• 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

School Field Trips - Class size of 18 students or less

Sign at entrance to Delta-01

Sign at the entrance to Launch Control Facility Delta-01

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 preventing war and preserving peace.

2) The class will then break up into groups of approximately 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 approximately 2 hours for this program!

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