01/12/2012 12:16 pm ET

12 Nuclear Tourism Destinations: Not Your Typical Vacation

If you're looking for a unique vacation experience, skip the beach this year and check out some of the world's most notorious locations from the Atomic Age. A relatively new trend, nuclear tourism involves traveling to significant sites in atomic history. The headlines -- including those for Japan's Fukushima disaster in March 2011 -- make the concept controversial, but that's also what draws people in to learn more.

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