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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

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

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

Things to do near Independence, MO

Historic Districts

Lexington has more pre-Civil War homes and commercial buildings (over 135), per-capita, than any other community regardless ...

Wild Rose Equine Center

Scenic, one-hour guided trail rides; Tues. - Sunday, by reservations. Picnic area, kpetting zoo. We also offer hayrides, less...

Paradise Playhouse

Dinner theatre with Polynesian atmosphere, seating 140. Performing Fridays through Sundays. "Just Desserts," Thursdays. Full-...

Parkville Nature Sanctuary

The 115-acre nature sanctuary features hiking trails, waterfalls, wetlands, overlooks and ponds....

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...