Call for the most updated tour information, 505-662-3965.

The Atomic City Van Tours depart most days at 1:30 PM from in front of the Bradbury Science Museum.
Call 505-662-3965 for updated tour information and to leave voice mail.

  • Book a Tour:

Please call 505-662-3965 for current tour schedule
(Messages are checked frequently with prompt response.)

  • Tour the Atomic City

  • Departure: Bradbury Science Museum parking lot, 1350 Central Ave., Los Alamos, NM, 1:30 PM
    (Duration: 1-1/2 hours)
    (or by special arrangement: 505-662-3965)
  • Cost: $15+ tax per person (cash preferred, paid to guide at time of tour)
    VISA/MasterCard accepted with a surcharge of 5.5%.
    (Children: 1/2 price when accompanied by an adult)
  • Special Tours Booked by Request:

Buffalo Tours also specializes in small van tours celebrating the cultural and scenic mosaic of northern NM. Special Tours are scheduled by request, with a flat rate for van & driver guide: $90 for half-day up to 4 hours, $180 for a full day 5-8 hours. Entrance fees and meals are extra. Possibilities include:

  • Jemez Trail National Scenic By-way -- A scenic and historic drive from plateaul and to alpine mountain. Glimpse Valles Caldera National Preserve, historic sites, and natural wonders. Hiking possibilities.
  • Experience the beauty of the Jemez Mountains for a glorious view of the  historic sites, and natural wonders.
  • Bandelier National Monument and Puye Cliff Dwelling -- Walk in canyons and mesas among ancient stone masonry ruins and cave dwellings, and learn about the Ancestral Pueblo culture they represent. Hiking possibilities.
  • Historic Villages of Northern NM--Experience New Mexico's indigenous cultures by visiting our neighbors: living Indian pueblos and Spanish villages. Ghost Ranch & Abiquiu--History, anthropology and stunning scenery. Artist Georgia O'Keeffe called this mystic region home. Hiking possibilities.

Self-guided Tour

Try a 20-minute bus ride through Los Alamos, past and present, in a self-guided tour aboard the Atomic City Transit Bus System.Try a 20-minute bus ride through Los Alamos, past and present, in a self-guided tour aboard the Atomic City Transit Bus System.

The free printed guide can be downloaded here!


For adventurers wishing to go it alone, Buffalo Tours recommends the CD-Rom book, The Traveller's Guide to Nuclear Weapons:  A Journey Through America's Cold War Battlefields, by James. M. Maroncelli and Timothy L. Karpin,

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