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Titan Missile Museum - Attraction Guide

Titan Missile Museum

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.

GENERAL INFORMATION

Where is the Titan Missile Museum located?

The Titan Missile Museum is located just south of Tucson in the city of Sahuarita at 1580 W. Duval Mine Road.

What are the hours?

8:45am–5:00pm every day. Closed on Thanksgiving and Christmas.

Why would I visit the Titan Missile Museum?

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.

How much does it cost?

  • Adults $9.50
  • Seniors & Groups: $8.50
  • Juniors: $6.00
  • Children under 6: Free

What is the parking situation?

Free parking is offered at the Titan Missile Museum.

What should I wear?

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.

What should I bring with me?

A bottle of water and a camera! Pictures are allowed and water is the only food/drink allowed on the tour.

Are bathrooms available?

Bathrooms are available in the main building before your tour. There are no bathrooms on the tour.

Which days of the week are the most and least crowded?

Weekends and holidays are most crowded, but staff will make arrangements for additional tours if needed.

DINING

Is outside food allowed? Are picnic tables available?

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.

What restaurants are located NEAR the Titan Missile Museum?

BABIES & KIDS

What ages would be best suited for a visit to the Titan Missile Museum?

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.

Is the tour easy for kids to understand?

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.

Should I bring a stroller?

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.

Is there a designated area for nursing moms?

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.

Are changing tables available?

No. There are no changing tables at the museum.

MISCELLANY

Is the Titan Missile Museum active on social media?

Yes! The Titan Missile Museum is on Facebook.

What else do I need to know before I go to the Tucson Missile Museum?

  • Only service animals are allowed on the tour, but if you're traveling with an animal in your car don't skip the museum–there is a crate and a shady spot available for your furry friend to relax while you enjoy the tour.
  • Can't make the trip to the museum, but really want to experience it? The staff at the Titan Missile Museum offers a limited number of Skype and Facetime tours! Contact the front desk for more information.
  • The museum is ADA compliant and a limited number of wheelchairs are available to borrow from the Visitors Services desk.
  • Can't get enough? You might be interested in the specialty tours offered at the museum.
  • If you'd like to teach your kids about the Titan II before visiting the museum, there are several activities available on their website.
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