Underground Launch Control Center Tours: Suspended
There will be no underground Delta-01 Launch Control Center tours until further notice due to emergency elevator maintenance. Above ground tours will be offered along with an 11 minute video of the Launch Center in place of going underground.
Minuteman Missile National Historic Site:
Minuteman Missile National Historic Site has three separate locations that visitors can enjoy: the park visitor center, the Launch Facility/missile silo, and the Launch Control Facility. Minuteman Missile National Historic Site is open for visitation throughout the year (see Operating Hours and Seasons). To experience everything that Minuteman Missile has to offer, please read the information below.
The Visitor Center
The Visitor Center is located 75 miles east of Rapid City on Interstate-90 (I-90), just off exit 131. Once off the Interstate, there will be a large Conoco gas station. The Visitor Center shares the parking with the gas station, and is located on the south side of the parking lot.
Inside the Visitor Center there is information about the site and Cold War exhibits. An eleven-minute orientation video is also offered.
Tickets for Ranger-guided tours of the Launch Control Facility are available at the Visitor Center and given out on a first come, first served basis with a limit of 6 people per tour.
Launch Control Facility: Delta- 01
For visitors wanting to visit the Delta-01 Launch Control Facility, the Visitor Center should be your first destination. Tickets for these tours are in high demand and space is limited. Tickets are issued at the Visitor Center on a first come, first served basis on the day of the tour. After obtaining tickets, visitors will be given directions to the tour location. Large groups must call at least 2-3 weeks prior to visiting the site. To reach a ranger, please dial 605-433-5552, option 0.
Launch Facility/ Missile Silo: Delta-09
Is located 1/4 mile south of I-90 at exit 116. It is approximately 15 miles west of the Visitor Center or 6 miles east of Wall, SD. This site is all above ground and is self-guided. The gate is open all year from 8 AM to 4:30 PM, Mountain Time. (Weather permitting)
Did You Know?
To construct and deploy all 150 silos and 15 adjacent support structures for South Dakota’s Minuteman Missile field cost $56 million in the early 1960s ($9.2 billion in 2005 terms).