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Titan Missile Museum



Arizona is home to a unique museum. It was originally built fifty years ago to house a Titan II rocket with a nuclear warhead aimed at our prior nemeses, the USSR. For twenty years it and fifty others were on 24 hour alert. Over there, they had just as many pointing our way.

Today, the Titan Missile Museum (www.titanmissilemuseum.org), located south of Tucson is the only titan silo that remains. It’s a museum that offers a glimpse back at the Cold War era. It’s pretty interesting, and it has great wheelchair accessibility.

Chair users get a special treat when accessing the silo. The eight-story deep silo has an elevator that was used to lower equipment and supplies. It is old-school with all the cables and pulleys visible as you descend to the 2nd floor.
The basic tour is one-hour long and includes a guided tour of the control room and the viewing platform beside the rocket. Some ramps have been installed at the concrete blast door that are a bit steep, but overall, the tour is easy for chairs, and very interesting.

The museum is located 20 miles south of Tucson. Another nearby museum worth seeing is the Pima Air & Space Museum (www.pimaair.org)


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