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Atomic Cannon

Freedom Park, Junction City, KS
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Type: Other, Cultural
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

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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Junction City, Kansas
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30 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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Junction City, Kansas
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

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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Lumberton, North Carolina
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30 reviews 30 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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Lees Summit, MO
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56 reviews 56 reviews
9 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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Jacksonville, Florida
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32 helpful votes 32 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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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2013

The Atomic Cannon, known as "Atomic Annie" to the Soldiers at Ft. Riley is a nice stop that has a little bit of history and will get your heart beating. It is at the top of large ridge across I70 from the fort and takes about 5-10 minutes to climb up the path. NOT recommended if you're not able for... More 

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Marbleton, Wyoming
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24 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2012

This is a nice easy hike. The cannon was cool, too. The trail and the signs are in need of major repair. If you're there at the right time you'll be able to see some helicopters take off. My boys loved it!

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Kansas City, Missouri
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26 reviews 26 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2012

History buffs will appreciate this hike and view. The information on the signs at the start of the hike and during the hike will give one much to ponder during the workout of the hike! Great view of the Fort and the Flint Hills from the top!

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Ellsworth, Kansas
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4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2012

Impressive piece of equipment. Easy to get to. Boys really enjoyed being able to see it and even climb around on it. Was not aware of its existence. Information about it helpful.

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