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Address: Freedom Park, Junction City, KS
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This Park is Closed (at least temporarily)

Please note that Fort Riley has closed this park, at least temporarily. Visits to this cannon are not permitted, though it is visible for observation from the base of the park... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 8, 2015
Marc S
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Junction City, Kansas
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Junction City, Kansas
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9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2015

Please note that Fort Riley has closed this park, at least temporarily. Visits to this cannon are not permitted, though it is visible for observation from the base of the park. All of the points of interest on the Fort Riley installation are still open and available, but require one to gain access to the base to see them.

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Thank Marc S
Louisville, Kentucky
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343 reviews
137 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 178 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015 via mobile

Closed until further notice by Junction City. at the request of Ft. Riley officials, due to elevated force protection level. The parking lot is blocked and the trail is flagged closed.

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8 Thank TrishA4
Seoul, South Korea
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015 via mobile

This is a really cool bit of history and it's very accessible. The cannon is visible from I-70 (exit 300 I think), take the exit and there is a parking area. The cannon is an easy hike/walk, maybe 10-15 minutes max. I just thought it was really neat to see something that really is very rare and unique, yet is... More 

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1 Thank Colleen R
Fort Riley, Kansas, United States
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7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

My boys had a great time climbing the hill up to the cannon and then they got to climb all over it! It's a great view up there!

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2 Thank Stephanie L
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 via mobile

Don't follow the map it gives you. It takes you to south park. It's off of the Ft. Riley exit before you get to junction city on the south side.

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2 Thank ScottN4
Junction City, Kansas
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98 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

You can see them from quite some distance and have to walk a lot of steps to get there.. It is right off I-70 so you can stop and take a look as you pass through. There isn't much else to say.

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Thank ryan1357
Junction City, Kansas
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11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013 via mobile

The cannons are always fun to go visit. My 4 y/o loves the walk up, and the view from the top is amazing. There's nothing off the exit in the way of food, but a good place to stretch your legs!

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Thank klea03
Lumberton, North Carolina
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62 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2013

this is a nice place to stop and take a nice hike up a hill to get your blood flowing, but you need to make sure you are up to the hike. The weapons are old but for soldiers of the past it a nice reminder of the weaponries used in our earlier war or conflicts

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Thank Danford49
Lees Summit, MO
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100 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2013

Not much to it except quite a climb to the top. The views of Ft Riley are nice but driving by at 75mph is really all you need to see.

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Thank RyanD1977
Jacksonville, Florida
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86 reviews
46 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2013

The Atomic Cannon is located in Freedom Park on the south side of Interstate 70 at exit 301; across the highway from the entrance to Marshall Army Air Field, at Ft Riley, Kansas. The Park is an ideal place to stop to stretch the legs and allow the kids to burn off a little steam during those long drives across... More 

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