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Kimball, Nebraska: Missile Center USA - ICBM Missile

A Titan I nuclear missile stands in a park, honoring the hidden missiles that once lurked underground all around Kimball. The top third was blown off in a windstorm in 2009. The missile was dismantled in 2014, partially restored in 2016.

Gotte Park

E. 3rd St., Kimball, NE
I-80 exit 20. Drive north into town, then turn right onto US Hwy 30/3rd St. Drive a half-mile east, then turn right and drive into Gotte Park. The missile is just south of the basketball and volley ball courts.
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ICBM Missile.

Missile Center USA - ICBM Missile

The Titan I missile has completed its renovation, and it's back in Kimball, in the same spot. The second stage of the missile is still detached, but the rocket looks great nonetheless.

[Brandon Perez, 09/15/2016]

Missile remains.

Titan 1 Missile

The missile is currently being secured for restoration and display by the Wings Over the Rockies Air and Space Museum in Denver. This is fitting, as the Titan I was deployed at Lowry Air Force base where the museum is located (The ICBM base at Kimball was armed with Atlas missiles). I verified in 2014 that the upper stage is laying in the Kimball landfill.

[Jason, 11/03/2014]

MIssile missing nose cone.

Missile Center USA - ICBM Missile

Yeah, top's blown off and needs some TLC.

[Mike, 05/16/2011]

Missile Center missile.

Missile Center USA - ICBM Missile

Visited this sight 21 Sept 2009. The top third of the missile is still missing.

[Dee, 09/29/2009]
Missile Center USA - ICBM Missile

The top 1/3 of the missile is gone, blown away in a Wizard of Oz-type event. The bottom of the missile is still there.

The top of the missile is sitting in the landfill while negotiations continue with local groups to get it refurbished and reattached.

[Dave from Denver, 06/07/2009]

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