Visitor Centers

A building with prominent glass windows and steel panels
The Minuteman Missile National Historic Site Visitor Center features three pillars at the entry to the building to represent the air, sea, and land elements of the nuclear triad.

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  • film title over a plains landscape with a missile silo.
    Park Film
    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

  • Visitors in the exhibit area watch a program on a screen.
    Explore The Story

    Exhibits examine the paradoxes of the Cold War through stories of technology, Air Force personnel, civil defense, protest, and deterrence.

  • Visitors in a retail space
    Buy the Book
    Park Bookstore

    The bookstore sells items related to the history of Minuteman Missiles, the 44th Missile Wing of Ellsworth Air Force Base and the Cold War.

Last updated: April 16, 2021

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24545 Cottonwood Road
Philip, SD 57567


605 433-5552

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