Titan Missile Museum
1580 West Duval Mine Road, Green Valley, AZ, USA
Titan Missile Museum Green Valley Reviews
The 1 hour tour is not expensive but the others can really be expensive!! Apr 27, 2013
From 1963 to 1987, known as the cold war era, the United States had many nuclear missile sites in four states, California, Arizona, Kansas, and Arkansas. Eighteen of the missile sites were on constant alert status, 24 hours per day, the entire time with 4 men on duty at each site. And there was strict rules that no one could be alone, they had to be in pairs.
The Titan II used a storable propellant which was a great improvement from the Titan I and meant it not only lifted twice the payload, but reduced the time needed to launch and could be launched from a silo. It carried the largest single warhead of any Intercontinental Ballistic Missle (ICBM).
The tour includes a twenty minutes film on how the site was run, and question and answer period followed. The you go out to the site and either take the 55 steps down into the silo complex or an elevator. The entire tour takes just over an hour and a few times a month you can take an extended tour which takes you actually into the bottom of the silo, rather than just looking from one of the fourth level tunnel/tube.
There are other tours available including overnighter where you get to sleep in the crew’s quarters and a top to bottom tour, a personal abridged copy of the Dash One., blueprints of the complex and a collection of photographs. Continental breakfast is even included. That is called the “Crew Package” and runs $500 per person. They also have a Crew Commander’s Package at $750 and a Wing Commander Package at $1,000 which includes a catered dinner, including wine, and a replica of the launch key.
Photos are allowed because all of the area is now de-classified.
It is very interesting, if you like this sort of thing.
Part of the Roadtrip 2013 travel blog
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