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Nike Missile Site SF-88

Off Fort Barry Road, Mill Valley, CA
+1 415-331-1453
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Fasincating military history site with a great docent-led tour

My family of four (kids aged 10 and 12) came here on a weekday afternoon in early July as we had... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Ottawa, Canada
One of a Kind

A one of a kind tour as its the only one open to the public and restored, the tour is great and the... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Mission, Texas
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Restored Nike missile launch site located in the de-classified Fort Barry in the Golden Gate National Recreation Area.
  • Excellent73%
  • Very good22%
  • Average5%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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Off Fort Barry Road, Mill Valley, CA
+1 415-331-1453
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 28 June 2017

Others have accurately described how fascinating this site is. If you are lucky like we were, there will be a veteran there to enhance the experience of the excellent National Park guide. "Our" veteran had served this site as a teenager and was able to...More

Thank renbody
Reviewed 3 April 2017

Nike Missile Site was used during the war for, yep you guessed it, missile launch. The tour was very informative and eye opening, seeing analog devices for meters, reading, missiles and magazines. We went under the bunker where the magazines are stored. They demonstrated how...More

1  Thank Indiana_Jonesse
Reviewed 7 March 2017

If so, not to be missed. A little known, but really scary part of our history. My whole family enjoyed it, and for me the most memorable part of our trip to San Francisco. Seeing the base is cool. The missle silo is neat. Yes...More

Thank Satchy11
Reviewed 23 December 2016 via mobile

Thoroughly enjoyed my visit here. We came by Uber from Union Square and the ride was around $30. NOTE: We had no cell phone coverage out there so could not book an uber back! Also there is no land line phone there to call a...More

Thank MacFlux
Reviewed 9 December 2016

I grew up on the peninsula in Palo Alto and even though I made many, many trips to San Francisco and Marin County I had no idea that this site was located on the headlands. I just never venture seaward of Highway 101. There are...More

Thank flyboy80549
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...More

Thank Don331
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...More

Thank Ray F
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...More

Thank Bill C
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Kenneth W
4 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