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Address: 1 Allingham Drive, Atchison, KS 66002
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+1 913-367-1419

A 5-acre park honoring more than 1000 people who have contributed to the...

A 5-acre park honoring more than 1000 people who have contributed to the field of aviation.

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A great place to view trees from all over the country.

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... read more

Reviewed 13 February 2017
Atchison, Kansas
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Overland Park, Kansas
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113 reviews
69 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2017

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.

Thank Ann T
Management response:

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... More 

Atchison, Kansas
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10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 13 February 2017

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... More 

Thank 180marthap
Atchison, Kansas
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9 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 17 October 2016

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... More 

Thank KansasDayTripper
Stillwater, Minnesota
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258 reviews
114 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 161 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 April 2016

Outside of Atchison lies acres of walkways, beautiful trees and aviation honoree names engraved in stone, at the International Forest of Friendship. I enjoyed walking around and finding names from my home state, people who have accomplished much in the aviation field. It's a peaceful, serene place, perfect for strolling slowly to read names and identify trees planted for all... More 

Thank MNDoodles
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37 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2016

This nice, quiet place at the lake is lovely. Great paved walking trail and even an extra trail (gravel) through the woods. Many different trees from around the world. There are bricks in the path with aviators names on them in memoram. You can get your exercise and a history lesson at one time.

Thank qualitytech
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37 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2015

This is a beautiful park with a wonderful walkway that meanders thru the trees. Each tree is marked by the state or country where it originated. A great place to let the kids romp around.

1 Thank Liz G
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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694 reviews
352 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 153 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 September 2015

Nothing is well-marked in the Forest of Friendship, but it is nice for a small walk and to see the "moon tree" and Amelia Earhart statue. It is quite a drive out of town; be advised.

Thank Rachel C
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38 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 September 2015

This "forest" is adjacent to a public park/lake and nearby Amelia "earthworks". We walked up the paved path reading the embedded quotations, a nice touch, to the Amelia statue - a bit undersized for the expectations. The earthworks are very hard to make out even from the viewing stand provided; really need an overhead shot. Okay for a little outing.

Thank mrsdag
Kansas City, Missouri
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47 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 July 2015

I found the International Forest of Friendship by following the signs on the road. I was pleasantly surprised. What a beautiful place! I walked around this place and was mesmerized by how peaceful it was. There are hundreds of people's names along the path (tribute to astronauts & NASA people) and many labeled trees. It is worth a visit.

Thank Rachel K
Tybee Island, Georgia
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21 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 July 2015

Tucked away in a corner of Warnock Lake unless you know its there, you would most likely miss it but that's part of why it's so great! This is a popular place for family photo's, weddings, and romantic dates!

1 Thank Victoria H

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