The Arizona Aerospace Foundation currently operates the Pima Air & Space Museum, the Titan Missile Museum, and the Arizona Aviation Hall of Fame.
The Titan Missile Museum officially opened to the public in 1986 - and it is the only remaining Titan II site.
Visitors of the museum are brought on a volunteer-led journey through time to learn what it was like to stand on the front line of the Cold War. The Titan Missile Museum is the preserved Titan II missile site, officially known as complex 571-7. It is the only site that remains of the 54 that were on alert across the country from 1963 to 1987.
The museum is open every day, except Thanksgiving and Christmas. Hour long tours start every hour on the hour. The first tour begins at 9:00am and the last tour leaves at 4:00pm. During peak season, additional tours are offered on the half hour. Call 520-625-7736 to confirm your schedule before you go.
The Titan Missile Museum is located just south of Tucson in the city of Sahuarita at 1580 W. Duval Mine Road.
8:45am–5:00pm every day. Closed on Thanksgiving and Christmas.
To learn about the Cold War era firsthand by visiting the last remaining Titan II missile silo!
The US was forced to dispose of 53 other missile sites across the country, but was allowed to keep one site standing for historical purposes. The 1-hour tour includes a visit to the underground control center, a 6-story view of the missile in its silo, and a simulated missile launch. After the tour, you can walk through the "topside" area (outside, above ground) and see the missile security and a few other exhibits.
Free parking is offered at the Titan Missile Museum.
Comfortable shoes and casual clothes are perfect for the museum. You'll be walking down (and then back up) 55 metal stairs to get to the access portal, so no flowy skirts or high heels.
A bottle of water and a camera! Pictures are allowed and water is the only food/drink allowed on the tour.
Bathrooms are available in the main building before your tour. There are no bathrooms on the tour.
Weekends and holidays are most crowded, but staff will make arrangements for additional tours if needed.
No food or drink (except water) is allowed on the tour. There are small snacks and candy available in the gift shop and can be consumed in the main building before the tour.
Older children (ages 8 and up) or those very interested in history would enjoy this museum. Younger children may get bored, and the surroundings could be dangerous if they wander off.
The docents talk to the kids on the tour and get them involved in the simulated missile launch. There is a Junior Missileer notebook the kids can pick up near the front door and work on throughout the tour. It has puzzles, trivia, and information about the museum.
Because of the stairs used to get to and from the tour, a stroller is a good idea for younger children. There is an elevator for those who can't use the stairs.
There is not a designated area for nursing moms, but there is a quiet hallway with chairs in between the bathrooms and the briefing room.
No. There are no changing tables at the museum.
Yes! The Titan Missile Museum is on Facebook.