New Wyoming state park at former missile site opens

Test launch of a Peacekeeper Missile. (U.S. Air Force photo)

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - A new Wyoming state park at a former launch command center for one of the world's most powerful nuclear missiles has opened to the public this week.

KGAB-AM reports that the Quebec 1 Wyoming Historic Site north of Cheyenne opened for tours Tuesday. An official grand opening is set for this weekend.

The former Peacekeeper missile site is located off Interstate 25 about 25 miles (40 kilometers) north of Cheyenne. Tourists will be able to go underground to the steel-reinforced concrete capsule. The site also features a museum.

It's estimated that the site will attract 50,000-60,000 visitors a year.

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