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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


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

Pioneer Spring Cabin

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

Independence, MO Museums

Things to do near Independence, MO

Weston Bend State Park

Scattered picnic sites, open picnic shelter, enclosed shelter, playground and camping. Bird-watching, hiking/biking trail, s...

Renner-Brenner Park

Playground Equipment, volleyball court, walking trail, shelter house, gazebo, amphitheater, grill and picnic tables....

Snow Creek Ski Area

Downhill winter recreation including skiing, snowboarding and other downhill/Alpine sports. Ski school, 11 runs, lifts, equi...

Missouri Town 1855

See what a progressive farming community, spread across some 30 sloping acres, looked like in the mid-1800s. This living mus...

Platte County Courthouse

This elegant structure built in 1866, has been fully restored. Bonnie and Clyde gang member, Blanche Barrow was tried and co...