International Forest of Friendship

International Forest of Friendship, Atchison: Address, Phone Number, International Forest of Friendship Reviews: 4.5/5

International Forest of Friendship

International Forest of Friendship
4.5
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The Forest is a 5 acre park honoring more than 1500 people who have contributed to the field of aviation. Winding through the Forest is a wheelchair accessible pathway where visitors can see plaques naming those individuals inducted into the Forest and enjoy trees from all 50 US states and more than 35 countries around the world where the honorees reside. The Forest provides a peaceful natural setting for a stroll and an opportunity to enjoy the unique contributions to aviation and aerospace history made by the honorees.
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1-2 hours
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4.5
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jeanie1979
Atchison, KS46 contributions
Great place to just be at peace.
Oct 2018 • Family
This is a very unique park. My family often goes here just to walk and enjoy some peace and quite in nature. It also has the benefit of being a learning environment for my children and myself. Trees from all over line the walkways and are marked by name and location of origin. We have gone many times to gather information for science projects.
Written January 15, 2019
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Mwilburn
Kansas City, MO16 contributions
A beautiful park
Jun 2017 • Family
An amazing park to take a walk and see the many types of trees in memory of many heros. A big gazo to sit and rest. Endless sidewalks to breathtaking trees and areas.
Written May 28, 2018
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David B
Atchison, KS5 contributions
Forest of Frienship a real pleasure
Aug 2017 • Family
The Forrest has trees from all around the world and the moon. The walk of fame lists all the people inducted into the forrest. The gazebo provides a great view of the Forrest. Enjoy it..
Written March 25, 2018
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turbo-boogie
Saint Joseph, MO4 contributions
Strange encounter in the Forest of Friendship
Dec 2017 • Solo
I was already a bit skeptical due to the name. It definitely sounds like something that would be in Japan. Upon arrival, I was greeted by several young people that were holding fairly large potatoes(probably russet) and they immediately began to assure me that I could be like them if I would only believe in the power of the potatoes and hold them firmly in my hands. These are not the kind of friends I was hoping to find in the Forest of Friendship. Having very little time to adjust to the bizarre situation, as the potato worshiping adolescents continued to advance their maniacal agenda without relent, I turned and ran.

I'm confident that it is probably a really nice place. I think for me it was just one of those 'right place, wrong time' situations. Unfortunately, I've yet to muster up the courage to give it a second try.
Written December 22, 2017
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Wow, Turbo, what an exciting visit you had! The Forest of Friendship in Atchison, KS, honors aviators and aeronautical enthusiasts, and has had no previous reports of adolescents with potatoes of which I am aware. Please come back and visit us again-I am sure you will enjoy the peaceful gardens even during the winter.
Written December 24, 2017
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scott912
6 contributions
Very cool
Jul 2017 • Family
Enjoyed this very much. A good break from people and to slow the pace. Especially enjoyable if you have interest or knowledge in horticulture.
Written July 15, 2017
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ksjayhawk13
Lawrence, Kansas5 contributions
What a find!
Jul 2017 • Couples
This park was a little slice of heaven! Very tranquil, serene and peaceful! Loved all the trees from different States of USA and other countries. The memorial to Apollo 14 was especially moving.
Written July 5, 2017
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Jaylean E
Leavenworth, KS95 contributions
Beautiful place if you love outdoors
Jun 2017 • Couples
We didn't get to tour the whole park, due to my back injury acting up, but it would be a beautiful place just to go out and embrace the beauty of nature. There were stones in the sidewalk with different people's names on it. A tribute to some astronauts. A gazebo where you could have a wedding under it. It is an all walking park.
Written June 26, 2017
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Ann T
Overland Park, KS181 contributions
Don't go in winter or early spring
Mar 2017 • Couples
Difficult to find. Once inside the Warnock Lake area, the road out to the Forest of Friendship was so bad (bumpy, potholes, ugly) that we turned around and went back. Nothing we saw was inviting at all and took a lot of effort to even find the place. Might be lovely later in year.
Written March 9, 2017
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I am glad you tried to visit the Forest of Friendship and sorry you did not catch us looking our best. We encourage you to come back to visit us once the trees have leafed out later this spring, and see our new plantings of trees and flowers Using the 1 Allingham Dr. address is the best way to find the Forest entrance, so we hope to see you again soon.
Written March 11, 2017
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180marthap
Atchison, KS29 contributions
A great place to view trees from all over the country.
Sep 2016 • Business
A nice trail with the names of historical aviators inlaid along the way. Tress from every state are represented. Also several international trees are on site. Several seating areas are available. This is a good venue for photograph. One should go several times a year to view the trees in every stage of life during a year. If one wants to walk more than the trail though the forest, one can walk over to Warnock Lake next to the forsest. A nice way to spend some time outdoors.
Written February 13, 2017
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KansasDayTripper
Atchison, KS12 contributions
Most peaceful spot in Atchison
Oct 2016 • Friends
I know I may be biased coming from this town, but even as a kid I loved going to the Forest of Friendship out at Warnock Lake. With 2 type of trails, one paved and the other in a selective cut wooded area on woodchips, this park area lets people enjoy anything from the walks, to fishing over at the lake, mushroom hunting and much more. It allows you to bring dogs on leash and school groups/scout groups can find lots to see for educational purposes. Look for the geocache boxes also!
Written October 17, 2016
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