A section of the surface of the original atomic blast crater is protected by lead shielding and visitors used to be able to look at it through a leaded glass window. The window is now shuttered and a sign say that sand has covered the ground within and there is nothing left to see.
The fence at the back of Trinity site has plaques with interesting photos from before, during, and after the nuclear blast. On the day of the open house, there is a trailer with a replica of Fat Man, the atomic bomb that was dropped on Nagasaki 3 weeks after the Trinity test. It was brought in from Missile Park.
Atomic bombs are a little less scary after you see families posing for pictures with their pets at a former ground zero. There were at least a half dozen dogs with visitors to the atomic bomb blast site.
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