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National Atomic Testing Museum

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A wild-haired Albert Einstein doll can be yours at the gift shop.

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.

Photography by Jeffrey Goldsmith


This article was first published in September 2007 and updated February 2018. Some facts may have aged gracelessly. Please call ahead to verify information.