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Nike Missile Site SF-88

Off Fort Barry Road, Mill Valley, CA
+1 415-331-1453
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Fascinating tour

I stumbled across this find after riding the 76X bus (only runs holidays & weekends) from Sutter... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Richard F
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Toronto, Canada
via mobile
Cold War relic but still relevant

Sometime we forget the fact that USSR / USA were at odds for many decades and there was a real... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Christian S
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Guayaquil, Ecuador
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Restored Nike missile launch site located in the de-classified Fort Barry in the Golden Gate National Recreation Area.
  • Excellent74%
  • Very good21%
  • Average5%
  • Poor0%
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Off Fort Barry Road, Mill Valley, CA
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I stumbled across this find after riding the 76X bus (only runs holidays & weekends) from Sutter & Powell in the San Fran city center across the Golden Gate Bridge to its final destination, Marin Headlands. An old military base, it has been a national...More

Thank Richard F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Sometime we forget the fact that USSR / USA were at odds for many decades and there was a real threat of mutual destruction. Sites like this were in place to act as last line of defense in case of a massive ICBM attack. It...More

Thank Christian S
Reviewed 30 September 2017

If you are in the area during one of the days they have tours, go! You will not regret it. Amazing insights into one of the little known elements of the Cold War, one that I knew nothing about. Our guide was very informative, it...More

Thank Charity H
Reviewed 28 September 2017

Really great guided tour - even my wife enjoyed it. Volunteers have restored this missle site including the bunker which houses 5 missiles and a mechanical launch device that spits them out on the surface. Some great history - its a 1 of a kind...More

Thank angmohs
Reviewed 26 September 2017

The Nike defense system during the Cold War is a relatively unknown, yet important part of West Coast history. Time a visit to be there during a demonstration. The free tour goes underground into the missile storage bay, the NPS ranger brings an actual missile...More

Thank Ted B
Reviewed 11 September 2017

We wandered upon this after visiting the Marine Mammal Center and am glad we did. This place was really neat, and probably the most educational hour I have ever spent in a National Park. Our guide / ranger Al, was excellent and knew the history...More

Thank Donnie W
Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

We visited the Nike Missile Museum just on the off chance and thoroughly enjoyed it. They do two tours a day (only certain days) and we had Al Blank who was very informative and very passionate. Best of all, the tour was free. I'd happily...More

Thank ben_1991
Reviewed 20 August 2017

We happened upon this place and caught up to a tour. The park ranger leading the tour was great- she took us down below to see the missiles on their rails, raised one up for us as if it were going to be launched, explained...More

Thank HoustonCouchPotatoes
Reviewed 25 July 2017

My family of four (kids aged 10 and 12) came here on a weekday afternoon in early July as we had some time to kill before our scheduled tour at the nearby Marine Mammal Center. Upon our arrival, we were happily surprised to find out...More

Thank dms666
Reviewed 19 July 2017

A one of a kind tour as its the only one open to the public and restored, the tour is great and the benefits of having veterans tell their stories makes it even better. The site would benefit greatly from increase funding, to make it...More

Thank rb123456789rb
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Kenneth W
3 July 2015|
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Response from edcetera | Reviewed this property |
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
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