Minuteman Missile National Historic Site
Reservations are required for the Delta 0-1 tour and can be made between 24 hours and 90 days prior to arrival. Tour reservations inside 24 hours are not available. No same day tours in the summer season. Only six people allowed per tour. At least one adult must accompany a child on the Delta -01 tour. Children must be 40” tall and at least six years old.
Due to the continuing renovation work at Delta-01, and out of a desire to enhance the visitors’ experience, Minuteman Missile NHS will be resuming the Delta-01 Tours in a MODIFIED format. This modified tour will cover some of the exterior grounds, the elevator room, and then the underground launch control center. It does not take visitors through the above ground portions of the building as this area is still undergoing renovations. First day of tours will be June 1, 2022. Tours will be run Wednesday through Sunday at 9:00 am, 10:00 am, 1:00 pm, and 2:00 pm.
The TOTAL number of slots available per tour are indicated by clicking on the Adult Ages 17+ drop down box. If there are no matches for the date you search you will get this message: NO RESULTS FOUND. Change your dates to check other availability. Again, if there are no tours available you will get this message: NO RESULTS FOUND. Please read Tour Safety Restrictions below:
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.
Visit the once secret facilities where Air Force personnel controlled and maintained ten nuclear missiles, part of a force of 150 missiles located in South Dakota. Discover the Cold War events that shaped our lives and still remain through a tour of the underground control center at Delta-01. At the Delta-09 silo, view a nuclear missile which once carried a 1.2 megaton warhead.Plan to visit all three sites
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 Launch Control Facility Delta-01 (reservations required) is four miles west and the Delta-09 missile silo self guided tour is 15 miles west of the Visitor Center.
Accessible Topside Tour
Built to execute a nuclear war, the historic Delta-01 compound cannot be made fully accessible. For those visitors unable to safely experience the underground control center, the park offers a tour that focuses on the topside structure and uses accommodations to explore the underground launch control facility. This tour does not enter the elevator or go to the underground control center. In order to ensure staff availability and the best experience possible, this tour must be reserved at least five days in advance. Standard amenity fees apply and the minimum number of participants on the accessible tour is two visitors.