• 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

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?

Signing of the START treaty

Delta-01 and Delta-09 were selected for preservation because they were the most typical and least altered from the original 1961 Minuteman missile configuration.