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Old 01-12-2008, 04:41 PM   #1
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Has anyone been to the Minuteman Missile National Park about 75 miles east of Mount Rushmore? Planning to do a drive by on our way back east (I wouldn't want to stay to long just in case it was never taken off the target list) and wanted to know how the parking situation is for a 38ft motorhome and toad. My kids still don't believe me when I tell them I use to do duck and cover drills back at good old PS 36 in the late 60's.
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Old 01-12-2008, 04:41 PM   #2
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Has anyone been to the Minuteman Missile National Park about 75 miles east of Mount Rushmore? Planning to do a drive by on our way back east (I wouldn't want to stay to long just in case it was never taken off the target list) and wanted to know how the parking situation is for a 38ft motorhome and toad. My kids still don't believe me when I tell them I use to do duck and cover drills back at good old PS 36 in the late 60's.
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Old 01-12-2008, 08:30 PM   #3
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We were there this past fall. You you should get a reservation for the control center as the tour fills up. We missed out and couldn't stay another day. You can see a missle silo, but you need to check with the visitors center to see when it's open. There's plenty of room at the visitor center for parking. Just so you know, you don't get to go into the silo, just look at it from above.
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Old 01-14-2008, 05:03 AM   #4
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I guess this tour isn't in the same category as the following missle silo tour.

http://triggur.org/silo/
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Old 01-14-2008, 01:05 PM   #5
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whoa!! not a place for a guy with claustrophobia like me!
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Old 01-14-2008, 06:47 PM   #6
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Cool site. The two guys who put it together were probably never in the service or they would have realized asbestos, lead paint, mold, and radiation are all standard issue items. Check this web site out for a silo that went in a different direction when "the Russians became our friends" and thermo nuclear war went out of style.

www.missilebases.com
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We were there in summer of 05, one of the top 5 tours we taken. We didn't have reservations but the ranger told us to stick around in case there are no shows, there was.
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We were there during June of 06. Made reservations several months in advance for the tour. It is an excellent tour. We had an ex-launch officer as the tour guide. I'd recommend this to all who are able to tour the area.

Go here to get informtation.
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I'm looking forward to see how they have set up the museum. I am a retired (Retired in 1990) Air Force Minuteman Launch Officer and I served in many of the missile underground launch centers, including Echo site (which I understand is the site they converted into the museum). I'm happy they perserved such an important part of America's cold war history. Man, I must be getting old!!
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