National Atomic Museum

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National Atomic Museum

Location: Albuquerque, New Mexico

What’s on Display: Serves as America’s premier museum of nuclear history and science, and as the official museum for the Los Alamos project.

Atom matter of fact: The Up n’Atom gift shop no longer sells decommissioned nose cones, but they do sell TEST SHOT! shot glasses ($5.95) and “Get a Half Life” Einstein coffee mugs ($4.95).

Quote: “They get a lot of Japanese tourists in there and some of them protested because the gift shop was selling Fat Man and Little Boy earrings. They don’t sell those anymore.” –Frank Szasz

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