Titan Missile Museum

Titan Missile Museum, Sahuarita

Titan Missile Museum
4.5
8:45 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
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The guided tour shows visitors how ready the U.S. was for war with the Soviets.
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WG89519
Reno, NV155 contributions
If you have any interest at all in Cold War history, this is a must see museum. They recommend you book your 45 min tour (included in your admission) online in advance. We did not and were able to get into the next tour (I believe they go every 30 – 60 minutes depending on the time of year). We were there in early April, so perhaps at other times of the year reservations are more necessary.
You can walk around outside and see the above ground layout of the place. There are informative signs throughout to explain all the displays. You will see displays of different parts of the missile that you can get up close to (eg the stage 1 engine). The best part of this area is the top down with of the missile itself.

The guided tour takes you underground. There are quite a few stairs for those who have trouble with that (no elevator). The tour first takes you to the control room where you learn about the staff and their functions as well as walk thru an actual missile launch situation. This is so interesting. Then you go to the missile and see it from underground. Don’t miss the tour!

And inside, there is a small display area that talks more about the missile as well as the Cold War in general. All in all a very educational day.
Written April 23, 2022
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hulagirl98
Missouri379 contributions
This is a tour my husband was very interested in doing. While this is not really something I am super into, I will say the tour was very interesting and presented in a way that is understandable for all. You are going to be doing some walking - not a whole lot, but you do go up and down several steps, so if you have significant mobility issues you may not be able to do this tour. We did book this the day ahead. I highly recommend this as when we were at the center, several people got turned away as the tours for the day were filled up. The tours leave on the hour. I don't know how many people typically conduct tours, but on this day it appeared there were two who were leading tour groups. For our group it somewhat limited the questions folks had because she was on a tight timeline to make sure she was back up for the next group. With that said, our guide did do an excellent job of answering questions. The only negative I have to say about our experience had nothing to do with the tour and everything to do with the weather.. There is an outside part of the tour that you will be able to walk around on your own. However, it was so windy, I rushed through the outside part because it really was just miserable outside. Ultimately, I do recommend this because even if it not your thing (like me), it is an interesting and important part of our history.
Written February 27, 2022
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harryatkck
Kansas City, KS936 contributions
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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Jennifer T
Grand Junction, CO697 contributions
The tours are every 1/2 hour with the last one being at 3:30. If you can't reserve tickets the day of the tour you can still purchase them at the museum. We arrived mid afternoon and was able to jump on the next tour which was not too crowded. The start with a 17 minute video which is well done and quire interesting. Then a very knowledgeable docent will take on you a tour that included the missile entry area, command station, the missile silo and up top above the missile looking down into the silo. Basically you have access to vast majority of the missile station. In generally the movie and tour last about an hour and is incredibly informing and entertaining. I would highly recommend it. IN the museum they have a small exhibit you can tour before or after your tour as well has a gift show.
Written February 28, 2020
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Lynette51
Santa Barbara, CA1,124 contributions
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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inekesg
Walnut Creek, CA145 contributions
Couples
We were impressed how the safety issues and double verifications should work. A very interesting tour on a originally military site near Tucson. We recommend a visit for all who wants to live in peace and respect and appreciate very much our troops
Written May 11, 2022
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792SteveS792
Lander, WY111 contributions
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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Wendy P
Ypsilanti, MI89 contributions
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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Christopher K
Wiesbaden, Hessen, Germany2 contributions
Family
The staff at Titan Missile Museum do a fantastic job of transporting you back to the Cold War during this tour. I've visited before with colleagues, but this was the first visit with my family. I highly recommend a visit; you won't be disappointed!
Written July 30, 2022
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CharlieMickKeith
Edmond, OK401 contributions
Great museum. Our guide did a wonderful job explaining what life was like during the Cold War. He was very engaging and gave the tour with a mix of the gravity of the history of the missile and with humor to make the experience fun. You get great access and all the spaces are well maintained.
Written October 17, 2021
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