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Lenexa is located in northeastern Kansas in the central part of Johnson County. The population is approximately 43,434 residents. Lenexa is part of the Kansas City metropolitan area and is bordered by the cities of Shawnee to the north, Overland Park to the east, De Soto to the west and Olathe to the south. Historically, James Butler "Wild Bill" Hickok, staked a claim on 160 acres at what is now the corner of 83rd and Clare Road in Lenexa. He worked as a stocktender at the nearby Reed Hotel and later was elected constable of Montecello Township. A park in his name is now in the area. Lenexa is host to several special events throughout the year. Community Days are celebrated each year around the Fourth of July and features a pancake breakfast, parade through Old Town Lenexa, a pet show and fireworks. In addition, a 10K Freedom Run is one of the oldest and most popular races in the area and prizes are awarded to winners in several categories. Lenexa is known as "The Spinach Capital of the World," and each year the city hosts a Spinach Fest that features the worlds largest spinach salad. Other festivals include an annual Waterfest each August. This is a free event where residents join together to celebrate water with numerous interactive, educational displays, as well as lots of water related activities, such as paddle boats, waterslides, canoeing, cane-pole fishing and more. A Chili Challenge is held in October each year in Old Town Lenexa.

Surrounding areas: Overland Park, Kansas (3.9 mi), Shawnee, Kansas (6.1 mi), Leawood, Kansas (6.3 mi), Olathe, Kansas (6.8 mi), Fairway, Kansas (7.2 mi), Bonner Springs, Kansas (10.9 mi), Kansas City, Kansas (11.4 mi)

Lenexa Vacation Rentals

Lenexa Hotels and Resorts

Hotels & Motels
Comfort Inn12601 W 96th TerLenexa, KS (913) 438-6969
Days Inn9630 Rosehill RdLenexa, KS (913) 492-7200
Extended Stay America9775 Lenexa DrLenexa, KS (913) 541-4000
Extended Stay America8015 S Lenexa DrLenexa, KS (913) 894-5550
La Quinta Inn #8019461 Lenexa DrLenexa, KS (913) 492-5500
Motel 69725 Lenexa DrLenexa, KS (913) 541-8558
Radisson Lenexe/Overland Park12601 W 95th StLenexa, KS (913) 888-6670
Suite Options10906 PflummLenexa, KS (913) 451-3300
Super 8 Motel - Lenexa9601 WestgateLenexa, KS (913) 888-8899
Extended Stay America10750 Quivira RdOverland Park, KS1.4 mi.(913) 661-9299
Holiday Inn Hotel & Suite Overland Park West8787 Reeder RdOverland Park, KS1.5 mi.(913) 888-8440
Microtel Inn & Suites8750 Ballentine StOverland Park, KS1.6 mi.(913) 541-2664
Candlewood Suites Overland Park11001 OakmontOverland Park, KS1.7 mi.(913) 469-5557
Holtze Executive Village11400 College BlvdOverland Park, KS2.0 mi.(913) 344-8100
Doubletree Hotel10100 College BlvdOverland Park, KS2.4 mi.(913) 451-6100
Hampton Inn & Suites7400 W Frontage RdMerriam, KS3.5 mi.(913) 722-0800
Extended Stay Deluxe7201 W 106TH StOverland Park, KS3.6 mi.(913) 642-2299
Homewood Suites Hotel10556 Marty StOverland Park, KS3.6 mi.(913) 341-5576
La Quinta Inn & Suites10610 MartyOverland Park, KS3.6 mi.(913) 648-5555
Comfort Suites Olathe Station12070 S Strang Line RdOlathe, KS3.7 mi.(913) 397-0100
Hampton Inn12081 S Strang Line RdOlathe, KS3.7 mi.(913) 393-1111
Comfort Inn & Suites7200 W 107TH StOverland Park, KS3.7 mi.(913) 648-7858
Courtyard Marriot11301 Metcalf AveOverland Park, KS3.7 mi.(913) 339-9900
Embassy Suites Overland Park10601 Metcalf RdOverland Park, KS3.7 mi.(913) 649-7060
Red Roof Inn #0616800 W 108TH StOverland Park, KS3.8 mi.(913) 341-0100
Wyndham Garden- Overland Park7000 W 108th StOverland Park, KS3.8 mi.(913) 383-2550
Drury Inn & Suites10963 MetcalfOverland Park, KS3.9 mi.(913) 345-1500
Hampton Inn Overland Park10591 Metcalf Frontage RdOverland Park, KS3.9 mi.(913) 341-1551
Holiday Inn Mission7240 Shawnee MSN PkwyOverland Park, KS3.9 mi.(913) 262-3010
Howard Johnson Express Inn7508 Shwanee Mission PkwyOverland Park, KS3.9 mi.(913) 262-9600
Overland Park Marriot10800 Metcalf AveOverland Park, KS3.9 mi.(913) 451-8000
Pear Tree Inn By Drury10951 Metcalf AveOverland Park, KS3.9 mi.(913) 451-0200
Residence Inn By Marriott12010 Blue Vly PkwyOverland Park, KS3.9 mi.(800) 331-3131
Signature Place9251 W 121ST StOverland Park, KS3.9 mi.(888) 268-9998
Springhill Suites By Marriott12000 Blue Vly PkwyOverland Park, KS3.9 mi.(913) 491-0010
Residence Inn By Marriott12215 S Strang Line RdOlathe, KS4.0 mi.(800) 331-3131
Microtel Inn10750 Barkley StOverland Park, KS4.0 mi.(913) 341-4400
Shawnee Inn16555 Midland DrShawnee, KS4.0 mi.(913) 248-1900
Fairfield Inn12245 Strang Line RdOlathe, KS4.1 mi.(913) 768-7000
Amerisuites6801 W 112TH StOverland Park, KS4.3 mi.(913) 451-2553
Bed & Breakfast
Barbara's 'otel Euro Style Bed And Breakfast2000 ClayNorth Kansas City, MO15.5 mi.(816) 221-6544

Lenexa Weather & Climate

The Northeast Corner of Kansas has a climate that is classified as humid continental, with hot, somewhat humid summers and cold, fairly dry winters. Typically the first fall freeze occurs between the last week of September and the end of October, and the last spring freeze occurs between the first week of April and early May. Northeast Kansas receives approximately 36 inches of precipitation during an average year with the most received in May and June. Thunderstorms can be severe, producing lightening, large hail and sometimes tornadoes. Snowfall is generally light, due to the dry, sunny weather patterns that dominate Kansas winters. Snow depth of at least an inch occurs an average of 26 days per year.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 38°F 19°F 1.26 in. -
February 44°F 25°F 1.27 in. -
March 56°F 34°F 2.74 in. -
April 66°F 44°F 3.78 in. -
May 75°F 54°F 5.41 in. -
June 84°F 63°F 5.22 in. -
July 89°F 68°F 4.03 in. -
August 87°F 66°F 3.56 in. -
September 80°F 58°F 4.69 in. -
October 69°F 47°F 3.48 in. -
November 53°F 34°F 2.97 in. -
December 42°F 24°F 1.76 in. -

Lenexa Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the New Century Aircenter airport (IXD) located about 11 miles southwest of Lenexa in Olathe, Kansas, the Charles B Wheeler Downtown airport (MKC) located approximately 13 miles northeast of Lenexa in Kansas City, Missouri, the Kansas City International airport (MCI) located roughly 23 miles north of Lenexa in Kansas City, Missouri, and finally Forbes Field (FOE) located around 49 miles west of Lenexa in Topeka, Kansas.

Lenexa Attractions

Amusement and Theme Parks
JeepersOlatheKS6.8 mi.
Worlds of FunKansas CityMO13.1 mi.
Water Parks
Golfland-Sunsplash ParkOlatheKS6.8 mi.
Oceans of FunKansas CityMO13.1 mi.
Jacomo Lake Water SlideBlue SpringsMO24.7 mi.
Golf Courses
Falcon Ridge Golf CourseLenexaKS 
Falcon Valley Golf CourseLenexaKS 
Smileys Executive Golf ClubLenexaKS 
Deer Creek Golf ClubOverland ParkKS3.9 mi.
Overland Park Golf ClubOverland ParkKS3.9 mi.
St Andrews Golf ClubOverland ParkKS3.9 mi.
Tomahawk Hills Golf CourseShawneeKS6.0 mi.
Heritage Park Golf CourseOlatheKS6.5 mi.
Lakeside Hills Golf CourseOlatheKS6.5 mi.
Prairie Highlands Golf CourseOlatheKS6.5 mi.
Ironhorse Golf ClubLeawoodKS6.6 mi.
Sunflower Hills Golf CourseBonner SpringsKS10.3 mi.
Grand Summit Golf & Country ClubGrandviewMO12.1 mi.
River Oaks Golf ClubGrandviewMO12.1 mi.
Oak Country ClubDe SotoKS12.2 mi.
Dubs Dread Golf ClubKansas CityKS12.4 mi.
Painted Hills Golf CourseKansas CityKS12.4 mi.
Blue River Golf AcademyKansas CityMO12.9 mi.
Fred Arbanas Golf Course at Longview LakeKansas CityMO12.9 mi.
Hodge Park Golf CourseKansas CityMO12.9 mi.
Minor Park Golf CourseKansas CityMO12.9 mi.
Royal Meadows Golf CourseKansas CityMO12.9 mi.
Shoal Creek Golf CourseKansas CityMO12.9 mi.
Swope Memorial Golf CourseKansas CityMO12.9 mi.
Teetering Rocks Executive LinksKansas CityMO12.9 mi.
Timber Ridge Golf ParkKansas CityMO12.9 mi.
Gardner Golf CourseGardnerKS14.1 mi.
Eagles Landing Golf Course Of BeltonBeltonMO14.8 mi.
Southview Golf ClubBeltonMO14.8 mi.
Sycamore Ridge Golf Course at Spring HillSpring HillKS15.5 mi.
State Parks
Shawnee Mission State ParkKS8.1 mi. 
Leavenworth County State ParkKS25.1 mi. 
Weston Bend State ParkMO31.0 mi. 
Clinton State ParkKS31.6 mi. 
John Brown State ParkKS33.5 mi. 
Miami County State ParkKS37.0 mi. 
Watkins Mill State ParkMO39.9 mi. 
Johnson County Museum of HistoryShawneeKS6.1 mi.(History)
1950s All-Electric Model HouseShawneeKS6.1 mi.(Technology)
Shawnee Mission State Historic SiteFairwayKS7.2 mi.(History)
Children's Museum of Kansas CityKansas CityKS12.5 mi.(Children's)
Grinter Place State Historic SiteKansas CityKS12.5 mi.(History)
Kansas City MuseumKansas CityMO13.1 mi.(Multidisciplinary)
Kemper Museum of Contemporary ArtKansas CityMO13.1 mi.(Art)
Nelson-Atkins Museum of ArtKansas CityMO13.1 mi.(Art)
Truman Library & MuseumIndependenceMO19.5 mi.(History)
Lanesfield School Historic SiteEdgertonKS19.7 mi.(History)
University of Kansas Museum of AnthropologyLawrenceKS27.0 mi.(History)
University of Kansas Natural History MuseumLawrenceKS27.0 mi.(Science)
Spencer Museum of ArtLawrenceKS27.0 mi.(Art)
Constitution Hall State Historic SiteLecomptonKS36.0 mi.(History)
Kansas Museum of HistoryTopekaKS51.1 mi.(History)
Marais des Cygnes Massacre State Historic SitePleasantonKS53.6 mi.(History)
Mine Creek Battlefield State Historic SitePleasantonKS53.6 mi.(History)
Zoos and Aquariums
Kansas City Zoological GardensKansas CityMO13.1 mi.
Topeka Zoological ParkTopekaKS51.1 mi.
Emporia ZooEmporiaKS86.9 mi.
Sunset Zoological ParkManhattanKS99.9 mi.

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