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.
Minuteman Missile Education In Your Classroom!
Minuteman Missile NHS offers all western South Dakota schools the opportunity to have a ranger visit their classroom. The visit consists of a PowerPoint program about the history of Minuteman Missiles on the Great Plains and their role in the Cold War. Also, the park film - which includes an interview with a local rancher who had a Minuteman site placed on his property - is shown. To schedule a ranger visit to your class contact us or call ranger Alison Shoup at 605-433-5552, extension 242!
Each year more and more teachers are interested in using Minuteman Missile National Historic Site as a tool to help their students understand the Cold War and its influence on American History.
To explore the lesson plan click here...If you need additional information or have questions, contact the park at 605-433-5552, extension 242.
Did You Know?
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.