• 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.

Curriculum Materials

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The signing of the START Treaties.

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The Minuteman Missile Teaching With Historic Places program will help teachers bring the Cold War to the classroom. This program can be used for Junior High and High School students. It will give students an in-depth look at the Cold War arms race and how the Minuteman Missile system's development and deployment played a leading role in protecting the United States for the last three decades of that conflict.

Did You Know?

Minuteman Missile in silo at Delta-09

Minuteman Missiles were considered technological wonders because they were the United States first solid fuelled intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs) which allowed for: a) hair-trigger launch response b) precise accuracy c) remotely controlled and d) could be mass produced.