Your personal safety is our number one priority at Minuteman Missile!
Requirements To Tour the underground Launch Control Center at Delta-01
Visitors who wish to participate in the underground part of the tour must be able to:
The weather in western South Dakota can be extreme and unpredictable. Severe thunderstorms and dangerous lightning is possible with high temperatures any time in the summer. Check the weather forecast before you visit and be prepared. Keep a watch on the skies and be ready to move away from Launch Facility (Missile Silo) Delta-09 where there is little shelter. Snow most often occurs in heavy amounts during the late fall and early spring. During the winter, temperatures can drop to -20 F with wind chills of -50 F. Always be prepared. Dress in layers and keep a blanket as well as candles in your car.
At any time during your visit you may see wildlife. Please be cautious and avoid getting injured by the many types of wildlife. This includes, but is not limited to: deer, pronghorn antelope and snakes (venomous & non-venomous). Wildlife is protected under law in all national parks. It is illegal to bother, touch, or try to kill them. If you do encounter wildlife, please stay at a safe distance and do not disturb them.