• Underground Delta-01 LCC, 44th Missile Wing/66th Strategic Missile Wing logos, topside view of Delta-09 LF

    Minuteman Missile

    National Historic Site South Dakota

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    I-90 Exit 131 (Visitor Contact Station) is open in both directions. Exit 127 (Launch Control Facility) is closed to eastbound traffic, but open to westbound traffic. Pick up all tour tickets at exit 131. Allow extra time to travel to Delta-01 for tours.

Be A Junior Ranger

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Junior Ranger Program
For nearly three decades Minuteman Missile field personnel protected and defended our nation. Now you can learn about the duties they performed and why the Cold War was a defining event in American History.

To download a copy of the Minuteman Missile Junior Ranger program click on these links:

6 and Under Junior Ranger Program

7 to 11 year old Junior Ranger Program

12 and older Junior Ranger Program

Follow the directions closely, then after you have completed the program mail it to: Minuteman Missile National Historic Site 21280 SD Highway 240 Philip, SD 57567

A National Park Service Ranger will check your completed program to make sure you qualify for Junior Ranger status. You will then receive a certificate and patch certifying you as a Minuteman Missile Junior Ranger!

Did You Know?

Launch Control Center under construction

To construct and deploy all 150 silos and 15 adjacent support structures for South Dakota’s Minuteman Missile field cost $56 million in the early 1960s ($9.2 billion in 2005 terms).