• 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

While the true measure of a national park is its resources and the way in which visitors find meaning in them, the statistics below provide a number of ways to evaluate the work of the park.

The NPS Public Use Statistics Office has more about national park acreages and visitation. For more information about the agency's budget, visit the NPS Budget Website.



Designations & Milestone Events

  • November 29, 1999 - Minuteman Missile National Historic Site established by act of 106th Congress, Public Law 106-115
  • September 12, 2013 - Minuteman Missile National Historic Site Boundary Modification Act passed as Public Law 113-36 transferring two parcels of land - 25 acres and 3.65 acres from Buffalo Gap National Grasslands (USFS) - for Visitor Center and Launch Control Facility Delta-01 parking area
  • November 24, 2014 - Minuteman Missile National Historic Site Visitor Center open to the public
  • September 26, 2015 - Grand Opening & Dedication Ceremony for Minuteman Missile National Historic Site Visitor Center - Tentative Date

Source: NPS Redbook, planning documents


Acreage

The park maintains approximately 25 acres at the Minuteman Missile Visitor Center, 10 acres at Launch Control Facility Delta-01 and 5 acres at Launch Facility (Missile Silo) Delta-09

Source: NPS Public Use Statistics Office

Visitation

Total recreational visits per calendar year:
2013 - 76,621
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

Source: NPS Public Use Statistics Office

Annual Operating Budget

Fiscal Year Total ONPS Budget
2012 $656,000.00
2011 $689,000.00
2010 $701,000.00
2009 $672,000.00
2008 $660,000.00
2007 $638,000.00
2006 $629,000.00
2005 $624,000.00
2004 $327,000.00
2003 $331,000.00
2002 $335,000.00
2001 $4,989,000.00

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