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12 nuclear tourism destinations

By: Laura Moss on Jan. 9, 2012, 9:24 a.m.
Trinity Atomic Bomb site

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Trinity Atomic Bomb site

The first atomic bomb was tested at the Trinity Site in New Mexico on July 16, 1945, and visitors can see Ground Zero where the bomb was placed on a 100-foot steel tower before detonation. Tours of the site also include the McDonald house where the world's first plutonium bomb core was assembled, as well as historical photographs and a replica of the casing used on Fat Man, the bomb that was detonated over Nagasaki, Japan.