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“Amazing History Lesson!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Titan Missile Museum

Titan Missile Museum
Ranked #1 of 6 things to do in Sahuarita
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Owner description: The guided tour shows visitors how ready the U.S. was for war with the Soviets.
Wahiawa, Hawaii
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54 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Amazing History Lesson!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 16, 2013

This was awesome! My Grandmother took my husband and myself when we visited and all of us were so interested! The staff was super informative and even lead you on a demonstration of turning the key (I got the honorary job our visit!) to detonate the missile. We took the one hour tour and it was perfect, although if you have more time you can explore a bit more, even do an overnight, in the silo. If you have an opportunity to go, I cannot recommend it enough. Amazing the history of these Titan II sites, and as only one remains in the area intact...something you may never get the chance to see and experience again! Worth every penny!

Visited May 2013
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 357 helpful votes
“Cold War Nostalgia”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 15, 2013

During the cold war, there were 54 Titan II missile silos scattered about the country -- 18 in Wichita, 18 in Little Rock, and 18 in Tucson. I think it's pretty cool that of these 54 sites, only one remains intact in Tucson, Az. Defused and decommissioned, but intact. The tour takes you deep underground to the control room. The machinery and technology in the control room remains pretty much as it was when the silo was decommissioned some 30 years ago. Some of the things worth noting underground include 8-ft thick walls, 3-ton blast doors, huge shock absorbers to shield the missile from geological vibrations, and the actual launch keys.
And of course there is the 103-ft missile itself. Whether you are a cold war history buff or just curious, you can't afford to miss this interesting exhibit.

Visited November 2012
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Boise, Idaho
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18 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Very thought provoking experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 12, 2013

Engaging for our entire family from my 16 year old son to my 83 year old father.
The missile silo viewed from the top is a jaw dropper. This happens towards the end of the tour when you are walking outside. Definitely go over and view it on the surface looking from the top downward.

The docents giving the tour were clearly enthusiasts for sharing this period of World History with visitors. Their presentations were lively and interactive.

It was certainly sobering to see the magnitude to which we as a civilization were teetering on the edge of Mutually Assured Destruction.

Visited July 2013
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Wesley Chapel, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“History buff”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 6, 2013

Went under ground and toured the old missile silo. Most of the original equipment is there. Able to see missile in silo from under ground and from top side. I recommend this 1 hour tour.

Visited June 2013
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San Diego, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
“Interesting”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 30, 2013

It is worth some time to stop in and take the tour. I think the quality of the tour is going to depend a lot on your guide but the one we had was very knowledgeable and friendly. (some of them did not look so friendly). There is a lot of interesting information about how the protocol worked (before cell phones and computers!) and the movie and actual tour into the titan silo is very informative. There is also a small stand by the door when you first walk in with a very interesting missile workbook and quiz for kids that no one told us about in the shop that my kids loved. All in all, it is a very interesting slice of history and recommended.

Visited June 2013
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