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Address: Off Fort Barry Road, Mill Valley, CA
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+1 415-331-1453
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Wed - Fri 12:30 - 15:30
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Restored Nike missile launch site located in the de-classified Fort Barry...

Restored Nike missile launch site located in the de-classified Fort Barry in the Golden Gate National Recreation Area.

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Absolutely fascinating and worthwhile- and completely free!!

The Nike missile site is a little hidden gem-it isn't widely advertised, but if you are at all interested in the cold war and can manage to get to the Marin Headland, it's a must... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 30 June 2016
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Barnsley, United Kingdom
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Barnsley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2016

The Nike missile site is a little hidden gem-it isn't widely advertised, but if you are at all interested in the cold war and can manage to get to the Marin Headland, it's a must do. This is an actual missile site which was in use from 1955 until the late 70's. You will see and hear about all aspects... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2016

Who knew that the portion of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area just across the bridge in the Marin Headlands held anything other than cliffs, beaches, redwoods, hiking paths, and a well stocked Visitor Center? We did not…until our nephew began working there. He told us about this unique “museum” while we were visiting him, and urged us to see... More 

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Playa Coronado, Panama
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2016

Hiked around this park and enjoyed seeing the remains of the cold war. The whole park is very interesting and worth spending a few hours visiting.

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california
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2016

Great place to go, do it in conjunction with a tour of Point Bonito Lighthouse. Very interesting, even got to see how the missile would launch

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Hampton, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 February 2016

I've lived very close to a NIKE base for most of my life and was always curious about it - now I know! This is an amazing tour showing how the missiles arrived, were assembled and then stored. They even take you down in the bunker!!! They then but a missile on the elevator and hoist it to the surface... More 

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Mill Valley, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2016

This site is very cool if you live in the Bay Area, because it gives you a sense of how vulnerable America felt during the Cold War. People went to a lot of trouble to build these sites, and there used to be tons of them. It sort of brings US history alive to see how scared people were, how... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2015

Hidden in the Marin Headlands is the only restored NIke Missile Site in the country. Just as our well informed young Park Ranger explained, there use to be over 300 sites all over the country. Very interesting. The site is just past the Marin Headlands Visitor's Center (also a nice place to stop) in the Golden Gate National Recreation Area.... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2015

My husband works in the defense industry and has an interest in military history, so the Nike Missile Site was a must-see. It's not anything fancy, but it is the only place in the Country where you can see a Nike missile. The park ranger leading the tour was about our age and he recalled a lot of interesting history... More 

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Elizabeth City, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2015

Hiding under desks, practicing for the attack by Russia as a child. Being afraid. To see the missiles underground and raised above and then placed into the launch position was thrilling. We were lucky to have a retired colonel add his take on being part of this for much of his career.

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Los Angeles, CA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2015

We often visit the Marin Headlands, just across the Golden Gate Bridge, for great views of the bridge, city, and the WWII fortifications. Further down the road, through the rolling hills and toward the light house, is a former Nike Missile Base. From the road, it just looks like an abandoned junk yard - but on the first Saturday of... More 

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