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Address: Off Fort Barry Road, Mill Valley, CA
Phone Number: +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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Wow!!! This is a *fantastic* place to visit. We place it a solid #2 after Muir Woods. On weekdays they only offer guided tours 3 or 4 times daily. Your guide is a fountain of... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 21 October 2016
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Houston, Texas
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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

Wow!!! This is a *fantastic* place to visit. We place it a solid #2 after Muir Woods. On weekdays they only offer guided tours 3 or 4 times daily. Your guide is a fountain of knowledge, a volunteer, and a perfect fit. Complete tour above and below ground of the whole thing. Never knew we had tactical nukes deployed with... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016

once upon a time the people of San Francisco had little knowledge of what was the seaward of Highway 101 on the Marin Headlands. From the 1800’s it was a military reservation. One of its last duties was protecting San Francisco against air attack during the Cold War with Nike anti-aircraft missiles with nuclear war heads. One of the Nike... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

In 1976, I was a young naval officer exploring the hills just north of San Francisco on an off weekend. I found fences marked NO TRESSPASSING NO PHOTOGRAPHY........ And missiles inside the fences. Flash ahead 39 years. On Thursdays- Saturday 1230 to.... the Nike Missile launch facility is open for guided tours. The tour guide was very knowledgable and his... More 

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Pewaukee, WI
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016

The NPS tour guide of the Nike Missile sight noted that Nike was the goddess of victory - just one of many interesting nuggets on this relatively small but great tour. So cool to watch the missile be moved from underground to the surface and then raised/lowered. We were already familiar with several of these former sites being decommissioned closer... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016

This was the highlight of a visit to the Marin headlands. Worth a visit even if only slighted interested in missiles or the Cold War. Go if you can! (Open Thu-Sat, 12:30, 15:30, take the 76x bus on Sat). (SPOILER ALERT) During the guided tours they will even lift a missile from its underground storage and actually erect. How cool... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

Out of the 200 plus missile sites the US established during the Cold War, this is the only one open for visits. The program was shut down in the mid 1970 period and this site closed down in 1974 I believe. The nuclear missiles were removed. Later, dedicated Veterans turned this into a museum. Going underneath the bunker and watching... More 

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Hayward, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

Have a great time learning about history and the amazing building of the Nike Missile. Aeronautics and uses for different types of airplanes and missiles was wonderful. Children and adults both will enjoy spending a couple of hours exploring this place.

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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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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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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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