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Still glowing from Trinity Site

The wife and I ventured to the Trinity Site on the White Sands Missile Base. This is the actual... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Gary J
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Gilbert, Arizona
Great piece of history and just plain cool to visit

Wow! How cool is that we can actually see this place. Hard to believe it’s 70+ years. Definitely a... read more

Reviewed 29 July 2018
TravelinSuz
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AZ
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The wife and I ventured to the Trinity Site on the White Sands Missile Base. This is the actual place where the first atom bomb was dropped and exploded. This area is only open to the public twice a year for one day. It felt...More

1  Thank Gary J
Reviewed 29 July 2018

Wow! How cool is that we can actually see this place. Hard to believe it’s 70+ years. Definitely a unique experience, very cool videos n gifts. Note this is only available in April and October.

2  Thank TravelinSuz
Reviewed 19 June 2018

Being on White Sands Missile Range, Trinity Site is open just twice a year and involves a bit of a drive to get to. There really isn't that much to see at the site itself, except for the commemorative obelisk, the shot tower footings, and...More

4  Thank richardsJ1886ZO
Reviewed 28 May 2018

Twice a year you have an opportunity to visit the site. The remoteness of the site is somber and profound linking the creation of Los Alamos and the end of the Pacific War in a few short years.

Thank Martha D
Reviewed 25 May 2018

We just happened to be driving by and saw the sign. Other than that, there isn't anything there. Don't make a special trip.

Thank linbill2015
Reviewed 18 May 2018

Its not easy to get to Trinity Site. Its only open twice a year (google for the dates), and its a long, dry, nothingless drive from Socorro, NM, area. You really have to want to go and see this to do it. When you get...More

6  Thank NM87109
Reviewed 26 April 2018

Since my father-in-law was stationed on the USS Indianapolis during WW2, my husband has always wanted to visit Trinity Site. It is open to the public only on 2 days of the year...1st Saturday in April & 1st Saturday in October, 8am-2pm. We arrived a...More

4  Thank Teresa G
Reviewed 16 April 2018 via mobile

If you’re expecting glitz, rides, and a carnival atmosphere, then go elsewhere. If you want to step back in time to the single most monumental event in history, this is the place. No other event in the human experience changed the world as did this...More

4  Thank Hawaii_Haole
Reviewed 14 April 2018

This spot is listed under Albuquerque but is actually reached from Socorro or Tularosa. From Socorro, you can self-drive in through Stallion Gate on the north side of White Sands Missile Range while driving in from Tularosa involves joining a convoy and driving in as...More

2  Thank StevenP3559
Reviewed 9 April 2018

We found it difficult to get details for our visit to this site which is only open twice a year. As a result we didn't know about the bus to the McDonald Ranch. We joined the caravan from Alamogordo, arriving at 6:30 because we were...More

1  Thank ggold113
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DougJ792
11 June 2018|
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Response from ggold113 | Reviewed this property |
The caravan entered the missile range on the east side and went to the trinit site. There wasn't anything special to see on the route it took and you didn't really get to stop anywhere. One thing I would recommend, once... More
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DaveFromChicago2017
7 June 2018|
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Response from ggold113 | Reviewed this property |
The site is open only the first Saturday of April and the first Saturday of October. It is worth making a special trip. There are other interesting places in the area, even if you can't see the trinity site.
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