The Lewis and Clark Center is the new home Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, established in
of the U.S. Army Command and General Staff 1827, is the oldest continuously active Fort
College (CGSC), Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. west of the Appalachians. The Frontier Army
Museum, a short distance from the Lewis and
Clark Center, houses and preserves one of the
finest collections of 19th century military
artifacts in the country. During MORSS, the
Museum will be open Sunday 12-4 and
Mon-Fri 9-4. Admission is free.
Fort Leavenworth 1 – Lewis and Clark Center
2 – Eisenhower Hall / Library
Kansas 3 – TRADOC Analysis Center
4 – Fort Leavenworth Museum
5 – Frontier Conference Center
6 – Sherman Army Airfield
7 – Post Exchange
14 8 – Hancock (back) Gate
CGSC, which traces its beginnings back to 12 Pope Ave
9 – Main Gate
10 – Sherman Gate
1881, officially opened its new home during a
dedication ceremony August 13, 2007. The Kansas
11 – Centennial Bridge
12 – Fort Leavenworth Cemetery
13 – Trails West Golf Course
Ft. Leavenworth and
facility is named for U.S. Army Captains
Meriwether Lewis and William Clark who,
14 – Missouri River
15 – Federal Penitentiary
16 – 35th NG Div HQs
between 1804 and 1806, led the “Corps of Area Attractions
~ 1 mile
Discovery” across the uncharted expanse of the Missouri
newly acquired Louisiana Purchase. 15
Quick Reference Guide
N. 4th St
16 ~ 22 miles
The Lewis and Clark Center is the venue for
most of the 77th MORSS activities.
• If you are driving or walking, a Historic
Be sure to take the Lewis and Clark Center Wayside self guided tour starts at the
Self Guided Tour. Brochures are available at museum (#4).
the reception desk just inside the building. • Exchange facilities (#7) are near the center
• A very good military oriented bookstore is
in the lower level of the Lewis and Clark *** Once you are at MORSS, if you need a When at the symposium, please stop by the
Center. detailed Fort Leavenworth visitor map, please MORS office for further assistance.
• A Food Court with a variety of vendors is see the MORS office. ***
next to the bookstore.
Stay near the block of Airport Hotels for located in the center of Kansas City at 4525 Oak in this historic city. Everyone may find a trip to the
shopping and dining. Street, three blocks northeast of the Country Club Truman Presidential Museum & Library intriguing.
Plaza, which is a historic and very popular dining, (trumanlibrary.org)
Zona Rosa Shopping Area (zonarosa.com) is one of sightseeing, and shopping venue.
Kansas City's newest outdoor shopping, dining and Head north for a drive along the Missouri
entertainment districts. It boasts over 20 restaurants If you did not see it last time MORSS came to Ft. River.
and 30+ retailers in one location! Zona Rosa is Leavenworth, consider spending some time at the
located in the Northland at the Northwest corner of now world famous Steamboat Arabia Museum Atchison, Kansas (atchisonkansas.net), birthplace
I-29 and Barry Road, just 8 miles south of the (1856.com). Located in the River Market in Kansas of Amelia Earhart, is a charming and historic town
Airport. City, this museum provides a unique view of mid- on the bluffs of the Missouri River in the northeast
19th century frontier life. Plan ahead – there are corner of Kansas. Atchison is noted for its grand
Briarcliff Village (briarcliffkc.com) is the latest currently no evening hours. Victorian homes along brick-paved streets and its
addition to the Northland and the 'town' of important role in the early history of Kansas. Be
Briarcliff that includes homes, villas, condos and For a more active experience, spend some time at sure to visit the one of a kind interior design store,
businesses. Briarcliff Village is located at the the Worlds of Fun & Oceans of Fun amusement Nell Hill’s. Drive around St. Benedict’s Abbey.
juncture of 1-69 and I-29 (1201 Briarcliff park complex (worldsoffun.com), just over 20 See the Missouri River from another perspective at
Parkway). Anchored by upscale shops, unique miles from the airport. the Lewis & Clark Pavilion in Riverfront Park.
restaurants and fab retailers, there isn't anything
Kansas City is known for its unique style of Weston, Missouri (westonmo.com) is only 18
like it anywhere. As you drive through, the
barbecue. You might want to taste some at the miles north of the airport. Weston is a small,
architecture oozes upscale with a unique old world
famous downtown location of Arthur Bryant’s charming community nestled among the high bluffs
(arthurbryantsbbq.com). Located at 1727 Brooklyn of the Missouri River. Founded in 1837, Weston is
Get into Kansas City for a variety of Avenue, at East 18th Street, it is really close to the a great place to visit with great restaurants, lots of
activities. Jazz Museum. Other good restaurant choices for live music, and shops offering home decor, gifts,
your Kansas City style barbecue experience include antiques, clothing and lots of original American
For animal lovers, the Kansas City Zoo is worth Gates Bar-B-Q, (gatesbbq.com) and Oklahoma folk art.
seeing. The zoo is about 30 miles from the Airport, Joe’s Barbecue (oklahomajoesbbq.com). Weston Bend State Park (mostateparks.com) is
just off I-435 and US-71 highway. Go to just south of Weston. Situated on Missouri Route
Kansascityzoo.org to plan your visit. Drive a little farther on either side of the 45 N, and open daily 7:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m., this is
state line. well worth a short stop. Catch a glimpse of the
Fans of Major League Baseball can catch the Missouri River as Lewis and Clark might have seen
hometown favorite Kansas City Royals, who will A short 50 miles from the airport, Lawrence, it in 1804 from the Weston Bend State Park scenic
be in the middle of a home stand during 77th Kansas is undoubtedly one of America’s best overlook. The scenic overlook provides visitors a
MORSS. (royals.mlb.com) college towns. Either drive or walk around the view of the River, Fort Leavenworth, and beyond.
University of Kansas. Dine and shop downtown on
Diehard baseball fans may also want to visit the Massachusetts Street (downtownlawrence.com) at And, please take some time to visit
Negro Leagues Baseball Museum (nlbm.com). It the many diverse restaurants and stores. This is Leavenworth, the first city of Kansas.
is located downtown near the Jazz Museum and how things used to be.
some very popular entertainment and dining. There are some great river views from downtown,
(americanjazzmuseum.com) Independence, Missouri is only 30 miles from the as well as diverse dining and shopping. Check out
airport (ci.independence.mo.us/tourism). History the Leavenworth Convention & Visitor’s Bureau
Art lovers will definitely want to plan a trip to the site (lvarea.com) for a good overview and a list of
buffs may be interested in visiting many of the sites
Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art (nelson-atkins.org), some of the more popular attractions.