Minuteman Missile National Historic Site, Philip

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The Minuteman Missile National Historic Site is an American national historic site established in 1999 near Wall, South Dakota to illustrate the history and significance of the Cold War, the arms race, and intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) development. The site preserves the last intact Minuteman II ICBM system in the United States, in a disarmed and demilitarized status. Guided tours are available of the underground Launch Control Center, and a missile silo can be observed from above. 450 of the newer Minuteman III missiles are still on active duty at Malmstrom AFB, Montana, Minot AFB, North Dakota, and F. E. Warren AFB, Wyoming.
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  • I visited the Badlands National Park entering through the east entrance. Located near by is the Minuteman National Historic Site. I didn’t know what to expect when I stopped at the Visitors Center.....  more
    I visited the Badlands National Park entering through the east entrance. Located near by is the Minuteman National Historic Site. I didn’t know what to expect when I stopped at the Visitors Center.....  more »
  • This is a very well done exhibit regarding our missile defense systems during the Cold War with the Soviet Union. We didn't take a guided tour, but the exhibit easy to follow. It examines the... 
    This is a very well done exhibit regarding our missile defense systems during the Cold War with the Soviet Union. We didn't take a guided tour, but the exhibit easy to follow. It examines the...  more »
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  • Very nice elderly gentleman works here, he was an original minute man back in the 60’s! He is a very wise, and intelligent man. Listening to his stories and first-hand information about the line of work is fascinating. In fact, if you happen of have served in the military, he may have a minuteman coin for you! Make sure to thank him for his service :) Other than that, the building offers a historical museum-type walk through that covers the who, what, when, and the where of the minutemen. It’s similar to the George W. Bush Presidential Center in Dallas, TX, but smaller. There is a souvenir shop that offers a wide plethora of minutemen merchandise, and wonderful curios. If the above-mentioned man is reading this; again, thank you for your service! The coin you gave my father made his year. He was ecstatic! It’s rare if he ever receives a coin, and if he ever can give one away! You gave both of us a heartfelt memory that will always live in our hearts. -R
  • If you care about our nations history, this is a must see !

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