Independence, Kansas


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    Prairie Days Festival - Independence - Mark your calendars! Prairie Days 2014 will be on Saturday, June 14th. This all day event features living historians in all of our historic building ... more on Prairie Days Festival

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  • Neewollah
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    Neewollah - Independence - The largest annual celebration in southeastern Kansas has come a long way since its beginning in 1919 as a way to keep playful pranksters out of misch ... more on Neewollah

Upcoming Events in Independence Kansas

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Attractions and Upcoming Events

Independence Science and Technology Center

Houses a wide variety of exhibits that invite visitors to examine and experiment. Register on a computer, hear sounds on the echo tube, ride the Anti-gravity Simulator, or experience the hair-raising Van de Graaff generator. You may even want to visit with the life-like Albert Einstein.

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William Inge Festival and Collection

William Inge, Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright, was born and raised in Independence. Each year Independence Community College hosts a three-day festival to honor him as well as other nationally known playwrights. Past honorees include Arthur Miller and Neil Simon. Inge´┐Ż

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Independence Country Club

Course Access: Private / Public
Holes: 18
Reserve Advance Tee Times: Yes

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Ralph Mitchell Zoo and Riverside Park

Zoo residents include sun bears, buffalo, monkeys, cougars, a swan pond, caymans, eagles, and a flock of tame peacocks who roam the grounds. One of the more famous inhabitant was Miss Able, the first monkey in space. She resided at Monkey Island until her blast off in 1960. This 124

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Little House on the Prairie

Located 13 miles southwest of Independence, just off of Highway 75, is an authentic, reconstructed log cabin located near the original site where famous author Laura Ingalls Wilder lived as a child. Near the cabin, the remains of what could possibly have been the well that Pa and Mr. Scott dug. An 1

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