Albuquerque, New Mexico: National Museum of Nuclear Science and History

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Address:
601 Eubank Blvd SE, Albuquerque, NM
Directions:
Southeast edge of the city. I-40 exit 165, then south about a mile on Southern Blvd SE. On the southwest corner of Eubank Blvd SE and Southern Blvd SE.
Hours:
Daily 9 am - 5 pm. (Call to verify)
Phone:
505-245-2137
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National Museum of Nuclear Science and History. National Museum of Nuclear Science and History
Formerly the National Atomic Museum. Replicas of the A-bombs dropped on Japan, and geiger counters and flash goggles for sale in a well-stocked gift shop. Roadsideamerica.com Report... [02/06/2011]
Albuquerque, New Mexico - Atomic Name Instantly Vaporized
National Museum of Nuclear Science and History: It's official: the National Atomic Museum has moved and changed its name to the National Museum of Nuclear Science and History. [04/08/2009] Complete Story...

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National Museum of Nuclear Science and History

This place was awesome! It's hot and during thunder storms they won't let you go out to view all the cool stuff outside. Worth a trip for the history buffs. They also have an atomic cannon. [Nicole, 07/09/2013]
Atomic Museum to Slough Off Radioactive Image

When the Sandia Atomic Museum opened at Kirtland Air Force Base in 1969, it displayed the most not-secret nuclear weaponry that the Cold War would allow, including an atomic torpedo. Its gift shop once sold civil defense manuals and atom bomb earrings.

... [02/24/2008] Complete News Story

National Atomic Museum - Redstone Missile

In a comment regarding the Redstone missile in Warren, New Hampshire, Roadside America said that it was not aware of any other town exhibiting a Redstone missile. While technically true, for the past few years a Redstone missile has sat outside the National Atomic Museum in downtown Albuquerque. It has garnered much opposition from the neighborhood surrounding the museum. Some residents feel that it is simply an eyesore, while others have difficulty with what they feel is a symbol of war and destruction displayed so prominently. Recently, one city council member proposed a local law requiring that museum exhibits be prohibited from being taller than the museum, which would have effectively done away with the missile, but the act failed. So the missile still stands.

[Michael Hess, 10/01/2005]

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