Operating Hours & Seasons

Visitors on a tour in the underground Launch Control Center at Delta-01

Visitors on a tour of the underground Launch Control Center at Delta-01

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Summer 2015 (May 25, 2015 - September 30, 2015)

Visitor Center Hours: The visitor center is open seven days a week 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Mountain Time.

Delta-01 Launch Control Facility Tours:

  • Ranger guided tours are available seven days a week, every 30 minutes from 8:30 to 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 to 3:30 p.m.
  • Tickets are required and are given out on a first come, first served basis, at the visitor center, on the day of the tour. Tickets are free but often sell out early.
  • 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.
  • Click here to learn more about getting Tickets and Tour Requirements for Launch Control Facility Delta-01.

Delta-09 Launch Facility (missile silo)

  • Open seven days a week from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Mountain Time, weather permitting.
  • Visitors are invited to go inside the surface gate and look down into a silo at a Minuteman missile in its historic state, protected by glass viewing enclosure.
Group Tours (scout groups, schools, and other large, organized groups)
Due to high public demand, reserved group tours are not available at Delta-01. Depending on available staff, groups may be accommodated at Delta-09. Organizers must call a minimum of 2 weeks prior to visiting. To check on ranger availability, please call 605-433-5552 ext 1242.
 

Winter & Spring 2015/2016:

The park is closed on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Years Day

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

Delta-01 Launch Control Facility Tours:

  • Ranger guided tours are available Monday-Friday at 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m., as staffing permits.
  • Tickets are required 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.
  • As a safety precaution, all tour participants to the underground portion (the Launch Control Center or LCC) must be at least 40 inches tall. All participants must also be able to climb two 15ft ladders, unassisted, as an emergency egress should the elevator malfunction.
  • Click here to learn more about getting Tickets and Tour Requirements for Launch Control Facility Delta-01

Delta-09 Launch Facility (missile silo)

  • Open Monday-Friday 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Mountain Time, weather permitting.
  • Visitors are invited to go inside the surface gate and look down into a silo at a Minuteman missile in its historic state, protected by a glass viewing enclosure.
Group Tours (scout groups, schools, and other large, organized groups)
Depending on group size and staff availability, group tours are provided at either Delta-01 or Delta-09. Large organized groups such as Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, and school groups, must call a minimum of 2 weeks prior to visiting. To schedule a group tour, please call 605-433-5552 ext 1242.

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