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Minuteman Missile Visitors Center
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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 Delta-09 enclosure credits NPS Photo
The glass enclosure allows visitors to view a Minuteman II missile in the silo.
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 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 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 Minuteman Missile Visitor Center credits HDR
The visitor center at sunset.
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-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.
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24545 CottonWood Road
Philip, South Dakota   57567
(lat:43.8445 lon:-101.9012) map location

Phone: 605-433-5552
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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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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.

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