Leavenworth has a small town, historic atmosphere with easy access to metropolitan
Kansas City. In the rolling hills of northeast Kansas, Leavenworth and
nearby Lansing offer residents the best of small town living, along with
a vintage homes, a historic shopping area and good schools.
Founded in 1854, Leavenworth acted as support for Fort Leavenworth. It
quickly became a station for settlers heading West. It was home to freight
companies, meat packers, provisioners, stove makers and furniture manufacturers.
The city has dedicated a historic wayside tour to showcase the notable
events and locations in the area.
Fort Leavenworth, founded in 1927, is the oldest fort west of the Mississippi
River in continuous service. It's also one of the most beautiful and
well-maintained in the United States. A multitude of historical sites
- the Buffalo Soldier Monument, Frontier Army Museum, Santa Fe and Oregon
Trail cuts and the National Cemetery - are open daily to the public.
There are a variety of shopping options in the Leavenworth area. They
range from the historic downtown Leavenworth along the riverfront with
its locally-owned businesses, to the climate-controlled, indoor plaza.
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Leavenworth/Lansing is 20 minutes from the Kansas City metropolitan area,
a dynamic Midwestern location with major league sports, world-class shopping,
cultural activities, theatre, ballet, symphony, museums, and casinos and
an outdoor amphitheatres featuring big name performers.
Click here to learn about some close by attractions in Kansas City. Or visit
Kansas City, Kansas/Wyandotte County Convention and Visitors Bureau website.