In the Oscar-Zero site you can visit the living quarters of the men that would work 24 hour shifts every 3 days in a steel-reinforced concrete facility 50 feet below the ground (Launch Control Center) surrounded by the equipment necessary to launch nuclear missiles.
As a result of the nuclear weapon-reduction treaties of the 1990s and the end of the cold war, many missile sites were closed across North Dakota, including this one. However, in other areas of North Dakota, missiles sites just like these remain operational. They are all easily recognizable because they also have a sensor tower and a blast door, but these sites are the real thing. Below those blast doors are the devices that can wipe out millions of human beings on the other side of the planet. You can see many of these sites while driving down North Dakota roads. They are a few dozen feet away from the edge of the road and are often surrounded by crop fields.
The Address of the Ronald Reagan Minuteman Museum is 555 113th 1/2 Ave NE, Cooperstown, ND 58425
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