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.
Volunteer opportunities abound at Minuteman Missile National Historic Site.
Volunteers are vital to us in our mission of providing programs and services to our visitors. Our VIP's (volunteers-in-parks) help conduct tours, provide historic interpretation at the missile silo and Delta-01, and answer visitor questions at the contact station about Minuteman missiles and the Cold War. Many of these volunteers once worked with Minuteman missiles and offer a unique perspective on how the Cold War was really fought.
In addition, volunteers have assisted with administrative tasks, cataloging museum artifacts and completing maintenance projects.
If you would like to volunteer at Minuteman Missile NHS, contact Park Ranger Butch Davis at (605) 433-5552, ext. 241 or e-mail us.
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Did You Know?
The only Minuteman Missile ever launched out of an active silo took place at a silo north of Newell, South Dakota on March 1, 1965. The flight only lasted a total of seven seconds with the rocket landing in a nearby pasture.