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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.

Attractions and Upcoming Events

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

Pioneer Spring Cabin

Austere two-room cabin offers a look at life 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

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

Things to do near Independence, MO

River Oaks Golf Club

Course Access: PublicHoles: 18Reserve Advance Tee Times: 7 days...

Bent Oak Golf Club

Course Access: PublicHoles: 18Reserve Advance Tee Times: 7 days...

Battle of Lexington State Historic Site

This battlefield is one of the few Civil War battlefields that has never been cultivated and the outlines of the trenches are...

Historic Liberty Jail

Historic exhibits, audiovisual presentation, sculpture and artwork help visitors learn about the significant events that took...

Prime Outlets at Odessa

Forty-five-store outlet mall featuring name-brand manufacturers' outlets like Eddie Bauer, Gap, Levi's, Spiegel, Reebok and m...