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HM69 Nike Missile Base

40001 State Road 9336, Homestead, FL 33034-6733
+1 305-242-7700
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Swamp nukes?

While traveling through the Everglades, my friend spotted this site while at the visitor's center... read more

Reviewed 4 April 2018
Chris E
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Columbus, Indiana
Signs not marked well, don't stop at the first big pink building marked Nike Missle, keep going straight ahead

We went March 2018 and had to ask what days and time they were open at the Everglades enterance... read more

Reviewed 3 April 2018
cybersold
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Decatur, Indiana
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“cold war” (15 reviews)
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40001 State Road 9336, Homestead, FL 33034-6733
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+1 305-242-7700
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Reviewed 4 April 2018

While traveling through the Everglades, my friend spotted this site while at the visitor's center. It's a 10-15 minute drive away from the Anhinga Trail and was completely unexpected. There were nuclear missiles staged in the Everglades in response to the Cuban Missile Crisis. You...More

Thank Chris E
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Reviewed 3 April 2018

We went March 2018 and had to ask what days and time they were open at the Everglades enterance, they were helpful. We followed the couple signs they had posted, but when you finally get to a long pink building that actually is marked Nike...More

Thank cybersold
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Reviewed 27 March 2018

I’m a local and had heard these tours were available but never gave it much thought until I realized my daughter would be taking World History next year in school. The tours are not offered year round so we went only days before they ended...More

Thank Glenn B
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Reviewed 25 March 2018 via mobile

Great little extra stop when going to Everglades National Park. Volunteers will guide you though the history of the base and they have a fully restored Nike Survace to Air Missle in one of the hangers. Great bit of Cuban Missle Crisis history.

Thank ACJC7
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Reviewed 25 March 2018

Very enjoyable thanks to a wonderful guide who's knowledge was exceptional. Engaging and interseting he was able to talk to everyone, whether they had a military background or not. We are a family of 3 adults including a 20 year old son and all enjoyed...More

Thank Spudlab
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Reviewed 24 February 2018

Very interesting and the staff has a great knowledge of the sites history. The refurbished missile and other hard ware give you an idea of how far we have come sense the Cuban Missile Crisis

Thank seymour46
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Reviewed 24 February 2018

Nike Missile Base Tour HM69 was chilling reminder of how close we came to a nuclear war with the Soviet Union in the 1960’s. The base brought back childhood memories of hiding under school desks and covering our heads during “duck and cover drills”. I...More

Thank TheRichard26
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Reviewed 23 February 2018

Included in your Everglades entrance, an informative tour of the HM69 Nike Missile base in the Everglades. Nice overview of the Cuban missile crisis and my kids were able to tie it in to what they were learning in school. Nice.

1  Thank fatjohnbb
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Reviewed 2 February 2018

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

Thank lovinretirement2015
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Reviewed 22 January 2018

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

1  Thank timothyb986
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Mike H
7 May 2018|
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Response from MarSalCon | Reviewed this property |
Sorry no. The site will reopen in November 2018.
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Scouternurse S
6 January 2017|
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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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