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Experimental Breeder Reactor-1 Museum

U.S. Highway 20-26, Arco, Idaho USA

Free
Free to Visit
Open Now
Thu 9a-5p
  • Independent
  • Credit Cards
    Accepted
  • Not Wheelchair
    Accessible
  • Public
    Restrooms
  • No Wifi

“the world's first nuclear power plant!”

The world's first nuclear power plant, Experimental Breeder Reactor #1 (EBR1), came online December 20th, 1951, Arco, Idaho, making it the first city ever to have its lights lit by nuclear power a few years later. A partial meltdown and some sixty years later, the old reactor is now an easily missed roadside museum.

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Reviewed by
OntheroadwithDave4122

  • 1 Review
  • 1 Helpful
September 22, 2016
Rated 5.0

Stop by even if it is closed. The outdoor displays on the first atomic powered aircraft engine are fascinating.

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Robsen

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September 19, 2016

Oppening Time Memorial Day till Labor Day!

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Experimental Breeder Reactor-1 Museum

U.S. Highway 20-26
Arco, Idaho
USA

Hours

Open now until 5:00 pm
  • Sun - Sat: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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  • Independent
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Not Wheelchair Accessible
  • Public Restrooms
  • No Wifi
  • Private Parking
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