In the desert outside of Sahurita, Arizona beneath the cactus lies the only remaining Titan Missile silo in the US. Once a part of the nuclear deterrent system, as they call it. The site contains a Titan Missile in the upright position and the full control system used to govern the process of nuclear missile launch. Before you get to the tour, the lobby of the visitor center has a history on the wall of many of the political events that surrounded the cold war. For those of us that
remember this part of history it is an unsettling reminder of what was. For those that do not remember those days it is one helluva history lesson that probably cannot be understood in one session.
The tour takes one through a simulated launch of a nuclear missile and a full look at what the crews lived through for twenty years.
The tour guide was most polite and informative. The knowledge of these people runs deep and give a viewpoint of history and military procedures that I don’t think you would get anywhere else.I recommend this museum and tour for all. Right wing, left wing, undecided, it does not matter. Everyone should be interested in this informative, incredible, almost unbelievable glimpse into our not to long ago past.
About The Author
Charley is an avid locator of those slightly odd and a bit different places, museums, shrines and viewports that give life a bit of extra flavor. He can be found about the web on his family site – charley.net, his home town blog – Atascadero.net, his social media guidance site – TheWebGame.com and at Atascadero’s Best Kept Secret the BrickyardTheatre.com.