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HM69 Nike Missile Base

40001 State Road 9336, Homestead, FL 33034-6733
+1 305-242-7700
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Excellent tour

Tour is included in your admission to the park. Very informative. Information about the Cold War... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
lovinretirement2015
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Cold War Missile Base in Florida

This site is a decommissioned missile base in Everglades National Park. The tour is free with... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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40001 State Road 9336, Homestead, FL 33034-6733
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Tour is included in your admission to the park. Very informative. Information about the Cold War and the Cuban Missile Crisis and the men and dogs who kept us safe. There are no restrooms on the tour. Tour starts at 2 o'clock and no reservations...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This site is a decommissioned missile base in Everglades National Park. The tour is free with admission; check the times at the welcome center. You get some insight into the lives of those servicemen who were ever at the ready to launch missiles toward Cuba...More

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Reviewed 21 April 2017

went to tour this and it is closed after april first. so we were not able to see this attraction. did not tour the nature reserve.

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Reviewed 1 April 2017 via mobile

If you have any interest at all in the Cold War or, especially, the Cuban Missile Crisis, this is a must-see. While the grounds haven't been refurbished, the stories are definitely worth the 1 1/2 hours or so. Before this tour, I had no idea...More

1  Thank jennifer8285
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Reviewed 29 March 2017 via mobile

We came to Nike Missile base tour on accident and it was one of the best spots in Everglades despite the aligator sites. Much respect for Scott Gabriel for volunteering and telling interesting stories related to Cuba crisis. He came prepared and gets everybody involved...More

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Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

This is such an interesting bit of history! I had no idea that there was once a missile base in the Everglades. I enjoyed learning about how it worked and the training and technology they used to keep us safe.

1  Thank nanceeedru
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Reviewed 24 March 2017

We had an outstanding tour of this facility. It was fascinating and the guide on the FREE tour was so passionate and knowledgeable. A great history lesson for all.

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Reviewed 22 March 2017

This is the only stop that needs to be made in this area of the Everglades. Good thing is that is not far from the entrance. The gentleman that was at the sight answering questions was actually based here. He was quit knowledgeable with a...More

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Reviewed 8 March 2017

As part of our tour of Everglades, my wife and I attended the ranger tour of the HM69 Nike base. There's enough of the buildings left from the 60s and 70s to help make the story of the men who served there easy to imagine....More

1  Thank Dave-and-Cindy2426
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Reviewed 5 March 2017

A piece of history that the younger generations need to know about. Great and knowledgeable tour guide. Very interesting for people of all ages

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Scouternurse S
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Response from MarSalCon | Reviewed this property |
Simply enter Everglades National Park and ask the gate attendant for directions. (Remember it was once too secret) Also suggest you take the daily guided tour at 2pm with either Scott or Leon. Or if you'd like the cliff note... More
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sorry I don't recall the name.
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