Minuteman Missile National Historic Site


Hidden in Plain Sight…

During the Cold War, a vast arsenal of nuclear missiles (each with a 1.5 kiloton warhead) were placed in the Great Plains. Hidden in plain sight, for thirty years 1,000 missiles were kept on constant alert; over 450 remain today. The Minuteman Missile remains an iconic weapon in the American nuclear arsenal. It holds the power to destroy civilization, but is meant as a nuclear deterrent to maintain peace and prevent war.

We did not know what to expect when we visited this historic sight but I got to tell you, it was an eye opener. We still have over 450 nuclear missiles in silos at the ready. And over the years, there have been at least a dozen times that the things were about to be lit off, by accident, and thus the destruction of the World… all at a 20-year-old fingers tip, or not. Some of the photos have text, you may want to try and read it if you can.