90 West Esperanza Blvd
Green Valley, AZ 85614
Phone: (520) 399-3736
Fax: (520) 399-3744
90 West Esperanza Blvd, Green Valley, AZ, US, 85614
- Phone: (520) 399-3736
- Fax: (520) 399-3744
Arts & Museums
Here's a museum south of Tucson that must surely be considered unique and a chilly reminder of the Cold War. Go underground and see one of the old Titan ballistic missiles, watch the roll-back silo door open, follow operations at the launch control center, and watch demonstrations of countdown procedures. Tours begin every half hour. To reach Titan Missile Museum, go south on Interstate 19 and take exit 69 to the Duval Mine Road and follow the signs.
Whether you're opposed to open-pit copper mine and its environmental consequences or not, visiting this facility will leave you more knowledgeable about what was once one of the main industries in the state of Arizona. The earth science exhibits and displays of historic mining equipment are quite impressive, and you might want to view the multimedia shows before going on a tour of ASARCO's Mission open-pit mine.
Operated by the Smithsonian and the University of Arizona, the FLWO is the largest field installation of the Smithsonian Institution Astrophysical Observatory (SAO) outside Cambridge, MA. It features displays and exhibits on astronomy and astrophysics, natural science, and cultural history.