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“What could have been!”

Titan Missile Museum
Ranked #1 of 6 things to do in Sahuarita
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: The guided tour shows visitors how ready the U.S. was for war with the Soviets.
Reviewed November 18, 2013

During the Cold War, the United States have 54 of these missiles spread out over the country!
Each one was 3 time the destructive power of the one we dropped over the city of Hiroshima in 1945. This facility is the only one left intact. It is well worth the time to see where the world was at during the Cold War. A great history lesson for one and all. The tour starts off with a short movie and then goes down 55 steps to the 2nd level. A great tour with very informative guides.
Don't miss it

Thank James H
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Reviewed November 18, 2013

It took a while for me to decide to visit this site due to the frightening nature of the Titan missiles several decades ago. However, I am glad that I toured the museum, as it provided an excellent historical account of this whole program, including the complexities of securing such a site, avoiding potential accidents and maintaining critical communication during this intense time. There is a short film, and then a guided tour through the silo site, including views of the missile from within and above the silo, and a simulated launch within the actual control room. Sobering for sure!
I'm grateful that this single site was retained for history - the silo remains much as it was during the Cold War period. The guided tour seemed a bit hurried, otherwise, all was good.

Thank mosaic24
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Reviewed November 15, 2013 via mobile

Didn't expect to make this a stop but glad I did . The whole tour didn't take long and was an interesting piece of recent history. Take the time to check this place out

Thank Gary R
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Reviewed November 15, 2013

Highly recommend stopping in here-fascinating talk by a tour leader who takes you underground and through all the main sections of this Titan missile base. To actually see the missile, control room and all the facilities to protect staff in times of war really clarifies what you might already know about the cold war era. Don't miss this one.

Thank Jac A
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Reviewed November 12, 2013

In the desert outside of Sahurita, Arizona beneath the cactus lies the only remaing Tital Missile silo in the US. Once a part of the nuclear deterrent system, as they call it. The site contains a Titan Missle in the upright position and the full control system used to govern the process of nuclear missile launch. Befroe you get to the tour, the lobby of the visitor center has a history on the wall of many of the political events that surrounded the cold war. For those of us that remember this part of history it is an unsettling reminder of what was. For those that do not remember those days it is one helluva history lesson that probably cannot be understood in one session.
The tour takes one through a simulated launch of a nuclear missile and a full look at what the crews lived through for twenty years.
The tour guide was most polite and informative. The knowledge of these people runs deep and give a viewpoint of history and military procedures that I don't think you would get anywhere else.
I recommend this museum and tour for all. Right wing, left wing, undecided, it does not matter. Everyone should be interested in this informative, incredible, almost unbelievable glimpse into our not to long ago past.

Thank CharleySays
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