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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

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

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 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

Pioneer Spring Cabin

Austere two-room cabin offers a look at life in the 1800

Independence, MO Museums

National Frontier Trails Center

During America's expansion in the 1800

Independence, MO Museums

Things to do near Independence, MO

Southview Golf Club -9-Hole Par 3

Course Access: PublicHoles: 9Reserve Advance Tee Times: Yes...

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 N. D...

Leila's Hair Museum

The only museum of its kind in the world. Leila's Hair Museum is devoted to a Victorian art form that died out in the early 1...

Higginsville Country Club

Course Access: Semi-PrivateHoles: 9Reserve Advance Tee Times: Yes...

Pioneer Spring Cabin

Austere two-room cabin offers a look at life in the 1800s. Recreated spring nearby....