Illustration of the interior of a missile silo
Underground view of a Minuteman Missile silo

NPS Photo / Sayo-Art LCC

Teaching 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 trips and virtual learning opportunities to connect students to this nationally significant history. Our website also has many resources available for both teachers and students to utilize in and out of the classroom.

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An explanation of the history of the Minuteman Missile and the Cold War for students.


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    Last updated: March 11, 2022

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