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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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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

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

Vaile Victorian Mansion

Recognized as one of the finest examples of Victorian architecture in the US, this opulent 1881 estate boasted coveniences such as flushing toilets, a built in 6,000 gallon water tank and a 48,000 gallon wine celler. This 31-room mansion includes 9

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

National Silk Art Museum

This is the most important and extensive exhibition of woven French silk tapestry ever shown in the world. On exhibit on a ro...

Shiloh Springs Golf Club

Course Access: PublicHoles: 18Reserve Advance Tee Times: 3 days...

Watkins Mill State Park

Adjacent to Watkins Woolen Mill, 818-acre park features small lake for boating, fishing and swimming, with asphalt biking and...

Herbert Bonnell Museum

Farmhouse from mid-1800s with original furnishings, large arrowhead collection and out buildings with items from that era. Pi...

Ben Ferrel Platte County 1882 Museum

A mini-mansion residence built in 1882, influenced by the style of the Missouri Governor's residence in Jefferson City. Furn...