Nike Missle Site in LA

#1

Has anyone hiked to the Nike Missile site in LA, I find it strange it is not listed in the Atlas. And how can one get it included in the atlas. It is a fascinating bit of Cold war history.

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#2

We have a few California abandoned missile sites in the Atlas database, but if we missed one that’s worth seeing, we’d love to have it added!

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#3

It is not abandoned, it is part of the Saint Vincent Park. Only remarkable thing about it is well preserved and full of information.

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There are a bunch of Nike sites around the greater L.A. area.

I assume the one you’re referring to is LA-96, which (as you note) is both well-preserved and part of a public recreational area. I suspect the only reason it isn’t on Atlas Obscura is that someone hasn’t created an official entry for it yet. Why not you? :slight_smile:

Here’s a map of all the varied Nike sites in the region … I’ve been to all the ones that are publicly accessible (note that I didn’t specify “legally”), and I’ve been meaning to put together some new entries with my photos for the sites not listed here. Someday!

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