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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

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

Things to do near Independence, MO

Jerry Litton Visitor Center

Visitor and Information Center with maps, brochures, museum videos, exhibits and a viewing tower for Smithville Lake....

I-70 Speedway

Exciting racing action featuring late models, World Cup, modifieds, ASA series and more. ...

Hidden Valley Golf Course

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

Weston Bend State Park

Scattered picnic sites, open picnic shelter, enclosed shelter, playground and camping. Bird-watching, hiking/biking trail, s...

Lee's Summit Historic Cemetery

Burial sites of the Younger family: Cole, James, and Robert, famous outlaws who rode with Quantrill's Raiders and the Jesse J...