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Destination guides > North America > USA > Southwest USA > New Mexico > Los Alamos

Los Alamos

Los Alamos is best known as the home of the top-secret Manhattan Project, which was the name of the World War II programme to develop the first atomic bomb. Many travellers use this town of 12,000 people, 55km northwest of Santa Fe, as a base to explore the surrounding countryside but most visitors come here out of curiosity for the town’s classified past.

Practical information

Los Alamos Meeting & Visitor Bureau

109 Central Park Square, Los Alamos, NM 87544
Tel 800 444 0707 or (505) 662 8105

Local transport

The Los Alamos Bus System provides public transport in Los Alamos County. The service only operates on weekdays and a single fare is $1.25.

Sightseeing, museums & tourist attractions

Bradbury Science Museum

The Bradbury Science Museum on the grounds of the Los Alamos National Laboratory has hands-on interactive exhibits about the nuclear bombs and shows short films about the Manhattan Project.

Corner 15th Street & Central Avenue, Los Alamos
Tel (505) 667 4444
Admission free
Open Mon 1pm-5pm, Tue-Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 1pm-5pm

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