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Atomic Cannon

Freedom Park, Junction City, KS
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Atomic Canon

This is a great place to take a walk up a big hill. The path zig zags back and forth and the view... read more

Reviewed 20 May 2017
Kcm1996
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Jc
via mobile
Great Place to Visit

Great hike up a steep path to the top. Historic atomic 280mm gun at the top with other historic... read more

Reviewed 13 March 2017
L9897XWjohns
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Junction City, United States
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  • Excellent28%
  • Very good36%
  • Average28%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible8%
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“weapons” (2 reviews)
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Freedom Park, Junction City, KS
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Reviewed 20 May 2017 via mobile

This is a great place to take a walk up a big hill. The path zig zags back and forth and the view is beautiful once you get to the top. Unfortunately, it has been closed for a few years.

2  Thank Kcm1996
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Great hike up a steep path to the top. Historic atomic 280mm gun at the top with other historic weapons along the trail. Great view of Fort Riley, but the area is currently closed due to security concerns.

2  Thank L9897XWjohns
Reviewed 21 December 2016 via mobile

Really wanted to hike up, but still listed as closed but very visible at exit 301 I believe on the top of South hill. Led to interesting conversation with two grade school boys.

Thank greglinmon
Reviewed 1 August 2016

Not sure why the park is closed... I've also driven thru Jct City for many years and this time decided to pull off and make the hike with my son. Unfortunately, the barriers are still up. This is a cool piece of history that needs...More

Thank ScottandSuzi
Reviewed 27 March 2016

I have driven by this place all my life (46) years and looked out the window at it. I always just thought it was a cannon that perched outside the base for looks and a park. I knew nothing about it till the wife wanted...More

1  Thank kccode1
Reviewed 8 September 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...More

2  Thank Marc S
Reviewed 14 May 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.

8  Thank TrishA4
Reviewed 1 April 2015

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...More

2  Thank Colleen R
Reviewed 15 January 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!

3  Thank Stephanie L
Reviewed 9 July 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.

2  Thank ScottN4
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