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Ronald Reagan Minuteman Missile State Historic Site

555 113 1/2 Avenue Northeast, Cooperstown, ND 58425
+1 701-797-3691
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Fascinating Cold War Era Historic Site

Fascinating to see how close our country was to nuclear war. Tour is very informative, definitely... read more

Reviewed February 26, 2018
Nate C
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Dallas, Texas
An interesting and scary aspect of history

We went here and took the tour. It's amazing to know how serious things were during the cold war... read more

Reviewed December 27, 2017
CJO0501
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Hsinchu, Taiwan
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The Ronald Reagan Minuteman Missile State Historic Site consists of two locations, the Oscar-Zero Missile Alert Facility (the command site) and the November-33 Launch Facility (a missile site). Constantly manned 24 hours a day, 7 days a week from 1966 to 1997, the two sites stood as a vanguard of the American nuclear deterrent force throughout the Cold War. Opened for tours in 2009, the State Historical Society of North Dakota provides tours of Oscar-Zero and an insight into North Dakota's vital Cold War roles. Tours are by appointment only from November 1 to March 31.
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555 113 1/2 Avenue Northeast, Cooperstown, ND 58425
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Reviewed 26 February 2018

Fascinating to see how close our country was to nuclear war. Tour is very informative, definitely leave with a new appreciation for what members of the military are responsible for.

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Reviewed 27 December 2017

We went here and took the tour. It's amazing to know how serious things were during the cold war and what was in place to make sure that we were protected. Definity a place that causes you to think.

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Reviewed 18 November 2017

This place is out of the way, but worth the drive to reach it. It is just north of Cooperstown on a main road, but some GPS devices don't seem to know where it is. It is left looking exactly the way it was when...More

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Reviewed 24 September 2017

Myself and four friends decided to go on a nearly 2,000 mile motorcycle trip with the min its being this remote underground ICBM missile control facility that looks the way it did after it ended alert status on July 17, 1997. Run by the North...More

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Reviewed 16 September 2017 via mobile

I felt it was educational and would make you think deeper after the tour was over. The tour guide was very nice and would answer any questions that you have. Expect to be there one and a half hours due a movie at the beginning....More

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Reviewed 28 August 2017 via mobile

We went to the missile alert facility site - known as Oscar zero to checkout a part of the Cold War history - mutually assured destruction philosophy! The tour takes about an hour 30 minutes topside and 30 minutes in down below - about 60...More

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Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

Even though the elevator just quit working we had a good topside tour. Interesting place and nice to learn how the sites operated. We wet a bit out of our way to visit and it was worth it.

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Reviewed 17 August 2017

I can't add much that anyone else hasn't already said about this site. It is a low-traffic area so the tours are very informal and intimate. My family (seven people) got our own tour as we walked in the door, but later as we were...More

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Reviewed 5 August 2017

We were joking about our low expectations for this excursion. Were we ever caught by surprise ... it was amazing! You will see the real ICBM control equipment (in a reinforced cement capsule deep below the prairie), learn the Cold War history behind the facility,...More

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Reviewed 15 October 2016

Made a detour of the Interstate to visit this site. Followed the on line directions -- it can easily be missed since it is off the beaten path. Oscar-Zero gives you a excellent idea of what it was/is like to live the life of an...More

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The two sites offer complementary experiences. Delta-01 was built in 1962 and reflects the original design of the minuteman system. The control center is 31 feet underground and a single cramped space; support equipment... More
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Yes, there is an admission fee, $10 for adult, less for senior and children.
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The tour is about an hour--depends a lot on how many questions and such there are. Most days there aren't many people (you can imagine, since by definition these sites were out in the middle of nowhere) so you won't stand... More
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