School Field Trips - Class size of 18 students or less
Minuteman Missile Field Trip - Class Size of 18 or less
Begin by meeting the rangers at Launch Control Facility Delta-01
1) General introduction to the Cold War and the Minuteman Missile systems role in it.
2) The class will then break up into groups of 6 students each. Each group will tour the support facilities at Delta-01 and also go underground into the Launch Control Center, 31 feet beneath the surface.
3) Travel 11 miles west to Launch Facility (missile silo) Delta-09. A ranger will guide the entire class to view a Minuteman II missile on display and learn about the massive power of nuclear weapons.
Allow 2 hours for this program!
Did You Know?
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).