Introduction to Los Alamos, New Mexico
Los Alamos, New Mexico, in Los Alamos county, is 25 miles NW of Santa Fe, New Mexico and 58 miles N of Albuquerque, New Mexico. The town is in the Santa Fe area. There are 11,909 residents in Los Alamos.
Los Alamos History
Los Alamos derives its name from the Spanish for "the cottonwoods." It was the site for the Manhattan Project, which was headed by J. Robert Oppenheimer to produce the first atomic bomb. The town is the county seat of Los Alamos County, which was founded in 1949.
Los Alamos and nearby Attractions
- Los Alamos County Historical Museum
- Fuller Lodge Art Center
- Bradbury Science Museum
- Bendelier National Monument
- Los Alamos County Golf Course
Things To Do In Los Alamos
Los Alamos offers a wide variety of recreational opportunities, including ski resorts in the Pajarito Mountains and the Bradbury Science Museum. The Los Alamos County Historical Museum displays a number of artifacts and memorabilia related to the city’s history. The Los Alamos County Golf Course provides excellent facilities for golfers.
Los Alamos Transportation
Albuquerque International is the nearest major airport.
Los Alamos Higher Education
The University Of New Mexico-Los Alamos Campus is the local institution of higher education. Other nearby institutes include the University of Phoenix-Albuquerque Campus, the Albuquerque Technical and Vocational Institute and the University of New Mexico.