Minuteman Missile National Historic Site was established in 1999 to preserve two 1960's era Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) sites: Launch Control Facility Delta-01 and a corresponding underground Launch Control Center and Launch Facility (Missile Silo) Delta-09. Minuteman Missile is the only national park unit specifically designated for the Cold War. The park invites you to explore the history and significance of the nuclear arms race and ICBM development.
A visit to the park provides an opportunity to explore the Minuteman II system's role as a nuclear deterrent during the Cold War and visit sites rarely seen by civilians while in use, but that nevertheless loomed large on the geo-political landscape. Those with a special interest in the Cold War or nuclear weapons could spend a half day or more at Minuteman Missile National Historic Site.
The park has three main features, the Minuteman Missile Visitor Center, Launch Control Facility Delta-01 and Launch Facility (Missile Silo) Delta-09. The park is open on week days during the fall, winter and spring from 8:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. MST and seven days a week beginning with Memorial Day. The park is closed only three days per year: New Years Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day.