Place is the most important factor in the visitor experience at Minuteman Missile. The expansive, wide open landscape of western South Dakota is the setting for Launch Control Facility Delta-01 and Launch Facility (Missile Silo) Delta-09. This landscape along with these two sites provides the backdrop to one of the most dramatic stories in American History. Delta-01 and Delta-09 represent sites that were of the utmost importance to national defense. They provide visitors with the specific places where the people and stories associated with Minuteman Missiles, strategic nuclear deterrence and the Cold War occurred.