Delta-01 Tour Fee
All tours of the Delta-01 Launch Control Facility require advanced reservations and an amenity fee. Reservations can be made on-line or by phone at 605-717-7629. Reservations can be made up to 90 days prior to tour date. In the summer season tours fill up quickly.
Delta-01 Tour Fee
Delta-01 Tour Tickets
Due to the continuing renovation work at Delta-01, and out of a desire to enhance the visitors' experience, Minuteman Missile NHS will be resuming the Delta-01 Tours in a MODIFIED format. This modified tour will cover some of the exterior grounds, the elevator room, and then the underground launch control center. It does not take visitors through the above ground portions of the building as this area is still undergoing renovations. First day of tours will be June 1, 2022. Tours will be run Wednesday through Sunday at 9:00 am, 10:00 am, 1:00 pm, and 2:00 pm.
Safety and Physical Requirements
The Delta-01 tour is moderately strenuous and requires a quarter mile round trip walk to and from the Delta-01 compound. All tour participants must be able to climb two 15 foot ladders, walk, and stand unassisted. The underground control center was not designed to accommodate the general public. It is accessed by an elevator and a ladder. In the event of an elevator failure, visitors that are underground will need to be capable of climbing the ladder for a safe and timely exit. Entering the control center also requires passing through a narrow corridor.
What To Do If You Can't Get A TourIn the summer season especially, demand for tours at Delta-01 exceeds capacity. In addition to visiting the visitor center and Delta-09, a visit to Rapid City's South Dakota Air and Space Museum at Ellsworth Air Force Base offers a number of complimentary features that further explore the Minuteman Missile story. The museum's exhibits include a launch control simulator identical to the control center at Delta-01 and their airpark display includes a Minuteman II missile. During the summer season the base tour includes an opportunity to go inside a missile silo trainer preserved on base.
Last updated: May 19, 2022