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Discover Cold War Wonders during 50 Plus day trip on Aug. 23
POSTED: 08/03/2016
Local attractions which highlight aspects of the ocean and the Missouri River are the focus of a day trip being planned in mid-August by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.

This program is called Cold War Wonders and will take participants to Topeka, where they will visit Forbes Field in to tour the Combat Air Museum to see historic aircraft, engines, and the longest runway in the state. After lunch at the Blind Tiger Restaurant and Brewery, the group will drive by the Cold War Aircraft Memorial. Up next is a visit to Subterra Castle to find out how Ed and Dianna Peden turned an abandoned underground missile launch complex into their home. Explore their dwelling complete with 47-ton blast door, 120-foot tunnel, and launch bay with thick concrete floors and walls.

To find this trip in the JCPRD’s Activities catalog and online listings, browse first under 50 Plus and then under travel. In the catalog and when using the website’s advanced search, look for the keywords "day trip."

This outing will leave at 8:30 a.m. from Antioch Park, 6501 Antioch, Merriam, on Thursday, Aug. 23, and will return about 4:30 p.m. that day. The cost for this outing is $79 per person and includes tickets, transportation, and lunch. For more information or to register, call (913) 831-3359. To register online at, click on the green "Register for Activities" button and complete a barcode search for 33376.

While JCPRD’s 50 Plus programs are primarily for people who are age 50 or older, interested parties who have not yet reached that magic age may still be able to attend. Persons 18 and older who are interested in a 50 Plus class are invited to call the 50 Plus Department at (913) 826-3030 for space availability.
The JCPRD's Activities catalog is available for pickup at all Johnson County Library branches.

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