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Take A Self-Guided Audio Tour of Delta-09

A park ranger stands at a glass enclosure listening to his cell phone
A Minuteman Missile ranger listens to the Cell Phone Tour at Delta-09

NPS/Minuteman Missile NHS

A Cell Phone guided tour of the Delta-09 missile silo is available for visitors to learn the history of Minuteman Missile silos on the Great Plains and how Delta-09 was operated for thirty years. A National Park Service ranger narrates this interpretative tour. The guide and tour are free, the only charge is for the minutes used by your cell phone provider.

Map of a fenced compound with points of interest marked

Dial 605-301-3006 to get started on the tour. Even though the stops are numbered, visitors can choose any stop in any order to accommodate their visit. The ten stops are as follow:

  1. Minuteman Missiles: Hidden in Plain Sight
  2. Minuteman Missiles: Why South Dakota?
  3. Minuteman Missile: From Launch to Ground Zero
  4. Minuteman Missile: A Technological Wonder
  5. Hardened Ultra High Frequency Antenna
  6. Soft Support Building
  7. The Personnel Access Hatch
  8. The Improved Minuteman Physical Security System
  9. Putting in a Missile
  10. The Minuteman: Past, Present and Future

Whatever your pace, this audio tour will enhance your visit to Delta-09.

Visitors are encouraged to leave feedback after their tour. Press "0#" at any time to record your audio feedback. Your valuable feedback will help us to enhance the audio tour and will be greatly appreciated.

Details
All pets must be on leashes no longer that six feet in length. 
Entrance fees may apply, see Fees & Passes information.
The missile silo is located off of I-90 exit 116 on the south side of the highway. Follow the signage once you exit I-90 to the only fenced structure visible from the road (about a 1/2 mile). Park outside of the gate for Delta-09.
Delta-09 is a one acre fenced enclosure in an open prairie setting. There is no break from the wind or the sun at the silo. 
Delta-09 is open to the public from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. mountain time, daily. In the winter, weather consitions can close the site on occasion. 
Accessibility Information

Service animals allowed. 

Accessibility is limited by the gravel driveway and gravel or dirt surfaces from the parking area through the fence gate and to the silo itself. At the silo, a concrete apron is immediately in front of the viewing enclosure.

Last updated: June 21, 2018