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Hanford Nuclear Reservation

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Address: 2000 Logston Blvd, Richland, WA 99354-5300
Phone Number: +1 509-376-7411
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Amazing piece of history

This half day tour is free to the public. The guides are ex-employees of the Hanford area and very knowledgeable. I have read 3 books about the Manhattan Project and the role... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Richland, Washington
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Richland, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This half day tour is free to the public. The guides are ex-employees of the Hanford area and very knowledgeable. I have read 3 books about the Manhattan Project and the role played at Hanford. But to be at the plant, in the control room, sit in front of the reactor core, and walk through the building was memorable to... More 

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Richland, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I went to the Hanford B Reactor as a part of a conference focused on the social impact of technology. Boy, what an impact! The tour was good and informative; I learned a ton. It was also an incredibly sobering experience to stand in front of the reactor and contemplate all that happened as a result of this device. Morbidly,... More 

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Richland, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

Visiting the B Reactor, which recently became part of the National Park System, is an experience that everyone who has the opportunity to take should. The history of it's completion is fascinating and gives those touring an appreciation for the Manhattan Project and the many that were part of it from scientists to welders. From an important scientific advance, humanity... More 

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Rehoboth Beach, Delaware
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

There is no other tour in the world like this one. The reactor and the reservation tours, though totally different, are both most interesting. Don't avoid these tours out of fear of contamination exposure. There is no risk. The quality of both tours depends almost entirely on the docents. Those we had lived and worked at the facility in the... More 

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Pullman, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

Reservation is very easy to make online. Remember to bring snacks because it is a long tour. We had the 10:30am tour. First we saw a video on the background/history of the site at the visitor center, then we took a 35 min bus tour to reactor b. At reactor b, there is a short talk in front of reactor... More 

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Hazlet
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

Firstly, Logston Blvd. is a small road just off the highway as you enter Richland from the west. It is not all that well marked, so pay attention to small signs on the left past the water tower. No matter whether you are young or "on in years", the Hanford tour of Reactor "B" is excellent. Initial presentations are concise... More 

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Riverside, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

Register online, ahead of time, for a tour of the original nuclear reactor that produced the Plutonium that went into the Nagasaki Atom Bomb. Visitors are taken on a 45 minute motor coach ride from Richland into the Hanford Reserve and to the actual "B" Reactor. The facility is pretty much the same as when it was built in 1943... More 

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Richland, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

This tour was simply amazing. Much of the equipment and tools are still in place. The guides were very knowledgeable and answered our questions with ease. I would highly recommend this tour and will most likely go again.

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richland, wa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

We took the Pre-Manhattan Project bus tour of the towns of Hanford and White Bluffs and surrounding areas. This was fabulous! We had terrific guides, who gave us wonderful information, especially as we were travelling on the small bus. They guided us through the towns which were forced to evacuate in 1943 on very short notice. They showed us where... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

Considering the technical condition in 1940s, the constructing time used and its 20+ years running time, B reactor is really amazing in human scientific history. I got up at 5am and drove hours to catch its 10:30am tour but I feel it is really worthy. Excellent tour organization. Knowledgeable and friendly guide. Strongly recommended. Here are tips for the tour:... More 

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