Introduction to Leavenworth, Kansas
Leavenworth, Kansas, in Leavenworth county, is located 23 miles NW of Kansas City, Missouri. The city benefits from easy access to the nearby cities and towns with which it shares the Kansas City metropolitan area. Leavenworth contains a population of approximately 35,420.
Situated in the Missouri metropolitan area, Leavenworth is the largest city and county seat of Leavenworth County. Leavenworth was founded in the year 1854 by the settlers from Missouri. It was the first incorporated city in Kansas. The city was named after, Col. Henry H. Leavenworth, who established an Army post in 1827 to protect travelers. It is the hometown of Robert E. Davis, the Supreme Court Justice of Kansas and Ron Logan, the former Executive Vice President of Walt Disney Entertainment.
Leavenworth and nearby Attractions
- Leavenworth County Historical Museum
- Weston Bend State Park
- Kansas City Zoo
- Kansas Speedway
- Leavenworth Country Club
Things To Do In Leavenworth
In Leavenworth, one can cherish the exhibits of the "Leavenworth County Historical Museum", a mansion which was laid in the Victorian style in the year 1867. One can also drop by "The Legends at Village West" which is a super- regional shopping mall and lifestyle center located in the Village West development in Kansas City. Set across the Zoysia Grass Fairways, the "Leavenworth Country Club" is a fantastic golf course where one can spend free hours.
Kansas City International Airport provide facilities for air transportation.
Leavenworth Higher Education
Higher education can be availed through various colleges and universities including University of Missouri, Park University, University of Kansas, and Colorado Technical University.