Photo Gallery

A Window Into a Secret World
Because of the intense security regarding nuclear weapons, few citizens were ever able to take a look inside Minuteman Missile sites. Through the park's photo galleries you can now draw back the curtain and look inside this once secretive world!

Launch Control Facility Delta-01

Launch Control Facility Delta-01 (Above Ground) Photo Gallery
This building functioned as topside support for the underground Launch Control Center. It acted as a multi-purpose facility to help personnel perform their mission.

Launch Control Center Delta-01

Launch Control Center Delta-01 Photo Gallery
For every 10 Minuteman nuclear missiles (know as a Flight) there would be an underground Launch Control Center (LCC) that remotely commanded and controlled the missiles. Two missileers worked and lived on 24 hour alert duty shifts within the LCC.

Photo Gallery - Delta-09

Launch Facility (Missile Silo) Delta-09 Photo Gallery
From 1963 until 1991 Delta-09 contained a fully operational Minuteman Missile. The Delta-09 silo was one of 150 spread across western South Dakota.

Historic image of Launch Facility (Missile Silo) construction

Historic Images Photo Gallery
Galleries of photos showing the construction of the Minuteman Missile field in South Dakota from 1961 to 1963. In addition, a gallery of photos showing the Airborne Launch Command post known as Looking Glass.


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24545 Cottonwood Road
Philip, SD 57567


(605) 433-5552
This is a general purpose access phone line, allowing access to staff personnel via specific extensions or an operator and voicemail messaging. Normally, messages are returned within 24 hours.

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