Founded: 1854, Population (year 2002): 9,526, Elevation: 794 feet
Located in the East Region of the state, in Leavenworth County and 5 mi. south of the city of Leavenworth along Highway 7. Lansing is also near Kansas City. Lansing is part of the Kansas City, Missouri-Kansas metro area.
The state penitentiary was located in Lansing in 1863 and the town grew around it. With the opening of the coal mine at the prison the town became an important shipping point for coal.
Despite the size of it's population, being 5 miles from Kansas City affords residants and visitors to Lansing the full range of employment opportunities, goods and services of the larger community, while preserving the small town identity.
LANSING DAZE is an annual event held every June. Activities include a crafts faire, golf tournament, Kiwanis and Lyons Club activities.