West Palm Beach, Florida: JFK Bomb Shelter on Peanut Island (Closed)

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On Peanut Island in the Lake Worth Lagoon. Accessible by ferry or kayak from Riviera Beach Marina, 200 E. 13th Street, Riviera Beach, FL.
Closed due to budget cuts: Oct. 2017.

JFK Bomb Shelter.

JFK Bomb Shelter on Peanut Island

Where Camelot-on-Florida-Vacation would have hunkered down if the bombs fell. Closed due to budget cuts: Oct. 23, 2017.

Roadsideamerica.com Report... [01/26/2016]

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JFK Bunker.

JFK Bomb Shelter on Peanut Island

The President's bomb shelter was built by the SeaBees [Construction Battalion] under the direction of the Secret Service. Peanut Island is very near the Kennedy Compound in Palm Beach and the bunker was a nuclear war contingency facility during the Cuban Missile Crisis. It is a stark reminder of the Cold War at its peak, and our military past is certainly relevant today!

[P Qualter, 06/08/2008]
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