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Independence, Missouri

From rugged frontier trails bound for fortune in the west to opulent Victorian mansions buit for 19th century entrepeneurs. From infamous outlaws to hometown hero Harry S. Truman. From bloody border battles of the Civil War to the inspiring heritage of world-renowned religiouns that call Independence "Zion". Independence is a time capsule of American dreams and American adventure. Enjoy our sixteen heritage sites as well as wonderful shopping, great restaurants, numerous hotels, motels and charming B & Bs. Come visit historic Independence, a true American Original.

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Harry S. Truman Courtroom and Office

Restored office courtroom used by Truman while gresiding judge of county court in 1930s. Sound and light show, "The Man from Independence," on Truman'

Independence, MO Museums

Mormon Visitors Center

Learn about the key roles Mormons played in the early and tempestuous history of Independence. See rare artifacts, exhibits and artwork documenting the history and belief of the Saints. Of particular note is a two story mural entitled "The Second Coming of Jesus Christ."

Independence, MO Museums

Cool Crest Family Fun Center

The 7,000 sq. ft. arcade features video games and more for the whole family. Four beautiful 18

Independence, MO Recreation

National Frontier Trails Center

During America's expansion in the 1800

Independence, MO Museums

Harry S. Truman National Historic Site

Home of the 33rd President, Harry S. Truman, his wife Bess and daughter Margaret. During his presidency, the home at 219

Independence, MO Famous Homes

Things to do near Independence, MO

Confederate Memorial State Historic Site

The Civil War may have ended in 1865, but vivid memories of the "Lost Cause" lived on for decades at the Confederate Soldiers...

Lexington Historical Museum

Lexington Historical Museum, built as the Cumberland Presbyterian Church in 1846, contains an extensive exhibit on the Pony E...

Belton Museum of History

Exhibits on President Truman, Dale Carnegie, and Carry A. Nation, including the horse-drawn hearse used to transport Carry's ...

Puppetry Arts Institute

Home to hundreds of puppets and marionettes from around the world, including a Punch and Judy collection and puppets from the...

Snow Creek Ski Area

Downhill winter recreation including skiing, snowboarding and other downhill/Alpine sports. Ski school, 11 runs, lifts, equi...