Minuteman Missile National Historic Museum

Located just minutes east of Wall Drug is the National Park Service’ Minuteman Missile National Historic site, which tells the story of Minuteman Missiles, nuclear avoidance and the Cold War. This site protects two facilities that spanned western South Dakota from 1963 to the early 1990s and the end of the Cold War. All told, there were 15 launch control facilities and 150 missile silos at the ready during this time.

There are three sites to the Minuteman Missile park – the Visitor Center, Launch Control Facility Delta-01, and Delta-09 Missile Silo - which span a 15-mile stretch of Interstate 90. Visitors can easily spend a half day exploring these historic sites. The park service has several options for visitors that range from 30 minutes to a day, to accommodate every schedule.

Visit the National Park Service site for more information about planning your trip, hours of operation, and reservations for a guided tour of the Launch Control Facility Delta-01.

These sites, along with the new Minuteman Missile Visitor Center, contain exhibits that help visitors understand the story of one of the most important eras in both American and World History.

For more information write the park:

Minuteman Missile National Historic Site, 24545 CottonWood Rd, Philip, SD 57567 or call: 605-433-5552 or contact by email at mimi_information@nps.gov.

Tours are offered daily throughout the year and begin at the park’s project office located off Interstate 90 exit 131.

See a decomissioned Minute Man Missile before or after you visit wall Drug.