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Your next adventure awaits in Independence, MO

Couple in foreground with the Independence Courthouse in the background.


Just a step outside Kansas City sits a place where heartland heritage still beats strong—somewhere that will transport you to a different time with a familiar feel.

From the towering spire of the Vaile Mansion, to the glowing bell tower above the Historic Truman Courthouse, over the humble home of former President Harry S. Truman, and down the winding trails that led pioneers west—there’s a storied past and vibrant future to discover in Independence.

Indulge in top-notch cuisine at Independence originals. Taste life-changing Kansas City barbecue. Shop ’til your suitcase bursts at local boutiques and national stores. Retrace our roots on the Historic Independence Square. Enjoy a comfortable stay at a charming bed & breakfast or a hotel with all the amenities to make you feel right at home.

Explore the map below to find the top sights and bites to experience in Independence. Get ready to uncover your Independence story.

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Independence has been the starting point for epic adventures for generations. Break free from the ho-hum, start your journey and find your Independence!