Ronald Reagan Minuteman Missile State Historic Site, Cooperstown

From 1966 to 1997, personnel of the U.S. Air Force operated Oscar Zero, a Minuteman missile Launch Control Facility, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. With two launch officers 50 feet below the surface and behind a 6 ton blast door, Oscar Zero was only one of many facilities tasked with maintaining part of America's nuclear deterrent force throughout the Cold War.

Today the State Historical Society of North Dakota invites you to tour Oscar Zero and November-33 (a missile silo) and explore the day-to-day routine of the men and women who were tasked with maintaining the overwhelming nuclear might of the Minuteman missile system.
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  • My wife and I visited the site so that I could show her what I did in the Air Force. Oscar - Zero is in exceptional condition and our tour guide Lois was very helpful and knowledgeable. We were prohib...  more »
  • The tour of the Missile launch control center was extremely interesting. The above-ground housing for the crew was a glimpse into the on-site life & the below-ground bunker/control room was amazing!  more »
  • This site is an awesome piece of US history. Our guide was superb and happened to be a cold war history buff, adding tremendously to our tour. Something worth noting is there are two of these preserved missile sites, one in North Dakota and one in South Dakota. The one in South Dakota gets 250,000 visitors a year and is always booked months in advance; the one in North Dakota gets fewer than 5,000 visitors a year and is rarely packed on any given day. I'm neither a fan of lines nor crowds, so go to the one in North Dakota if you have the choice ... you can just show up on any given day and chances are they'll make room for you for a tour.
  • Amazing to see a unique ICBM launch facility as Oscar Zero preserved. This site is the updated version with all the support equipment under ground. Make it a point to see this historic site, you will not be disappointed.
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