Nevada National Security Site (NNSS)
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Visitors at the Sedan Crater part of the NNSS tour

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NNSS Site Tours

The following documentation is necessary to register:

pdfIcon US ​Badging Form​

pdfIcon Foreign National Form

The Nevada Field Office (NFO) provides free general interest tours of the NNSS on a monthly basis. Groups, civic or technical organizations, and private clubs may request specially arranged tours – minimum of 25 people – by calling (702) 295-0944.

Media members seeking a tour of the NNSS should contact the Office of Public Affairs at
(702) 295-3521

Public Tour Logistics

Reservations are required for all tours.

Space is limited and seats fill quickly.

Please indicate on your paperwork with a first and second date of choice.

Most tours depart from the Atomic Testing Museum. Tours depart at approximately 7:30 a.m. and return at 4:00 p.m. Please make arrangements to arrive early enough for adequate parking. 

The mode of transportation provided is usually a chartered bus equipped with a restroom. 

The NNSS is located 65 miles northwest of Las Vegas, Nevada. Each tour usually covers about 250 miles. Tour participants may bring their own food and drinks, but lunch is available at the Bistro. Alcoholic beverages are prohibited.

Casual clothing is recommended, and sturdy shoes are required for the rugged terrain. Shorts or sandals are not permitted. 

Visitors to the NNSS must be at least 14 years old. Pregnant women are discouraged from participating in NNSS tours due to the long bus ride and uneven terrain.


Points of Interest on the Tour

pdf Mercury, NV

pdf Frenchman Flat
pdf Nonproliferation Test and Evaluation Complex

pdf Low-Level Radioactive Waste Management Site

pdf Sedan Crater

pdf T-1 Training Area

pdf Apple II Houses

Prohibited Items

Visitors are prohibited from bringing the following items:

  • Cameras or tape recorders
  • Binoculars or telescopes
  • Cell phones
  • Privately-owned laptop computer
  • Firearms

pdf Download a Comprehensive List of Prohibited Items


Badging Requirements

Visitors must possess valid forms of identification for tour badging:



2017 Public Tour Schedule

(NOTE: 2018 Tour Dates will be posted by June 30, 2017)
  • Tuesday - January 24, 2017 FULL
  • Tuesday - February 28, 2017 FULL
  • Tuesday - March 21, 2017 FULL
  • Tuesday - April 25, 2017 FULL
  • Tuesday - May 16, 2017 FULL
  • Tuesday - June 20, 2017 FULL
  • Tuesday - July 25, 2017 FULL
  • Tuesday - August 22, 2017 FULL
  • Tuesday - September 19, 2017 FULL
  • Tuesday - October 31, 2017 FULL
  • Tuesday - November 28, 2017 FULL
  • Tuesday - December 12, 2017 FULL

There is a possibility that the tour may be postponed for operational reasons. If this happens, you will be notified immediately.

If you would like to be added to the wait list, please complete the badging form and indicate which tour you wish to be added to the wait list.


How to Register

Complete the Badging Form or the Badging Form for Foreign Nationals and submit to:

Via fax:  (702) 295-0154

Or by mail:

U.S. Department of Energy
National Nuclear Security Administration
Nevada Field Office
Office of Public Affairs
Visit Coordination Staff
P.O. Box 98518
Las Vegas, NV 89193-8518

Participants will receive a confirmation package 7-10 days prior to the visit. The package will include the confirmation notice, itinerary, prohibited articles list, and a map (directions to the Atomic Testing Museum departure location).


For further information contact, please call (702) 295-0944 or email