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Accessible Topside Tour

Built to execute a nuclear war, the historic Delta-01 compound cannot be made fully accessible. For those visitors unable to safely experience the underground control center, the park offers a tour that focuses on the topside structure and uses accommodations to explore the underground launch control facility. This tour does not enter the elevator or go to the underground control center. In order to ensure staff availability and the best experience possible, this tour must be reserved at least five days in advance online or by calling 605-717-7629. Standard amenity fees apply and the minimum number of participants on the accessible tour is two visitors.

 

Individuals with specific accessibility requirements are encouraged contact the park in advance to discuss their needs. Please contact park staff at 605-433-5552 for more information.

Sign Language Services

An American Sign Language Interpreter may be arranged to accompany your visit; due to the park's rural location, please contact the park at least one week in advance of your visit to make arrangements.

Parking

  • Parking is located at the east end of the parking lot near the Visitor Center. There are three accessible parking spots available.
  • Accessible parking is located at the west side of the parking lot near Delta-01. There are two accessible parking spots available.
  • Accessible parking is located at the center of the parking lot near Delta-09. There are two accessible parking spots available.

Buildings

  • The Visitor Center, including the retail store and restrooms are accessible.
  • Launch Control Facility Delta-01 is accessible on the topside, but the underground Launch Control Center is not accessible.
  • Launch Facility (Missile Silo) Delta-09 is accessible.

Service Animals

  • Service animals are allowed in national parks. For a definition of a service animal, please go to www.ada.gov/service_animals_2010.htm.
  • Owners are encouraged to identify their working service animal, such as with a vest. Identification is not required, but helps prevent unwarranted "dog on trail" complaints from other visitors. There are no plastic bags provided at trailheads for waste products, so please bring your own.

 
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Accessibility Self-Evaluation And Transition Plan cover. Click image to download the plan.

Accessibility Self-Evaluation and Transistion Plan

Minuteman Missile National Historic Site's Accessibility Self-Evaluation and Transition Plan (SETP) includes findings from the self-evaluation process, as well as a plan for improving accessibility parkwide. The Accessibility Self-Evaluation and Transition Plan resulted from the work of an NPS interdisciplinary team, including planning, design, and construction professionals; and interpretive, resource, visitor safety, maintenance, and accessibility specialists. Site plans, photographs, and specific actions for identified park areas were developed. Associated time frames and implementation strategies were established to assist NPS park staff in scheduling and performing required actions and to document completed work. Park policies, practices, communication, and training needs were also addressed. The goals of the plan are to 1) document existing park barriers to accessibility for people with disabilities, 2) provide an effective approach for upgrading facilities, services, activities, and programs, and 3) instill a culture around creating universal access.
Accessibility Self-Evaluation and Transition Plan - September 2018 (2.39 MB PDF)

Last updated: November 6, 2019

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Mailing Address:

24545 Cottonwood Road
Philip, SD 57567

Phone:

(605) 433-5552

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