Titan Missile

category : Monuments
Titan Missile In 1962, Kimball marked its place in history when construction began on a vast complex of Minuteman Missile silos. Kimball is the center of the largest complex of Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles in the world, with about 200 Minuteman III ICBMs in silos in the tri-state area.

In 1968, Kimball received its own Titan I Intercontinental Ballistic Missile and erected it in Gotte Park.

The Titan I was designated as HGM-25C by the Air Force. The HGM designates a surface launched missile for above ground battle.

The Titan I was fueled by kerosene and liquid oxygen. The missile was stored in a hardened silo and was raised to the surface for launch, being fueled while being raised. The process took about 30 minutes. The first base was activated in early 1962. The last missile was removed from service in late 1965 or early 1966. The missile in Kimball entered and left service from a silo near Chico, California. Titan I was based in Denver with 18 missiles, Rapid City, Moses Lake Wash, Mountain Home Idaho, and Marsyville, California each with 9 missiles.

When deactivated, the sites were abandoned, and returned to the original property owners. Treaty obligations today require the site to be destroyed.

The missile weighed 221,500 lbs. at launch. Stage I generated 430,000lbs of thrust and stage II 80,000lbs. The engines were manufactured by Aerojet, then a division of General Tire Co. The missile in Kimball was built in Denver, Colorado and cost approximately 1.5 million.

Address: Highway 30, 8 blks E of Hwy 74.
Phone: 308-235-3782

Come visit us in Kimball, Nebraska

Attractions and Upcoming Events

Wind Farm

Capturing the Prairie Wind Truly a site to see, the Kimball Wind Farm was operational in August of 2002. The Municipal Energy Agency of Nebraska (MEAN) owns and operates the 10.5 megawatt wind farm consisting of seven turbines. Each turbine stands nearly 350

Kimball, NE Structural Landmarks

Panorama Point and Three-State Marker

In the extreme southwest corner of the county, thirty three miles from Kimball, rises the highest point in Nebraska. This site, 5,424 feet above sea level, looks more like a rise in a pasture than the highest point in the state.

Kimball, NE Natural Attractions

Mick Evertson Arboretum

Nebraska is known as the Arbor State and Kimball has it's own arboretum which is unique to the area. The Mick Evertson arboretum has over 125

Kimball, NE Aboretums

Four Winds Golf Course

When you are ready to relax, take advantage of Kimball's recreation area. Housing one of the nicest 18-hole public golf courses in Nebraska is our 270

Kimball, NE Golf Courses

Gotte Park & City Park

Kimball's two parks offer just about everything that you could want in a city park. Gotte Park

Kimball, NE Recreation

Things to do Monuments near Kimball, NE