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For Visitors

Welcome to Independence, Missouri, the Queen City of the Trails in the heart of our nation. We are the perfect destination for your next daytrip, girls weekend, or family vacation. From pioneer trails to President Harry S. Truman and those who stayed, we are rich in Great American Stories. Your trail for the next chapter in the great American story awaits in Independence, MO.

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Where to Stay

If there’s one characteristic the people of Independence share, it’s our warm and welcoming nature. So get ready for us to roll out a red carpet of goodwill for your visit. Whether you’re staying in one of our Hotels, Bed & Breakfasts, RV Parks or Campgrounds, we plan to give you a friendly greeting and an authentic dose of small town Americana with big city convenience.

Upcoming Events

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Mavericks Playoffs

Thursday, April 18, 2024
Cable Dahmer Arena
Entertainment, Sporting Event
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3rd Friday Art Walk

Friday, April 19, 2024
Englewood Arts
Entertainment, Outdoor, Shopping
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Peace for the Planet

Saturday, April 20, 2024
Peace Pavilion
Entertainment, Family Activity
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J to the A to the Double Z

Sunday, April 21, 2024
Englewood Arts
Concert, Entertainment
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Fracture! Saxophone Quartet

Wednesday, April 24, 2024
Englewood Arts
Concert, Entertainment
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Jeff Dunham: Still Not Canceled Tour

Wednesday, April 24, 2024
Cable Dahmer Arena