This Is The Newest National Historical Park In New Mexico And It’s Incredible

It’s still a work in progress, because there’s not yet public access to buildings that encompass part of the park in Los Alamos, but the Manhattan Project National Historic Park is the newest of its kind in New Mexico. More than 6,000 scientists and workers designed and built the atomic bomb, known by the code name of Project Y, in the 1940s. The Los Alamos area, located on the remote Pajarito Plateau, was chosen by the government for its national isolation. Its setting provided for a greater amount of security. Here’s why you’ll want to visit the park service’s visitor center at Los Alamos and the still-evolving park area to learn its important history:

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Download the Manhattan Project National Historical Park site map to learn more information about Project Y and locations that will one day be opened up to the public. The area itself is still of great interest, and visitors will enjoy walking around Los Alamos and learning more about this beautiful and historic New Mexican town.

Were you aware of the significance of this New Mexican area in America’s victory in World War II? Have you visited this remote desert area, and if so, what were your favorite places to visit. For related content, be sure to visit best cities In New Mexico to explore on foot.