Plan Your Visit

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.

The park consists of three sites along a fifteen mile stretch of Interstate 90 in western South Dakota: the Visitor Center, Launch Control Facility Delta-01 and the Delta-09 Missile Silo. Please visit our Operating Hours and Seasons page for current information.

 

Delta-01 Tour Tickets

All tours of the Delta-01 Launch Control Facility require advanced reservations. Reservations can be made on-line or by phone at 866-601-5129.

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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.

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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

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Things To Do

Discover what activities and opportunities the park offers for visitors.

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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.

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Visit a Nuclear Missile

The Delta-09 missile silo allows a rare opportunity to view a nuclear missile once on constant alert during the Cold War.

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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.

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Nearby Attractions

Several other national park sites and heritage areas are in close proximity to the park. Learn more about them!

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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.

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Kids & Youth

Learn how to become a junior ranger, look for youth activities, and explore scouting programs available at the park.

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Accessibility

Built for to fight a nuclear war, Delta-01 and Delta-09 both pose unique challenges for access. Find out what accommodation are available.

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Trip Ideas

Depending on the amount of time available, visitors can take in one or more sites in the park.

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Safety

Learn how to keep yourself safe during your visit.

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Calendar Of Events And Programs

In addition to the Delta-01 tour, the park holds other events and programs throughout the year.

Last updated: November 30, 2017

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

24545 Cottonwood Road
Philip, SD 57567

Phone:

(605) 433-5552

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