Introduction to Lenexa,Kansas
Lenexa, Kansas, in Johnson county, is located 4 miles SW of Overland Park, Kansas (center to center) and is 13 miles SW of Kansas City, Missouri. The city is included in the Kansas City metropolitan area. As of the year 2000 census, 40,238 people resided in Lenexa.
Lenexa is a city situated in Johnson County in the Kansas City metro area. Lenexa was known as the Spinach Capital of the World in the 1930s as it celebrated the Spinach Festival every September. The city’s existence can be traced back to the year 1869. It was named after the wife of Blackhoof Shawnee chief, Na - Nex - Se Blackhoof. However, the city was initially proposed to be named after C.A. Bradshaw. After he refused the proposal, the name Lenexa was adopted.
Lenexa and nearby Attractions
- Truman Library and Museum
- Kansas City Zoo
- Hillsdale State Park
- Legler Barn Museum
- The Blue and Grey Park Reserve
- James A. Reed Wildlife
Things To Do In Lenexa
The James A. Reed Wildlife area offers facilities for hunting, fishing, horseback riding, and hiking. Restaurants such as Sushi House and Majestic Steakhouse can be visited for enjoying various American delicacies. One can also enjoy swimming and boating at the Hillsdale State Park. Tourists can also be a part of the famous Spinach Festival held in the month of September every year.
The Kansas City International Airport is the nearest international airport.
Lenexa Higher Education
Higher education can be pursued through Kansas City Kansas Community College, University of Missouri - Kansas City, Park University, Penn Valley Community College, and University of Kansas.