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Delta-09 Missile Silo

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Fascinating stuff!

The missile silo is one of three sites of the Minuteman Missile National Historic Site, along with... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Bangkok, Thailand
Very Interesting and Worth the Time !

This missile silo is one of the many that have been decommissioned after the Cold War. It is a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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For thirty years during the Cold War, the silo at Delta-09 held a Minuteman II missile at the ready to respond to a Soviet attack. Today, visitors can view a missile in the silo through a modern glass enclosure. Delta-09 is a unit of Minuteman...more
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24545 Cottonwood Road, Exit 116, Wall, SD 57790
+1 605-433-5552
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The missile silo is one of three sites of the Minuteman Missile National Historic Site, along with the Launch Control Facility (located at exit 127) and the Minuteman Missile National Historic Site Visitor Center (located at exit 131). The Delta-09 missile silo is fascinating to...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This missile silo is one of the many that have been decommissioned after the Cold War. It is a stark reminder of just how close we, as humans, came to total destruction with nuclear weapons. There are still over 300 active silos with solid fuel...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

To learn this was an active site until the 1990’s was a little unnerving. The site is interesting, the audio tour is good too. Learned a lot from the guide there.

Thank createandcapturelife
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Delta-09 Missile Silo is about a 10 minute drive from the Delta-01 Launch Control Facility or from the Minuteman Visitor Center. If you are short on time, you could eliminate this stop and the only thing you would miss is a mock minuteman missile...More

Thank adventurer1234
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I would recommend making reservations for the tour online beforehand. You can tour before or after a visit to the visitor center down the highway. I appreciated the ranger talk for our group. The size of the group is limited because of the small elevator...More

Thank Emmi2
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The wind was blowing about 50 mph on an October afternoon, plus the vivid reminder of the Cold War thru which we lived. These missules and their network with their command and control operations were technological wonders. So much power and threat from such a...More

Thank william s
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Interesting stop 7 miles east of Wall, South Dakota. It is located within sight of Interstate 90 just south of the exit at mile marker 116. It is one of 3 sites that make up the Minuteman Missile National Historic Site and this spot was...More

Thank StevenP3559
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We got there early, according to the site we saw it opened at 9, so we looked at the near by cows. As the time got closer we noticed that despite the chain across the gate, people seemed to be coming & going, on closer...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Husband wanted to stop here and I was not sure about it. Found the move to be very interesting with lots of information. The visitors center is very nice and the attendants there very nice and knowledgeable.

Thank sunni014
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Be sure to stop at the Visitor Center for the Missile Silo. There are two locations to visit. One is open to the public and the other is only open by reservation. When we were there the reservation list was full for the next few...More

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