Junction City, Kansas: Atomic Cannon (In Transition)

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Freedom Park

Kennel Drive, Junction City, KS
Freedom Park. Northeast of town, at I-70 exit 301, on the south side.
Closed for park renovations, planned reopening in late 2020.
In Transition
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Atomic Cannon.

Atomic Cannon
The Atomic Cannon was built to fire a nuclear shell far enough to vaporize an enemy without vaporizing itself. Park currently closed for renovations, but hilltop cannon can be seen from the parking lot. Roadsideamerica.com Report... [06/28/2020]

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If you choose to climb up to the Atomic Cannon, you may be greeted, as I was, by a local deputy sheriff upon your descent. He will politely ask for ID and tell you the park is considered part of Fort Riley, that the cannon is considered part of the park and the park is closed. I suggest visiting one of the other atomic cannons still on display.

[Bob S., 10/06/2015]

Atomic Cannon Park.

Atomic Cannon

Park is closed, but you can park in front of the closed sign and walk in a little bit.

[Linda, 08/01/2015]

Atomic cannon.

Atomic Cannon

The Atomic Cannon is easy to get to. There is a tank and two other cannons on the trail.

[Stoney, 02/24/2013]

Atomic Cannon.

Atomic Cannon

The Atomic Cannon. While the cannon is still in decent shape, the weeds have overtaken the entire site and detracted from the cannon's viewing.

[Gary Griffin, 07/29/2010]

... where is the Atomic Cannon lawn service?

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