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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

Pioneer Spring Cabin

Austere two-room cabin offers a look at life 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

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

Things to do near Independence, MO

Wentworth Country Club

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

Chicago and Alton Depot

Built in 1879, the depot began to fall into disrepair after the last train ran thorugh in 1960. the structure was moved to it...

Snow Creek Ski Area

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

Drumm Farm Golf Course -Championship

Course Access: PublicHoles: 18Reserve Advance Tee Times: Yes...