Initially, I thought why would anyone want to go to Wyandotte Oklahoma to attend a Post-Apocalypse festival? It’s in the middle of nowhere.
Then I looked at a map and realized one vital aspect of the location. It is right in the middle of the United States. A one-day road trip filled with fantastic points of interest along the way.

No matter what your starting point, the ride is filled with unique roadside attractions, Museums, and other natural and historical monuments.
You can take a photo in front of Walter White’s home from Breaking Bad or visit one of the locations the Film “Big Fish” depending on where you are coming from.

Absolutely perfect for the more adventurous travelers.

I’ve made a small list at the bottom of this article that shows some but not all of the attractions of the drive from the four corners of the Continental United States.
I could have put even more, but I just can’t dedicate a week to comb everything that you could stop and see along the way.

Sure, WW is the most extensive Post-Apo festival in the world, but not everyone can dedicate nearly a week of driving to and from the location. The other fact is not all Post-Apocalyptic settings are of the Mad Max variety. Not everyone wants to sweat half to death in the desert for several days.

Atomic Falls Venue in itself is pretty amazing. Hosted at the D-Day Adventure Park. Throughout the massive 1200 Acre Park crashed helicopters, planes, boats and other abandoned military vehicles make it look as if the shattered  shattered buildings were built upon what could have been the last battle of the Apocalypse.

 

Inside the event they have a Wasteland Fashion Show, Death Kart Races, Scavenger Hunts, Cook-Offs, Crafting Classes, DJ Booth, A Black Thumb build off. There are Stage Performances during the day and a DJ at night. 

Bartertown, Mission Booth. There is a Casino at the event which apparently is pretty essential to have in Wyandotte.

As well as lots and lots of drinking. Some of which is served at the Chug and Slug which can also be seen at WW serving up home brew and Nuka Cherry.

It is a more relaxed atmosphere, more of a gathering of friends that like to party than a full-scale riot. Don’t get me wrong, there are enough activities to keep you entertained. Although, you can just chill a little whenever the mood strikes and enjoy the scenery of an incredibly beautiful area.

Many of the founders of other Post-Apocalypse Festivals have routinely visited because it is an easy drive from the East Coast Nukelanta and Aftermath Festivals. Making the event even better with these experts of the craft of Post-Apocalypticana.

Tribes from Oklahoma, Alabama, and Kansas make the pilgrimage to the event. Most offering up their own mini-events. Like the Canadian Invasion serving up Poutine and the River Rats handling Boffer Fights.  

So it is already populated with exceptional outfits and characters. Hundreds of people are attending each year, and it is growing in attendance. Much like the way WW did in its first years.

There is even a Tank and a couple of APCs which the owner of the venue offers up for rides and photo ops. Last year, Atomic Falls was able to up the ante by running over a car with the Tank.

But probably the best bonus at the event and location is that there are 2 shower houses with working toilets. So you can enjoy the Apocalypse without smelling like it.

The event is fully immersive. One of the rules being that anyone in a public area must be attired in Wasteland clothing. Even if it is, as they call it “Wasteland Casual” (which amuses me to no end I must admit.)

It is held every year from May 29th through June 2nd, usually a reasonable time to take off from work.

So make your Post-Apo uniform if you haven’t already and go. Become the Apocalypse version of yourself for a few days and make some new friends from across the U.S. Enjoy yourself and have a Nuclear Blast at Atomic Falls.

Below is the list of some interesting points along the way from various starting points in the U.S. If you would like a list of sites from your major city email a request to Survivors@apostapocalypse.com or Join our new Facebook Page. Just don’t ask for  attractions from Schitt’s Creek, Pennsyltucky of some bullshit like that.

For more about Atomic Falls itself and to get tickets,check out their website https://www.atomicfallsusa.com/  or head on over to their facebook page https://www.facebook.com/atomicfallsusa/ .

The creation of Atomic Falls has started springing up new Wastelanders all across the Midwest, and has created so many friendships with like minded individuals who wouldn’t have had the chance to meet otherwise. With the event still being small you get an intense sense of community and camaraderie.

Shannon Combs

Mayor Squirrel, Board Chairman Atomic Falls

 

Roadside Attraction to Atomic Falls From New York City :

Giant Steel Hockey player,  Crayola Store,  Lost River Canyons,  Roadside America,  Atomic Warehouse,  The Coffee Pot,  Story Land, Buffalo Bill’s House from Silence of the Lambs, Big Mac Museum Restaurant, Bellaire Toy and Plastic Brick Museum, archive of the Afterlife: a paranormal museum, Old Licking County Jail, Early Television Museum, Frank Lloyd Wright -Westcott House, Hartman Rock Garden, Frankenstein’s Castle, Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Indiana Medical History Museum, Indianapolis Museum of Contemporary History, Gravity Hill, Worlds Largest Rocking Chair, Wooden Shoe, Coin and Pitchfork. Kaskaskia Dragon, World’s Largest Catsup Bottle, Third Degree Glass Factory, St Louis City Museum, Jesse James Wax Museum, Meramac Caverns, Route 66 Museum, Wild Animal Safari, Superman Museum, Joplin Museum Complex

Roadside attractions From Miami to Atomic Falls – Star trek Mansion, Kennedy Bunker, Wildlife Florida Airboats & Wildlife Park, Gatorland, Ripley’s Believe It or Not, Don Garlits Museum of Drag Racing, Gypsy Gold Horse Farm, The Canyons Zipline, World’s Smallest City Block, Big Rooster made of car bumpers, Town of Spectre (Big Fish filming location), Joe Minters African Village in America, Sloss Furnaces Nation Historic Landmark, Elvis Presley’s birthplace, Graceland, Gone with the Wind filming location, First Human dissection in Arkansas Monument, Esse Purse Museum, Popeye Statue, the Walmart Museum , the Museum of Native American History, Mildred b. Cooper Memorial Chapel

 

Roadside Attractions From Seattle WA to Atomic Falls – Red Wagon Riverfront Park, Miner’s Hat Realty, Oasis Bordello Museum, Garden of One Thousand Buddhas, Carousel for Missoula, Garnet Ghost Town, Historic Dumas Brothel Museum, Old Prison Museum, American Computer Museum, Creature Skier God sculpture, Statues for the Proletariat, Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument, Center of the Nation Monument, LaGrand Station & Call of the Wild Museum, Dinosaur Park, Cosmos Mystery Area, Chapel in the Hills, Black Hills Maze, Bear Country U.S.A, Roberts Prarie Dog Town, Minuteman Missile National Historic Site, 1880 town, Akta Lakota Museum, World’s Only Corn Palace, Mitchel Prehistoric Indian Village, Porter Sculpture Park, Veteran’s Memorial Park, National Music Museum, Lewis and Clark Historical Monument, Largest Ball of Stamps, Museum of Shadows, Jesse James Last Home, Glore Psychiatric Museum, C.W. Parker Carousel Museum, United Federation of Dolls Clubs, Edge of Hell Haunted House, National Airline History Museum, Deaf Cultural Center, Big Brutus,

Roadside Attractions From San Diego CA to Atomic Falls – Coyote’s Flying Saucer Retrievals and Repairs, Desert View Tower Jacumba, Fossil Canyon, Imperial Valley Desert Museum, Plank Road, Official Center of the World, History of Granite, Yuma Territorial Prison State Park, Fort Yuma, Dobson Museum, Dateland Travel Center, Estrella Star Tower, Phoenix Trotting Abandoned Horse Races, Phoenix internation Raceway, Arizona Capitol Museum, Release the Fear (apparently not so good), Pueblo Grande Museum and Archaeological Park, Tovrea Castle, Hall of Fame, Phoenix Zoo, Mill Avenue Bridge, Center for Meteorite Studies, River of Time Museum, Desert Dog Hummer Adventures, Jim Gray’s Petrified Wood Co., Rainbow Rock Shop, Bronze Dinosaur Statue, Painted Desert Indian Center, Stewarts Petrified Wood, Petrified Forest National Park, Yellowhorse Trading Post, Rex Museum, Navajo Code Talker Museum, Indian Kachina Statue, Continental Divide, Bowlin’s Old Crater Trading Post, new Mexico Mining Museum, El Malpais National Monument, Acoma Curio Shop, Laguna Pueblo, Rio Puerco Bridge, National Hispanic Cultural Center, Albuquerque Museum of art and history, Lodestary Astronomy Center, Rattlesnake museum, Turquoise Museum, “Old Town” Albuquerque, Explore Science Center and Children’s museum of Albuquerque, New Mexico Steam Locomotive and Railroad Historical Society, Giant Red Arrow, New Mexicio Museum of Military History, Walter White’s House from Breaking Bad, Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, Lewis Antique Auto & Toy Museum, Blue Hole of Santa Rosa, Route 66 Auto Museum, Richardson Store, Russell’s Car Museum, Second Amendment Cowboy, Cadillac Ranch, American Quarter Horse Museum as well as the Quarter Horse Hall of Fame, Kwahadi Museum of the American Indian, Texas Air & Space Museum, Amarillo Railroad Museum, VW Slug Bug Ranch, Groom Cross, Devil’s Rope Museum, Conoco tower station & U-Drop Inn, Shamrock West Museum, Texola Ghost Town, Heartland of America Museum, Stafford Air & Space Museum, National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, The American Pigeon Museum & Library, Seaba Station Motorcycle Museum, Museum of Pioneer History, Huge Liquid Life Bottle, Blue Whale of Catoosa, J. M. Davis Arms & Historical Museum, Totem Pole Park and World’s Larget Totem Pole, World’s Largest Mcdonald’s

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