Teaching Stories of the Cold War and Nuclear Deterrence

Mission, Duty and Vigilance are all values that can be learned by studying the experiences of the men and women who served in Minuteman Missile fields. For landowners and local citizens of the Great Plains, the Cold War had a defining effect upon their way of life for decades on end. The park offers Field TripsGuest Speakers and Curriculum Materials to connect students to this nationally significant history.

Ranger In Your Classroom

Western South Dakota schools have the opportunity for a ranger to visit their classroom and present a program on the Cold War and nuclear deterrence

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Minuteman Missile ranger speaks to class at South Dakota school

Plan A Field Trip

Learn how to schedule a field trip to visit Launch Control Facility Delta-01 and Launch Facility (Missile Silo) Delta-09

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Warning - Restricted area sign at Launch Control Facility Delta-01

Minuteman Missile: A Legacy of the Cold War

This Teaching With Historic Places Lesson Plan helps students learn about the missile gap and the coming of Minuteman Missiles to the Great Plains

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Minuteman Missile at Launch Facility Delta-09

Distance Learning

Schedule a long distance classroom session inside the underground Launch Control Center at Delta-01

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Minuteman III Missile night launch

Last updated: April 10, 2015

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