Bringing a Group?
For larger groups, the park offers several options to make the most of your visit.
For groups short on time, the visitor center provides a basic orientation and visitor amenities. The exhibit area provides immersive exhibits illustrating the Cold War, life and work in the missile fields, and the nuclear arms race. Plan to spend up to an hour in the visitor center with your group.
The Delta-09 Missile Silo
In addition to the visitor center, take your group to the Delta-09 missile silo. Visitors can tour the site on their own. Inside a one acre fenced compound is the Delta-09 silo, 12 feet in diameter and 80 feet deep made of reinforced concrete with a steel-plate liner. The door to the silo has been welded and fitted with a glass roof, and an unarmed missile placed inside. For safety reasons, tours are not conducted underground. In addition to the missile and silo, visitors will see support structures such as antennas and motion sensors. Parking is currently limited at this location.
South Dakota Air & Space Museum
In addition to a visit to the park, the South Dakota Air & Space Museum near Rapid City, South Dakota, offers a number of Minuteman Missile exhibits and attractions. View the control center trainer used to train missiles offers and take the base tour to visit a silo trainer.