• 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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    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.

Operating Hours & Seasons

Summer (June 16 - September 30, 2014):

Visitor Center Hours: The Minuteman Missile National Historic Site visitor center is open 7 days a week from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM, Mountain Time from June 16 - September 30th Click here for directions...

Delta-01 Launch Control Facility Tours: June 16th - September 30th, 2014 Ranger-guided tours are conducted throughout the day every 30 minutes from 8:30 AM - 11:00 AM and from 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM. Tickets for the Launch Control Facility can be obtained, in person, at the visitor center, on a first come first served basis, on the day of the tour. These tickets are in high demand and space is limited. Due to heavy visitor demand for tickets, group tours are not offered during the summer season. As a safety precaution, all tour participants to the underground portion (the Launch Control Center or LCC) must be at least 4 years old and 40 inches tall. All participants must also be able to climb two 15ft ladders, unassisted, as an emergency egress should the elevator malfunction.

Launch Facility (missile silo) - Open daily from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM Mountain Time during our summer season, June 16th - September 30th (Weather Permitting). During peak season, there is a self guided cell phone tour available.


Fall, Winter & Spring (October 1, 2014 - May 30, 2015):

Visitor Center Hours: During our fall, winter, and spring seasons the visitor center is open Monday-Friday 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM Mountain Time.

Delta-01 Launch Control Facility Tours: Ranger guided tours are available Monday-Friday at 10:00 AM and 2:00 PM, as staffing permits. Tickets are required for these tours and are given out on a first come, first served basis, at the visitor center, on the day of the tour. You must be at the visitor center at least 15 minutes prior to scheduled tour time. (Large organized groups such as: Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, bus and school groups, must call a minimum of 2-3 weeks prior to visiting. The cut off date for group tours in the spring is June 1st. The visitor center phone number is: 605-433-5552, extension 242.) As a safety precaution, all tour participants to the underground portion (the Launch Control Center or LCC) must be at least 4 years old and 40 inches tall. All participants must also be able to climb two 15ft ladders, unassisted, as an emergency egress should the elevator malfunction.

Launch Facility (missile silo) -
Open Monday-Friday 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM Mountain Time, weather permitting.




 

Did You Know?

44th Missile Wing emblem

Minuteman Missiles are not just part of the past, but also the present and future. Currently there are still 450 Minuteman missiles deployed across the Northern Great Plains.