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Atlas Ad Astra - Missile Silo

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· Wilson, Ellsworth, Kansas
24 acres hosted by Matthew F.
3 RV/tent sites
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Come explore this incredible piece of Cold War History as you will get a tour of the underground Atlas F Missile Base!This is the site of a decommissioned Atlas F Missile Silo which was abandoned by the Air Force in the 60's.   You can book separate from camping a historical tour of the Missile Base property and the underground Launch Control Center with a tunnel that leads to the 176 ft. deep Missile Silo.(This is a construction zone, as the bunker is being renovated into an underground home. Be prepared to sign liability waivers.) Located in the Smoky Hills of Kansas, you will be camping in beautiful fields with great views of a 250 MW windfarm. Hike over a mile of trails on the property and pick out your own camp spot. Join other guests at the top of the Missile Silo for a campfire at night and enjoy stargazing. Just mins away from the local tavern and restaurants in Wilson & a Brewery in the small town of Sylvan Grove. Nearby is Lake Wilson, one of the largest and cleanest lakes in the State, there are water sports and Epic rated mountain biking trails.
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106 ratings · 89 reviews
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Cate B.recommends
May 27, 2024
Missile Silo Adventure Camping
Really awesome place to camp. Matthew and his dogs are very welcoming. The campsites are well maintained and you'll get an amazing sunset.
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William H.recommends
May 27, 2024
Missile Silo Adventure Camping
Pretty much as advertised on your website , the tour is great. Matthew was very knowledgeable about the details and history of the missile site and the Atlas missile.
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Ronald K.recommends
May 27, 2024
Missile Silo Adventure Camping
Matthew was incredibly kind and gracious, he checked in on us a couple times after arrival to make sure we were settled in. We didn’t have a lot of time to explore the campsite, as this was a quick stop on our road trip, but the trails looked nice. The night sky was beautiful!
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John M.recommends
May 25, 2024
Missile Silo Adventure Camping
As advertised. Matthew and the other campers were great. Nice pad for fire and picnic.
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Dan R.recommends
May 21, 2024
Missile Silo Adventure Camping
Great camping experience
We loved the location and the views of the surrounding area. The Ad Astra Tour and history surrounding the site itself was very neat. Matt was a great host and very accommodating during our stay. There also a number of restaurants, hiking, and biking trails within 20 minutes of the location.
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Tricia R.recommends
May 10, 2024
Missile Silo Adventure Camping
Matt was very cordial and a great host. The location and tour were awesome!
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Wilson, Ellsworth, Kansas, United StatesTraditional, ancestral territory of Washtáge Moⁿzháⁿ (Kaw / Kansa), 𐓏𐒰𐓓𐒰𐓓𐒷 𐒼𐓂𐓊𐒻 𐓆𐒻𐒿𐒷 𐓀𐒰^𐓓𐒰^(Osage), Pâri (Pawnee), Nʉmʉnʉʉ Sookobitʉ (Comanche), Očhéthi Šakówiŋ, and Núu-agha-tʉvʉ-pʉ̱ (Ute) First Nations according to To respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
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Hosted by Matthew F.Joined in August 2020
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