Hard to believe it's been a quarter-century since the leaders of the United States and the Soviet Union sat down and agreed to reductions in nuclear weapons. For a look back at the Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty, stop by the Minuteman Missile National Historic Site in South Dakota.
Minuteman Missile National Historic Site
Minuteman Missile National Historic Site in western South Dakota will reopen its visitor center Saturday after being closed during the month of April. The visitor center initially opened in November 2014, but with temporary exhibits.
At the height of the Cold War the nuclear missiles in South Dakota and five other states presented a paradox; while Soviet satellites had pinpointed their locations, American citizens were scarcely aware of the arsenal in their midst. Thirty years ago, concerned peace groups undertook the task of mapping the missile fields with the intention of sparking debate about the weapons stored there.
One of our newest, and perhaps one of our most unusual, national historic sites is located alongside Interstate 90 in South Dakota just outside the northeast entrance of Badlands National Park.
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An heirloom of the Cold War, Minuteman Missile National Historic Park is a place that both amazes and chills you. It's amazing in the sheer size of the underground missile silos. It chills you with the sheer thought of what those silos were poised to do.
A Russian volunteer helps round out the Cold War story at the Minuteman Missile National Historic Site in South Dakota.