Nike Missile Base

While we were exploring the park on the first day, we discovered a sign pointing to the Nike Missile Base.

Most of us enjoy history, and decided that a tour sounded interesting. We missed the tour the first day but planned to go back.

The tour was excellent. The guide shared a lot of information and the hour and a half tour went by very quickly.

We learned that only men worked at this site. They hated the snakes and the mosquitoes! During free time, they would often race their cars up and down the straight roads outside of the base.

We also learned a lot about the Cuban missile crisis, history while the base was in operation and general history of the area.

If you are ever in the Everglades, I would highly recommend the tour (just check out the times before hand, it is not open all the time)