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Address: 40001 State Road 9336, Homestead, FL
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Entertaining History Tour

The first part of the tour is a brief overview of the Cuban missile crisis outside the former bases headquarters. Volunteers read sections of the story and afterwards all them... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 18, 2015
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Palm Bay, Florida

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Palm Bay, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

The first part of the tour is a brief overview of the Cuban missile crisis outside the former bases headquarters. Volunteers read sections of the story and afterwards all them plus all the kids receive a Everglades patch. After the quick lesson, you caravan onto the base. The last part you do have to walk. It is Florida so it... More 

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Lehighton, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

My husband and I had toured the Titan Missile site in Green Valley AZ and thought to take the time to see a different kind of missile site. The ranger gave a great history lesson putting us in the time and space of this site's main activity and the Cuban Missile Crisis. We got an up close view of the... More 

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Germantown, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Riveting, fascinating tour of Cold War Nike Missile base. Not a dull moment. My husband and I came to the Everglades expecting to experience nature...and we did, but this was an unexpected experience. If you are of an age who remember the Cuban Missile Crisis, do no miss this tour. There was more going on during that time than we... More 

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Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

This is a wonderful tour offered only at specific times. We found details at the Everglades NP site and suggest you ask for specifics at the Visitor Centers in the park.

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North Miami Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Took my family, wife, two teenage boys, and my mother in law. This review isn't so much about the missile crisis, the base, the COLD WAR, or the Nike missile, as.you will learn if you are lucky enough to take this tour with Scott. He is simply amazing and knowledgeable about the time, the people and the missile program. 10... More 

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Key West, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Leon is an amazing tour guide--knowledgeable and passionate about the history here. We had 3 generations on the tour and all found it worthwhile and entertaining. Be prepared to stand the whole time but he will make you forget many of the pains. Go when it's record cold and there are no Mosquitos !

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Virginia Beach
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

If you go on this tour, I would recommend you go on a day when Leon is giving the tour. He is so knowledgeable and enthusiastic! He makes you feel like you were there when the Cuban Missile crisis was happening. Go on a day when the weather is good because the tour is outside and make sure you use... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

Its a bit tricky to find the way, but its well worth the drive. Be there at 2pm or you will miss the tour.

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North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

This is the site of the last Nike Hercules missile base in the US. It came on line in the early 60s, as part of the response to the Cuban missile crisis. It's a work in progress, with the start of the tour at a building now used by the National Park Service for offices. When it was an active... More 

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Boynton Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

This is something great for the entire family to do together. The tour lasts around 2 hours and you get the local history as well as some war history and get to see lots of neat things. Our tour guide was Leon and he did a great job at telling stories and sharing his history as well as what went... More 

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Address: 40001 State Road 9336, Homestead, FL
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