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Come stay underground in the new OMG Airbnb!

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Atlas Ad Astra 
Missile Silo Adventure Resort
Educational Center for Space Habitat Studies

Transforming an abandoned decommissioned Atlas F Missile Base, built in the 50's-60's during the Cold War to be a deterrent to Nuclear War.  This facility once held our first ICBM (Intercontinental Ballistic Missile) a Weapon of Mass Destruction.

Now we plan to give it a new purpose for a positive future.

Our goal is to repurpose this facility into an Educational Center for Space Habitat Studies, featuring the sustainable technologies for disaster resilient living in Space & Earth.

This site is currently operating as an Adventure Resort, open for Camping, Vanlife, RV park, with hiking trails, campfires & stargazing.

Now get ready to be able to stay underground in the former Launch Control Center where the Missileers once lived!  

We have already received over $100,000 in sponsorships & donations from companies like Airbnb, Benjamin Moore, Hydraloop Systems, Hempwood & more.  Now we need about $30,000 more to finish the plumbing & lower level bedrooms in the former Launch Control Center.  We are looking for 1000 people who will sponsor this project with a $30 donation.

 

Donate today & you will get 2 entries to Win!

2-night Stay in a "Top Secret" underground Launch Control Center

for every dollar you give. 

So if you donate $50 you get

100 chances to Win!

TOUR

TAKE THE TOUR

Join us for the 5-star reviewed one-hour tour.

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Tour Schedule:

Daily

8:30am and 5:30pm

or by appointment

Cost:

$25/adult

$20/military & veteran

$15/kids 10-17

free/kids 0-9

Please call for group tours

for parties of 6 or more.

785-499-3704

Regardless of whether you stay in the bunker or at the campground, I encourage you to join us for our one-hour historical tour of the Atlas F Missile Base, where you will learn about history of the Cold War, the Atlas Program, better understand the property and the structures that were built by the US Army Corps of Engineers. You'll descend several flights of stairs and catch a thrill as you gaze down into a enormous 176 ft. deep silo which once held an Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM). Experience being deep underground in one of the most hardened structures humans have built. and hear about my exciting future plans for this site.

SAFETY ISSUES TO KEEP IN MIND:

  • The entire site is somewhat of a construction zone. I strive to make it as safe as possible, but there are inherent hazards on this site. Driveway speed limit is 15mph. Park only in designated areas. Be aware of your surroundings and where you are putting your feet. There are a number of structures coming out of the ground and there are also holes from the missile base infrastructure, our construction and from wildlife.

  • There are several flights of stairs to go down and then back up. Wear comfortable footgear and hold on to railings. People with foot, ankle, knee issues, please proceed with caution, and at your own pace.

  • The silo is spacious, you will most likely not feel claustrophobic; it is like being in a large basement. The most "confined" area is the large tunnel between the Launch Control Center and the Silo, but even here, you can stand up fully. You can always leave the tour at any point if you feel uncomfortable. There is also plenty of light in the underground structure.

STAY

STAY WITH US

TENT CAMPING

Tent camping is available with restrooms March - November. I have five designated campsites with a 12'x12' prepared bed of sand to create a relatively level, comfortable and drained place to erect your tent. Be fully prepared to securely stake your tent given the often windy conditions, I do have corkscrew stakes available for use. Each site also has solar path lighting to help you find your way. 

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CAR CAMPING

Car camping is available all year. I have room for five car or van camping setups. The car camping area is at the top of the drive on the right, close to the concrete pads that used to have the Quonset buildings on them. Now, we use these pads to gather for outdoor games and enjoy the fire pit.

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RV PARKING

Currently, there is level parking for several vehicles. As you can see from the photos, I can accommodate a few large rigs. I do not offer hookups yet, however, I am in the process of putting in our full-fledged RV park with 50 and 30 amp electrical panels and water. I expect our RV park will be ready for the 2024 season.

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AMMENITIES

  • Biodigesting Toilet

  • Walking/Biking Paths

  • Community Campfire Nightly

  • Outdoor Games

  • Massage Therapy (by reservation)

  • Gourmet Meals (by reservation)

ABOUT THE PROPERTY

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THE HISTORY

 

During the late 1950's, the US Government spent billions of dollars on strengthening our military in defense against Soviet Communism.

 

As a response to Sputnik, the US began, in earnest, to develop a rocket and nuclear missile defense program. During this period, rockets quickly evolved. As they evolved, these massive and expensive missile installations became obsolete and were quickly abandoned. Over 70 Atlas F Missile Silos were built in the United States, many of which are in the great plains.

 

My site was built in 1959 and was active until 1965 during the Cuban Missile Crisis. Back then, it cost $12.8 million to build the structure alone. In today's dollars it would be over $120 million!

 

Most of these facilities are in private hands & closed to the public. I am excited to invite you to experience, enjoy and learn from my site.

 

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TODAY

 

Nestled in the Smoky Hills of Kansas, my 24-acre property has beautiful views of the Post Rock Wind Farm and surrounding countryside, where you can enjoy walking/biking paths, secluded camping spots and easy access RV parking.

 

I am located 4 miles off I-70, 2 miles from the town of Wilson, and 12 miles from Wilson Lake.

Explore nearby Wilson State Park and Reservoir, which boasts one of the largest & cleanest lakes in Kansas. Wilson State Park offers over 20 miles of single-track biking trails (some of which are Epic rated) kayaking, boating and other watersports.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The site is close to over 9,000 acres of hunting and fishing lands at Quivira National Wildlife Refuge, Smoky Hills/Kanopolis Wildlife Area and Cheyenne Bottoms Wildlife Area.

At the end of the day relax next to a community campfire or spend some time pondering the Universe and stargazing under an immense starry sky without much light pollution.

 

I hope you'll connect and monitor my progress as I am constantly working to add, refurbish and improve my adventure resort.

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FUTURE
ABOUT

FUTURE PLANS

A Space-Themed Resort Underground

The Launch Control Center will become an Educational Center for Space Habitat Studies. Showcasing the technologies and products that will enable us to create resilient and self-sustaining human habitat both on Earth and, someday, on other planets.

MEET YOUR HOSTS
MATTHEW & BUDDY &BING (the Missile Silo dogs)