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Pioneer Aventure Trails wagon next to Historic Truman Courthouse

Don't let the postseason get you down, we have you covered for iconic locations to keep your spirits high!  

We're sure you've seen the fantastic postseason preview for "Falling for Football," made by the Kansas City Chiefs, but did you know the iconic locations were filmed right here in Independence? Stop by Independence for a visit to see them all! Need to see the Kansas City Chiefs "Falling for Football" trailer? View it below. 

Historic Independence Square 

Take a walk around the Square, and you'll instantly feel like you've entered a hometown straight out of the movies (hence why the Chiefs chose our town to film). From the Truman Courthouse in the center to the unique shops and restaurants, you'll find something interesting at every stop.  

Aerial view of the Truman Courthouse in downtown Independence
Historic Independence Square


Courthouse Exchange 

Located at 113 W. Lexington, the Courthouse Exchange is a local favorite, serving delicious burgers with a downhome feel since 1899. Enjoy incredible food in a cozy atmosphere. 

Image of a couple eating at Courthouse Exchange
A couple eating at the Courthouse Exchange

First United Methodist Church 

Located at 400 W. Maple Ave., this beautiful building is a short walk down the Square, next to the Truman Memorial Building, where you can visit the National Frontier Trails Museum.  

Two young women load items into a blue box representing a wagon at the National Frontier Trails Museum.
Friends packing their wagon at the National Frontier Trails Museum

Wild About Harry 

Located at 104 W. Maple Ave., Wild About Harry pays homage to President Harry Truman while offering one-of-a-kind goods made just for men. 

Exterior image of Wild About Harry on the Square
Shoppers outside of Wild About Harry

Pharaoh Cinema 

Located at 114 W. Maple Ave., Pharaoh Cinema 4 is the place where movies come to life on the screens in Independence. Sit back and relax enjoying your favorite treats as you view the latest films. 

The sign at Pharaoh Cinema 4 in Independence, MO
The Pharaoh Cinema 4 sign

Up Dog 

Located at 114 N. Liberty St, Up Dog serves the best dogs around! Enjoy the 1950s atmosphere while loading your dog with different combinations of toppings, making it uniquely yours. Sorry – No Mama Kelce working though!   

Exterior image of Up Dog Restaurant
Up Dog restaurant sign
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