"Queen City of the Trails" Independence by sambarnett

Independence Travel Guide: 54 reviews and 134 photos

   Even considering the proximity, you cannot simply refer to Independence as a suburb of Kansas City. There's just too much distinctive history here and you could spend days discovering it around each corner. Pioneers have been stopping here for over 150 years, you should too!

   Unfortunately I only had an afternoon here, leaving only enough time to visit a few of the sites. I didn't get to explore hardly any of Independence's Harry Truman legacy nor the excellent National Frontier Trails Center. All the better reason to visit here again!

  • Last visit to Independence: Sep 2000
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • pedersdottir's Profile Photo
    Feb 28, 2004 at 3:15 PM

    Jail-hopping tourism-- interesting category! Next time you're in Galena check out the cells in Dubuque.

  • yooperprof's Profile Photo
    Feb 6, 2004 at 8:30 PM

    The Community of Christ - aka RLDS - believe that the Second Coming will occur in Independence, across the street from the "shell temple".

  • zrim's Profile Photo
    Aug 18, 2003 at 9:24 AM

    Good history, good baseball. The last major league game that I saw was at Kauffman Stadium in 1994. My boycott is now in its 9th year.

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