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Start yoru Independence Tour at the historic Independence Square, where Harry Truman started his political carer and thousands began their trek west on the Santa Fe, Oregon and California Trials. Visitors and locals alike enjoy coming "uptown" for unique shopping, antique hunting and specialty dining. Take a horse-drawn wagon narrated history tour during the spring, summer and fall or hitch a ride in a sleigh during the holidays.


Come visit us in Independence, Missouri

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

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

Truman Presidential Museum and Library

Multimedia and interactive exhibits on Truman Presidency. Artifacts and materials from Truman Administration. Oval Ofice reproduction. White House gallery. President and Mrs. Truman's gravesites in courtyard. Film on Truman presidency by award winning filmmaker Charles Guggenheim. Children'

Independence, MO Museums


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