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Nike Missile Site SF-88

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An unexpected treasure -- fun and VERY informative!

We stumbled upon the Nike Missile Site just as a free tour was beginning. The tour ended up being... read more

Reviewed October 26, 2018
Fort Wayne, IN
Rehearsal for WW3

You visit the site with a tour group only but the guide's info are relevant AND it's a 30 min FREE... read more

Reviewed August 23, 2018
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Restored Nike missile launch site located in the de-classified Fort Barry in the Golden Gate National Recreation Area.
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Off Fort Barry Road, Mill Valley, CA
+1 415-331-1453
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Reviewed October 26, 2018

We stumbled upon the Nike Missile Site just as a free tour was beginning. The tour ended up being the highlight of our day. A female guide explained the Nike missile program to a group of about 20 of us, including some very smart boy...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed August 23, 2018 via mobile

You visit the site with a tour group only but the guide's info are relevant AND it's a 30 min FREE tour. U get access to what used to be a restricted access camp so its impressive t be close to these missiles-so far so...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed August 6, 2018

In this particular time when people and countries are tossing "nuclear verbal slugs" at each other, coming to the Nike Missile site will make you think hard about THOSE people doing the trash talking... We went on a first Saturday, when there are veterans at...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 6, 2018

I traveled to the Marin Headlands to see the Nike Missle Site during one of their Veteran Open Houses. It was a great way to learn about the history of the site and the Cold War from veterans that lived and served at this and...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank laura74Chicago
Reviewed August 5, 2018

I've been here about thrice now. Best time to go is first Saturday of a month. I have mostly been there during spring and summer, not sure about winter months. The park rangers and the volunteers (folks who were stationed here or at other similar...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 4, 2018

We ewent late in day unfortunately place was closed...the GPS could'nt find it .....the standard android was a little confused....use WAZE for NIKE MISSILE BASE

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed July 29, 2018

should be a requirement for everyone to visit. incredible history and I hope they can continue to be funded to finish out their other projects. !00% Worth the beautiful drive

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank bamafutbal
Reviewed July 9, 2018

My hubby and I came here the 1st Saturday of July 2018 for the free open house day at the Nike Missile Site SF-88 where Nike Missile Veterans talk about their experience working at the site from 12:30pm to 3:30pm. The real highlight to the...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank LisaandRod93013
Reviewed June 17, 2018 via mobile

This museum is a brilliantly preserved relic of the Cold War. It’s extraordinary to discover nuclear weapons were based so close to Downtown San Francisco and designed to be used with USA territorial waters. We visited on a day that local Nike veterans were hosting...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Reviewed June 12, 2018

We were able to watch the missile be raised from below then hoisted into position... wow! The visit down into the underground storage area was amazing and the guide who showed us around the grounds actually worked at a missile site and gave a lot...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Kenneth W
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The MUNI 76X line runs from downtown, across the GG Bridge and into the Marin headlands. The National Park Service also runs a shuttle bus through the park every 1/2 hour. Since you are there on the 2nd weekend (open... More