Independence Center

Boasting more than one million square feet of retail space and 12 million annual visitors, Independence Center is one of the largest regional shopping centers serving the local community since opening in 1974. Independence Center is anchored by Dillard’s, Macy’s, and Dicks Sporting Goods and includes more than 100 popular r...

The Independence Square

Anchored by the Truman Courthouse and revitalized by locally-owned businesses, the historic Independence Square is a district filled with shopping, dining and entertainment opportunities.

Little Blue Trace Park

In 1985, Jackson County Parks and Recreation completed the purchase of Little Blue Trace Nature Preserve. A ten-mile hiking and bicycle trail, highlights the park. Other recreation facilities, along this trail system, include 4 shelters, 30 picnic tables, softball field and 3 soccer fields.

Smokehouse Barbecue - Independence

Family owned and operated since 1987, Smokehouse Barbecue serves KC the best BBQ in town. Wheter it be our amazing burnt ends or our world famous baked beans, Smokehouse Barbecue has something to offer for everyone.

Gates Bar-B-Q - East

Gates Bar-B-Q is a third generation family owned bar-b-que restaurant. Established in 1946 Gates Bar-B-Q is a Kansas City original. "Hi may I help you" the Gates signature greeting can be heard at any of the six Gates Bar-B-Q locations. Major credit cards. Semi-private dining for 30 ppl.

My Place Hotel Kansas City/Independence, MO

SAVE WHILE YOU SLEEP! The best choice for convenience, comfort and value, My Place Hotel-Kansas City/Independence, MO is ideal for both short-term and long-term travelers! Whether you're traveling for business or pleasure, our hotel offers an array of modern amenities to ensure your comfort. Rooms feature pillow top ...

Harry S. Truman Library and Museum

**The Truman Library is currently closed for renovation with an expected reopening date of fall 2020** One of only 14 U.S. Presidential Libraries, the Harry S. Truman Library and Museum's exhibits chronicle the Missourian's private life and political career -- with exhibits depicting his most difficult decisions like usi...

Bingham-Waggoner Estate

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Vaile Mansion will be closed through the 2020 season. The Bingham-Waggoner Estate is recognized today as one of the most significant historical sites in western Missouri because of its role in the history of the area and the people that lived there. Plotted in 1827 on that super highway ...

3 Trails Brewing

Relaxing atmosphere with a broad range of beer styles. Located on the historical Independence square.

Visit Independence

From pioneers to presidents, Independence played a key role in shaping our nation's future. Minutes east of Kansas City, it offers several heritage attractions within a short distance of the downtown historic square. Home to President Harry Truman and the beginning of the Santa Fe, Oregon and California trails, it features 16 heritage attractions including the Harry S.