A visit to the park provides an opportunity to explore the Minuteman II system's role as a nuclear deterrent during the Cold War and visit sites rarely seen by civilians while in use, but that nevertheless loomed large on the geo-political landscape. Those with a special interest in the Cold War or nuclear weapons could spend a half day or more at Minuteman Missile National Historic Site.
How To Find Us
Like the missile field itself, the park is hidden in plain sight immediately adjacent Interstate 90. Find the best directions here.
Find out what parking is available at the three units of the park.
Begin at the Visitor Center
The Visitor Center provides the ideal place to start your visit and learn more about the Cold War and the nuclear arms race.
Beneath The Plains
"Beneath The Plains: The Minuteman Missile On Alert" is a 30-minute park film that introduces visitors to the story of the Minuteman Missile
Visit a Nuclear Missile at Delta-09
The Delta-09 missile silo allows a rare opportunity to view a nuclear missile once on constant alert during the Cold War.
Reserve Your Tour of Delta-01
Tours of the Delta-01 Launch Control Facility are offered daily. Advanced reservations are required for all guided-tours.
Several other national park sites and heritage areas are in close proximity to the park. Learn more about them!
Be a Junior Ranger
The Junior Ranger Program is a great way for children, as well as their parents, to experience the park and learn more about the site.
Kids & Youth
Learn how to become a junior ranger, look for youth activities, and explore scouting programs available at the park.
Built for to fight a nuclear war, Delta-01 and Delta-09 both pose unique challenges for access. Find out what accommodation are available.
Depending on the amount of time available, visitors can take in one or more sites in the park.
Learn how to keep yourself safe during your visit.
Last updated: April 6, 2019