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Minuteman Missile National Historic Site

24545 Cottonwood Rd, Philip, SD 57567
+1 605-433-5552
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24545 Cottonwood Rd, Philip, SD 57567
+1 605-433-5552
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We stopped for the first time. I bet I have drove by this place many many time and I wanted to check it out this time. Very interesting it was more than I had hoped for. It's a step back in time. Great information and...More

Thank Jodi56257
Reviewed 4 days ago

Very interesting flash back in time. Very informative. Loved reading the guest book. It was as eye opening as the site itself.

Thank jmho4u
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Book your tickets ahead online for the 30 minute tour of the missile silo. Only 6 people per tour and We saw people being turned away then didn't pre-book. My husband loved it! I found the tour and the museum very interesting and informative.

Thank Sara L
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great visitor center with films and info during the Cold War period. Also can visit the launch site just of I-90 showing a real silo and mock up missile.

Thank Barry C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There are three different areas to explore. The Minuteman Missile Historic Site has a visitor center with pamphlets, a film, exhibits, and information about the Minuteman Missile and cold war era. There is an attendant on duty to answer questions.. Our hotel was in Rapid...More

3  Thank lin45tx
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a good small museum covering the cold war. Some very interesting displays. Worth the short stop.

Thank Waukesha_Bob
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was a nice stop along the way through South Dakota. This is the national historic building, not the place where you can see the missile. That place is one exit away from here. The children were not too into it, the adults liked it...More

1  Thank ATravelDriver
Reviewed April 12, 2017 via mobile

The museum is jam packed with information. You could spend a couple hours there reading all the materials. The Junior Ranger book was good for the kids because it kept them focused. I wish it was more like a scavenger hunt. Ranger books almost always...More

Thank TrippinWFam
Reviewed April 10, 2017 via mobile

Interesting place to visit and learn about the nuclear arms race and the technology through the years. Definitely worth the stop.

Thank Monte B
Reviewed March 26, 2017 via mobile

To be safe, we made our reservations for the free Delta-1 tour two days early. Delta-1 is not at the National Historic site, and the tours start on time, so plan accordingly. The exit is maybe five miles away from the museum. At Delta-1, you...More

2  Thank elizarenn
MinutemanMissileNHS, Park Ranger at Minuteman Missile National Historic Site, responded to this review

Minuteman Missile National Historic Site consists of three sites along a fifteen mile stretch of Interstate 90 in western South Dakota: the Visitor Center, Launch Control Facility Delta-01 and the Delta-09 Missile Silo. This reviewer mistakenly refers to the visitor center as the historic site....More

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Re: Minuteman Missile National Historic Site. Recommended time to allot? Assuming one pre-orders tickets, what's a reasonable amount of time to budget if one goes on the tours and wants to also spend some time at the Visitor's Center (including travel time between the Visitor's Center and the two sites)? Thank you!
May 2, 2017|
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Response from Kat654 | Reviewed this property |
So that you aren't rushing, I would allow at least 4 hours. The museum is relatively small, but packed with so much information you'll want to read, watch, and hear. We weren't able to catch the tour, but if I remember... More
Katrina W
Hello, I am planning to visit the site on 13th June on my way to rapid City. I wanted to buy the tickets in advance, but there are none available. Am I too early or too late, and should try again closer to the date? Thank you!
March 4, 2017|
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Response from ebcnaz | Reviewed this property |
We had the same issue. I'd call them to dbl check. They have a visitors center which we thought was worth the visit irregardless.
Conner B
How early should we get to the visitor center to tickets? I know people say they sell out 20 minutes after opening. Do we have to wait in line for a hour before opening to get a ticket?
July 9, 2016|
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Response from MinutemanMissileNHS | Property representative |
The previous answers to this question no longer accurately reflect how tour tickets are obtained for the Delta-01 Launch Control Center Tour. Please do not plan to wait in line at the visitor center - Since October 2016, all... More