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Trinity Site

Albuquerque, NM
+1 505-319-6448
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this is a huge part of history. it is NOT an exciting place to visit. it is a very long drive... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Sue H
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United States
Must do once!

Open to the public once or twice a year, take a day and do it. Plan the drive carefully as there’s... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
TVenturi
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Albuquerque, NM
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The exact spot where the first atomic bomb was detonated.
  • Excellent59%
  • Very good28%
  • Average11%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“missile range” (14 reviews)
“the white sands” (16 reviews)
“stallion gate” (17 reviews)
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Albuquerque, NM

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Reviewed 6 days ago

this is a huge part of history. it is NOT an exciting place to visit. it is a very long drive from a meeting point in a caravan. driving into the military base being lead by and followed by military cars. there is very little...More

Thank Sue H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Open to the public once or twice a year, take a day and do it. Plan the drive carefully as there’s no gas stations on the restricted area. Plenty of parking once you’re there, and see an important place I need history. It doesn’t take...More

Thank TVenturi
Reviewed 4 weeks 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 8 November 2017

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 26 October 2017 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 26 October 2017

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 15 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 12 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
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susun2526
8 October 2017|
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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
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kselles
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.
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Zak1100
10 September 2017|
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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.
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