Albert Einstein looms large in the history of the atomic bomb—and five inches tall in the gift shop of the National Atomic Testing Museum in Las Vegas ($22). Visitors glimpse the gray-maned physicist in a welcome video, then experience a seat-shaking simulation of a test-site blast 65 miles away. Inter-active exhibits offer pro and con views of nuclear weapons. Einstein, a conflicted pacifist, would likely have approved. (702) 794-5151, nationalatomictestingmuseum.org.
Photography by Jeffrey Goldsmith
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