We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“worth learning”

Nike Missile Site SF-88
Ranked #9 of 31 things to do in Mill Valley
More attraction details
Attraction details
Owner description: Restored Nike missile launch site located in the de-classified Fort Barry in the Golden Gate National Recreation Area.
Reviewed 26 September 2013

This is run by the National Park Service and a very enthusiastic park ranger gave a great tour of the area. You get to see the set up as it was back in the 1950's along with radar equipment, computers and missiles. They actually raise the missile up from underground and demonstrate how it would have been launched. There was a veteran also present who gave insight on how it was during that period. There was a wide range of kids from about 7years old to teenagers who seemed to enjoy the tour (especially the missiles). It is open limited days and hours so check website for tour hours. While you can walk around without a tour, I don't think it would be very interesting. If you arrive after a tour has started, there is no problem just joining in. This is free but donations are welcome.

1  Thank Quilter20
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a ReviewReviews (77)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
All reviews
"cold war"
in 33 reviews
"park ranger"
in 6 reviews
"military history"
in 4 reviews
"site including"
in 2 reviews
"storage facility"
in 2 reviews
"marin headlands"
in 12 reviews
"volunteer tour guide"
in 2 reviews
"amazing tour"
in 2 reviews
"the golden gate bridge"
in 7 reviews
"down the road"
in 3 reviews
"the marine mammal center"
in 2 reviews
"muir woods"
in 5 reviews
"defense"
in 8 reviews
"launch"
in 13 reviews
"restored"
in 10 reviews
"sites"
in 11 reviews
"bunker"
in 12 reviews
Filter

62 - 66 of 77 reviews

Reviewed 14 July 2013 via mobile

We visited here while on vacation and just happened to stumble upon it while on our way to Saucilito. We took a different route just to explore the area and it ended up being one of our favorite areas! Plenty of beautiful hiking, observation points, lighthouse, black sand beach, surfers, seal watching, and history. The day we went there was not a large crowd on the beach which was nice. We were not able to take the tour that is available however the reviews on that are pretty good as and say many of the volunteers are retired Veterans which would be interesting. We plan on taking advantage of a tour on our next trip. Be sure to plan for cold and wind to make for visit comfortable.

1  Thank dmgeorge
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 12 July 2013

We came here as part of the Muir Woods/Sausalito tour, and glad we took the option of ferry return, as that gave us free time in Sausalito,which otherwise we would not have got. Its a very pretty place, with lots of unique shops/galleries/souvenir shops/food shops, etc. What is nice, is just being able to sit and relax and look across the bay to San Francisco skyline, and spend a few hours seeing somewhere different. Coming back by ferry, also means you pass Alcatraz - a bonus.! Would definitely recommend doing the Muir Woods/Sausalito tour with ferry return, as it was good value for money.

Thank flyingangela
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 28 May 2013

Guided tours of the only remaining Nike anti-aircraft missile site in the county. Nike missiles had nuclear warheads and were on a six minute standby--a glimpse into the Cold War is a must see.

1  Thank Surfliner
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
See more reviews
Reviewed 20 April 2013 via mobile

Me and my wife visited while on holiday. My wife who is NOT interested in militaria had a great time and really enjoyed our guided tour. The staff were great, very informative and had great stories. Highly recommended.

Thank Toonreview
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC

Travellers who viewed Nike Missile Site SF-88 also viewed

 
Mill Valley, Marin County
Sausalito, Marin County
 

Been to Nike Missile Site SF-88? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing