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Experimental Breeder Reactor No. 1 (EBR-I) Atomic Museum

Arco, ID
+1 208-526-0050
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Definitely take the guided tour rather than the self guided one. You will understand so much more... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Janice N
Weston, Wisconsin
Almost didn't stop, worth the stop. Only open memorial day thru labor day.

It is technical stuff, but I really enjoyed stopping. They don't have a lot of funding and some of... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Tim M
via mobile
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Reviewed yesterday

Definitely take the guided tour rather than the self guided one. You will understand so much more. Even then it was a lot of information to take in. Our guide was great though. It's free but definitely not a tour for children for children. Even...More

Thank Janice N
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

It is technical stuff, but I really enjoyed stopping. They don't have a lot of funding and some of the exhibits were broken, but it was still very interesting both from a historical and nuclear power point of view. I wouldn't drive a bunch out...More

Thank Tim M
Reviewed 4 days ago

We had seen EBR-1 on the map and saw signs for it but didn't know what to expect. So we pulled in a entered the building - Suddenly in was in the 1950's! The living room in front of us had furniture and magazines from...More

Thank MisterMike53
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You are missing out if you take the self-guided tour. Nicholas was our guide today and he made nuclear fusion funny, but very educational. He is truly a gem and a wealth of knowledge. He kept the entire group enthralled from young to old.

Thank Karol_9
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was very interesting to me and my wife came away saying she now understands much more about nuclear power then before. It was amazing to see what the actual fuel rods that powered the reactor looked like, they are very small. We were lucky...More

Thank BernieandJune
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A museum right in the middle of nowhere. We decided to get out of the heat and see what was in this museum. Very well explained exhibits and even a guided tour.

Thank Betty E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were not sure what to expect, we arrived and a docent rattled something of so fast we could not understand, then we joined up with a tour that had already started ,we were not expecting much. But it was fantastic our guide was enthusiastic...More

Thank simpleyme
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I'm not sure why but I have this incredible interest in nuclear power, so for me this was just awesome. I stood on top of the core of this reactor! I'm now glowing (just kidding). Self guided tours or there is a gentlemen their who...More

Thank Debbie W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wow. I cannot believe they let you in almost everything in this place I sure hope I'm not going tonight. Very enlightening and educational and easy to understand most everything. Well worth the drive to see it

Thank johng88888
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was on my husband's wish list for our one month driving holiday in the USA and I went along thinking I would be completely bored. It is an incredibly interesting museum and well worth the visit. We were really lucky this awesome employee my...More

Thank Pava1
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katy a
15 May 2016|
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Response from TumbleweedandCactus | Reviewed this property |
Yes, should be open Sunday but only open Memorial Day to Labor Day. Well worth a stop.