Titan Missile Museum
Titan Missile Museum
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9:45 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:45 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:45 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:45 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:45 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:45 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
8:45 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:45 AM - 5:00 PM
About
At the Titan Missile Museum, near Tucson, Arizona, visitors journey through time to stand on the front line of the Cold War. This preserved Titan II missile site, officially known as complex 571-7, is all that remains of the 54 Titan II missile sites that were on alert across the United States from 1963 to 1987.
Duration: 2-3 hours
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  • Stacy B
    142 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Very cool and interesting
    Very cool place to visit. Tour guide gave lots of interesting facts. Only reason I didn't give 5 stars is because our whole party did not get to visit. Not very elderly or handicap friendly. 55 steep stairs down to where the tour begins and no elevator. Its obviously made this way for safety when it was an active sight but alittle disappointed everyone could not join us.
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written June 23, 2023
  • A-Traveling-Man-19
    120 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Cool museum and silo
    Dave was our guide into the silo. Really informative; cool place. Nice way to spend a hot afternoon. There’s a pretty nice gift shop adjacent to a small museum smithsonian style: uniforms on mannequins; engineering video, timelines.. very nice. Then the silo tour which was pretty amazing.
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written June 24, 2023
  • Vicky H
    Phoenix, Arizona1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great experience!
    This was very interesting to see the inside of a missile silo since I grew up with them in the Wichita, Kansas area when they were active. We had an excellent guide. I never knew how large the underground area. Very educational experience!
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written July 3, 2023
  • Michael W
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Titan 2 - Good place to visit
    Well worth a visit if you're in the area & good value. Great informative guide which combined with the other missile sites throughout other parts of the USA back in the day, make you realise how close to armageddon we all were. Kept in a state of readiness for many years, its chilling to learn of the consequences had it been used in anger.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written August 11, 2023
  • RAdelardi
    Fort Lauderdale, Florida79 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    History comes alive
    The facility and staff are top notch. I went with my son and we both were blown by the experience. The guide was extremely knowledgeable and provided very good insight into the history of this facility. Please take advantage of purchasing the tickets only prior to visiting.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written August 17, 2023
  • JHarris48
    Tucson, Arizona53 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fun, Educational, and Sobering
    This exhibit is a few miles outside Tucson, but worth the trip. Going there you can visit the San Xavier mission and afterwards you can head down to Tubac and Tumacacori if you want to make a day of it. But, having seen the Titan II museum for the first time after living in Tucson for 30 years, I can say we really missed the boat on this very interesting experience. It's an impressive and educational operation and our guide, Steve, had the tour down pat, making it informative and fun for all. You need to go down steps, so you have to be able to handle that, but it's not terribly claustrophobic and it's well air-conditioned for summer visits. Perhaps most importantly, this is not a monument to American military might. It's a tangible reminder that nuclear war is still possible and remains a terrible idea.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written August 19, 2023
  • Roar S
    4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great experience
    The Titan II is a great experience if you like to understand better the arms race during the cold war. Deterrence was the main purpose of this armsrace and you understand why when you see the size of this ICBM. It was 18 of them placed around the Tucson area. Thanks for showing us this incredible museum.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written August 28, 2023
  • jeffreyd496
    8 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great Trip to the Titan Missile Museum
    Quite a unique experience. This was my third time visiting the Titan Missile Museum and well worth it. They have improved the facility and have a very good docent led tour. Lots of history about the missile programs and the cold war. Every time I tour the facility, I learn a lot more about the area and world history. Well worth the visit and we will most likely visit again.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written September 29, 2023
  • Jake S
    Alexandria, Virginia229 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Excellent Cold War-related ICBM site tour.
    I'm fascinated by the Cold War and its relics. This is a fully-kitted out Titan II missile launch facility with a complete training missile 'in the tube'. It's an underground tour requiring you to climb in and out on stairs. Good docents. Learned a lot. I enjoyed it and learned a lot.
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written October 7, 2023
  • redrum1978
    Joliet, Illinois99 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Dont miss this! Its worth the trip! Kids love it too
    This was the unexpected favorite activity on our family trip to Tucson. We did many amazing things like the Saguaro Nat'l Park, NIghtfall at Old Tucson, etc, but this was a completely unique experience. Our guide was wonderful, we learned so much, our kids were blown away. Dont miss this! Its worth the drive.
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written October 11, 2023
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kelownageek
Kelowna, Canada74 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Couples
I'm sure this is a fine museum, but we refused to experience it Tuesday morning because of some pretty objectionable conduct by the woman at the front desk. After she ascertained that we had a dog in the car, she decided it was suitable for her to lecture us about how it's illegal in Arizona to leave a dog in vehicles and that we had no business doing it. This is in the middle of winter, for God's sake. It was barely 45 degrees at the time. We left all four windows and the sun roof ajar. It was cool inside the car. Our dog was in no danger. None. We are responsible pet owners. We did not deserve a snootty lecture from a clerk. We resent the treatment, but thankful that we exited and didn't spend money there. Management should educate this woman on proper customer service -- or fire her for her attitude.
Written January 7, 2020
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Nicky L
Bury, UK448 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Couples
We only decided to drop in here as we were passing...so glad we did because I wouldn't have wanted to miss it ! What a fascinating tour of a fascinating site with a fascinating story. A small exhibit and gift shop as you go in, I think the tours are every hour or so, we only had a 20 min wait for the next one (slightly loud and officious lady at the desk who liked the sound of her own voice !) which was ideal. First part is a 15-20 min film then the guided walking tour underground and a simulated launch, we had Bob as our guide and he was brilliant, a real asset to the museum, friendly and approachable he was willing to have a chat after the QandA section, then at the end you can wander around on the top on your own, great couple of hours
Written February 5, 2020
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ResqPAC
NC143 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Family
Amazing view back in time to the Cold War. Immaculate facility with our docent having served there for several years. Would highly encourage online ticket purchase as walk ups might delay you getting into the museum
Written April 7, 2023
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792SteveS792
Lander, WY135 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2021
This tour and museum could have been so much better. If you are 10 seconds past top of the hour you cannot enter the initial introduction room which showed a 3 minute video, huh? Why not a better introduction to the weaponry, history, etc. Provide some seating. The really bad part was the tour guide was talking so fast and had a tone that was almost inaudible. Cover it with a COVID mask and it was even worse. Sorry, she needed to work a different function at the museum. The museum is still worth going too, it just needs management to take a serious look at what is being presented and how its being delivered.
Written April 18, 2021
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juliebfromindy
Indianapolis, IN2,514 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Couples
We drove down from Phoenix - drive is lovely. Parking is on sight and free. Location is handicapped accessible but underground bunker is not - 54 plus stairs to climb both ways. You pay the admission price (you can pre purchase on line if you’d like a certain time), watch a movie, then explore the bunker. You get to learn about the control center, the men in charge, the steps to launch a warhead, and much more. The docents are very happy to answer questions, guide you, provide you with history, and teach you. There is a small gift shop and restrooms on sight.
Written February 25, 2023
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harryatkck
Kansas City, KS987 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2022
When I was an Army ROTC cadet in 1975 I went to similar facility for an active Minuteman missile. As a career army officer who worked during the Cold War with many nuclear weapons I was fairly familiar with what I would see here. However, I learned quite a bit about how the Air Force managed these weapons & the tour was very interesting & educational. You must take a guided tour through the site. Tours leave every 30 minutes on the hour & half hour. The tours are advertised as 45 minutes long, but mine was just under on hour. Since a large amount of our population was born after the end of the Cold War I recommend that people who did not live during the Cold War come here to get an appreciation of what it was like to live during the Cold War & what our military members at the time did to keep this nation free.
Written March 9, 2022
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Unavid
Elizabethtown63 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
Aside from the fact that there is nowhere else on earth you can see a Titan II missile in its silo, this museum does an excellent job of presenting the historical context for such a devastating weapon to be designed and deployed. The tour is fairly priced in my opinion, and gets you up close and personal with the command and control facility for the missile along with excellent views of the missile itself. The museum portion, while small, tells the story of the cold war and how the arms race between the then Soviet Union and United States led to the creation of increasingly deadly missile systems like the Titan II. The outdoor exhibits, while sparse, are well signed and explain what you see quite well. The museum is out of the way (missiles are not usually installed in the heart of downtown), but if you're in the Tucson area or heading to Tombstone, it is well worth a visit. Tours can sell out so reserve your slot online beforehand, and realize that to see the silo requires going up and down 55 steps; there is no disabled access. The outside exhibits have zero shade so if visiting in the warmer months, wear a hat and use sunscreen.
Written April 7, 2024
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Andrew B.
Collingwood, Canada300 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
Excellent morning tour! Arrived 0930, doors open 0945, tour begins 10am. Buy tickets online to save the lineup for tickets and explore the museum lobby area. After a short film intro about the Cold War we went straight outside and down into the missile sylo with a group of 25 people. Descend 55 stairs down and thru the 3 ton blast doors, then you are inside the complex. Our tour guide Steve was great explaining the history and construction of the complex which was an incredible feat of engineering. After some time in the control room running a mock launch we went to see the actual Titan Missile (deactivated) in the sylo. A few minutes later & we were back top side and over to the sylo dome where you can look down into the sylo from above (thru glass panels). All the fuelling, oxidizer trailers are there as well as other items like engines etc on display. Upon exiting you can spend as much time as you wish exploring the displays inside and out. Guided tour portion was 45 mins but the entire day was just over 1 hr. I highly recommend this tour if you have any interest in military, cold war or civil defense.
Written January 19, 2024
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Wendy P
Ypsilanti, MI103 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021
Really interesting museum - go on the tour! Our guide had been stationed at the sight while it was active and really added some realism to the event. The recreation of the launch events and an understanding of how really fast it could be accomplished was incredibly sobering. Certainly worth a stop!
Written October 25, 2021
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Lynette51
Santa Barbara, CA1,822 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022
This is a must see when driving thru Arizona. It was so informative and growing up during that era I learned so much. Excellent tour guide. You watch a short video first then descend down the stairs to view the control room and the missile. So much information and really makes you think about what is must have been like to have been in that control room at that time and the big what if question arises. Definitely make this a stop. It is extremely popular, even in March when we went, so I highly recommend making your online reservations way ahead of time as they were turning people away.
Written April 3, 2022
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