Minuteman Missile National Historic Site | Black Hills & Badlands - South Dakota

Minuteman Missile National Historic Site

  • Minuteman Missile National Historic Site
  • Minuteman Missile National Historic Site
  • Minuteman Missile National Historic Site

Minuteman Missile National Historic Site is a fascinating destination that provides visitors with an immersive experience of the Cold War history and the historic Minuteman Missiles that never were fired at an enemy. By exploring the park's exhibits and tours, visitors can learn about the important role these missiles and the military personnel played in helping to keep America safe during this tumultuous time in history.

Visitor Center

Start your visit at the park's visitor center, where you'll find exhibits, displays, and educational materials that provide an in-depth look at the history of the Cold War and the Minuteman Missiles.

Launch Control Facility

Explore the underground missile control center at the Launch Control Facility. Discover the history and operation of the Minuteman Missile through guided tours that take visitors through the facility's various chambers and equipment rooms.

Delta-01 Missile Silo

Take a tour of the Delta-01 Missile Silo and experience the once top-secret location where Air Force personnel stood ready to launch a Minuteman Missile. Visitors will learn about the missile's construction, the personnel who operated and maintained the silo, and its role in the Cold War.

Experience the fascinating history and learn how the Minuteman missiles shaped our country at Minuteman Missile National Historic Site. With tours, exhibits and the park's unspoiled natural beauty, there's plenty to see and do at this unique and historical destination.


Minuteman Missile National Historic Site Park Headquarters

  • Open Wednesday through Sunday 8am - 4pm.
  • CLOSED Thanksgiving, Christmas Day and New Years Day  

Park Entrance Fee - FREE

The park does not charge an entrance fee but does have expanded amneity fees for Delta-01 tours

Delta-01 Tour expanded amenity fee - Adult - $12.00 - Youth (ages 6-16) $8.00

All ranger-led tours of the Delta-01 Launch Control Facility require advanced reservations and an amenity fee. Reservations can be made online or by phone at 866-601-5129. Reservations can be made up to 90 days prior to tour date. The forty-five-minute ranger-guided tour of the control center at Delta-01 begins with a walk through of the grounds and topside support building. Visitors then descend via elevator 31 feet underground to the Launch Control Center. Each tour is limited to six participants.





Park headquarters is located at 24545 Cottonwood Road, Philip, SD 57567, just north of I-90 at exit 131. The Launch Control Facility Delta-01 is 4 miles west of the headquarters. Launch Facility Delta-09 (missile silo) is located south of I-90 just off Exit 116. It is approximately 15 miles west of park headquarters.

Park Activities

  • Tour the visitor contact station exhibits and watch the park orientation video
  • Tour the Launch Control Facility, Delta-01
  • Tour the Launch Facility Delta-09 (the missile silo)
  • Attend a Junior Ranger Program

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