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    CHECK IT OUT!!
Leavenworth, along with
Atchison, KS is featured
in a 3-page article in
the August issue of
Midwest Living
magazine! 
 
Ladies, start planning
        a weekend in 
    LEAVENWORTH!!
 

Sample Itineraries

Doin' TIME in Leavenworth

DAY 1

Arrive in Leavenworth, Kansas

Noon-l:00 pm - Meal served by the "Harvey Girls'" at the Riverfront Community Center, 123 S. Esplanade, housed in the renovated 1888 Union Depot, $9.00-10.75 with check directed to the City of Leavenworth, Menu.

1:15-2:00 pm - Check into your hotel with a reception of cookies, punch and coffee. A "prisoner" will greet your group on the motorcoach giving them each a button that says "I Did TIME in Leavenworth", telling them that this is their passport to get OUT of Leavenworth! Everyone will receive a gift bag full of goodies at the hotel.

*Everyone will have their picture taken behind a Leavenworth jail front, $1.00 per person.

NOTE: Everyone MUST have a U. S. picture ID upon entering the Fort.

2:15-2:45 pm - Meet former Buffalo Soldiers at the Buffalo Soldier Monument at Fort Leavenworth, $4.00 per person with check made out to the KC/LV Buffalo Soldier Assn.

*2:45-4:30 pm - Guided tour of Ft. Leavenworth, the oldest fort west of the Mississippi River in continuous operation, $4.00 per person.

Self-guided tour of the Frontier Army Museum, $4.00 donations accepted with check directed to them.

4:40-5:40 pm - Guided tour of the First City Museum, 743 Delaware, $4.00 per person donation accepted.

 6:00-7:00 pm - Dinner at the Santa Fe Depot Diner, 781 Shawnee, Meatloaf, mashed potatoes, vegetable, roll, cobbler, $13.00. (tax & tip incl.).

 The "Possum Holler Four" barbershop quartet, dressed in convict outfits, can sing for your group for $40.00 with check directed to them.

 NOTE: Local theater productions available certain dates at the 1930's Art Deco Theater located in historic downtown area, $8.00 per person, OR Tour one or two of Leavenworth's Vintage Homes, $4.00 per person per house with check directed to LCHS.

DAY 2

8:00-9:00 am - Continental Breakfast at your hotel.

*9:00-10:00 am - Guided tour of Leavenworth, the "First City of Kansas", $4.00 per person.

10:00-11:00 am - Guided tour of the Carroll Mansion, 1128 Fifth Avenue, built in 1867. The mansion boasts beautiful stained glass windows and elaborately carved woodwork, $4.00 per person with check directed to LCHS.

11:15 am-12:45 pm - Guided tour and carousel ride at the C. W. Parker Carousel Museum, Esplanade & Choctaw Sts., $5.00 per person.

12:45-1:45 pm - Lunch at the High Noon Saloon, Roast Beef or Fried Chicken Tenders, mashed potatoes, gravy, corn, dessert, $12.00 (tax & tip incl.).

2:00 pm - Shopping in historic downtown Leavenworth on Delaware Street.

*You may pay for these activities with one check directed to the Leavenworth CVB.

River Connection

The rich history and heritage of the Leavenworth and Fort Leavenworth, Kansas community is closely tied to its sister river towns of Atchison, Kansas and Weston, Missouri. Located just 30 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 roles in the development of the western United States.

DAY 1
Arrive In Leavenworth at noon

Noon-1 pm - Lunch at the Riverfront Community Center (restored 1888 Union Depot) served by the "Harvey Girls", $9.00-10.75 per person (tax & tip incl.) Menu.

1:00-2:00 pm - Shopping at the Leavenworth’s Historic Riverfront Downtown.

2:15-3:15 pm - Guided tour of the Carroll Mansion, built in 1867. The mansion boasts exceptionally beautiful stained glass windows and elaborately carved woodwork, $4.00 per person.

3:15-4:15 pm - Guided tour of the "First City in Kansas", $4.00 per person.

4:15-5:45 pm - Tour of the NEW C. W. Parker Carousel Museum. Become a kid again and take a ride on a 1913 original Parker carousel, $5.00 per person.

6:00 pm - Check in to your hotel 

6:30-7:30 pm - Dinner at the High Noon Saloon, 206 Choctaw, Roast Beef or Fried Chicken Tenders, mashed potatoes, corn, dessert, $12.00 per person (tax & tip incl.).

After dinner, your group can either tour a private Victorian home or two for $4.00 per home per person, go for a stroll at the Leavenworth Landing Park which runs along the Missouri River, or, on certain dates, attend a local play at the 1930's Art Deco Theater in the historic riverfront downtown, $8.00 per person.

DAY 2
8:00-9:00 am
- Continental breakfast at your hotel. Your guide for the day will step on here.

9:00-10:00 am - Guided tour of the First City Museum, 743 Delaware, $4.00 per person donation accepted.
NOTE: Everyone MUST have a U. S. picture ID upon entering Ft. Leavenworth.

10:15-10:45 am - Meet former Buffalo Soldiers at the Buffalo Soldier Monument site, $4.00 per person.

10:45 am-12:30 pm - Guided tour of Ft. Leavenworth, $4.00 per person.
Self-guided tour of the Frontier Army Museum, donation of $4.00 per person accepted.

12:30-1:30 pm - Lunch at June's Northland, 7th & Pottawatomie Sts, Chicken Salad on Croissant, warm brownie w/ ice cream, $12.75 (tax & tip incl.).
The barbershop quartet, The “Possum Holler Four”, can sing for your group during their meal for $40.00.

1:30-2:00 pm - Travel to Atchison, KS (the home of Amelia Earhart and the Atchison, Topeka & the Santa Fe Railroad).

2:00-5:00 pm - Guided tour of Atchison, tour Atchison County Museum located within restored depot and tour Amelia Earhart's birthplace, call 1-800-234-1854 to schedule.

Travel back to Leavenworth.

6:15 pm - Dinner at Santa Fe Depot Diner, 781 Shawnee, Meat loaf, mashed potatoes, vegetable, roll, tea, coffee, dessert, $13.00 (tax & tip incl.).

DAY 3
8:00-9:00 am
- Coninental Breakfast at your hotel.

9:15-10:15 am - Guided tour of the former home of Fred Harvey, famous restaurateur, which is currently under renovation, 624 Olive St., donations encouraged.

10:15-10:35 am - Travel to Weston, MO, a small historic town with 22 blocks listed on the National Register.

10:35 am-12:30 pm - Activities available: Shopping in Weston's 3-block historic downtown, (888-635-7457), Guided walking tour/museum tour (816-386-2977).

12:30-1:30 pm - Lunch at American Bowman's Restaurant, call 816-640-5235 to make reservations.

NOTE: This is just a suggested itinerary for your convenience. It can be especially formatted to meet your group's needs.

African-American Heritage Tour

DAY 1

Arrive in Leavenworth, Kansas

11:30 am-Noon - Check into your hotel with a reception of cookies, punch and coffee. Your group will be greeted by the Leavenworth Convention & Visitors Bureau and Chamber Ambassadors. Everyone will get a gift bag full of goodies at the hotel.

12:15-1:15 pm - Meal served by the "Harvey Girls'" at the Riverfront Community Center housed in the renovated 1888 Union Depot located adjacent to the Missouri River, $9-10.75 per person (tax & tip incl.), Menu.

1:15-2:30 pm - Shopping in historic downtown Leavenworth

NOTE: Everyone MUST have a U. S. picture ID upon entering Fort Leavenworth.

2:45-3:15 pm - Meet former Buffalo Soldiers at the Buffalo Soldier Monument, $4.00 per person with check made out to the KC/LV Buffalo Soldier Assn.buffalo_soldier_monument_1

4:00-5:30 pm - Guided tour of Ft. Leavenworth with emphasis on the Buffalo Soldiers and the role they played at the Fort, $4.00 per person.

Self-guided tour of the Frontier Army Museum, $4.00 donations. accepted.

6:30 pm - Dinner at Santa Fe Depot Diner, 781 Shawnee, housed in the historic 1887 Santa Fe Depot, Meatloaf, mashed potatoes, vegetable, roll, tea or coffee, cobbler, $13.00 (tax & tip incl.).
A barbershop quartet, the "Possum Holler Four", will sing for your group for $40.00.

DAY 2
8:00-9:00 am - Continental breakfast at your hotel.

9:00-11:00 am - Guided tour of the Richard Allen Cultural Center, 412 Kiowa, a museum that offers a glimpse into the history of African-Americans locally and nationally, $5.00 per person.

11:00 am-12:30 pm - Guided tour of Leavenworth, the "First City of Kansas" with emphasis on the African-American influence on Leavenworth including Underground Railroad sites, $4.00 per person.

12:30-1:30 pm - Buffet Lunch at the High Noon Saloon, 206 Choctaw, Pot Roast or Fried Chicken Tenders, mashed potatoes, corn, dessert, $12.00 per person (tax & tip incl.).

1:30-2:40pm - Tour of the C.W. Parker Carousel Museum. Become a kid again and take a ride on an original 1913 Parker carousel, $5.00 per person.

Day Tour

“How About Doin’ Some TIME in Leavenworth?!”

Arrive in Leavenworth, KS. . . .
*9:30-10:30am - Guided tour of Leavenworth, the "First City of Kansas", $4.00 per person.

10:30am-Noon - Take a ride on a restored 1913 wooden carousel and tour the C.W. Parker Carousel Museum, 320 S. Esplanade, $5.00 per person with check directed to them.

Noon-1pm - Lunch with the "Harvey Girls” at the Riverfront Community Center, 123 S Esplanade, housed in the renovated 1888 Union Depot, $9-10.75 per person (tax & tip incl.) with check directed to the City of Leavenworth, Menu.

*You can be greeted harvey_girlsby a person in a convict outfit and everyone will get their picture taken behind a Leavenworth jail front and receive an “I did TIME in Leavenworth” button, $4.00 per person, OR just the button for $1.00 ea.

OPTION: You can also have the barbershop quartet, the “Possum Holler Four” (in convict outfits) sing for your group for $40.00 with check directed to them.

1:15-2:15pm - Guided tour of the Carroll Mansion, 1128 Fifth Ave, $4.00 per person with check directed to LCHS.

*2:30-4:15pm - Guided tour of Ft. Leavenworth, $4.00 per person. U. S. PICTURE ID REQUIRED.

Self-guided tour of the Frontier Army Museum at Fort Leavenworth, $4.00 per person donation accepted with the check directed to them.

Other Options:
Tour the First City Museum
, $4.00 per person, OR, Tour Black Heritage Museum, $5.00 per person, OR, Tour of the Fred Harvey House during its renovation, Donations accepted, OR, Shopping in the historic downtown area.

*You may pay for these activities with one check directed to the Leavenworth CVB.

Fri Dec 05 @ 4:00AM -
Fort Leavenworth Tree lighting
Fri Dec 05 @10:00AM - 11:00AM
Wiggle Workshop
Fri Dec 05 @ 5:00PM - 08:00PM
Annual Art Gala
Fri Dec 05 @ 7:00PM - 11:30AM
Volkswim
Fri Dec 05 @ 7:30PM - 09:30PM
"Alice in Wonderland"
Fri Dec 05 @ 8:00PM - 04:00PM
"The Spirit of Christmas"
Sat Dec 06 @ 8:00AM - 11:00AM
Breakfast with Santa
Sat Dec 06 @ 8:00AM -
'Rudolph Red Nose Run'
Sat Dec 06 @ 9:00AM - 04:00PM
Children's Small Mall
Sat Dec 06 @ 9:00AM - 04:00PM
8th Annual Christmas Market
Sat Dec 06 @ 7:00PM - 11:30AM
Volkswim
Sat Dec 06 @ 7:30PM - 09:30PM
"Alice in Wonderland"
Sat Dec 06 @ 8:00PM - 04:00PM
"The Spirit of Christmas"
Sun Dec 07 @ 9:00AM - 04:00PM
Children's Small Mall
Sun Dec 07 @ 8:00PM - 04:00PM
"The Spirit of Christmas"
Tue Dec 09 @ 7:30AM -
Annual Chriatmas Band Concert
Sun Dec 14 @ 1:00PM - 07:00PM
Candlelight Vintage Homes Tour
Sun Dec 14 @ 7:00PM - 08:00PM
Christmas Vespers
Mon Dec 15 @10:00AM - 04:00AM
Student Art Exhibit
Tue Dec 16 @10:00AM - 04:00AM
Student Art Exhibit