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Address: Freedom Park, Junction City, KS

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Park still listed as closed

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.

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 22 December 2016
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Las Cruces, New Mexico
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Las Cruces, New Mexico
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146 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 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.

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Moberly, Missouri
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13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles 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 to be opened.

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Thank ScottandSuzi
Lawrence, KS
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39 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles 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 to stop there. Then i Googled it and learned that this is one of only... More 

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1 Thank kccode1
Junction City, Kansas
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9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 and available, but require one to gain access to the base to see them.

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2 Thank Marc S
Louisville, Kentucky
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466 reviews
163 attraction reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 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.

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Seoul, South Korea
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 April 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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1 Thank Colleen R
Fort Riley, Kansas, United States
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7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 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!

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2 Thank Stephanie L
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 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.

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2 Thank ScottN4
Junction City, Kansas
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98 reviews
30 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 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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11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 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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