Titan Missile Museum

Titan Missile Museum

Titan Missile

The Titan missile museum is to be found in Green Valley just south of Tucson and is easily reached via I19. The Asarco Mineral Discovery Center is close so the two are easily combined as part of a day’s site seeing.

The Tucson area was chosen during the days of the cold war as a suitable location for the construction of missile silos as part of the nuclear deterrent established during the cold war.  This silo is the only Titan silo remaining and has been preserved as a National Historic Monument.

Titan Missile Museum Tucson

Inside the underground complex

Tours are operated each day on a first come first served basis and last around an hour. After an introductory video you will visit firstly the surface compound surrounding the silo. You will then be taken downstairs to visit the control room where the launch process would have been initiated. The majority of the electrical equipment is still in place and is used in a demonstration of the launch control procedure. There is also an opportunity to see the missile itself within the silo.

Control Panel at the Titan Missile Museum Arizona

Launch Control Panel

A more extensive tour is given on limited days of the month which also includes the crew living quarters and the base of the missile silo. The website will provide up to date details of the scheduling of these tours.

A gift shop sells and interesting selection of items including books and items of memorabilia.

All in all this is in interesting place to visit and will also appeal to children as well as those with an interest in the history of the cold war.

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