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Independence, Kansas

  • 16miles Northeast of Independence
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  • 5miles Northeast of Independence
    Elk City Lake Elk City Reservoir offers a wide variety of outdoor recreation and forms a lake featuring a shore line nearly 50 miles long, containing over 4,500 acres of water and 12,000... continue

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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.

Independence, KS Learning Centers

Independence Country Club

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

Independence, KS Golf Courses

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

Independence, KS Arts

Independence Public Library

The Independence Public Library is still located at the corner of Maple and Fifth, in the structure as it was built by the Carnegie Foundation in 1907. The Library currently houses 61,700 volumes of print and non-print materials, with a patron registration of 9,880

Independence, KS Carnegie Libraries

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

Independence, KS Zoos

Things to do near Independence, KS

City Campground

Overnight camping is available at the Yates Center City Campground. Located on the right as you enter Reservoir Road. The cam...