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Join Minuteman Missile National Historic Site to Mark the 101st Anniversary of the National Park Service

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Date: August 21, 2017
Contact: Joe Brehm, 605 433-5552 ext. 1241

Cactus Flat, SD – On Friday, August 25th, the National Park Service will be celebrating 101 years. In addition to the regular programs offered at our Delta-01 and Delta-09 sites, at the park visitor center we will have special programs at 11:00 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. about the history of the National Park Service. From 10:00 until 12:00 noon the park will also host the popular Junior Missileer program where visitors can build and launch their own paper missile. At 12:00 noon, we will have birthday cake and ice cream to share with our visitors.

Minuteman Missile National Historic Site's headquarters and visitor center is located off of exit 131, Interstate 90. The park consists of three sites along a fifteen mile stretch of Interstate 90 in Western South Dakota. Authorized by Congress in 1999, Minuteman Missile National Historic Site preserves components of the Minuteman II intercontinental ballistic missile system, interpreting the deterrent value of the land-based portion of America's nuclear defense during the Cold War era and commemorating the people and events associated with this recent period of American history. The park is open daily 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. except Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day. More information about the park can be found on the internet at or by phone at: 605-433-5552. Visit us on Facebook at and Twitter at

Last updated: August 21, 2017

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