Albuquerque, New Mexico: 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]
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...
Visitor Tips and News About National Museum of Nuclear Science and History
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
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]
The National Atomic Museum is temporarily located just west of Downtown Albuquerque, in an area commonly referred to as old town. It is less than a block from both the Albuquerque Museum and the Museum of National History. You can't miss the NAM. There is a 60-ft. high Redstone missile sitting in front of it. The new permanent home for the museum is being built at Balloon Fiesta park on the northern end of Albuquerque, right off of I-25.[William, 06/15/2004]
July 2004 - Tipster Bill Metz sent these two nice views of a Native American shepherd statue at an adjacent museum site, seeming to admire that Redstone missile....