• 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.

Tour Safety


Ladder leading from underground at Delta-01


As part of the tour at Delta-01 visitors will have the opportunity to visit the underground Launch Control Center (LCC).

The LCC was not originally designed to accommodate the general public. It is accessed by an elevator and a ladder. In the event of an elevator failure, visitors that are underground will need to be capable of climbing the ladder for a safe and timely exit.

Visitors who wish to participate in the underground part of the tour must be able to:

1) Physically capable of climbing two 15 foot ladders. These ladders are permanently attached to the wall and are very sturdy.

2) Children must be at least 40” tall and be able to climb the ladder unassisted

3) Be comfortable in a small elevator

4) Be comfortable with heights of approximately 35 feet or about 3 stories. The elevator door is an open grate, not a solid door.

Did You Know?

Launch Control Center under construction

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).