|Highway Historic Marker at Rest Area on Highway 20-26|
near EBR-1 Atomic Museum
Experimental Breeder Reactor-1 generated electrical power on
|Arco, Idaho City Hall With Signage Showing It To Be|
First City in World To Be Lit by Atomic Power
The entire EBR-1 building was turned into an
The museum is open from daily from Memorial Day through Labor Day weekend. Tours are free and can be either self-guided or guided. Photographs are not only allowed in this nuclear reactor but encouraged.
|EBR-1 National Historic Landmark, World's First |
Nuclear Power Plant
A new exhibit opened in 2011 showcasing EBR-2, the successor to EBR-1. EBR-2 operated from 1964 until 1994. This exhibit has replicas of the control room and main floor of the reactor. EBR-2 was larger and more advanced than EBR-1 and supplied most of the electrical power needed by the National Engineering Laboratory while it was active.
Outside, near the parking lot, are two aircraft nuclear engine prototypes. They were never commercially developed.
|Sign at Highway Turnoff at EBR-1 Atomic Museum|