Ranger in Your Pocket

Ranger in Your Pocket

Welcome to "Ranger in Your Pocket," with virtual tours of Manhattan Project sites! Each tour features audio/visual vignettes drawn from interviews with Manhattan Project veterans and their families. Use your smartphone or tablet to take a self-guided tour while visiting Hanford's B Reactor, or take a tour from the comfort of your home. We are grateful to the M. J. Murdock Charitable Trust, Crystal Trust, the City of Richland, and the Institute of Electrical And Electronics Engineers for their support.
Active Tours

Hanford Tours

B Reactor

Take a tour of Hanford's B Reactor, the world's first full-scale plutonium production reactor.

The majestic Columbia River

Learn about life at Hanford. Workers and their families who relocated to Hanford for Manhattan Project work found a dusty desert, but also built a vibrant and close-knit community.

Coming Soon

Manhattan Project Sites

The Oppenheimer House at Los Alamos

This tour will feature Bathtub Row, where top Manhattan Project scientists lived, as well as other sites important in the Manhattan Project and to the Hispanic and Pueblo Indian communities.

Calutron girls at Oak Ridge's Y-12 Plant

This tour will travel to the uranium enrichment factories and the pilot plutonium production reactor plant. In addition, the tour will cover "life in the secret city."

Manhattan Project Themes

Manhattan Project spy Klaus Fuchs

This tour will focus on spies during the Manhattan Project and the Alsos Mission in Europe, in which soldiers and scientists raced to determine how far Nazi Germany was in its quest for the bomb.

Norris Bradbury with the "Gadget" on top of the Trinity test tower

This tour will highlight some of the most amazing innovations to come out of the Manhattan Project, including radiation detection instruments, plutonium production methods, the use of computers, and much more.

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