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Myth and the Macabre

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The FAM curator is opening his vault of creepy items not generally displayed. Come learn about the history behind gallows, shackles and leg irons. Local author Ken LaMaster will share spooky tales about the United States Penitentiary and the old United States Disciplinary Barracks, 5:30 –7:30pm

Myth and the Macabre

Address : Frontier Army Museum, Fort Leavenworth, KS Leavenworth KS

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Admission Fee : Free

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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:

Leavenworth, KS Colleges

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

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

Performing Arts Center

Placed on the National Register of Historic Places, this 1938

Leavenworth, KS Theatres

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