World's largest doomsday shelter to open in Atchison - KCTV5

World's largest doomsday shelter to open in Atchison

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ATCHISON, KS (KCTV) -

When asked what a person's dream vacation spot is, some may say Hawaii, others Spain, or the Bahamas, but others are now listing Atchison, KS.

Atchison is home to a new resort that's unlike anything in the world. People will need three things for the vacation: a map, a flashlight and a sense of adventure.

The farm could be any farm in America with rolling hills, trees, a grain silo - and a giant cave that can house 5,000 people.

After a quick drive up a dirt road, the KCTV5 crew arrived at the MO-KAN Underground Shelter and plunged into darkness.

"I don't get creeped out as long as people are around. When I know I'm the only person here I get creeped out. I don't like being the only person here," Coby Cullins said.

Cullins owns the massive cave. It is 2-million-square-feet of the most unique space money can buy. Tucked 130 feet beneath a mountain, the shelter is one part storage facility and one part vacation destination.

"We're passing offices, break room, restrooms, all that type of thing," he said as he drove the group through the facility on a golf cart.

Cullins has already leased out the west section of his shelter to the Vivos Group and they plan to convert it into a survival shelter and resort. They said it can house 5,000 people for a full year.

The resort will have schools, a church, recreation and enough space for more than 1,000 recreational vehicles.

"The plans the Vivos has for this area, I believe, are for the actual RVs, so the RVs are here, the periphery is for amenities, I believe, is the plan for those," Cullins said.

It's like staying at an RV Park, but 130 feet underground.

Members will have access to the cave year round, so whether you're ducking a nuclear bomb or just ducking the bosses for a week, it can be home sweet home.

"The idea that you would go underground in an emergency is something I can see and that someone could make it fun, as fun as fun can be in that situation, is very intriguing to me," Cullins said.

Cullins is also leasing out his cave to some local businesses who are using it for storage. He said it can withstand virtually any disaster, even a nuclear bomb.

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