Titan II Missile Museum
When the SALT Treaty called for the de-activation of the 18 Titan missile silos that ring Tucson, volunteers at the Pima Air Museum asked if one could be retained for public tours. After much negotiation, including additional talks with SALT officials, the Green Valley complex of the 390th Strategic Missile Wing was opened to the public.What You'll See
After watching a video about the history of the Titan and its deadly nuclear delivery capability, you're taken deep in to the "hardened" command center. Here, essential equipment--indeed the center itself--is mounted on springs to withstand anything but a direct hit. Then you pass through a couple of 6,000 pound blast doors and walk along a space-age corridor to the silo itself. The 110 foot tall missile weighed 170 tons when it was fueled and ready to fly. It's empty and harmless now, but it still looks deadly, crouched on its launch pad.Public Tours Dates and Times
The Titan Missile museum is open from 9am to 5pm Wednesday - Sunday from May through October and daily from November through April. One hour tours start every hour, with the last at 4pm. Call (520) 625-7736 for additional information.How to Get There
The Titan Missile Museum is located in Green Valley, about 20 miles south of Tucson, Arizona. Take I-19 south to exit 69 and head west for about half a mile until you see the signs on the right.
Be sure to visit the offical Museum page here before you plan your visit.