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Minuteman Missile National Historic Site

Interstate 90 Exit 131, Less Than 1/4 Mi Off of I-90 Exit 131, Interior, SD
+1 605-433-5552
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Ranked #1 of 3 Attractions in Interior
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: National Parks, History Museums
Owner description: Minuteman Missile National Historic Site is a Cold War historic site, and a unit of the National Park Service, dedicated to telling the story of the... more » Owner description: Minuteman Missile National Historic Site is a Cold War historic site, and a unit of the National Park Service, dedicated to telling the story of the role that the U.S. Minuteman missile system played in deterring war and preserving peace. This site was established as a result of the initial Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START) signed by President George H.W. Bush and Mikhail Gorbachev in 1991, that reduced the U.S. Minuteman force and deactivated the missile field here in South Dakota. « less
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Princeton, United States
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57 reviews 57 reviews
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

we watched a video about the minuteman missiles. we didn't get to tour the one close by but we saw on at the Air and Space Museum near Rapid City. Very educational. I enjoyed it.

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cubert
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49 reviews 49 reviews
17 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

We knew this site was open to the public on a very limited capacity, only a few people at at time. We arrived at the museum on the off-chance we might be able to visit-but all tickets for the day had gone, very early in the day. But as luck would have it, 3 tickets suddenly became available, so we... More

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Hutchinson, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Go on the tour of where the missilers stayed and worked waiting to receive word from the president to launch the minuteman missles and also visit the site of a minuteman training missle and listen to the audio cell phone tour.

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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

I was excited to stop here. After the tour my whole family was glad we did. Very interesting and educational stop. Get your tour tickets at the visitor center early in the morning, they go quickly. By 8:30am the only tickets they had left were for the 1:30pm and later tours. We filled that time by driving through the Badlands... More

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Medford, New Jersey
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32 reviews 32 reviews
16 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

We visited the Visitor Center and also the free self guided tour of the missile silo. The Visitor Center provides some interesting displays and a short movie that is interesting. You can do a guided tour of the control center if you can get tickets but it is first come first served. If you can get it in advance, I... More

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Terrace Bay, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

My husband want to see this attraction while in the state. It was informative about the cold war, I had researched it in advance so we made sure to be there early so we could get the guided tour. Just a reminder it is mountain time so we were really early. It was pretty neat how the bunker was set... More

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Marmarth, North Dakota, United States
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40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

My father was in on the construction of several of these silos, so it was a must for me to see. We got to the visitor center at 8:15 am and still had to wait until the 10:30 tour. Get there early! Only 6 people per tour. We had a retired missilier tour guide and he was excellent! Jim B.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

We stopped by the headquarters at exit 131 shortly after noon. We were able to get tickets to go to D-1 Quinn Cottonwood site just off exit 127 at 2:00. We had Jim as a guide, a retired Minuteman who had worked at this facility. He made the place come alive with his stories and history. Do take this tour... More

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Maple Grove, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Free but tickets are first come first serve so get there early. A nice little tour to give you a feel for what the Cold War was like. My teenage son was captivated, but he is into military stuff.

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Wauseon, Ohio
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30 reviews 30 reviews
8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

The tour that you need tickets for is meant for people 40 inches or taller. Also you have to be able to climb a ladder in an emergency. So not meant for young kids. The tickets go early so we missed the opportunity to go but with a baby it really wasn't an option anyway. There is a informative 10... More

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