Leavenworth, the “First City of Kansas”, invites you to take a walk back in time and explore the history of “Where the West Began” by visiting our Historic Wayside Tour.
Waysides are interactive displays located throughout Leavenworth that feature unique local artwork depicting images of significant historical people, structures or events associated with that site. State-of-the-art digital technology allows you to hear a recorded narrative with the mere push of a button. There are 13 Waysides located in the riverfront downtown area that can be experienced as a walking tour as well as eight Waysides as a driving tour. .
From Abraham Lincoln, to Buffalo Bill Cody, to Susan B. Anthony, to the Star of the West Saloon, to the Underground Railroad to our African-American “Unsung Heroes”, we know you will be captivated by Leavenworth’s abundant history. The citizens of Leavenworth, past and present are eager to share their warm hospitality and unique history and heritage with you.
Call for a Wayside brochure and map or order one from the Leavenworth Convention & Visitors Bureau, 518 Shawnee or pick one up at the Welcome Center located at the north entrance to town on North HW 7/73.