The first city in Kansas should be your first consideration for meetings and conventions, with great access points and lovely scenery on the banks of the Missouri River. Leavenworth’s proximity to Kansas City International airport is a great selling point for companies’ annual meetings or team-building exercises. The Pioneer City also possesses great immediacy to interstate highways 29, 70 and 435.
Leavenworth features 675 hotel rooms, and the Riverfront Convention and Community Center provides nearly 15,000 square feet in which to meet or celebrate special occasions. Four rooms offer total seating capacity for 600. The (former) historic Union Depot station has banquet facilities, workout area and indoor swimming, and as the name intones, has breathtaking views from the west Missouri River bank.
Just across the street from the Riverfront Convention Center is the Heritage Center which has four additional meeting/banquet rooms to choose from with capacity of up to 350 people. One block off 4th Street in downtown Leavenworth visitors will find the Performing Arts Center, with theater seating for 300 persons and tremendous space for seminars, presentations and big- and small-scale productions. For evenings and off-meeting-time, Leavenworth has beautiful attractions and areas accommodated by self-guided walking/driving tours. C.W. Parker Carousel Museum, Carroll Mansion, Allen Cultural Center and Museum are all located within the 28-block historic downtown shopping area.
After meetings, explore the quaint historic town itself, “The First City of Kansas”, established in 1854 and Fort Leavenworth, founded in 1827 is one of the most beautiful, well-preserved forts in the U.S. that is still in operation and open to the public. Fort Leavenworth is known as the “Post that opened the West”, and the “Best Hometown in the Army”. There you’ll find the Frontier Army Museum and the Buffalo Soldier Monument. Vintage homes draped in magnificence date to mid-19th century and make for great photo backdrops.
Nighttime strolls along the river on Leavenworth Landing with microbrew tasting at Grinders High Noon are among the city’s relaxing amenities. Staff at Leavenworth Convention and Visitors Bureau available to assist with all your planning needs. We’ll help you choose venue/entertainment, spousal activities and tours, local resources and after-hours activities.
Hotel Rooms: 675
Largest Meeting Space: 15,000 sq ft
Distance to Airport: 30 minutes to Kansas City International