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Ft Leavenworth Army Installation

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Address: Metropolitan Avenue, US Hwy73/KS Hwy 7, Leavenworth, KS
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+1 913-684-5604

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I lived in Leavenworth for a number of years and was at the dedication of the Buffalo Solider Monument. The fort is a beautiful place to visit, however since 911 it is a little... read more

Reviewed 13 March 2017
Angela W
Beaufort, United States
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Beaufort, United States
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31 reviews
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Reviewed 13 March 2017

I lived in Leavenworth for a number of years and was at the dedication of the Buffalo Solider Monument. The fort is a beautiful place to visit, however since 911 it is a little more difficult to get on to visit. The buildings are full of history from Custards last post and him riding up and down the stairs, to... More 

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Reviewed 22 February 2017

Ft. Leavenworth is a wonderful place to work and is great for retired military. There is a large commissary, PX and Shopette/gas station. Munson Army Medical Center has great clinics and the pharmacy service has been greatly improved. For visiting veterans the services are very good. There is a nice museum and the Combined Arms Research Library is outstanding.

1 Thank Oscar M
Leavenworth, Kansas
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7 reviews
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Reviewed 7 December 2016

The number of visitors to the post has dropped off significant since enhanced security measures have gone into effect. The plus side of this is that crowds are much smaller than before. On the other hand, if you don't have some sort of military ID, you must follow the signs to the visitors center and register. Before making the trip,... More 

Thank JimandLorna
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Reviewed 2 December 2016 via mobile

Took a 45 minute drive around the Fort, visitors can check in at the visitors center(6:30 am to 4:30pm), using a state issued identification and another form of ID such as fishing license, marriage certificate, social security card, passport. A clerk will present an embossed certification for access. The drive is beautiful as you can see not only the federal... More 

Thank Medea B
Hiawatha, Kansas
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Reviewed 28 November 2016

We have traveled over all the base numerous times as we go to the commissary when we can. I love going down the streets. They are a bit narrow, but that just adds a little bit more quaintness to the base. The Buffalo Soldier Monument is totally awesome and the museums are fantastic. They have a pond area and if... More 

Thank jjkvr
Swansea, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 22 November 2016

We had a guided tour arranged by our son in law who is a major in the US army based at Fort Leavenworth. His in depth knowledge of the history of this impressive military facility made for a memorable visit. The base is set in beautiful rolling countryside and all buildings and highways are maintained to a very high level.... More 

1 Thank daiozza
Olathe, Kansas
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Reviewed 20 September 2016

A must see if you are in the Leavenworth area, or just 35 minutes from KC. It was our first time visiting, and we enjoyed it. Bring your camera. Attractive, historic military base. We liked driving through the base and pointing out the history and attractive architecture to our kids. My husband and I were impressed by the rich history,... More 

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Reviewed 19 September 2016

This is a gorgeous military facility. Curving streets, lovely views of the Missouri River, wooded hills announce that this is no ordinary fort. Magnificent trees provide deep and welcome shelter from the Kansas sun. The grounds are studded with beautiful old red brick buildings (some of which are housing for lucky residents). Other buildings are painted a buttery yellow. Everything,... More 

1 Thank Osito61
Alexandria, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 157 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 August 2016

As a civilian, visiting Fort Leavenworth is difficult at best. However, if you're afforded the opportunity, the base is impressive. Numerous memorials to the great military leaders and transformative military units such as the Buffalo Soliders. Located in the back of the base is the Disciplinary Barracks were service members from all branches serve prison sentences following court martials. The... More 

1 Thank Wineaux FromAlexandria
Waterville, New York
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Reviewed 27 August 2016

First if you are not Active Duty/Guard/Reserve/Retired or family of one of these getting on to the installation can be a process. This is an Active Duty Military Installation and security is crucial to those living there and those visiting. Since it is a process dealing with the visitor center to get a day pass can be like going to... More 

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