Minuteman Missile National Historic Site


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Minuteman Missile National Historic Site

Address:21280 SD Hwy 240
Philip, SD 57567

Phone:605-433-5552
Fax:605-433-5558
Web: www.nps.gov/mimi/
Size: 15 acres.
Established: Established on December 2, 1999. Delta 9 missile site transferred from the Air Force to the National Park System on September 27, 2002. The National Historic Site will be administered with Badlands National Park (see separate entry).
Location:Park headquarters is located on the south side of Exit 131 off I-90, 75 miles east of Rapid City. Launch Control Facility Delta-01 is 4 mile west of headquarters. Launch Facility Delta-09 (missile silo) is located south of I-90 just off exit 116, 15 miles west of park headquarters.
Facilities:Visitor center.
Activities:Ranger-guided tours and talks.
Special Features:Park interprets how the Minuteman missile played a strategic role in the country's defense during the Cold War. It features Launch Control Facility Delta 01 and Launch Facility Delta 09, the sole remaining examples of the original Minuteman system, dating back to the Cuban Missile Crisis.

See other parks in South Dakota.