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. To get the latest on park conditions and operations, please visit our Current Conditions page.


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 605-717-7629.

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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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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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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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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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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.

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Visit Delta-01

Visit a facility that once controlled ten nuclear missiles.

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Virtual Park Brochure

A story map adaption of the park brochure helps to orient your visit.

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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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Pets in the Park

Find out where you can take your pet during your visit.

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Built 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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Learn how to keep yourself safe during your visit.

Last updated: June 1, 2020

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Contact Info

Mailing Address:

24545 Cottonwood Road
Philip, SD 57567


605 433-5552

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