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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

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

Truman Presidential Museum and Library

Multimedia and interactive exhibits on Truman Presidency. Artifacts and materials from Truman Administration. Oval Ofice reproduction. White House gallery. President and Mrs. Truman's gravesites in courtyard. Film on Truman presidency by award winning filmmaker Charles Guggenheim. Children'

Independence, MO Museums

Things to do near Independence, MO

O'Malleys' Irish Pub

Live entertainment in three 160-year-old limestone brewery cellars, built 55 feet below ground. Your trip to Ireland without ...

Snow Creek Ski Area

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

English Landing Park

Riverfront park featuring reservable shelter houses, gazebo, volleyball and basketball courts, walking/jogging trails, histor...

Rockwood Golf Club

Course Access: PublicHoles: 18Reserve Advance Tee Times: 5 days...

Machpelah Cemetery

Machpelah Cemetery was established by an act of the Missouri General Assembly in 1849. It's name comes from the Old Testament...