Deterring War, Preserving Peace

The Cold War was the defining historical era of the last half of the 20th century. It led to fear, panic, and distrust symbolized by a nuclear arms race between the United States and Soviet Union. The Minuteman Missile remains an iconic weapon in the American nuclear arsenal. It holds the power to destroy civilization, but is meant as a nuclear deterrent to maintain peace and prevent war.

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Features

View down a cylindrical missile silo; a large missile fills most of the space

Go Nose-to-Nose with Armageddon

At Delta-09, visitors can view a Minuteman II missile in its silo, surrounded by the Badlands where these missiles were once hidden in plain sight.

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Minuteman Missile National Historic Site's New Visitor Center with American flag flying

Begin Your Visit at the Visitor Center

Start your visit at our new Visitor Center. Facilities include temporary exhibits, park film, and bookstore. Get your Delta-01 tour tickets here.

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Ranger at Blast Door

"Top Secret" Tours Offered Year Round

Minuteman Missile offers daily tours of the Launch Control Facility, Delta-01. The tour schedule varies on a seasonal basis.

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Emergency Action Messages

Emergency Action Messages

Learn how Minuteman Missiles would have been launched in the event of World War III

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Key and Authenticator Safe Box Inside Launch Control Center Delta-01

Look Inside Launch Control At Delta-01

Take a look inside the underground Launch Control Center with our photo tour

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Oral Histories

Oral Histories

Read accounts from Missileers and other who worked with Minuteman Missiles

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