Retrace the region’s historic roots—and its exciting new growth—in Independence.


  • Independence Square is bustling. The revitalized district is home to 3 Trails Brewing, the iconic Clinton’s Soda Fountain, the Historic Truman Courthouse and upscale dining spot Ophelia’s. Don’t miss a moment of the action in 2020.
  • New attractions and events make 2020 the most exciting year for Independence in recent memory. Look for the Whistlestop Museum to open at the Truman Depot and the first full year of operations for the Evansfield Distillery. For must-attend events, plan on participating in the family-friendly Harry’s Hop ‘n’ Hunt fun at the Harry S. Truman Presidential Museum and Library (April 12) and the Independence Uncorked Wine Festival at the Bingham-Waggoner Estate (September).
  • Set to reopen fall 2020, the Harry S. Truman Presidential Museum and Library details one of the most impactful presidential legacies in modern history. Enjoy a completely renovated experience featuring modern exhibit spaces and state-of-the-art technology.