Test Site is located in south central Nevada, in Nye
County. It can be reached by driving northwest
from Las Vegas Nevada on U.S. highway 95. Free
monthly tours are provided by the U.S. Department of
Energy. Interested members of the public may
Carter at (702) 295-0944 for tour schedules,
information and registration.
December 1950, the site's first nuclear device test,
dubbed Able, was an air drop on January 27, 1951.
The Test Site has
produced many products, services and new construction
methods. We will describe these items in the