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Hanford Nuclear Reservation

2000 Logston Blvd, Richland, WA 99354-5300
+1 509-376-7411
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Pre-war Historic Sites Tour Above Par

We took the whole family on this 4 hour tour emphasizing the Pre-war history of the Hanford Nuclear... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Emily S
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Fantastic Tour!

B Reactor is a decommissioned nuclear reactor part of The Manhattan Project National Historic Park... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
4oceanlovers
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Vancouver, Canada
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2000 Logston Blvd, Richland, WA 99354-5300
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We took the whole family on this 4 hour tour emphasizing the Pre-war history of the Hanford Nuclear Site. The docents were incredibly knowledgeable and chose interesting stories and points to share. They expounded upon the Native American tribes and American settlers who had lived...More

Thank Emily S
Reviewed 6 days ago

B Reactor is a decommissioned nuclear reactor part of The Manhattan Project National Historic Park. We toured with our boys ages twelve and nine in August. We booked the first tour in the morning leaving at 7:30 am so that we could also take in...More

Thank 4oceanlovers
Reviewed 1 week ago

First -- it's free, and that's always a winner. This is a four-hour tour lead by soon to be docents (once they are official NPS employees) who are former employees who ran the place. The history they cover every school child should hear. In the...More

Thank MarkStephenSouder
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

One of the best, maybe the best guided tour I've. been on. A part of our history that should not be missed. Lasting approximately 4 hours this tour takes you inside the reactor building that produced the plutonium for the first atomic bomb test and...More

Thank Art S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This tour is a really terrific combination of informative lectures, detailed views of the B reactor, and a bus ride through an area chosen partly for its desolation and isolation. The reactor building is open to the public partly because it is open to Russian...More

Thank John A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After a 45 minute bus ride across the barren landscape, you come to a piece of history that should not be missed. You will see the actual reactor that made the plutonium for the first nuclear explosion (Trinity Test) and for the bomb dropped on...More

Thank SeeTheWorld4Peace
Reviewed 20 August 2017

This is the place where nuclear was added to Bomb! The reactor was used to produce weapons grade plutonium for bombs. They have tours of the reactor!!!

Thank winetaster2014
Reviewed 16 July 2017

Wonderful tour here, after reading pasherry's review below mine I don't have much to add. We live near Oak Ridge's site, so it was very fascinating to see another piece of the Manhattan Project so far away. I will note that initially I wasn't entirely...More

1  Thank Kristen C
Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

The Hanford B Reactor site is one of three parts to the Manhattan Project NHP, the others being Los Alamos, NM and Oakridge, TN. One of the newest (2015) National parks, the Manhattan Project National Historical Park preserves an unprecedented,top secret program implemented during WWII...More

3  Thank pasherry
Reviewed 6 July 2017

We live near Los Alamos so of course this was a must-see place to visit. They have done a great job of explaining what went on here back during WW II and why it was necessary, and what is being done here today. This is...More

1  Thank medalguy
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Joyce S
25 July 2015|
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Response from annie56543 | Reviewed this property |
No- you have to register for the tour. Otherwise you need a security passto get on the site.
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Mary S
11 July 2015|
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Response from downunder09 | Reviewed this property |
You'll have to go to hanford.gov to register. First come, first served. Upcoming dates are July 28, 29, and 30; August 11, 12, 13, 25, 26, and 27. It's a hot ticket for good reason.
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Ed L
4 February 2015|
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Response from Graham L | Reviewed this property |
Tour dates for the 2015 season have not yet been announced. They are released on the Hanford web site, (just Google "Hanford Tours")and often fill up very quickly. Check that website frequently and jump on it when they are... More
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