What to do and see in Junction City, United States: The Best Places and Tips

December 14, 2017 Brandee Mangan

Junction City is a city and county seat of Geary County, Kansas, United States. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 23,353. Fort Riley, a major U.S. Army post, is nearby.
Restaurants in Junction City

1. Konza Prairie Research Natural Area

McDowell Creek Road, 5 miles northeast of I-70, Junction City, KS 66502 +1 785-587-0441
Excellent
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5 based on 71 reviews

Konza Prairie Research Natural Area

Reviewed By BigWillieUsa - USA

Always wanted to stop by and glad I finally did. Easily accessible and just beautiful. Loved walking around and just admiring the views and the beauty of the prairie.

2. Milford State Park

8811 State Park Rd, Milford, KS 66514-9080 +1 785-238-3014
Excellent
60%
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30%
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4.5 based on 36 reviews

Milford State Park

Reviewed By FlatlanderUS - Manhattan, Kansas

Hands down our favorite lake in Kansas and we spend 30+ days on the water each year. Good fishing. Great scenery. Excellent party scene on Nudie Beach. However, when the algae blooms, it is an absolute disaster. The last several years it has been a horrible problem for days on end in the summer. KDWP and USACE desperately need to find a solution to that toxic situation.

5 stars for the lake! ZERO stars for the algae problem. DO NOT plan a long distance trip to this lake without checking out the algae bloom status.

3. Fort Riley

Fort Riley, KS +1 785-239-3032
Excellent
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4.5 based on 78 reviews

Fort Riley

Reviewed By Ebazinam - Oklahoma

The history of the post is astounding. There is a lot of things that you can do and see on post. The post is a ways away from the surrounding community, but the post itself, has many amenities.

4. Milford Nature Center & Fish Hatchery

3400 Hatchery Dr, Junction City, KS 66441-8651 +1 785-238-2638
Excellent
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4.5 based on 26 reviews

Milford Nature Center & Fish Hatchery

Reviewed By Carrie B - Arkansas

Great for kids I think. Still fun for adults. Animals, info, fish hatchery and small butterfly walk through. Shaded spots to sit when outside and playground for the kids.

5. US Cavalry Museum

205 Henry Ave, Fort Riley, KS 66442-7008 +1 785-239-2737
Excellent
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4.5 based on 24 reviews

US Cavalry Museum

Reviewed By Sharon L - Palo Alto, California

First off, one cannot just walk in to see the museum. You have to go through clearance at the Visitors Center, with presentation of your drivers license or whatever other ID they accept. After filling out a form, we waited about 20 minutes to get our paperwork finished. We were then issued official passes, and then we're able to proceed through Henry Gate. The buildings are interestingly constructed .....I was fascinated by the architecture. The museum explained the role that the Calvary and Buffalo Soldiers played in this part of the West, as well as internationally. There is a collection of tanks in the back of the museum ......horses have been mechanized.

6. Custer House

Sheridan Ave, Quarters 24, Fort Riley, KS 66442 +1 785-239-2743
Excellent
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4 based on 32 reviews

Custer House

Reviewed By pasherry - United States

This isn't really Custer's house as that no longer exists. But this house is similar to the one he and his wife lived in at Ft. Riley. The house is two floors, large, furnished with pieces from that era and gives you an idea of how an infantry officer lived. There is a docent at the house who can give you a tour or answer questions. Apparently this house is haunted! It did not take very long to tour the house, maybe 20 min.

7. C.L. Hoover Opera House

135 W 7th St, Junction City, KS 66441-2942 +1 785-238-3906
Excellent
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4.5 based on 7 reviews

C.L. Hoover Opera House

The C.L. Hoover Opera House is a state-of-the-art performing arts and civic center. A part of Junction City history since 1882 and listed on the state register of historic places since 2003, we are home to a full professional performance season, the Junction City Little Theater, the Junction City Arts Council, and the Junction City Band.

Reviewed By NiceTraveling - Junction City, Kansas

This is something most people will not expect to see in this part of the country. This Opera House is simple beautiful, it will take your breathe away with its ambiance. This venue is recently renovated and is a wonderful step back into time.

8. Geary State Fishing Lake amd Wildlife Area

Us-77, Junction City, KS 66441
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4.5 based on 6 reviews

Geary State Fishing Lake amd Wildlife Area

Reviewed By Jennifer C - Dayton, Ohio

It appears to be in the middle of nowhere. Check out the website and find the falls. It's not a long hike but it's absolutely beautiful. The site is breathtaking.

9. Atomic Cannon

Freedom Park, Junction City, KS
Excellent
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Satisfactory
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Poor
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Terrible
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3.5 based on 26 reviews

Atomic Cannon

Reviewed By Stephanie L - Fort Riley, Kansas, United States

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!

10. Geary County Historical Society and Museums

530 N Adams St, Junction City, KS 66441-3013 +1 785-238-1666
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4.5 based on 8 reviews

Geary County Historical Society and Museums

Reviewed By NiceTraveling - Junction City, Kansas

This museum is located in a past city high school, and is run by a young energetic crew with a great
I've for history. They are very community involved, and want to get the word out about what they do, and the events the museum offers.

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