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Trinity Site

Albuquerque, NM
+1 505-319-6448
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Amazing place suffused with history

It is incredible to be able to safely walk where the first atomic bomb was detonated. There are... read more

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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open 2x a year history was made here everyone should come on one of the open days. and reflect on... read more

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Melrose, New Mexico
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The exact spot where the first atomic bomb was detonated.
  • Excellent58%
  • Very good28%
  • Average12%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Albuquerque, NM
+1 505-319-6448

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Reviewed 1 week ago

It is incredible to be able to safely walk where the first atomic bomb was detonated. There are display cases and markers to identify the important sites. And there is an oryx crossing sign on the road to the Trinity site. I highly recommend this...More

Thank JBA575
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

open 2x a year history was made here everyone should come on one of the open days. and reflect on the histor

Thank biker4thelord
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A fact I did not know! But thanks to the very helpful and informative people from Los Alamos who spent their day at the Trinity site I do now. There were 2 atomic bomb designs in 1945, both of which had enough refined material to...More

Thank Kevin P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've been dreaming of visiting this place for 30 years. It's why I asked my friends to make a pilgrimage to New Mexico with me. It is central to the mythology of American Big Science and the role of physics and physicists in modern society....More

1  Thank mccambjd
Reviewed 14 October 2017

We lined up at the gate at 7:30, only had about 30 cars in front of us, got on the first bus out to the assembly site at the McDonald farm, hung out in the blast area without fighting a crowd. When the caravan from...More

Thank TravelingProfessor
Reviewed 13 October 2017

The US Army opens Trinity Site the first Saturday of April and October. It is nowhere near Albuquerque. It is south down I-25 near San Antonio, NM. We chose to join the caravan that leaves from Tularosa High School, obviously in Tularosa, NM. Our recommendation...More

Thank travelertoo2
Reviewed 11 October 2017

The genuine Trinity Site is located at White Sands National Monument. Look it up. When we visited, there were more foreign visitors there than Americans. What does that say? It is an international attraction. While White Sands is open year-round, basically, the Trinity Site itself...More

Thank MoroPles
Reviewed 8 October 2017

This is worth visiting just because of its historical significance. But, if you expect a nice visitor center with interactive displays, you will be disappointed. There is the Ground Zero monument and the McDonald Ranch and that's pretty much it. It's a long drive -...More

Thank 853Tom
Reviewed 4 October 2017

This site is only open twice a year, for one day, to visitors. It is a National Park so bring your park passport to get your stamp. Very moving and visiaully awesome home of ground zero, the birthplace of the first atomic detonation. Beautiful easy...More

Thank lessismore76
Reviewed 13 September 2017

I've always been interested in going here, and finally got the chance. The opportunity only occurs twice a year, and the drive from Albuquerque is not bad. Once you get to the entrance, there is quite the wait, but it's definitely educational and amazing. The...More

Thank G_S_MommyNewMexico
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8 October 2017|
Response from patty49er | Reviewed this property |
Expect to use the bathroom in a porta potty. There won't be food trucks, so bring your own food and water if you want to picnic, although there aren't many picnic tables. There were a few outdoor exhibits, a place to buy... More
26 September 2017|
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Response from patty49er | Reviewed this property |
I don't think you can. The place was crawling with military people.
10 September 2017|
Response from bLiselotte | Reviewed this property |
Hi I left the site about 10 am and arrived at white sands park about 230pm. I drove from the site on 380 and south on 54. Hope this helps.