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Nike Missile Site HM-69, Homestead

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  • I had done the tour previously, about 5 years ago when they first opened the site for tours. It was OK then, but not really anything on display and our guide wasn't so good. They've collected quite a ...  more »
  • If you have gotten this far in your search for interesting destinations in South Florida, you're almost there. While visiting Everglades National Park, especially if you remember the "duck and cover" ...  more »
  • When I first mentioned about this former military base to their friends, to my surprise, they thought it was a shop selling sports shoe brand. I had to disappoint them. But first things first. During the Cuban missile crisis from that base were aimed missiles to Cuba. Base is located on the territory of the National Park. Without a car and local friends got there. Around the wilderness-swamp and alligators. Guided tours are available only during certain months-check the website beforehand. Excursions are conducted by rejdžery National Park (i.e. According to our foresters). There are no toilets, clothing and footwear must be like to hike through the jungle. For history lovers, 20 century really will be interesting.
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  • This little collection of buildings was open for an open house the day I was visiting. the attendant at the site was pretty knowledgeable, and seeing the rocket was pretty cool. I would suggest this attraction to anybody who likes to learn about old military technology, but its quite a bit of a drive for a pretty small complex.
  • I was lucky enough to visit when they started new program with volunteers to open the Nike site daily to visitors. A fascinating look at the history of the cold war and how this nike site was prepared to intercept an incoming bomber from Cuba. They even have a restored Nike Hercules in one of the missile hangers.
  • I was stationed there in 1965. I was a M P Sentry Dog Handler. The site was so new that the missile's were not even there yet. There were about 6 or 7 of us handlers, and we all were shipped along with our dogs at the same time to Vietnam, as Sentry Dog Handler's. We were part of the first Army Sentry a Dogs in Vietnam. We ended up as being the 212th MP Co. K-9 (Sentry Dogs) in Vietnam.
  • Highly recommended: besides the structure itself, the rangers guiding the tours are really good at setting the context and explaining the circumstances that led to the site being set up in a rush.
  • Great place to visit, especially with children. Make sure you get a guided tour if available.