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					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

                                                                                                                                           Missouri River
                                                                                                                                                            10 – Sherman Gate
1881, officially opened its new home during a
dedication ceremony August 13, 2007. The             Kansas
                                                                                          5                      3

                                                                                                                                                            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,
                                                                                     Cody Rd

                                                                                          13                     1
                                                                                                              Stimson Ave
                                                                                                                                                            14 – Missouri River
                                                                                                                                                            15 – Federal Penitentiary
                                                                                                                                                            16 – 35th NG Div HQs
                                                                                                                                                                                                           Kansas City
between 1804 and 1806, led the “Corps of                                                                                                                                                                Area Attractions
                                                                          ~ 1 mile
Discovery” across the uncharted expanse of the                                                                                                                            Missouri

                                                                                              Grant Ave

newly acquired Louisiana Purchase.                             15
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Quick Reference Guide
                                                                                                                  N. 4th St
                                                               USP                                        9
                                                                                                                                      16                                  ~ 22 miles
                                                                                                                                                            11                           Airport
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
                                                          of post.
•   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,      (
Zona Rosa Shopping Area ( 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 (, birthplace
I-29 and Barry Road, just 8 miles south of the           ( 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 ( 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 (, 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 ( 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
                                                         ( 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, ( and Oklahoma               folk art.
seeing. The zoo is about 30 miles from the Airport,      Joe’s Barbecue (                    Weston Bend State Park ( is
just off I-435 and US-71 highway. Go to                                                                           just south of Weston. Situated on Missouri Route 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. (                                  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 ( at           And, please take some time to visit
Negro Leagues Baseball Museum ( 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,
(                                 Independence, Missouri is only 30 miles from the         as well as diverse dining and shopping. Check out
                                                         airport ( History         the Leavenworth Convention & Visitor’s Bureau
Art lovers will definitely want to plan a trip to the                                                             site ( for a good overview and a list of
                                                         buffs may be interested in visiting many of the sites
Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art (,                                                                  some of the more popular attractions.

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