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About - Quebec 01

Description:

The Quebec 01 Missile Alert Facility is significant as the only accessible Peacekeeper Missile Alert Facility left in the world and will strive to preserve and interpret the Cold War history of the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries, fostering an understanding of the mission and duties of the personnel and crews assigned to work there. 

Built in 1962 as a Minuteman I Launch Control Center it was upgraded to a Peacekeeper Missile Alert Facility in 1986.  Visitors have the opprotunity to go 50 feet down into the Capsule and get a guided tour of where the United States would launch one of it's most powerful weapons ever deployed.   

 

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Exterior view of Quebec 01 Missile Alert Facility, c. 1989.  Courtesy 90th Civil Engineer Squadron, F. E. Warren Air Force Base​

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Courtesy 90th Civil Engineer Squadron, F. E. Warren Air Force Base​

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Exterior view of Quebec 01 Missile Alert Facility from Street​

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Courtesy 90th Civil Engineer Squadron, F. E. Warren Air Force Base​

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History

In 1962, Quebec 01 was constructed as a Minuteman I Launch Control site.  Through the years the site was upgraded to a Minuteman III site and finally, in 1986, it was converted to a Peacekeeper site.  Quebec 01 MAF was part of five flights of Peacekeeper Missile Alert Facilities in the 400th Missile Squadron, each controlling ten nuclear missiles, with each missile outfitted with ten nuclear warheads.  F.E. Warren Air Force Base was the only base in the world that deployed Peacekeeper missiles, known as the most advanced and destructive Intercontinental Ballistic Missile System ever built.  The Peacekeeper system was decommissioned in 2005 to meet Strategic Offensive Reductions Treaty (SORT) limits on operationally deployed warheads. The last Peacekeeper was removed from alert on September 19, 2005, and the 400th Missile Squadron was deactivated.

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Reinforcing capsule at Missile Alert Facility.  Courtesy United States Air Force, F. E. Warren Air Force Base.​

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Courtesy United States Air Force, F. E. Warren Air Force Base.​

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Finishing the Capsule.  Courtesy United States Air Force, F. E. Warren Air Force Base.​

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Finished Capsule and elevator shaft.  Courtesy United States Air Force, F. E. Warren Air Force Base.​

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Topside Facility.  Courtesy United States Air Force, F. E. Warren Air Force Base.​

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Building the inside of the capsule.  Courtesy United States Air Force, F. E. Warren Air Force Base.​

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Finished interior of the capsule.  Courtesy United States Air Force, F. E. Warren Air Force Base.​

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Site Status

 

We are open! Please view our hours below to find a good time to visit!

Reservations can be made in advance at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or calling 307-422-3425.

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Hours

 

Tuesday - Saturday
8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Winter Hours: Tuesday- Saturday
10:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m. 

Check out our Facebook @Q01SHS for updates on weather closures and delays. 

Due to the COVID-19 situation and pursuant to Governor Mark Gordons's order and directive, Quebec-01 is currently closed to public access. However, Wyoming's State Parks remain open. 

Fees

Fees

 

$6.00 Adults,
$5.00 Military
$2.00 (ages 12-17)
Children 11 and under free.

 

Map

Location

 

Quebec 01 Missile Alert Facility
Approximately 30 miles North of Cheyenne.

Take Exit 39 off I-25. Turn left and go approximately 1/4 mile. The site will be on your left.

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