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Around Los Alamos

Outside the museum, explore the historic town, natural wonders of the high desert and abundant Native American and Spanish cultural jewels.

Take the historic walking tour from ancestral puebloan dwellings to a homesteader’s cabin to the very spot where the first atomic bomb components were assembled.

For high-altitude history and fun, discover Los Alamos!

Rio Grande Overlook

View of Rio Grande from the White Rock Overlook

The Bradbury Science Museum isn’t the only Los Alamos attraction:

In the downtown area, visit small specialty shops or enjoy a meal in the local restaurants.

Come experience the history of the town at the Los Alamos Historical Museum.

Take the historic walking tour from ancestral puebloan dwellings to a homesteader’s cabin to the very spot where the first atomic bomb components were assembled.

Don’t want to walk? Book a van tour of the Atomic City.

Explore the natural history of Los Alamos (rocks, fossils, plants, birds, reptiles, amphibians, and more) with a visit to the Pajarito Environmental Education Center. Get closer to nature and hike the trails into the canyons flanking the downtown area that provide scenic jogging, walking, and biking; or just outside of town visit the Pajarito Ski Hill, Overlook Park in White Rock, or the Tsankawi Ruins. Los Alamos is also a destination for athletes seeking a high-altitude sporting experience.

Explore the ancestral puebloan dwellings at Bandelier National Monument or Santa Clara Pueblo's Puye Cliffs.

Take a tour of the Valles Caldera National Preserve, situated inside a collapsed volcanic crater in the Jemez Mountains, or make reservations there for a range of backcountry activities from hiking and cross-country skiing to fishing and hunting.

Los Alamos Bucket List: 100 things to do around Los Alamos (pdf)