Detour Destination: Minuteman Missile National Historic Site

Updated: Jul 6, 2020

The Minuteman Missile National Historic Site was established in 1999 and preserves the last remaining Minuteman II ICBM system in the United States. Reviews of the tour say it is very interesting, worth the time and that the Rangers that guide the tours are super informed and add a lot to the experience.


Minuteman Missile National Historic Site is comprised of three sites. The Visitor Center is located immediately north of I-90 off exit 131 and 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.



Minuteman Missile National Historic Site



Location

21280 Highway 240, Philip, South Dakota 57567


Hours

Daily; 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Cost

FREE. The park does not charge an entrance fee but does have expanded amenity fees for Delta-01 tours ($12 for adults and $8 for youth ages 6-16). Check out the website for tour info as reservations must be made in advance.

Why Stop

  • One-of-a-Kind

  • Photo Op

  • History

  • American Classic

Brief Background

Minuteman Missile National Historic Site's purpose is to tell the story of Minuteman Missiles, nuclear deterrence and the Cold War. The park preserves two facilities in their historic state—Launch Control Facility Delta-01 with its corresponding underground Launch Control Center and Launch Facility (Missile Silo) Delta-09.


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Learn More

Check it out in advance at the Minuteman Missile National Historic Site website by the National Parks Service.


Download the 1-page PDF about Minuteman Missile National Historic Site with information and address.


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