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“Unique "Blast" from the Past”

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 December 13, 2013

Made a side trip from Phoenix to Tucson to visit this museum, and it was well worth the time and distance. My brother and I are both baby boomers who remember the Cold War very well (Elementary school duck and cover drills, anyone?), and being able to see what our parents' tax dollars bought us for a deterrent was fascinating! The museum volunteers we interacted with on a slow Tuesday included several who had actually manned this silo or one like it during the time it was operational. Their insights were amazing.

Due to time constraints, we did only the basic tour which took about an hour. We also got a peek at what the volunteers cover with the many school groups that come to the site, and that was interesting, too. I would have liked to spend more time below ground just looking at things, but that just wasn't possible.

If you have an interest in this part of history and no children with you, I would recommend a trip to their web site to research and schedule one of the longer tours to have more time to see more of the underground part of the complex.

Thank Wag55
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Reviewed December 11, 2013

We were extremely lucky to be able to book and do the Directors Tour on a Tuesday. What a fabulous tour. The tour was interesting and informative, but not an overload of information to keep 2 boys (aged 7 & 9 ) very interested.
There is an initial short video on entrance, and then you are taken out to the perimeter, and then underground. There are stairs however there is also an elevator.
Its a short visit, however, I think it gives good insight into the world's Nuclear Cold War. The sight and the tour are a great part of World history that is well maintained due to it's dedicated staff and volunteers. My boys loved it, they interacted well with the staff and asked many questions, not all answers were classified. A great attraction that you should not miss!!

Thank lisdiharco
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Reviewed December 8, 2013

I thoroughly enjoyed my tour. The guides were very knowledgable and courteous. The tour covered all aspects of missile operation. Fantastic!

Thank Zylon R
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Reviewed November 30, 2013

This is a must stop in the Tucson area. There is a small museum you can do either before or after the tour. You start your tour with a short film, then the tour takes you down to the control room where you are shown a simulated missle launch with all the lights and alarms. You get two good views of the missile one down below in the missile silo and one from above. If this is something that really intrests you, on certain days of the year there is a more indepth tour.

Thank Dorothy B
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Reviewed November 25, 2013

This is a must if you're in the area. This is a short visit, 2-hour tops but worth it. Short film and then tour of the missile command center. There is a elevator for those that have trouble with the stairs. Our guide was excellent.

Thank Lori R
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