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River Connection Tour The River Connection Tour is a great way for you and yours to spend a couple of days or a family weekend. A multitude of interesting historical attractions, sites and experiences are available daily and spending more than a day is a definite must to capture the true flavor of our communities.

The rich history and heritage of the Leavenworth and Fort Leavenworth community is closely tied to it's sister river towns of Atchison, Kansas and Weston, Missouri. Located in close proximity, the three combine to form the vivid tapestry that is "The River Connection".

Located just 45 minutes northwest of Kansas City, these three communities are eager to share their warm hospitality and unique history and heritage. So be prepared to "STEP BACK IN TIME" to the 19th century and learn how our forefathers played important roles in the development of the western United States.


Phone: 800-844-4114
Our Email: connie.cvb@visitlvks.com
Our Website:www.visitleavenworthks.com
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Leavenworth Landing Park

Located on the Missouri River, the park revives one of the major river landing sites where boats loaded and unloaded travelers and freight. The design of the Leavenworth Landing Park focuses on the role of Leavenworth as the "Gateway to the West"

Leavenworth, KS Recreation

Eisenhower Dept. of Veterans Affairs Medical Cntr.

While visiting the Veterans Administration Center and its grounds, you will want to see the Chapel of Veteran's. The Chapel, built in 1893, features architecture reminiscent of the early European cathedrals. In 1921, this attraction was made famous in Ripley's "Believe It or Not"

Leavenworth, KS Historic Churches

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

River Connection Tour

The River Connection Tour is a great way for you and yours to spend a couple of days or a family weekend. A multitude of interesting historical attractions, sites and experiences are available daily and spending more than a day is a definite must to capture the true flavor of our communities.

Leavenworth, KS Tours

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

Things to do Tours near Leavenworth, KS

Historic Waysides Tour at Fort Leavenworth

In 1996 Fort Leavenworth was designated a Registered National Historic Landmark and a portion of the fort is on the Na...

Group Tours

Leavenworth City Tour - A guide, provided by the Leavenworth Convention & Visitors Bureau will step on bus, that is pr...