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South Dakota
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South Dakota State Parks

USA Parks
South Dakota
Black Hills & Badlands Region
Minuteman Missile Visitors Center
Minuteman Missile Visitors Center Park Ranger leads a tour in the underground contro credits NPS/Rob Swanson
A park ranger leads a tour in the underground control center
Minuteman Missile Visitors Center Night view of Delta-09 credits NPS Photo / Caroline Rohe
Night view of the Delta-09 site
Minuteman Missile Visitors Center A winter visit to Delta-09 credits NPS Photo
A visit to the Delta-09 missile silo allows the opportunity to consider the role of these missile in Americas defense during the Cold War.
Minuteman Missile Visitors Center Thirty Minutes or Less credits NPS Photo
Behind this blast door is the control center where two missileers kept a constant watch over ten nuclear missiles.
Minuteman Missile Visitors Center Cold War Blast Door art at Delta-01 credits NPS/Minuteman Missile NHS
Morale art reminded missile officers who the enemy was during the Cold War
Minuteman Missile Visitors Center Delta-09 enclosure credits NPS Photo
The glass enclosure allows visitors to view a Minuteman II missile in the silo.
Minuteman Missile Visitors Center Minuteman Missile Visitor Center credits HDR
The visitor center at sunset.
Minuteman Missile Visitors Center Nose-to-Nose with Armegeddon credits NPS Photo
Visitors can peer through the glass at a Minuteman II missile in the silo at Delta-09.
Minuteman Missile Visitors Center Delta-01 credits NPS Photo
For thirty years, US Air Force staff monitored a flight of ten nuclear missiles at the Delta-01 Launch Control Facility.
MINUTEMAN MISSILE VISITORS CENTER
MINUTEMAN MISSILE VISITORS CENTER
24545 CottonWood Road
Philip, South Dakota   57567
(lat:43.8445 lon:-101.9012)

Phone: 605-433-5552
Email:
During the Cold War, a vast arsenal of nuclear missiles were placed in the Great Plains. Hidden in plain sight, for thirty years 1,000 missiles were kept on constant alert; hundreds remain today. The Minuteman Missile remains an iconic weapon in the American nuclear arsenal. It holds the power to destroy civilization, but is meant as a nuclear deterrent to maintain peace and prevent war.


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Directions
Minuteman Missile National Historic Site is located at three sites along a fifteen mile stretch of Interstate 90 in western South Dakota. The Visitor Center is located immediately north of I-90, exit 131. The two historic sites which make up the park are four miles (Launch Control Facility Delta-01) and 15 miles (Launch Facility Delta-09) from the Visitor Center. No public transportation systems serve the park.

South Dakota
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South Dakota State Parks

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