Missile Complex in Benson, AZ – $475,000

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Added to OHD on 1/30/20   -   Last OHD Update: 4/12/20   -   28 Comments
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980 N Sibyl Rd, Benson, AZ 85602

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  • $475,000
  • 14.73 Ac.
One of America's most top secret places is now on the market! This complex is twelve minutes to the town of Benson. A time capsule - wrapped up and closed since 2016 to prevent vandals and curious explorers. Amazing and mysterious opportunities await the daring buyer. We know the standards used to construct these sites. Millions to build. Each one exceptional in how they were constructed. The established standards, layout, and site plan are all here. In addition, there's a private well and electricity on-site! Views of the Rincon and Dragoon Mountains. Do you dare become an exclusive member of silo owners - converting these spaces into extraordinary places? Shown only to qualified buyers with proof of funds or private financing. (Do not trespass)
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Grant and Kori, Realty Executives Arizona Territory
(520) 877-4940
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28 Comments on Missile Complex in Benson, AZ – $475,000

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  1. kmmoorekmmoore says: 420 comments
    Weatherford , TX

    The land is very picturesque! I don’t care who you are, this is pretty dang cool.

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  2. ddbackerddbacker says: 484 comments
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    1971 Uninspired split-level
    Prairie Village, KS

    Yes, this is so cool. Here is an extreme example of one in Kansas for sale at $3.2 Mil:
    https://www.businessinsider.com/missile-silo-turned-castle-for-sale-in-kansas-2020-1

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  3. dunamovindunamovin says: 160 comments

    Now that’s a wine cellar!!

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  4. MikeMike says: 369 comments
    1886 Queen Anne Victorian
    IL

    Is the missile included? Asking for a friend…

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  5. hearsetraxhearsetrax says: 231 comments
    VA

    yeah they got all kinds of fun places up for grabs once in a while

    https://www.missilebases.com/properties

    I liked that one radar bunker they had once…
    I think it was somewhars west coast, but that was a while back

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  6. John ShifletJohn Shiflet says: 5356 comments
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    1897 Queen Anne Colonial
    Cadiz, OH

    I would have simply laughed in looking at a listing like this a few years ago but in the unstable world environment that we live in these days, I’m not laughing anymore. I think a smart developer could buy this, advertise and subscribe potential tenants then create cozy getaways for subscribers for a “just in case” scenario. Not just in case of WWIII, but with the viral contagions going around it might appeals to survivalists (not the radical kind) or those who just want to be extra cautious. It might cost several million to refurbish and adapt, but I bet it would be financially profitable. All the equipment and construction are heavy duty military grade. Of course, the site also has historical value as a relic of the Cold War era but it would be a safe sanctuary if things really got nasty in the years ahead. Not trying to be an alarmist here but just stating the realities of our times. We can all pray for a wonderful future ahead but there are no guaranties in life.

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    • ElaineElaine says: 16 comments

      Preppers! And they would totally love this, for real! I wonder how many square feet this place is? (I also wonder how many CUBIC feet it is!!!) These people were trashy; they really left a mess, right? I guess this would be perfect for a recluse or a hermit!

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  7. KarenBKarenB says: 315 comments
    1885 KY farm center chimney cape style
    KY

    It takes the right person with the right vision. Would be interesting to see someone complete such a project.

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  8. BethanyBethany says: 3431 comments
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    1983 White elephant
    Escondido, CA

    I don’t know what on earth I’d do with it but I think it’s one of the coolest posts ever on OHD! It reminded me right away of my favorite TV show, “Lost.” If I owned it I think I’d invest in a LOT of liability insurance and then charge people $$$ for the privilege of exploring on their own.

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  9. Architectural ObserverArchitectural Observer says: 1020 comments
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    I’m absolutely fascinated by these kinds of opportunities… Kansas has more than a few phenomenal converted missile silos. It could be really fun to design a doomsday bunker, but I think that the following “Far Side” cartoon puts it all into perspective:

    https://e3effa51eee72fd900e3-2fb779bd12ec72d4612275342f2c9187.ssl.cf1.rackcdn.com/08563fea47a118dea8b783bc45a6b272.png

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    • hearsetraxhearsetrax says: 231 comments
      VA

      ROFL at Architectural Observer ……

      I couldn’t have found a better illustration myself
      5 stars jejejeje

      of course nothing is fool proof by any stretch of the imagination, even back in the days when this was a live missile base

      for some oddish reason this missile silo reminds me of a “taxi” episode entitled ” I want to be around ” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-J9UEOlvHTE

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  10. says: 118 comments

    Hey Preppers! Here is your opportunity!

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  11. JefsndyJefsndy says: 130 comments
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    1915 Craftsman
    Orange, CA

    The “no smoking in bed ” sign is worth buying this for…

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  12. Oh well, or Orwell!

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  13. ErnieErnie says: 320 comments
    AK

    Yipes! It would take someone special to be able to live/work underground like that & it would NOT be me! I guess you could sell some of it for scrap & definitely keep some stuff intact for the sake of history. I do think it would be interesting to go down there & have a look see though & it would be easy to keep cool in the AZ. heat.

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  14. BoobtubeBoobtube says: 277 comments
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    1984 Post and Beam saltbox
    NY

    I took a tour of the Titan Missle Museum outside Tucson. Very cool. In a lot better condition than this particular silo and it DID have the missile still in the silo. Worth a look if you are in the area. You sure can’t argue with the asking price of this place.

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  15. miles227miles227 says: 237 comments
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    1955 Storybook Ranch
    Northridge, CA

    So rare to find a missile silo with original kitchen and bathrooms!

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  16. PuristaPurista says: 159 comments

    This is like a vintage Victrola cabinet minus the works. Fortunately I have a friend who bought an old Titan missile at government auction for 135 bucks, including warhead, so even though it might not be numbers-matching it would serve nicely for restoration purposes. There is no reason in the world why this outfit couldn’t be brought back to full functionality. Most survivalists sit on their little solar acre and huddle like frightened rats at the first call of ”INCOMING!!” But here you fire first. As they say in Benson, if missiles are outlawed, only outlaws will have missiles.

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    • John ShifletJohn Shiflet says: 5356 comments
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      1897 Queen Anne Colonial
      Cadiz, OH

      Thanks, Purista, that (Benson saying) really cracks me up!

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      • PuristaPurista says: 159 comments

        And for worry warts who will lay awake wondering if the old Titan could explode in the house if one of the kids pushes the wrong button–Alexa, cancel self-destruct–or who seek an adaptive reuse for the silo that is more historic in nature, there is the dovecote/pigeonnier option, or, more ecosystem-appropriately, roadrunner rookery.

        For those who are intimidated by the whole thing, think of it as a quaint farmhouse/silo complex with 10-foot-thick cement walls and friable asbestos that happens to be underground. Little House Under the Prairie.

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  17. TomasczTomascz says: 95 comments

    This comes with an owners manual, right?
    I can’t even imagine trying to power up the lights in this mess. Wonder what the salvage would be worth?
    As an armored hole in the ground, I’m sure it’s worth the asking price but I just don’t do well without sunlight.

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