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Experimental Breeder Reactor No. 1 (EBR-I) Atomic Museum

Arco, ID
+1 208-526-0050
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Fun with Nuclear Power!

You are missing out if you take the self-guided tour. Nicholas was our guide today and he made... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
via mobile
Fun to see

This was very interesting to me and my wife came away saying she now understands much more about... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
via mobile
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

You are missing out if you take the self-guided tour. Nicholas was our guide today and he made nuclear fusion funny, but very educational. He is truly a gem and a wealth of knowledge. He kept the entire group enthralled from young to old.

Thank Karol_9
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This was very interesting to me and my wife came away saying she now understands much more about nuclear power then before. It was amazing to see what the actual fuel rods that powered the reactor looked like, they are very small. We were lucky...More

Thank BernieandJune
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A museum right in the middle of nowhere. We decided to get out of the heat and see what was in this museum. Very well explained exhibits and even a guided tour.

Thank Betty E
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were not sure what to expect, we arrived and a docent rattled something of so fast we could not understand, then we joined up with a tour that had already started ,we were not expecting much. But it was fantastic our guide was enthusiastic...More

Thank simpleyme
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I'm not sure why but I have this incredible interest in nuclear power, so for me this was just awesome. I stood on top of the core of this reactor! I'm now glowing (just kidding). Self guided tours or there is a gentlemen their who...More

Thank Debbie W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wow. I cannot believe they let you in almost everything in this place I sure hope I'm not going tonight. Very enlightening and educational and easy to understand most everything. Well worth the drive to see it

Thank johng88888
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was on my husband's wish list for our one month driving holiday in the USA and I went along thinking I would be completely bored. It is an incredibly interesting museum and well worth the visit. We were really lucky this awesome employee my...More

Thank Pava1
Reviewed 30 June 2017

Very cool place - you can go through almost the entire plant and get a really good idea about how it worked. There are also a couple of test beds for nuclear-powered aircraft engines (?!).

Thank tripmangler
Reviewed 30 June 2017

I took an unplanned turn off the main highway to give this a look. It was a free tour, and quite informative. A lot of history, but some science as well. I do think Science, engineering and Tech savvy people will enjoy it, but I...More

Thank EatRestRepeat
Reviewed 28 June 2017

I found the ERB-1 to be fascinating on several levels. You may see it as an interesting piece of our history and fun to look at the technology we used during that time. It is like stepping back in time and to imagine that this...More

Thank 2Vegans2wheels
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katy a
15 May 2016|
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Response from TumbleweedandCactus | Reviewed this property |
Yes, should be open Sunday but only open Memorial Day to Labor Day. Well worth a stop.