BH&B Corporate Partner: Minuteman Missile National Historic Site | Black Hills & Badlands - South Dakota

BH&B Corporate Partner: Minuteman Missile National Historic Site

24545 Cottonwood Road
Phillip, SD 57567

(605) 433-5552


Remember fallout shelters, Sputnik and the missile gap?  Remember duck-and cover-drills, the Iron Curtain, the Red Scare and first-strike capability?  The deadly drama underlying the Cold War is relived at Minuteman Missile National Historic Site near Wall where visitors can see how the end of the world could have begun. The site is the first national park in the world dedicated to commemorating the events of the Cold War. Two 1960’s era Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) sites have been preserved for public viewing. Delta-09, an underground missile silo on the edge of Badlands National Park, held a Minuteman II missile that could send a nuclear weapon to the Soviet Union in 30 minutes. Delta-01 control center includes the topside support building and the underground control center capsule.

Visitors have the opportunity to enjoy a ranger-guided tour of Delta-01, located at I-90 exit 127. Tours are by reservation only and limited to 6 people per tour.  Self-guided tours are available at Delta-09 missile silo, located at I-90 Exit 116.  The visitor center is located at I-90 exit 131, and features exhibits that allow visitors to explore Minuteman’s role in the Cold War.  A new park film will make a debut in 2017.

Open daily 8 am - 4 pm.  Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day.