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HM69 Nike Missile Base

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40001 State Road 9336, Homestead, FL 33034-6733
+1 305-242-7700
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I was stationed at this tiny missile base from 1975-1976

I found this when Googling Nike Herc so I did not visit in person. Its too bad most of the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Robert T
Swamp nukes?

While traveling through the Everglades, my friend spotted this site while at the visitor's center... read more

Reviewed April 3, 2018
Chris E
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Columbus, Indiana
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“cold war” (15 reviews)
“base tour” (5 reviews)
“pink building” (3 reviews)
Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
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40001 State Road 9336, Homestead, FL 33034-6733
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+1 305-242-7700
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"everglades national park"
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"fascinating history"
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"park service"
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"anhinga trail"
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"excellent tour"
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"free tour"
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"on display"
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"hercules"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I found this when Googling Nike Herc so I did not visit in person. Its too bad most of the buildings "down range" are no longer there. I see from the photos the three missile barns and the maintenance building are still there. The ready...More

Thank Robert T
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Reviewed April 3, 2018

While traveling through the Everglades, my friend spotted this site while at the visitor's center. It's a 10-15 minute drive away from the Anhinga Trail and was completely unexpected. There were nuclear missiles staged in the Everglades in response to the Cuban Missile Crisis. You...More

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Reviewed April 2, 2018

We went March 2018 and had to ask what days and time they were open at the Everglades enterance, they were helpful. We followed the couple signs they had posted, but when you finally get to a long pink building that actually is marked Nike...More

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Reviewed March 27, 2018

I’m a local and had heard these tours were available but never gave it much thought until I realized my daughter would be taking World History next year in school. The tours are not offered year round so we went only days before they ended...More

Thank Glenn B
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Reviewed March 25, 2018 via mobile

Great little extra stop when going to Everglades National Park. Volunteers will guide you though the history of the base and they have a fully restored Nike Survace to Air Missle in one of the hangers. Great bit of Cuban Missle Crisis history.

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Reviewed March 24, 2018

Very enjoyable thanks to a wonderful guide who's knowledge was exceptional. Engaging and interseting he was able to talk to everyone, whether they had a military background or not. We are a family of 3 adults including a 20 year old son and all enjoyed...More

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Reviewed February 23, 2018

Very interesting and the staff has a great knowledge of the sites history. The refurbished missile and other hard ware give you an idea of how far we have come sense the Cuban Missile Crisis

Thank seymour46
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Reviewed February 23, 2018

Nike Missile Base Tour HM69 was chilling reminder of how close we came to a nuclear war with the Soviet Union in the 1960’s. The base brought back childhood memories of hiding under school desks and covering our heads during “duck and cover drills”. I...More

Thank TheRichard26
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Reviewed February 23, 2018

Included in your Everglades entrance, an informative tour of the HM69 Nike Missile base in the Everglades. Nice overview of the Cuban missile crisis and my kids were able to tie it in to what they were learning in school. Nice.

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Reviewed February 1, 2018

Tour is included in your admission to the park. Very informative. Information about the Cold War and the Cuban Missile Crisis and the men and dogs who kept us safe. There are no restrooms on the tour. Tour starts at 2 o'clock and no reservations...More

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Mike H
May 7, 2018|
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Response from MarSalCon | Reviewed this property |
Sorry no. The site will reopen in November 2018.
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Scouternurse S
January 5, 2017|
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Response from MarSalCon | Reviewed this property |
Simply enter Everglades National Park and ask the gate attendant for directions. (Remember it was once too secret) Also suggest you take the daily guided tour at 2pm with either Scott or Leon. Or if you'd like the cliff note... More
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