Attractions and Upcoming Events

Little House on the Prairie

Located 13 miles southwest of Independence, just off of Highway 75, is an authentic, reconstructed log cabin located near the original site where famous author Laura Ingalls Wilder lived as a child. Near the cabin, the remains of what could possibly have been the well that Pa and Mr. Scott dug. An 1

Independence, KS Pioneer History

Independence Science and Technology Center

Houses a wide variety of exhibits that invite visitors to examine and experiment. Register on a computer, hear sounds on the echo tube, ride the Anti-gravity Simulator, or experience the hair-raising Van de Graaff generator. You may even want to visit with the life-like Albert Einstein.

Independence, KS Learning Centers

Ralph Mitchell Zoo and Riverside Park

Zoo residents include sun bears, buffalo, monkeys, cougars, a swan pond, caymans, eagles, and a flock of tame peacocks who roam the grounds. One of the more famous inhabitant was Miss Able, the first monkey in space. She resided at Monkey Island until her blast off in 1960. This 124

Independence, KS Zoos

Independence Public Library

The Independence Public Library is still located at the corner of Maple and Fifth, in the structure as it was built by the Carnegie Foundation in 1907. The Library currently houses 61,700 volumes of print and non-print materials, with a patron registration of 9,880

Independence, KS Carnegie Libraries

Sycamore Valley Golf Course

Course Access: Public
Holes: 18
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Independence, KS Golf Courses

Things to do near Independence, KS

Elk City Lake Hunting

The Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks has a license to approximately 12,240 acres of project area for wildlife manageme...

Cedar Valley Reservoir

3.5 miles west of Garnett, offers a recreational experience of rugged beauty. This new reservoir is a skiing, fishing, and ca...

Garnett House

The Lighthouse Hotel was the first hotel in Garnett, built in 1858. It is now a private residence, and is listed on the Na...