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Hamilton23 Oct 2018 8:58 a.m. PST

I went on a weekend family trip to Mount Rushmore and discovered two great spots purely by accident.
First up, the Minuteman Missile National Historical Site. There is a visitor center with some inside displays plus two remote outside locations. One is a self-guided tour of a silo location that is only a surface tour. The other is a guided tour down into a command center that I was unfortunately not able to book a ticket for (full!).
https://www.nps.gov/mimi/index.htm




The second place is the South Dakota Air & Space Museum at Ellsworth AFB. Big planes outside, lots of models/dioramas and smaller stuff inside. Highlights for me were the B-52, F-111, and a B1 (and I got to see an active one taking off!).
sdairandspacemuseum.com






Dynaman878923 Oct 2018 9:44 a.m. PST

And here I was going to say "Nothing". I'll have to check these out when I go see Mount Rushmore.

KSmyth23 Oct 2018 10:11 a.m. PST

Cool. Haven't been to Mt Rushmore in a loooonnnng time, but now a reason to go back.

Personal logo Saber6 Supporting Member of TMP Fezian23 Oct 2018 10:20 a.m. PST

Nice find!

Road Trip!

Legion 423 Oct 2018 2:37 p.m. PST

Neat !

rmaker25 Oct 2018 11:55 a.m. PST

And don't forget Wall Drug.

docfin25 Dec 2018 2:18 p.m. PST

I visited the South Dakota Air & Space Museum at Ellsworth AFB in 2016 and for an extra cost we got a tour round the base highlight was a tour round the missile training facility.

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