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Performing Arts Center

Placed on the National Register of Historic Places, this 1938

Leavenworth, KS Theatres

United States Penitentiary -

Leavenworth is best known for the "Federal Pen" or "Big House", which is now a medium-security prison. Construction of this historic prison began in 1897, with the first cell house opening in 1906. The Federal Penitentiary has been the home of Kansas City Boss Tom Pendergast, George "Machine Gun"

Leavenworth, KS Penitentiaries

University of St. Mary

No longer a private institution, this four year college is located across the street from the Veterans Administration Center. The College's administration building, St. Mary Hall, was completed in 1870. Visitors are welcome to visit the De Paul Library's Special Collections:

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C.W. Parker Carousel

Ride a restored antique wooden 1913 Parker carousel and tour the museum dedicated to telling the remarkable story of C. Parker, the "Carnival King". There are two other carousels in the museum. One is the oldest operating, hand-cranked, wooden carousel, built around 1860 and the other is a 1950

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First City Museum

The museum houses collections of early frontier memorabilia and artifacts including buggies and cutters manufactured in Leavenworth. There is also a mock-up of the United States Penitentiary, plus other prison memorabilia.

Leavenworth, KS Museums

Things to do near Leavenworth, KS

Jester's Comedy Club

Kansas City's original stand-up comedy house, Stanford & Sons, has opened another venue in central Overland Park featuring th...

Irene B French Community Center

The Irene B French Community Center is located in a renovated historic school building that was once the home the Merriam Gra...

St.Paul's Episcopal Church

A Historic church founded in 1857, it is the home of the Grinning Gargoyle and Dove art center....