COOPERSTOWN, ND — Visitors can enjoy “Launch Pad Oscar,” an outdoor event with free rocket-themed activities including foam rocket building and model rocket launches, on Sunday, September 4 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Ronald Reagan Minuteman Missile. State Historic Site, Cooperstown.
The site begins fall hours on September 5 and will be open through October 31 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. It will be closed Tuesday and Wednesday.
The Ronald Reagan Minuteman Missile State Historic Site consists of two sites telling the story of North Dakota’s Cold War years: the Oscar-Zero Missile Warning Facility and the November 33. These are the last remnants of the 321st Missile Wing, a group of intercontinental ballistic missile launch sites spread over a 6,500 square mile area around Grand Forks Air Force Base.
The Ronald Reagan Minuteman Missile State Historic Site is operated by the State Historical Society of North Dakota. For more information, contact site supervisor Rob Branting at 701-797-3691. Find other State Historical Society of North Dakota sponsored programs at history.nd.gov/events.