"Independence, America" Independence by jayhawk2000
Independence Travel Guide: 16 reviews and 14 photos
I can't think of a better name for an American town...and I can't think of a better American town, period! How should I know? I grew up on a farm down the road from Independence and for us it was always 'our town.'
Independence boasts a prosperous downtown, a magnificent park and zoo, several small museums and many impressive homes and churches.
Nearby is a reconstruction of Laura Ingalls Wilder's 'Little House on the Prairie' and the wooded shores of Elk City Lake with its state park.
But by far the best thing about Independence is its annual Halloween festival, NEEWOLLAH, the biggest party in the state!
Catherine Hauber, author of the Hiking Guide to Kansas, praises the trails around Elk City Lake as among her favourites... more travel advice
Elk City State Park, reservoir and wildlife area is five miles northwest of Independence. Its forested hills and wooded... more travel advice
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