Minuteman Missile National Historic Site, Philip

Minuteman Missile National Historic Site is the only National Park Service unit dedicated to the events of the Cold War and the Minuteman II missile system’s role in nuclear deterrence. The site consists of three locations- the Visitor Center, Delta-01 Launch Control Facility and underground Launch Control Center, and the Delta-09 Launch Facility (missile silo). Exhibits, ranger programs, and a site tour engage the public with nuclear deterrence and other topics within the Cold War time frame and its legacy.
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  • The site is composed of three locations- the visitor center/gift shop/museum; Delta 1, an above ground set of buildings with a guided tour of the underground Launch Control Center; and Delta 9, a self...  more »
  • To do absolutely to the out of the NP of Badlands: in the middle of nowhere, we can visit a nuclear missile firing Center US!!! Welcome back to the cold war! A small thought for these men who held the destiny of the world at their fingertips, and in particular Stanislav Petrov, a Soviet Colonel who, in 1983, did not obey his orders during an error of interpretation of surveillance systems and which probably saved the world, nothing but that! A small museum and a very informative film is projected. To do absolutely, as also go visit one of the silo a few km from this Center
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  • There are actually three separate physical sites to this attraction. The main site is the museum or visitor center that is located just north of I-90 at exit 131 (this is also the exit for the east en...  more »
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