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Titan Missile Museum, Sahuarita

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#9 of 201 in Museums in Arizona
Learn about the Cold War and nuclear conflict at Titan Missile Museum. The museum sits atop the only remaining Titan II missile site of the 54 that helped guard the United States from a missile attack from 1963 to 1987. Take a tour to see an intercontinental ballistic missile in its Cold War environment and view the technology used by the United States to deter nuclear war. Check out the museum store which offers Titan II memorabilia, including a dosimeter which is used to detect radiation. You'll find a number of tours available throughout the week; some provide a chance to visit areas normally closed to the public. A visit to Titan Missile Museum represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Sahuarita online vacation planner to plot your vacation.
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  • This is the last of the 54 ICBM silos that were built during the Cold War. The silo has a Titan Missile, minus the fuel and the 9 megaton nuclear warhead. One of your tour group will have the opportun...  more »
  • Growing up in Phoenix, I remember when these Missile Sites were full-up operational. To be able to tour through the site today is fascinating, educational and sobering. The tours are led by volunteers...  more »
  • Do not miss this museum, it is absolutely sobering and will make you reflect on the possibilities of nuclear war then and now and how absolutely critical it is that this never happens. This museum was...  more »
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  • This is a very unique Museum! It gives you a peek into a time of History the very few places allow you to look with this much detail and immersion. The museum exhibits on the top of the surface are not very big, but that's not where this Museum really shines. This Museum has all of the good stuff out back underground inside of a very well preserved missile silo and control bunker. The guided tour to go down and see everything is one I would recommend to anyone passing through the area. They even do overnight tours that allow you to sleep down in the bunker and experience what it would have been like for the crew stationed there on alert.
  • This place was so cool - it's weird to get so close to artifacts representing what could have easily been the end of the world. The missile itself is awesome, in the purest sense of the word, but the real value of the museum is the experiences shared by the guides - who actually worked at the missile site while it was active. Their anecdotes and "behind the scenes" insight is incredible - ask questions, they're incredibly happy to wax nostalgic! The gift shop is pretty cool, too. Lots of neat cold war memorabilia, including pamphlets and safety gear from the era (rad meters, canned water, etc). You wait in the gift shop for your tour time (there's a max capacity per tour, but they run every 30 minutes or so). Expect to spend about 2 hours here.
  • I'm not interested in this kinda stuff at all. Rather disinterested, honestly. But my boyfriend wanted to check it out. What a great tour! It ended up being one of my favorite stops during our visit to Arizona. Thank you everyone for all the work you do here. It is noticed, and appreciated.
  • Fascinating place to visit. Would suggest for anyone that is interested in the cold war or missiles and how they were disarmed. We did the Director's tours and found it very interesting. Yvonne was a fantastic guide and we enjoyed hearing about her experience of being stationed at the silo in the 80's. Would visit again to take a different tour. They have a great gift shop with authentic cold war memorabilia.
  • This is the only intact Titan II complex that looks the same as if it was in the 80's. I took the maintenance tour for $100 and they take you though every level! It took about 4 1/2 hours. I highly recommend taking the maintenance tour. It's a piece of amazing history. The standard tour is a lot cheaper and good too. I have done both. If you love rockets, nuclear stuff, the airforce, and are fascinated by cold war history then you need to go to Titan 2!
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