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Address: Freedom Park, Junction City, KS
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Fun hike for the kids.

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 9, 2014
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Louisville, Kentucky
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

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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Seoul, South Korea
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 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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Fort Riley, Kansas, United States
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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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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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Junction City, Kansas
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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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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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Lumberton, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 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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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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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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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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