Independence, Missouri

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Independence, Missouri, USA

Attractions in Independence, Missouri


  • Cool Crest Family Fun Center
    10735 East 40 Highway, Independence, MO 64055
    816-358-0088, Features miniature golf, arcade games, go-carts, batting cages and more. more info  map

  • Puppetry Arts Institute
    11025 East Winner Road, Independence, MO 64052
    816-833-9777, Home to marionettes created by local puppeteers Robert Smith and Hazelle Rollins, puppets from around the world and a puppet resource center and puppet stage. Create... more info  map

Historic Homes & Buildings

  • Mansion House
    2121 South Sterling Avenue, Independence, MO 64052
    816-254-5416, The Mansion House is one of the oldest pre-civil war residences and is listed with other historic places of the city. Can be booked for special events such as weddings... more info  map

  • Truman Home
    219 North Delaware, Independence, MO 64050
    816-254-9929, The Truman Home offers a glimpse at the personal life of the 33rd President of the US. Groups are limited to eight people. Visitors also enjoy a visit to the Truman... more info  map

  • Vaile Mansion
    1500 North Liberty, Independence, MO 64050
    816-325-7111, Built by local entrepreneur and U.S. mail contractor Harvey Merrick Vaile, according to Architect magazine, this ornate 30-room mansion is one of the finest examples of... more info  map

Historic Sites & Monuments

  • Historic Independence Square
    112 West Lexington, Independence, MO 64050
    816-252-0608, At one time more than a dozen blacksmiths, four hotels, and a colorful cadre of merchants operated on the mucky streets that surrounded the quaint red courthouse in the... more info  map

Libraries & Research Centers

Museums & Galleries

  • 1859 Jail, Marshal's Home & Museum
    217 North Main, Independence, MO 64050
    816-252-1892, Two-story Jackson County jail with barred windows, double iron doors and leg chains. Open from April to October, December & March. more info  map

  • Leila's Hair Museum
    815 West 23rd Street, Independence, MO 64055
    816-252-4247, There are 159 wreaths and over 2,000 pieces of jewelry containing, or made of, human hair dating before 1900.  more info  map

  • Main Street Motor Museum, The
    315 North Main Street, Independence, MO 64050
    816-833-7370, You will travel back in time when stepping into the showroom floor of the 1940's Lincoln Mercury Dealership.  more info  map

  • Mormon Visitors Center
    937 West Walnut, Independence, MO 64050
    816-836-3466, Learn about the key role the Mormons played in the early and tempestuous history of Independence. See rare artifacts, exhibits and artwork documenting the history and... more info  map

  • National Frontier Trails Museum
    318 West Pacific Street, Independence, MO 64050
    816-325-7575, Presents the history of the Santa Fe, California and Oregon Trails.  more info  map

  • Truman Library & Museum
    500 West Highway 24, Independence, MO 64050
    816-268-8200, Experience the eventful & triumphant life of America's 33rd President.  more info  map

Parks, Gardens & Zoos

  • George Owens Nature Park
    1601 South Speck Road, Independence, MO 64057
    816-325-7115, This park features four miles of walking trails, two lakes for fishing and picnic sites. more info  map

Tours & Cruises

  • 1827 Log Courthouse
    107 West Kansas, Independence, MO 64050
    816-325-7111, Two-room log structure was home to roots of Jackson County where controversial slave state, land disputes and westward expansion issues were dealt with. Harry Truman... more info  map

  • Bingham-Waggoner Estate
    313 West Pacific, Independence, MO 64051
    816-461-3491, This was the home of George Caleb Bingham, frontier artist and politician. Great tour home from April to October and a short Christmas season. more info  map

  • Children's Peace Pavilion
    1001 West Walnut, Independence, MO 64050
    816-521-3033, Where children of all ages & faiths can go to learn about peace and what it means to be a peacemaker. Children delight at the interactive exhibits, drama and hands-on... more info  map

  • Covered Wagon Rides
    816-456-4991, Horse-drawn covered wagon rides are available for pre-reserved groups. Travel 1850's style through the downtown historic district.  more info  map

  • Spirit of Christmas Past - Homes Tour
    816-325-7111, A tour of three homes Monday through Saturday from 10 - 4 and Sunday from 1 - 4. more info  map

  • Truman Courtroom & Office
    Independence Square, Independence, MO 64050
    816-252-7454, The Independence Square Courthouse, which houses the restored office and courtroom Truman occupied as county judge in 1933, stands at the center of Historic Independence... more info  map


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