• 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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  • Traffic Alert

    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.

Delta-09 Visiting Hours

Ranger leads visitors on tour at Delta-09

A Minuteman Missile Park Ranger leads visitors on a tour at Delta-09.

NPS

Launch Facility (missile silo) Delta-09 will be open daily from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

From May 1st to October 31st, a self-guided cell phone tour is available.

Delta-09 will closed if on-duty staff determine road conditions are unsafe due to weather conditions.

A National Park Service ranger will be at the site intermittently during the summer season to provide historic interpretation and answer visitor questions.

Self-guided cell phone tours are also available at the site. Visitors can use their cell phones to listen to a ranger recorded tour. There are ten stops along the tour which interpret the history of the site and Minuteman missiles across the Great Plains region.

Directions to Delta-09
The missile silo is located off of I-90 exit 116 on the south side of the highway.

If you are coming from the EAST: at the STOP sign, make a LEFT and continue onto the gravel road. The road will curve and the missile silo will be on the RIGHT hand side. Pull off to the right hand side of the drive and park outside the gate.

If you are coming from the WEST: at the STOP sign, make a RIGHT and continue onto the gravel road. The road will curve and the missile silo will be on the RIGHT hand side. Pull off to the right hand side of the drive and park outside the gate.

Did You Know?

Minuteman Missile groundbreaking ceremony

The initial groundbreaking for the first Minuteman Missile silo in South Dakota occurred on 9/11 – September 11th, 1961.