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A Nice Drive By

Not as one would think of linking prisons and drive by shootings, but the home of many infamous... read more

Reviewed 6 November 2018
Leavenworth, Kansas
Drive by the Big House

This is a driving stop if you are doing a road trip. They have buffalo (yes it is a federal... read more

Reviewed 25 June 2018
Herb M
Kansas City, Kansas
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1300 Metropolitan Ave, Leavenworth, KS 66048-1254
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Reviewed 9 November 2018

Nice looking historical Federal Prison. Your can't take pictures or visit. If you are in the area, it is nice drive-by stop. There are some buffalo on the grounds west of the prison. Very nicely lite at night.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Shirley S
Reviewed 6 November 2018

Not as one would think of linking prisons and drive by shootings, but the home of many infamous prisoners gives a beautiful show of lights as you drive Metropolitan Ave at night. During the day it is a hauntingly beautiful structure. A small herd of...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Calmjohn
Reviewed 25 June 2018

This is a driving stop if you are doing a road trip. They have buffalo (yes it is a federal prison) that you can watch and just to drive around it give a feeling of a 1920s movie.

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank Herb M
Reviewed 25 July 2017 via mobile

Although Leavenworth might be know for its prisons, this is not a tourist attraction. It is a very beautiful building that can be viewed from the outside along Kansas Highway 7 in Leavenworth. There is no public admission or tours of any kind. It is...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank melissabY1090XC
Reviewed 8 June 2017

Yes, the history of this place is great. A long list of infamous prisoners stayed here. , all you can do is drive by and see it. There are some buffalo on the west side in a field that are kind of neat to see....More

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank Jason B
Reviewed 11 May 2017

This was only a drive-by visit. It was just interesting to see the infamous prison even from the outside only. The structure is quite intimidating. The buffalo was unexpected!

Date of experience: May 2017
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Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

Cool Place to see that can be viewed up close and personal from the road in front. Not maximum security status anymore but cool none the less.

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank pjicleanair
Reviewed 13 December 2016

I spent close to two years working here, while it seems like a tourist attraction on the computer, it isn't. It is a functioning Federal Prison and not open for tours. This is actually where the "Birdman of Alcatraz" had his birds. Pets were not...More

Date of experience: December 2016
7  Thank Jessie R. S
Reviewed 2 September 2016

Visting USP Leavenworth is really just a drive-by attraction but the facility itself is very impressive. Built in 1897, USP Leavenworth is one of the oldest prisons operated by the federal government and it was originally designed as a maximum security prison and has a...More

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank WineauxAlexandria
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