Experimental Breeder Reactor #1

US 20 & US 26
Arco, ID 83213- Map It
Phone: (208) 526-2029

AAA Editor Notes

Experimental Breeder Reactor #1 is 20 mi. e. on US 20 at the Idaho National Laboratory. On Dec. 20, 1951, the reactor became the first nuclear reactor to generate a usable amount of electricity. Exhibits document the facility's history, and free 45- to 60-minute guided tours are conducted as needed by trained guides. Self-guiding tour pamphlets describing the nuclear reactors, a reactor control room and detection devices are available.
Hours: Daily 9-5, Memorial Day weekend-Labor Day. Last tour begins 1 hour before closing. Allow 1 hour minimum.