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Welcome to Independence

A midwestern destination filled with history and discovery.

Homespun hospitality meets the best of city living right here in Independence, Missouri. The warm and welcoming atmosphere makes it an ideal destination for families and flocks of vacationers filling the RV parks and campgrounds year round.

Go treasure hunting in the antique shops on Independence Square. Or grab a bite and a local brew at one of the many award-winning restaurants. If nature’s more your thing, trails and parks abound, not to mention a golf course or three. Independence even boasts its own arena hosting live concerts and pro sports teams.

It’s a haven for hardcore history buffs, too, and it’s easy to see why. You can walk in the steps of hometown hero Harry S. Truman, including a trip to his presidential library. Or take a guided tour to historic mansions, pioneer museums, and more than a dozen Civil War sites.

When you crave some big city excitement, Kansas City is a short drive away. But you can have your pick of adventures without ever leaving home.

An historic building in Independence.

About Independence

Founded in 1827, Independence became the gateway to the west for thousands of pioneers. From here, they set off on the Oregon, Santa Fe, and California trails with dreams of land and gold. Local businesses did a brisk business outfitting the pioneers, and the city grew.

Its good fortune was short-lived as the Civil War brought Confederate occupation and eventually two major battles. As Independence rebuilt, it was eclipsed by Kansas City, but found its own place in history just the same.

It would later become known for its importance to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and as the childhood hometown of President Harry S. Truman. Today several museums document its 19th century heritage, and the city continues to prosper with a diverse community of Americans from every walk of life.

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