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The Historic Site

The Ronald Reagan Minuteman Missile State Historic Site consists of two historic facilities telling the story of the Cold War years in North Dakota. They are the Oscar-Zero Missile Alert Facility and the November-33 Launch Facility. They are the last remnants of the 321st Strategic Missile Wing, a cluster of intercontinental ballistic missile launch sites that were spread over a 6,500-square-mile area west of the Grand Forks Air Force Base. The Oscar-Zero Launch Control Center and the November-33 Launch Facility played an integral part in the Cold War in North Dakota and the world.

Visitors to Oscar-Zero will be given a guided tour of topside facilities and will learn how the facility managers, security forces, maintenance teams, and cooks lived their daily lives at the MAF. Guests will also be guided down the elevator shaft to the underground Launch Control Equipment Building and Launch Control Center, where they will see firsthand the front lines of the United States’ strategy of nuclear deterrence. They will be able to step behind the concrete blast door and witness the equipment that would have been used by the missile crews to launch nuclear missiles. At November-33 visitors can take a self-guided and self-paced tour of the topside of a Launch Facility. While reading a number of explanatory panels, guests will see the massive launcher closure door which once protected a missile, an imposing security fence, the electronic security system, and the ventilation systems that served the underground equipment buildings. The topside of November-33 appears exactly as it did during its existence as an active Launch Facility.

Contact Information

Ronald Reagan Minuteman Missile State Historic Site
555 113-1/2 Ave NE Hwy 45
PO Box 6
Cooperstown, ND 58425-0006

Phone: 701-797-3691

Location

Hours

  • May 16 – Sept. 15:
    • 10am – 6pm, Daily
  • Sept. 16 – Oct. 31 & Mar. 1 – May 15
    • Mon. and Thurs. – Sat., 10am – 6pm
    • Sunday 1pm – 5pm
  • Nov.1 – Feb. 28
    • By Appointment Only
  • Tours are offered every half hour
  • Final tour begins at 5 p.m.
  • Maximum tour size is 15 guests (larger groups will be divided and may have to wait)
  • Tours of Oscar-Zero last one hour and are fully guided
  • Tours of November-33 are self-guided and self-paced

Site Amenities

  • Modern restrooms
  • Full wheelchair accessibility

Facility Rental

  • No rental facilities

Cost

  • $10 Adult
  • $3 Child
  • $1/ student in supervised group
  • $30 Family Season Pass
  • $15 Individual Season Pass
  • Tour Bus: $2 per person for groups 20 or more, $40 for groups less than 20
  • Members of “Friends of Oscar-Zero” & SHSND Foundation: FREE

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