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RV Picklers: Titan Missile Museum

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Today we travelled from Gold Canyon to Fort Huachuca, a journey of just 177 miles.  This gave us time to drop off the rental car and take a side trip to the Titan Missile Museum in Sahuarita, Ariz. I must admit some mixed feelings as we planned this trip. The thought of touring a nuclear missile launch site was a bit unsettling. At the same time, this is part of our history and as George Santayana said, “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.”

The museum opens everyday, except Christmas and Thanksgiving, and one hour guided tours begin on the hour at 9 a.m. We arrived at 12:40, giving us time to tour the small display area before beginning our one hour tour. As this is their busy season, they accommodate overflow by adding tours on the half hour as needed.  Make sure you take comfortable shoes, as the underground portion of the tour is accessed by a 55 step stairwell.

The tour of the launch facilities reminded us of our visit to St Andrews, Scotland last spring when a cold, rainy day sent us underground to a facility the UK built during the Cold War. However the facility we toured in Scotland was an underground facility to house Members of Parliament and military leaders in the case of a nuclear disaster.

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