We love showing off Tucson! When out of town guests arrive, there are many traditional spots and activities that end up on the list. How about trying something different? Here is the first in a regular series of fun acitivities in Tucson that may not be on your list right now, but should be.
Titan Missile Museum is about 25 miles south of Tucson and is a former missile silo turned museum. The Museum has traditional guided tours but check out these special ways to explore the facility.
Director's Tour - Tour the museum and missile site with Yvonne Morris, Director of the Titan Missile Museum and a former Titan II Missile Combat Crew Commander. Yvonne will share her unique perspective on the museum and visitors will learn about life as a Titan II Missile Combat Crew Commander.
Beyond the Blast Door Tour - Explore areas of the missile site normally closed to the public. See where the crews ate and slept and then descend more than 100 feet underground and enter the launch duct. Experience an unforgettable view directly beneath an actual Titan II missile!
Total Top to Bottom Tour - Along with every area covered in other tours, visitors get to explore all 8 levels of the underground silo — something most people will never see. From level 1, guests will view the silo closure door opening mechanism, to level 3 where the massive diesel generator is located, to level 8 more than 140 feet (approximately 43 meters) underground, see all the equipment that was necessary to keep the site operational during its lifetime. Other stops include silo level 7 where visitors enter the launch duct and stand directly beneath the missile.
Titan Overnight Experience - What was it like for Titan II crew members to sleep underground only a few feet away from the largest missile ever made by the United States? Find out first-hand when you and three of your closest friends or family spend the night in the crew quarters at the Titan Missile Museum. This rare and unique experience is offered just a few times a year and can be custom tailored to your interests. Join the elite few who have slept in the Titan's lair.
Check out the Titan Missile Museum Website for hours and rates. The website also lists dates for the special tours listed above. Titan Missile Museum
Another great activity that’s fun for all ages is the Gaslight Theater. The Gaslight puts its own unique spin on familiar stories such as current show “Spider-Guy”. Audience members are encouraged to cheer for the hero and “boo” the villain. Eat pizza, enjoy a shake, and of course partake in “bottomless” popcorn baskets. Entertaining piano sing-a-longs warm up audiences prior to the show and during set breaks. Phantom of the Opera is scheduled to open August 31st and run through November 5th. The annual holiday show is “Christmas in the Big Apple” and will close out the calendar year. Follow the link for more information!