Basehor is a progressive community with the advantage of being a small community close to a large metropolitan area. Basehor is located in southern Leavenworth County, west of Kansas City with easy access to the metropolitan area via I-70 and I-435. The City of Basehor has a growing population of 2,238 with a large surrounding rural population that contributes greatly to the success of the community.
For more information, visit the Basehor Chamber of Commerce website at www.basehor.org/chamber or call (913) 724-9000.
Fort Leavenworth, established in 1827, is the oldest active Army post west of the Mississippi River. During the countrys westward expansion, Fort Leavenworth was a forward destination for thousands of soldiers, surveyors, emigrants, American Indians, preachers and settlers who passed through. Some well-known persons were stationed at the Fort during the 1830s and 1840s including Generals George Custer, William Sherman and Robert E. Lee. Prominent officers stationed at the Fort in the 20th Century include Generals MacArthur, Eisenhower, Omar Bradley and Colin Powell.
There are several notable attractions at Fort Leavenworth, which include the National Cemetery, Command and General Staff College, Memorial Chapel, the Frontier Army Museum, the Buffalo Soldier Monument, the Berlin Wall Monument and many historic buildings. Among these is the Rookery which is the oldest residence in Kansas. Also notable are the old canons overlooking the beautiful scenery and view of the Missouri River from the bluffs. Please note that a picture ID is required upon entering the Fort.
Leavenworth, the "First City of Kansas," is Lansings sister city. Leavenworth was the first city incorporated in the State of Kansas. Only separated by Eisenhower Road, the two cities participate in a variety of activities together. Leavenworth offers shopping in the Historic Riverfront Downtown, as well as a modern mall and shopping districts.
The City of Leavenworth has a variety of historical attractions for visitors to enjoy. Carroll Mansion, Carnegie Arts Center, the Richard Allen Cultural Center, the Leavenworth Landing Park and many others are large attractions in the City of Leavenworth.
Leavenworths population is approximately 35,420 with the countys population at around 68,690. Residents and visitors alike enjoy a number of cultural and civic activities throughout the year including the Annual River Fest in the fall, the Candlelight Vintage Homes Tour, the Festival of Trees, and the Annual Herb Market.
Kansas City, "The Heart of America," offers thousands of things to do and see and enjoy. No matter when you visit, Kansas City has something for everyone. Kansas City is full of unique attractions, fabulous festivals and entertaining destinations. The Kansas City area has world-class attractions, performing arts, outstanding dining, exciting professional sports, and spectacular entertainment. Kansas City features full-gaming casinos, nightlife, incredible shopping, a fabulous zoo, theme parks, live music, world-famous art museums, and more.
For additional information, contact the Convention and Visitors Bureau of Greater Kansas City at (800) 767-7700 or visit their website at www.visitkc.com.
Tonganoxie is a friendly little city located in Leavenworth County, in northeast Kansas, between Kansas City and Lawrence, Kansas. It is a growing community with all the advantages of close proximity to a major urban center and a large university town; yet, Tonganoxie is located far enough from major metropolitan areas to retain its distinctive small town flavor and attitude. This growing community has a population of 2,728.
Although the Leavenworth County State Lake is not located inside Tonganoxies city limits, it is only three miles away and is closely identified with the city. Leavenworth County State Lake offers a quiet setting for picnics, overnight camping, boating and fishing.
For more information, contact the Tonganoxie Chamber of Commerce at (913) 845-9244 or visit their website at www.tongie.org.
Weston is significant as a mid-nineteenth century Missouri River port community. This city has retained a substantial portion of its early residences and commercial structures. In 1972, a major portion of the early town was designated a Historic District and placed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Weston offers a wide range of historical experiences from antebellum homes, winery, 1850s distillery and museums to the only tobacco auction west of the Mississippi River. Weston remains a unique town. Visitors can enjoy many experiences, including bed and breakfasts, fine dining and shopping. Readers of Midwest Living Magazine voted Weston one of the top ten antiquing towns in the Midwest.
For more information about Weston, contact the Weston Development Company at 816-640-2909 or 1-888-635-7457. Visitors can also check out www.ci.weston.mo.us.
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