September 19, 2015
Visitor Center Exhibit Preview Event at Minuteman Missile National Historic Site
The staff and volunteers of Minuteman Missile National Historic Site invite the public to preview the visitor center exhibits on the afternoon of Saturday, September 26, 2015. The public debut of the "Meet the Missileers" exhibit film will occur at 2:30 p.m. Mountain Time. At 3:00 p.m. historian David Mills will present a program on South Dakota during the Cold War.
April 29, 2015
Tourism to Badlands and Black Hills National Park Sites Create $242.2 Million in Economic Benefit in 2014
A National Park Service report shows that 3,861,091 visitors to National Park sites in South Dakota in 2014 spent $229.7 million within the local area. That spending supported 4,148 jobs.
January 15, 2015
National Park Service Seeks Input on Celebrating Centennial
The National Park Service wants your help in planning a celebration 100 years in the making. The centennial of the National Park Service is August 25, 2016, with festivities beginning the spring of 2015 and continuing through 2016. A series of public listening sessions to gather ideas on ways to recognize this anniversary are planned for area towns the last week of January.
December 08, 2014
Holiday Hours At Minuteman Missile National Historic Site
During the upcoming holiday season, Minuteman Missile National Historic Site will be closed on Christmas Day, December 25, 2014 and New Years Day, January 1, 2015. The Minuteman Missile Visitor Center, Launch Control Facility Delta-01 and Launch Facility (Missile Silo) Delta-09 will also be closed on these days.
November 19, 2014
Minuteman Missile Moving Into New Visitor Center
Minuteman Missile National Historic Site is moving into its new visitor center and beginning operations at the facility on Monday, November 24th. The new visitor center is on the north side of exit 131, Interstate 90. It is easily recognizable from the highway. The park has been headquartered out of a temporary facility on the south side of the same exit for over a decade. The new facility contains 7,300 square feet of space and will eventually contain 2,500 square feet of exhibits interpreting the Cold War and the Minuteman Missile weapons systems role in during the period in our nation’s history.
June 16, 2014
Minuteman Missile To Open Seven Days a Week For Summer Season
Minuteman Missile National Historic Site will begin opening seven days a week starting Monday, June 16th. Ranger-guided tours of the Delta-01 Launch Control Facility and underground Launch Control Center will now be offered every day of the week. The Minuteman Missile Visitor Contact Station will also be open seven days a week from 8:00 – 4:30 p.m. Launch Facility (Missile Silo) Delta-09 will be open for self-guided audio tours during this time. These hours will continue until the end of September when the park will return to being open on weekdays for the fall and winter seasons.
May 15, 2014
Minuteman Missile To Conduct Community Meetings Regarding Guided Tour Fees
Minuteman Missile National Historic Site will begin community engagement to solicit public feedback on the park’s proposed amenity fee for Ranger-guided tours of the Delta-01 Launch Control Facility and underground Launch Control Center. If approved by the Director of the National Park Service, the fee for guided tours would be implemented in calendar 2015.