Thursday, March 28, 2013

Everglades Nike Missile Site Tour

Tucked away in Everglades National Park is a decommissioned Nike Missile Base, built by the US Army Corps of Engineers and opened in 1964 as a result of the Cuban Missile Crisis. Four such sites surrounded Miami as protection.  My city of Chicago (and others as well) also had a number of Nike Missile Bases back in the 1960s and '70s for protection against Russian attack.

Rangers at Everglades offer free tours of the site and provide detailed info regarding its history.  Here's a video of that tour...

1 comment:

Ileana Ghosh said...

Hi, Good morning. Here I read all the information that you present to us. But I need something more information about Miami Tours. Because my friends said that that place is very nice & beautiful. So I need some basic ideas about that place. Thanks..