Among Kansas City’s more than 240 neighborhoods, you’ll find areas that feel like their own mini-cities—each unique with its own history, charm and attractions.
Welcome to one of “America’s 10 Best Downtowns” (Forbes). Amid the skyscrapers and fantastic Art Deco buildings, you’ll find a vibrant, new energy in the heart of the city, thanks to a $6.5-billion renaissance in the city’s core in the last five years.
If you’re familiar with Independence, it’s likely thanks to Harry S. Truman, America’s 33rd President and one of the city’s most celebrated residents. In the charming heart of Independence, you can explore Truman’s legacy and other local history in a place where past meets present.