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Start your 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.


Address: Area around historic Courthouse, Lexington & Main
Phone: 816-325-7111

Come visit us in Independence, Missouri

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

National Frontier Trails Center

During America's expansion in the 1800

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

Platte Falls Conservation Area

2,400 acres include 3 boat ramps on Platte River, an archery range, shotgun range and areas for hiking, hunting, fishing or w...

Platte County Courthouse

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

Excelsior Springs Golf Club

Course Access: PublicHoles: 18Reserve Advance Tee Times: 5 days...