"The history of fighting on the plains started here" Junction City by BruceDunning

Junction City Travel Guide: 37 reviews and 52 photos

A military town

The city is anchored next to the fort; Fort Riley. The town is strip is nice, but also a place for military to shop and live. That is not a problem, but the heritage mostly is on the fort, where a museum is housed. The town has some preserved old structures, but the strip is getting more commercialized all the time.

The fort is one of our historical monuments

The famed 7th Cavalry was stationed here, and Custer was part of that. Since the 1st Division, and modern day cavalry rule the fort. I was here with the 9th Division, now disbanded, but active during the Vietnam era.

Wind YOu Way Through It

The town is stretched from old time stores in the middle of the old part, and now the newer commercial spreads out the perimeters.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Nice drive through to see the horizon
  • Cons:Getting too commmercialized, from what was a sleepy town
  • In a nutshell:It is nice to get on the fort and see the old buildings
  • Last visit to Junction City: Sep 2009
  • Intro Updated Oct 4, 2009
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  • Basaic's Profile Photo
    Mar 10, 2010 at 10:43 AM

    I was in the Big Red One from 1988 through 1990. Thanks for the look back.

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