Guidebook for Independence

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Guidebook for Independence

Sightseeing

Historic building - must see while on the square
Historic Truman Courthouse
112 W Lexington Ave
Historic building - must see while on the square
A must see while in Independence, this is a fantastic place to visit if you are a history buff
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Harry S Truman Library and Museum
500 U.S. 24
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A must see while in Independence, this is a fantastic place to visit if you are a history buff
Beautiful historic mansion that is a must-do while in Independence!
Vaile Mansion
1500 N Liberty St
Beautiful historic mansion that is a must-do while in Independence!
Where Frank James was held and this has a long history, and it is haunted!
1859 Jail & Marshal's Museum
217 N Main St
Where Frank James was held and this has a long history, and it is haunted!
Beautiful home and grounds - worth a visit!
Bingham-Waggoner Estate
313 W Pacific Ave
Beautiful home and grounds - worth a visit!
A Must Visit location for people of all ages while you are in the area!
Fort Osage National Historic Landmark
107 Osage Street
A Must Visit location for people of all ages while you are in the area!
A MUST do while you are in the Kansas City area. This steamboat was completely preserved in mud for over a hundred years and is like a time capsule.
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Arabia Steamboat Museum
400 Grand Boulevard
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A MUST do while you are in the Kansas City area. This steamboat was completely preserved in mud for over a hundred years and is like a time capsule.
Fantastic art museum
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The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
4525 Oak Street
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Fantastic art museum
In a beautiful historic mansion, this museum is incredible.
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Kansas City Museum
3218 Gladstone Boulevard
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In a beautiful historic mansion, this museum is incredible.
One of the best Zoos we've been to, they always have great activities for all ages.
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Kansas City Zoo
6800 Zoo Drive
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One of the best Zoos we've been to, they always have great activities for all ages.
Interesting local history
National Frontier Trails Museum
318 W Pacific Ave
Interesting local history
No longer open to the public but visitors may take photos. This is now a private residence. 100 W Moore Street. One-of-a kind 1906 bungalow - home where Hollywood legend Ginger Rogers was born.
Owens-Rogers House
100 W Moore St
No longer open to the public but visitors may take photos. This is now a private residence. 100 W Moore Street. One-of-a kind 1906 bungalow - home where Hollywood legend Ginger Rogers was born.

Shopping

Scandinavian art, food, and decor, along with lots of other cool stuff! A must visit location when you are in Independence!
Scandinavia Place
209 N Main St
Scandinavian art, food, and decor, along with lots of other cool stuff! A must visit location when you are in Independence!
Unique antique finds
Serendipity Antique Shop
211 N Main St
Unique antique finds
Large selection of antiques in this big store.
Sentimental Journey Antiques
1011 W US Hwy 24
Large selection of antiques in this big store.
McKeever's Price Chopper
16611 East 23rd St S
Lots of cool antiques in this store, two levels!
Uztabz Antiques Collectibles
118 South Main Street
Lots of cool antiques in this store, two levels!

Food Scene

Very nice Italian restaurant on the square. Great food and ambiance.
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Café Verona
206 W Lexington Ave
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Very nice Italian restaurant on the square. Great food and ambiance.
Elegant dining for lunch or dinner - a popular spot in the city.
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Ophelia's
201 North Main Street
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Elegant dining for lunch or dinner - a popular spot in the city.
Casual dining and bar in the basement - walk down steps or go in the back door with no steps. Good food.
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The Court House Exchange
113 West Lexington Avenue
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Casual dining and bar in the basement - walk down steps or go in the back door with no steps. Good food.
Best donuts in town!
LaMar's Donuts and Coffee
1183 W Kansas St
Best donuts in town!
La Fuente Mexican Restaurant
2325 MO-291
Fantastic Barbecue! The best in town! Don't miss it - they have live music on the weekends. Closed on Mondays.
A Little BBQ Joint
1101 W US Hwy 24
Fantastic Barbecue! The best in town! Don't miss it - they have live music on the weekends. Closed on Mondays.
Good variety of food here!
Ruby Tuesday
14001 US-40
Good variety of food here!
Poppy's Famous Donuts And Bakery
318 W US Hwy 24
Best donuts in town
Really good Mexican food and drinks
El Pico Mexican Restaurant
106 W Maple Ave
Really good Mexican food and drinks
Excellent German food
Rheinland
208 North Main Street
Excellent German food
Red Lobster

Things to do

Four -plex theatre with first run movies on the square. Very comfortable seating
Pharaoh Cinema 4
114 W Maple Ave
Four -plex theatre with first run movies on the square. Very comfortable seating
Mid-Continent Public Library - South Independence Branch
13700 East 35th St S
Great museum and research center. Must make an appointment for research access.
Harry S. Truman Library and Museum
500 US-24
Great museum and research center. Must make an appointment for research access.
Strange, weird, and fascinating!
Leila's Hair Museum
1333 S Noland Rd
Strange, weird, and fascinating!

Entertainment & Activities

For kids and adults- great modern water park
Adventure Oasis Water Park
2100 South Hub Drive
For kids and adults- great modern water park
Once a year, this huge festival takes over downtown Independence for several days. Carnival, bands, crafters, entertainment
Independence chamber of commerce
210 West Truman Road
Once a year, this huge festival takes over downtown Independence for several days. Carnival, bands, crafters, entertainment
Diamond Bowl & Billiards
218 N Osage St
Main Event Independence
4600 S Cochise Ct
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Worlds of Fun Ave
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Essentials

Hy-Vee
1525 East 23rd St S
Walmart Neighborhood Market
3411 S Noland Rd
ALDI
11605 East 23rd St S
Apple Market
11215 US-24
QuikTrip
4024 S Noland Rd

Parks & Nature

West Mill Street
Nice park right on the Missouri River, several picnic tables and grills.
LaBenite Park
Nice park right on the Missouri River, several picnic tables and grills.
Nice site for boating, fishing, or a picnic.
Lake Jacomo Marina
7401 W Park Rd
Nice site for boating, fishing, or a picnic.
Nice place for boating and fishing.
Blue Springs Lake
Nice place for boating and fishing.