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Around Los Alamos

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)

updated 5/29/14 7:20 AM