• 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

Park Statistics


Visitors await the start of their tours at Delta-01 Launch Control Facility. These tours are with ticket only. Visitors can check tour availability at the Minuteman Missile NHS Visitor Center off South Dakota Interstate 90, Exit 131.


Recreational Visitors

2012 ----------------------- 75,654

2011 ----------------------- 59,389

2010 ----------------------- 42,348

2009 ----------------------- 36,777

2008 ----------------------- 30,615

2007 ----------------------- 24,655

2006 ----------------------- 16,754

2005 ------------------------ 7,800

2004 ------------------------ 4,924

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Did You Know?

Minuteman Missile in flight

The only Minuteman Missile ever launched out of an active silo took place at a silo north of Newell, South Dakota on March 1, 1965. The flight only lasted a total of seven seconds with the rocket landing in a nearby pasture.