Leavenworth is the “First City of Kansas” and was incorporated in 1854. Leavenworth became nationally-known as the “jumping-off point” for the opening of the West. The historic, quaint city of Leavenworth invites you to discover, explore, and relax in our beautiful city! View magnificent vintage homes dating from the mid-1800s and tour the 1882 Carroll Mansion, enjoy a diverse variety of dining choices including a bounty of international flavors for you to choose from. Experience self-guided historic Leavenworth and Fort Leavenworth interactive waysides tours, stroll along the Missouri River, become a kid again and take a ride on a restored 1913 antique carousel and shop in a wide variety of eclectic shops in the 28 block historic downtown shopping district offering a variety of home, gift, garden, fun & funky jewelry, specialty teas and foods, antiques, furniture, quilting supplies, pottery and much more throughout the Leavenworth area.
Fort Leavenworth is known as the “Post that opened the West” and is the oldest fort west of the Mississippi River in continuous operation. Fort Leavenworth, one of the most beautiful, well-preserved forts in the U.S. and is known as the “Best Hometown in the Army”. It is considered a national treasure with its historic sites, a world-class museum, the nation’s premiere Buffalo Soldier monument, breathtaking views overlooking the Missouri River, scenic picnic areas, parks, and a challenging, rolling, 18-hole golf course.