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Nekoma, North Dakota: Cold War Pyramid

Cold war military base where a large pyramid structure still stands. At one time it housed 30 nuclear missiles, but it's been closed since 1975.

Hwy. 1, Nekoma, ND
Part of the old Stanley R. Mickelsen Safeguard Complex (SRMC). NE corner of state. Hwy 1 and 81st St. NE on the east side. No trespassing; visible from the road.
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Cold War Pyramid.

Cold War Pyramid

Drove hours to get here, and while you can't enter the gates area a picture can be taken from outside the gates. We drove off the pavement to the gravel road for a better angle. Smoke from the western wildfires made things very hazy. There was no guard or sheriff to kick us off the road.

[Rose Howe, 08/06/2021]
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Pyramid under new management. I just got kicked off the compound by the sheriff --well, six of them in a Humvee -- conducting exercises dressed in military garb. You can still drive around the outside of the compound, but that's about it.

[Gogo, 07/12/2020]

Cold War Pyramid.

Cold War Pyramid

Shines like a diamond on the North Dakota prairie.

[Kirsta Siems, 10/02/2019]


Cold War Pyramid

Beautiful modern art on the prairie? No, phased array radar system!

[Kalina, 09/13/2014]

Cold War Pyramid.

Cold War Pyramid

Old abandoned military base left over from the cold war. A large pyramid still stands that was used for the missile defense program.

[John S, 09/15/2009]

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