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HM69 Nike Missile Base

40001 State Road 9336, Homestead, FL
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Ranked #5 of 14 attractions in Homestead
Type: Historic Sites
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Nashville, Tennessee
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84 reviews 84 reviews
14 attraction reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

This place is well worth the brief time you'll add to your Everglades visit. It's a wonderful bit of cold-war history told superbly by Leon Howell. See the hardware and learn how this piece of real estate played a role in our history. Be on time - bring water - and use the restroom before arriving.

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Florida
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12 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

Be on time! Don't show up at 2:05 or 2:10. Show up at 2pm or earlier, it's not that hard to be on time or early. The tour is incredible! A lot of history and really good stories. Leon is the best tour guide. Bring your own water and there are no bathrooms out there so prepare yourself. The tour... More

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Asheville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

Make sure you get there by 2:00 pm! The road out there is super long too FYI you might think you're going in the wrong direction... Fantastic tour guide, lots of info!! Without a doubt worth the hour and a half

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Plymouth, Minnesota
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29 reviews 29 reviews
12 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

We got to the tour start area about 15 minutes late and no one was there so we drove around a little and found where the missiles are. The tour was going on behind a barbed wire fence and there is no entrance other than with the 2:00 tour. We didn't get that important bit of info from any website... More

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Miami Beach, Florida
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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014

In all of my years of visiting the Everglades, I had no idea that this place existed. Then, on another visit recently, the ranger mentioned it. What a treat. This place is worth visiting no matter what your nationality is. It has to do with the Cold War during the Cuban Missile Crisis. The ranger was very detailed and during... More

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Hershey, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

This is a great tour. So much history and I had no idea that we were storing missiles in the Everglades. The guide really did a great job. Tour takes about an hour but there are days of things to see in the Everglades.

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Falls Church, Virginia, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013

My wife and I were both defense consultants for many years and both of us worked on missile programs at one time or another. So we were excited when we saw the sign for this tour at the Visitor Center. We figured we'd get a good Ranger talk and see the outside of one or two buildings. Boy were we... More

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Coral Gables, Florida
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32 reviews 32 reviews
4 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013

On Saturdays and Sundays at 2pm, a park ranger will lead a great tour of the Nike Hercules Missile base in the Everglades National Park, not too far west of the entrance. Ranger Kirk Singer is a wonderful story-teller, and his Marine Corps experience adds perspective. Ranger Singer uses demonstrative aids to explain the history and purpose of this facility,... More

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suwanee
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61 reviews 61 reviews
28 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

We drove out to the Missile Base a few weeks ago in October while in Fl. You enter through the Everglades National Park..so having our Park pass saved us $10.00. Unfortunately, the Base does not give tours except in Dec through March..maybe through April the Information center said. They were very non-specific. We think we could see one bunker from... More

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Miami, Florida
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13 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2013

If you like local history, this is a place you want to visit. The guide was awesome and really knew his history. His delivery of information was great and he didn't skip a beat. The tour starts in the parking lot of the Dan Beard Research Center. That's where the guide tells you about the history of the place and... More

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