Minuteman Missile National Historic Site, South Dakota Recreation Area Info & Images

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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.

Phone

(605) 433-5552

Campground Reservations

South Dakota Campgrounds

Hiking Trails

South Dakota Hiking Trails

Related Link(s)

More South Dakota Recreation Areas | Minuteman Missile National Historic Site Official Website | Minuteman Missile National Historic Site Map

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.