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One of the best (and most interesting) FREE attractions in Vegas

The NNSS (or Nevada Test Site, colloquially) is normally closed to the public...but they give a... read more

Reviewed October 11, 2017
918SarahJane
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Las Vegas, Nevada
Very interesting and detailed, but long

I wanted to take this tour both out of an interest in the history and importance of the site, and... read more

Reviewed October 3, 2017
Jeff F
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755 E Flamingo Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89119-7363

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Reviewed October 11, 2017

The NNSS (or Nevada Test Site, colloquially) is normally closed to the public...but they give a FREE tour once a month, to those interested in nuclear power and secret military stuff. The tour is only available to U.S. Citizens (I think), and gets booked up...More

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Reviewed October 3, 2017

I wanted to take this tour both out of an interest in the history and importance of the site, and after living in Nevada for years driving past it, but never able to go in. The tour takes about 8 hours, so it requires a...More

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Reviewed July 20, 2017 via mobile

It takes quite a bit of work to get a seat on the once-a-month bus, but the effort is well worth it. This is still a high security site, so access is limited and you are confined to the bus for much of the tour....More

Thank James W
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Reviewed May 24, 2017

This was such a great experience. You may have to wait a while to get on a tour but it is well worth the wait. Very informative and eye opening.

1  Thank Carol P
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Reviewed April 27, 2017

I'd heard about the tours at the Nevada National Security Site (NNSS), formerly known as the Nevada Test Site and had wanted to see if for some time. They book one tour a month and they fill up pretty quickly after the dates are announced...More

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Reviewed May 28, 2016

Took this tour without knowing exactly what to expect. Enjoyed it very much, it should appeal to history buffs or geeks equally!

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Reviewed December 24, 2015

You need to apply for this tour in advance, as much as a year. Once you get approved it's a really neat all day adventure. You will leave the Museum on Flamingo and take a Bus out to Mercury, you can't bring any cameras, phones,...More

1  Thank Raymond L
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Reviewed November 26, 2015

This is an all day trip, starting at 7:30 am from the Atomic Testing Museum, and pre-registration is a must. Fascinating tour of the place where starting in the 50's the US tested and developed it's nuclear capability, both for military and civilian purposes. Although...More

Thank James W
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Reviewed June 29, 2015

This is a monthly field trip from Vegas to the forlorn desert where the USA tested nuclear weapons from 1951 to the 1990s. You must preregister starting in the fall and the annual quota fills up by early in the year. The forms are at...More

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Reviewed December 20, 2014

Kevin Kinter was our excellent and knowledgeable tour guide We left the Atomic Testing Museum at 8 am via bus and returned from Mercury at 4:10 pm. Such an interesting tour with lots of visual sights. I would recommend this to anyone but it takes...More

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Response from Raymond L | Reviewed this property |
Trips book up easily a year in advance. There is no food, water, snacks so you must bring your own with you. Apply on the site for the atomic energy museum, I think there is a link.
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