• 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

Visitor Contact Station Hours

Minuteman Missile Visitor Contact Station

Minuteman Missile Visitor Contact Station

NPS

The Minuteman Missile visitor contact station is open daily from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. During our winter season (November through March), weekend hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. We are closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's days.

Visitors can watch an orientation film which gives a virtual tour of the sites that make up the park. There are also exhibits with original artifacts which tell the history of the Minuteman missile system and the Cold War.

The contact station is south of Exit 131, just off I-90 in western South Dakota, beside the Conoco gas station. This is 75 miles east of Rapid City.

Click here for GPS coordinates to the contact station!

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).