Los Alamos: Places to Go

You will find many opportunities in Los Alamos to explore the history of the Manhattan Project and World War II. Los Alamos is designated as an American World War II Heritage City to honor the contributions of the communities and citizens who stepped into the workforce to support America's war effort during World War II.

The park visitor center, museums, World War II-era gathering places, pre-Manhattan Project structures and other sites share a multitude of stories that bring the history of the Manhattan Project to life. These places tell the story of a secret city and its role in the design, testing, and construction of the world’s first atomic weapons.

Click on the categories below to explore your options 

Explore Your Options

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    Visitor Centers

    Explore our Manhattan Project Visitor Center in Los Alamos.

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    Guided Tours Only

    Learn about historic Manhattan Project facilities on the US Department of Energy’s Los Alamos site.

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    Explore Local Museums

    Visit a local museum to learn more about the people, places, and stories of the Manhattan Project.

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    Community Sites

    Explore historic Manhattan Project gathering places throughout Los Alamos.

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    Pre-Manhattan Project Sites

    Discover the places that existed long before the development of “Project Y” at Los Alamos.

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    Overlooks & Quick Stops

    Take a moment to enjoy the vast vistas of the Pajarito Plateau from Los Alamos.

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    View All Places

    View all the places of Los Alamos.

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    Places by Themes

    Explore the places of Los Alamos through themes like displacement and what life was like in the Secret City.

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    Use a map to explore the places of Los Alamos.


Last updated: November 24, 2023

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Manhattan Project National Historical Park
c/o NPS Intermountain Regional Office
P.O. Box 25287

Denver, CO 80225-0287


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