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Fort Leavenwworth, Kansas - An Educational Place to Visit

A visit to Fort Leavenworth, KS can be a pleasant, enlightening and a historical educational event... read more

Reviewed 7 October 2018
Leavenworth, Kansas
No Access for UK visitors unless they have someone on base

This is just really a heads up for other UK travellers - we drove to Fort Leavenworth as we are... read more

Reviewed 18 August 2018
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All reviews missouri river buffalo soldier lewis and clark general staff military prison driving tour national cemetery visitor center ft leavenworth main gate golf course wonderful museum points of interest nice visit westward expansion self guided tour few hours
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Reviewed 7 October 2018

A visit to Fort Leavenworth, KS can be a pleasant, enlightening and a historical educational event if you will plan your time and energies. A bit of knowledge before you visit "The Fort" is that you will be doing a lot of walking and driving....More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 18 August 2018

This is just really a heads up for other UK travellers - we drove to Fort Leavenworth as we are interested in the Lewis and Clark expedition and The Oregon Trail and Fort Leavenworth was recommended on the Kansas Historic site. We tried to establish...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 8 August 2018

Few of us outside of the military realize how important Ft. Leavenworth has been and still is to the US military and officers from allies around the world. The old mansions and other buildings are beautiful. They have a lot of stories to tell. Much...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 28 July 2018 via mobile

This is a remarkable military post dating back to the early days of the Western expansion. It’s filled with all sorts of tributes to our military and our history. It’s also the site of the Oregon Trail and contains many monuments to view. There’s also...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 28 July 2018

First off, don't forget to stop at the Visitors Center to get your passes onto the base. The first attraction you will see is a memorial to the Buffalo Soldiers. You can just drive and look or you can get out and read the history...More

Date of experience: April 2018
4  Thank donjuan909
Reviewed 16 July 2018

Fort Leavenworth was the first major military outpost west of the Mississippi. Lewis and Clark passed through the area earlier when they explored the Louisiana purchase and went on to the Pacific Ocean in their 1804-6 expedition. The fort was opened in 1827 by Colonel...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank JohnD209
Reviewed 5 July 2018

The Army has a free museum about life on the frontier, westward expansion, and Fort Leavenworth's role. It's very well documented and has several wagons and other equipment you can see. The size of the wagons is truly staggering - some could carry more than...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank GoingWithKid
Reviewed 29 April 2018 via mobile

We were at Ft Leavenworth for a Lions Club District Convention this weekend. The base hosts a military college for officers. The base is beautiful located on the banks of the Missouri River. We took a tour. They have a wonderful museum of the westward...More

Date of experience: April 2018
2  Thank Y52NQtomb
Reviewed 24 March 2018

We love history, so we loved visiting this historical post. Do visit the museum and drive by the wonderfully maintained houses dating back to the 19th century, still being used as military housing.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Ron C
Reviewed 12 March 2018 via mobile

What a beautiful installation, full of history and charm. Stop by the museum, or take a walk along the bluffs of the Missouri River.

Date of experience: March 2018
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25 August 2018|
Response from GoingWithKid | Reviewed this property |
You should probably check with the Provost Marshall to get the most up to date policy.
23 May 2017|
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Response from Debra B | Reviewed this property |
Yes I agree to come a day or so early to get a one day pass to not have a delay on Memorial Day. My husband and I have cards to get on Post so the only way I know is to go to Visitor Center and get the one day pass. You... More
30 July 2015|
Response from armyofun | Reviewed this property |
HI Debbie, Ft. Leavenworth offers a self-guided tour. Please visit the Ft. Leavenworth Garrison website to learn more. The website appears to be down as of writing this, so keep trying through out the day. The 12th Brick... More