• 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.

History & Culture

National Park Service histories

The Missile Plains: Frontline Of America's Cold War is the Minuteman Missile Historic Resource Study. This in-depth study includes chapters on missile development, life in the missile field and the arms race. This study can be downloaded as a complete document or chapter by chapter.

 

Oral Histories

Minuteman Missile Oral Histories are now online. These include valuable interviews with former missile field personnel, local citizens and contractor's who were part of the Minuteman's history for over three decades.

 

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).