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2017 VISITOR’S GUIDE

FIND YOUR

INDEPENDENCE WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR?

Independence has been the starting point for epic adventures for generations. Plan your trip today and Find YOUR Independence!

RIDE WHERE HISTORY WAS MADE Discover the risks and rewards of the great migration west!

SHOP, DINE & UNWIND From indoor shopping to boutiques, we’ve got something for everyone.

RETRACE HISTORY

With 16 historic sites, you can retrace the steps of American legends.

ADVENTURE SEEKERS

Activities to help keep you and your family moving and entertained.

VISITINDEPENDENCE.COM

BLAZE YOUR TRAIL!

Whether you’re seeking a relaxing weekend getaway, an action-packed adventure, or an immersive yesteryear experience, let us help you make the most of your visit to Independence.

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CONTENTS (816) 325-7890 | (800) 748-7323 112 W. Lexington Independence, MO 64050

Find Your Independence ............................................................................. 04 Things To Do:

Pioneers and Trails ........................................................................06 Discover Truman ........................................................................... 10 Genealogy ......................................................................................12 Religious Sites ................................................................................14 Sports and Recreation ....................................................................15 Shopping ....................................................................................... 16 Arts and Entertainment ..................................................................17 Kid-Friendly .................................................................................. 19 Outdoor Adventures ...................................................................... 20

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Where To Stay: Copyright © 2017 MetroMedia Publishers, Inc. 4210 Shawnee Mission Parkway, Suite 314A Fairway, KS. 66205 (913) 951-8413 www.metromediapublishers.com

Premium Hotels ............................................................................ 22 Economy Hotels ............................................................................ 22 Boutique Hotels and Bed and Breakfasts ....................................... 23 RV Parks and Campgrounds .......................................................... 23

Places to Eat:

Independence Originals ................................................................. 28

Media Coordinator: Brit Waye Sales Executive: Tammie Easson

WELCOME It is a pleasure to welcome you to the City of Independence. Whether you are visiting for the first time or a returning guest, you will find that Independence is a place like no other. Let us help you plan your activities at the Visitors’ Experience Center located in the Historic Truman Courthouse on the Independence Square. We are eager to share with you our authentic American story told through one-of-a-kind museums and galleries, walking tours, historic neighborhoods and local folklore, as well as our exceptional sports teams, hotels, shops and restaurants.

Mayor Eileen Weir

We’re happy you’re here.

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MISSOURI

ATTRACTIONS

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COMMUNITY ICE RINK

www.archeryexcellence.com

816-886-6281

Facebook.com/archeryexcellence Twitter: @RcheryXcellence

OPEN MONDAY TO SATURDAY

INDOOR ARCHERY

Range, Learning Center, Pro Shop & Archery Supply by C.B.A. & You, Inc.

4420 South Noland Road, Independence, MO 64055 (less than 1 mile south of I-70 on Noland Road in the Noland South Shopping Center)

Come Practice or Learn Archery Excellence with US! 2017 • I ndependence Vi si t or s G u ide

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THINGS TO DO

PIONEERS AND TRAILS:

NATIONAL FRONTIER TRAILS MUSEUM

PIONEERS AND TRAILS “FIND YOUR PIONEER SPIRIT”

In the mid 1800s, more than a quarter of a million people headed we st to find their dreams in the “promised lands” of Mexico, California and the Oregon Territo ry. The “Queen City of the Trails” is the only city in the nation that ser ved as the lau nching point for the Santa Fe, Oregon and California Trails.

tand where history was made! Travel back in time to 1849 where gold was on the mind of thousands and the streets of Independence were bustling with wagon trains arriving and preparing for their journey west. Experience Independence, the most popular “jumping off” point for pioneers to stock their wagons with supplies before heading out to Oregon or California. Independence has always been a magnet for pioneers, risk-takers, dreamers and doers. Come face to face with ancestors past and retrace the exact path of the Santa Fe, Oregon and California Trails through the swales carved by actual wagon trains. Then hop aboard a mule-drawn wagon yourself and tour historic Independence Square, where it all began. Cast your eyes on the jail that once housed notorious outlaw Frank James. The struggles. The dangers. The rewards. This is edutainment only Independence, MO can deliver.

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1859 JAIL & MARSHAL’S HOME MUSEUM

217 N. Main • 816.252.1892• www.jchs.org The dungeon-like cells of the 1859 Jail housed thousands of prisoners during the bloodiest time in Jackson County’s history. Hear the stories of the famous to the infamous, including Frank James and William Clark Quantrill. Experience pioneer justice in the 1859 Jail & Marshal’s Home Museum. An 1870s schoolhouse completes the site. Hours: Mon–Sat 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Sun 1– 4 p.m., Closed November, January– March Cost: $6 adults, $5 seniors, $3 ages 6–16, Free Age 5 and under

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1827 LOG COURTHOUSE

107 W. Kansas • 816.325.7111 Built in 1827 this wooden structure served as Jackson County’s first courthouse. It also served as a Mormon mercantile store in 1832 and Harry Truman held court here in the 1930s. Hours: April–October, Mon-Fri 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. By appointment after 2 p.m.

PIONEER TRAILS ADVENTURES

Pick up outside 217 N. Main • 816.456.4591 www.pioneertrailsadventures.com Be entertained by a wrangler with historical tales while riding in a covered wagon or sleigh. Reservations recommended. Tours: April–November, Mon–Sat 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (Weather permitting)

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318 W. Pacific • Independence, Mo 64050 www.FRONTIERTRAILSMUSEUM.org #BeMoreAtMCC

MORE THAN A GREAT START.

Our tuition cost is one third the cost of most four year institutions. That means you can take the first two years of courses for a bachelor’s degree, then transfer to a four-year college—and save a ton of money.

1859 Jail, Marshal’s Home and Museum operated by the Jackson Co. Historical Society 217 N. Main St. Independence, MO

Open April 1-Oct. 31, Nov.24-Dec. 30.

mcckc.edu/blueriver MCC BLUE RIVER • 20301 E. 78 HWY INDEPENDENCE, MO 64057 • 816.604.1000

BLUE RIVER

Closed major holidays. Mon -Sat, 10AM-4PM, Sun. 1-4PM

Adults $6, Seniors $5, Children $3, 5 and under free.

Jail was used from 1859-1933. Frank James and William Quantrill both served time here! Frontier justice at its finest! 2017 • I ndependence Vi si t or s G u ide

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THINGS TO DO

BINGHAM-WAGGONER ESTATE:

Recognized today as one of the most significant historical sites in western Mis souri, the Bingham-Waggoner Estate pla yed a significant role in the histor y of the area and the people that lived in the region. Plotted in 1827 along the Santa Fe Trail, the Estate was home to colorful owners and legendary Americans.

BINGHAM-WAGGONER ESTATE

BINGHAM-WAGGONER ESTATE

313 W. Pacific • 816.461.3491 • www.bwestate.org Built in 1852 along the 1846 alignment of the Santa Fe Trail, this magnificent home was once owned by George Caleb Bingham, famed Civil War artist. It was also home to the Waggoner family, founders of Waggoner Gates Mill, from 1879 –1976. Extensively renovated in the 1890s, it contains many original furnishings and accessories. Gift shop located in the Carriage House. Hours: Mon–Sat 10am– 4 p.m., Sun 1– 4.p.m., Closed November, January – March Holiday Tours: Day after Thanksgiving – December 30, Closed December 23 – 25 Cost: $6 adults, $5 seniors, $3 ages 6 –16, under 6 free

CHICAGO & ALTON DEPOT

318 W. Pacific • 816.325.7955 www.chicagoaltondepot1879.org The Chicago & Alton Train Depot is believed to be the oldest restored two-story frame depot remaining in Missouri. Built in 1879, it was moved to the National Frontier Trails Museum Campus in 1996. Hours: April – October, Mon, Wed – Sat 9:30 a.m.– 4:30 p.m., Sun 12:30–4:15 p.m. Open on weekends from Thanksgiving to Christmas Cost: Donations welcome

VAILE VICTORIAN MANSION

1500 N. Liberty • 816.325.7430 • www.vailemansion.org This 30-room mansion was built in 1881 by frontier business tycoon Harvey Vaile. Recognized as one of the finest examples of Second Empire Victorian architecture in the United States, the opulent estate boasted conveniences such as flushing toilets, a built-in 6,000-gallon water tank, and a 48,000-gallon wine cellar. Hours: Mon–Sat 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Sun 1– 4 p.m., Closed November, January – March Cost: $6 adults, $5 seniors, $3 ages 6 – 16, under 6 free Holiday Tours: Day after Thanksgiving–December 30, Closed December 23–25.

NATIONAL FRONTIER TRAILS MUSEUM

318 W. Pacific • 816.325.7575 • www.frontiertrailsmuseum.org Discover the excitement, challenges and heartbreak faced by pioneers as they headed West during America’s expansion in the 1800s. At the only museum in the nation that interprets five of these trails - Lewis & Clark, Santa Fe, California, Oregon and Mormon Pioneer - visitors will see authentic trail artifacts, read quotations from diaries, letters and journals kept by the pioneers, and engage in hands-on activities. Relive the drama where ordinary people, just looking to create a better life, dared to risk it all and ended up changing the world. Hours: Mon–Sat 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Sun 12:30 – 4:30 p.m. Closed New Year’s, Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas Days Cost: $6 adults, $5 seniors 62+, $3 ages 6 –17, under 6 free.

CIVIL WAR DRIVING TOUR

800.748.7323 • www.VisitIndependence.com The driving tour includes five stops for the First Battle of Independence, one of the first urban battles of the Civil War on August 11, 1862. Ten stops for the Battle of the Little Blue on October 21 – 22, 1864 — a battle between 15,000 Union and Confederate forces. Call or see website to obtain a driving tour brochure.

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NATIONAL FRONTIER TRAILS MUSEUM


Come back for a Vaile Mansion Victorian Christmas 2017

Chicago & Alton Railroad Depot Step into the past and explore the two-story, historically restored C&A Depot, including furnished living quarters for the Station Agent. See turn-of-the-century railroad memorabilia and an interesting model train display.

318 W. Pacific 816-325-7955 www.chicagoaltondepot1879.org www.chicagoalton1879depot.org

November 24-December 30, 2017

"Victorian Holiday Elegance" Christmas tours www.vailemansion.org • 816-325-7430 1500 N. Liberty St.Independence, MO

“SAVING THE WHITE HOUSE: Truman’s Extreme Makeover”

Temporary Exhibit March 10 – October 15, 2017

$8 Adults, $7 Senior, $3 Youth 816-268-8200 TrumanLibrary.org 2017 • I ndependence Vi si t or s G u ide

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HARRY TRUMAN:

Truman’s parents gave him a mid dle name of “S” after they couldn’t agree on a middle name as a tribute to relatives wh ose names both started with the letter “S.” Off icially, the “S” is followed by a period: “Harry S. Truman.” That’s because Truman used a period wit h the letter “S” in his correspondenc e.

DISCOVER TRUMAN “RETRACE HIS STEPS”

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etrace the steps of America’s 33rd president, Harry Truman. The straight-talking boy from Independence returned home after serving in the White House and built his presidential library just a few blocks from his home. Stand where he stood and see one of the stops along his famous Whistle Stop tour. See his home just as it was during his time in Independence. Tour the square along his daily walking path or have an some ice cream at the location of his first job, Clinton’s Soda Fountain.

CLINTON’S SODA FOUNTAIN

HARRY S. TRUMAN OFFICE & COURTROOM

100 W. Maple • 816.833.2046 • www.Clintonssodafountain.com Clinton’s Soda Fountain on the Independence Square is a real historic gem! Harry Truman worked his first job at Crown Drug Store in this very building. Stop by and see what an authentic Soda Fountain can be and don’t forget to try our phosphates, ice cream, candy, pastries, coffee and so much more! Hours: Mon-Sat 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. Closed Sun

112 W. Lexington • 816.252.7454 • www.jchs.org Jackson County’s Historic Truman Courthouse on Independence Square is the home of the Harry S. Truman Courtroom and Office, Brady Courtroom, Jackson County Museum of Art, City of Independence Visitor Experience Center, and Jackson County Historical Society Local History Center and Bookshop. The surrounding grounds feature statues of United States Presidents Harry S. Truman and Andrew Jackson. Other markers commemorate pioneers, the Civil War, and migration west—Santa Fe, California and Oregon Trails—that marked Independence Square as their starting point. Hours: Mon-Sat 8 a.m.– 5 p.m. Tours: Complimentary tours at 11 a.m. & 2 p.m.

TRUMAN DEPOT 600 S. Grand Ave. This was the final stop on Truman’s 1948 Whistlestop Campaign. After leaving the Presidency in January 1953, he was welcomed home here by 8,500 admirers. Today, the depot is an Amtrak stop.

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HARRY S. TRUMAN LIBRARY AND MUSEUM

HARRY S. TRUMAN HOME & NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE

500 W. U.S. Highway 24 • 816.268.8200 or 800.833.1225 • www.trumanlibrary.org TRUMAN DEPOT: The Harry S. Truman Library and Museum This was the final stop in Truma is the presidential library and resting place n’s 1948 Whistlestop Campaign and of Harry S. Truman, the 33rd President was where 8,500 admirers welcom of the United States (1945–1953). It ed was the first presidential library to be Truman when he returned hom e created under the provisions of the 1955 after leaving office. Presidential Libraries Act, and is one of thirteen presidential libraries administered by the National Archives and Records Administration. The Library was dedicated July 6, 1957, in a ceremony which included the Masonic Rites of Dedication and attendance by former President Herbert Hoover (then the only living former president other than President Truman), Chief Justice Earl Warren, and former First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt. Truman actively participated in the day-to-day operation of the Library, personally training museum docents and conducting impromptu “press conferences” for visiting school students. He frequently arrived before the staff and would often answer the phone to give directions and answer questions, telling surprised callers that he was the “man himself.” Hours: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Daily, Sunday Noon – 5 p.m., Closed New Year’s, Thanksgiving & Christmas Days. HARRY S. TRUMAN LIBRARY Cost: $8 adults, $7 seniors, $3 ages 6–15, 5 and under free.

Visitor Center | Tickets: 223 N. Main • 816.254.9929 Truman Home: 219 N. Delaware • www.nps.gov/hstr This was the home of President Harry S. Truman for more than five decades. During his presidency, 1945–1953, it served as the “Summer White House.” Guided tours are limited to 8 people per tour. Tickets must be purchased at the Harry S. Truman Visitor Center. Hours: Tours available from 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. and are dependent on staffing. Cost: $5 adults, ages 15 and under free

HARRY S. TRUMAN HOME

TRUMAN MEMORIAL BUILDING 416 W. Maple • 816.325.7843 In 1926, this facility was erected through the efforts of Harry Truman and other civic leaders as a tribute to those who died in WWI. Renovated and rededicated in 2002, it serves as a War Memorial and community center. Included are Veterans Hall and video program, meeting and banquet space, plus an auditorium and various historic displays. Hours: Mon-Tue 9 a.m. – 9 p.m., Wed-Fri 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Sat 1 p.m. – 4 p.m., Closed Sun

TRUMAN WALKING TRAIL 223 N Main • 816.254.2720 Beginning at the Truman Home Ticket Center at Main and Truman Roads, the 2.7-mile trail includes 43 plaques embedded in the sidewalks through the National Historic Landmark District. Brochures are available at the Truman Ticket Center and the Visitor Experience Center. 2017 • I ndependence Vi si t or s G u ide

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LANGUAGES:

The languages heard along the culturally diverse Santa Fe Tra il included English, Spanish, German, Fre nch, Dutch, and those of several American Indian tribes. An estimated 400,000 people we nt on the western migration trails between 1840 and 1860. About one in ten trail travelers, or abo ut 40,000 people, died along the western trails in America.

GENEALOGY

MIDWEST GENEALOGY CENTER

“DISCOVER FAMILY TIES”

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ue, in part, to our historical significance of being the gathering and starting point for millions of pioneers heading West, Independence is home to a gold mine of family history information. Fill in the blanks and be ready for some surprises as you explore your roots. Uncover details that help tell your story, and the story for generations to come at the largest free-standing public genealogy library in the Nation. Independence, Missouri is one of the best places in the country to trace your family tree.

JACKSON COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY ARCHIVES, RESEARCH LIBRARY

MIDWEST GENEALOGY CENTER

112 W. Lexington, Room 120 • 816.252.7454 • www.jchs.org The Jackson County Historical Society is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to preserving the written, oral, and physical legacy of this county. The physical archives, research library, and bookstore are located in the Truman Courthouse on the Independence Square. Hours: Mon–Fri by advance appointment only.

3440 S. Lee’s Summit Rd. • 816.252.7228 www.midwestgenealogycenter.org As the largest free-standing public genealogy facility in the nation, Midwest Genealogy Center has more than 750,000 free resources, complimentary programs, ancestor charts plus assistance from its librarians to help you begin to research your family’s history. Visit their website in advance to learn more about available services or to schedule an appointment with a genealogy consultant. Hours: Mon–Thur 9 a.m. – 9 p.m., Fri 9 a.m. – 6 p.m., Sat 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Sun 1–5 p.m., Closed on Holidays

MERRILL J. MATTES RESEARCH LIBRARY 318 W. Pacific • 816.325.7575 www.frontiertrailsmuseum.org The Merrill J. Mattes Research Library contains thousands of original diary accounts of emigrants who traveled the Oregon, California, and Santa Fe Trails in the 1800s. Maps, photos, and secondary resources further enhance your research. Hours: By appointment during regular hours at the National Frontier Trails Museum.

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INDEPENDENCE VISITORS' CENTER

Free Guided Tours Daily 9 am – 9 pm

Brochure also available at Visitindependence.com

“Thousands of visitors tour the center to learn why the early Latter–day Saints came to the frontier lands to establish their communities. Re-creations of an 1830’s cabin and the first printing press west of the Mississippi River are represented.”

937 W. Walnut | 816-836-3466 | www.mormon.org We proclaim Jesus Christ and promote communities of joy, hope, love, and peace.

All Are Welcome! Tours

Monday–Friday Saturday

9:00a.m.–4:00p.m. 9:00a.m.–4:00p.m.

(Saturdays: June-July only)

Organ Demonstration Recitals June–July August–May

2:30–3:00p.m. Daily 2:30–3:00p.m. Sundays

Children’s Peace Pavilion Visit www.KidPeace.org or call (816) 521-3033 Prayer for Peace Daily 1:00–1:15p.m.

INTERNATIONAL HEADQUARTERS River and Walnut Independence, MO

There’s more to discover in Kansas City than great museums and barbecue! Visit and learn more about your family history. • FREE ACCESS TO BOOKS AND RECORDS • FREE ONLINE GENEALOGY TOOLS • FREE CLASSES • FREE WI-FI AND PUBLIC COMPUTERS • ORAL HISTORY RECORDING EQUIPMENT • FRIENDLY AND HELPFUL STAFF

(816) 833-1000 www.CofChrist.org

15 minutes west of Downtown Kansas City off I-70 3440 S. Lee's Summit Rd. Independence, MO 64055

Open daily! midwestgenealogycenter.org

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RELIGIOUS SITES “ROOTED IN FAITH”

HERITAGE PLAZA

ndependence has a rich religious heritage shared by many different faiths. Learn more about the early pioneer life of the Mormon settlers and the Community of Christ, and Church of Christ (Temple Lot) faiths. Independence religious heritage sites help bring to life the story of these churches and their pursuit of religious freedom in the Heartland.

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COMMUNITY OF CHRIST INTERNATIONAL HEADQUARTERS 816.833.1000, ext. 3030 • www.CofChrist.org Auditorium: 1001 W. Walnut Temple: 201 S. River The Temple and Auditorium serve as the international headquarters for Community of Christ. Designed in the 1920s, the Auditorium features a 5,600-seat conference chamber, a 113-rank Aeolian Skinner pipe organ and Children’s Peace Pavilion. Spiraling 300 feet into the air, the Temple houses a museum, two theaters, a bookstore, a 1,600-seat sanctuary, multi-cultural artwork and a 102-rank Casavant Fréres pipe organ. Tour Hours: April – October, Mon–Sat 9 a.m.– 4:30 p.m., Sun 1– 4:30 p.m. | November – March, Mon–Fri 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Sat, 10 a.m.– 4 p.m. Closed Sunday | Free Pipe Organ Recitals: September – May, Sun at 3 p.m., June -August at 3 p.m. | Daily Prayer for Peace: 1p.m. daily Cost: Free

CHURCH OF CHRIST (TEMPLE LOT)

200 S. River • 816.833.3995 This church sits on the original temple lot dedicated by Joseph Smith in 1831. Two originally inscribed cornerstone markers displayed in the Visitors Center were found in 1929 during an excavation for the spot of a proposed temple. Hours: October–April, Mon–Fri 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Sat 9 a.m. – noon, May–September, Mon–Sat 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

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COMMUNITY OF CHRIST TEMPLE

1034 W. Lexington • 913.481.5903 • www.cofchrist.org Includes the 1826 Flournoy Home and 1830s FM Smith Study, spanning Latter Day Saint history in Jackson Country from 1831 to 1946. Self-guided tours are available year round. Beginning at Walnut and River, across the street from the Community of Christ Auditorium, the trail is one mile long with 14 plaques depicting key early Mormon sites. Brochure available at key sites.

MORMON VISITORS CENTER

937 W. Walnut • 816.836.3466 • www.lds.org A discovery of Church sites in Missouri begins at the Independence Mormon Visitors’ Center. This center honors the past and the present, with exhibits depicting experiences of Mormon settlers in Missouri between 1831 and 1839, as well as exhibits on the importance of families, messages from modern prophets, and the Book of Mormon. Hours: Free guided tours daily from 9 a.m. – 9 p.m.

UNITED NATIONS PEACE PLAZA AND FOUNTAIN

South Temple Ct The Peace Plaza commemorates the 50th Anniversary of the United Nations and serves as the only memorial in the world to those serving in the Peacekeeping Forces of the United Nations.

STONE CHURCH

1012 W Lexington Ave • 816.254.2211 • www.stone-church.org The Stone Church was built in 1888, dedicated by Joseph Smith III, and housed the first branch of the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (now called the Community of Christ) in Independence.

TRINITY EPISCOPAL CHURCH OF INDEPENDENCE

409 N. Liberty St • 816.254.3644 www.trinityindependence.diowestmo.org Built in 1881 designed in a late Victorian Style, Bess Truman was a member of the parish and married Harry at Trinity in 1919. Their daughter Margaret and her husband Clifton were also married here in 1956.


THINGS TO DO FORREST “PHOG” ALLEN:

Legendary KU basketball coach and member of the Basketball Hall of Fame, Forrest “Phog” Allen, attended high school in Ind ependence, MO. He also coached basketbal l at William Chrisman High School (then kno wn as Independence High School). MISSOURI MAVERICKS HOCKEY AT SILVERSTEIN EYE CENTERS ARENA

SPORTS AND RECREATION “BLAZE A TRAIL”

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ce skate, play hockey or watch a game at the Silverstein Eye Center Arena, home to concerts, professional hockey and Centerpoint Medical Center Community Ice Rink. Splash the day away at Adventure Oasis Water Park or spend a day on the links at one of our challenging golf courses. From bowling, and high ropes adventure course to indoor gaming and mini golf, Independence offers a variety of exciting sports and recreation options just waiting to be explored.

ADVENTURE OASIS WATER PARK

Hub Drive North of 23rd Street Independence MO, 64050 (816) 325-7843

CENTERPOINT MEDICAL CENTER COMMUNITY ICE

19100 E Valley View Pkwy Independence Mo, 64055 (816) 442-6128

COOL CREST

10735 E US Hwy 40 Independence MO, 64055 (816) 358-0088

DIAMOND BOWL

218 N Osage St. Independence MO, 64050 (816) 252-8003

DRUMM FARM GOLF COURSE

15400 E 34th St S Independence MO, 64055 (816) 350-9900

GEORGE OWENS NATURE PARK

1601 S Speck Rd Independence MO, 64057 (816) 325-7115

HENLEY AQUATIC CENTER

18200 E M 78 Hwy Independence MO, 64057 (816) 521-5377

JACKSON COUNTY PARKS AND RECREATION

22807 SW Wood Chapel Blue Springs MO, 64015 (816) 503-4800

MAIN EVENT ENTERTAINMENT

4601 S Cochise Ct Independence MO, 64055 (816) 478-7807

MISSOURI COMETS

4801 S Cliff Ave Independence MO, 66207 (816) 478-2255

MISSOURI MAVERICKS 19100 E Valley View Pkwy Independence MO, 64055 (816) 252-7825

ROGER T SERMON COMMUNITY CENTER

SILVERSTEIN EYE CENTERS ARENA 19100 East Valley View Pkwy Independence MO, 64055 (816) 442-6100

STONE CANYON GOLF COURSE 22415 E 39th St Independence Missouri, 64015 (816) 228-3333

STUDIO ON MAIN 123 S Main St Independence MO, 64050 (816) 836-8139

WALKING TRAILS

201 N Dodgion St Independence MO, 64050 (816) 325-7370

Little Blue Trace Walking Trail Independence MO (816) 325-7890

WINTERSTONE GOLF COURSE 17101 E Kentucky Rd Independence MO, (816) 257-5755 2017 • I ndependence Vi si t or s G u ide

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THINGS TO DO

SHOPPING

INDEPENDENCE CENTER MALL

“STAKE YOUR CLAIM”

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ooking for supplies to stock your wagon? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. After all, we’ve been helping adventure travelers stock up on supplies for more than 170 years! Whether you want to bag a few mementos, replace something you forgot to pack, or take home some local specialties, you’ll find shops full of treasures.

INDEPENDENCE CENTER

HISTORIC INDEPENDENCE SQUARE

18801 E. 39th located at I-70 and M-291 816.795.0770 www.independence-center.com Independence Center is a wonderful climate controlled mall offering 117 stores, featuring Forever 21, Sephora, Coach, PINK, Pandora, DICK’S Sporting Goods, Carhartt, and Express. There are also several dining options from sitdown restaurants such as Applebee’s, to grab-and-go restaurants like Noodles and Company. To top it off, they offer the area’s largest indoor Children’s Play Area which includes a full size carousel. With over 100 stores, Independence Center® is one of the main shopping destinations in the area.

112 W. Lexington Ave. 816.461.0065 www.theindependencesquare.com Anchored in the center by the Truman Courthouse, the historic Independence Square is a revitalized district filled with shopping, dining and entertainment opportunities. History lovers have often visited Independence, MO to see where Harry S. Truman, the 33rd President of the United States, lived the majority of his life. The Square is an immediate focal point, with tours on horse drawn carriages, the courthouse and Clinton’s Soda Fountain, where President Truman had his first job as a youth. However, history is only a small part of what makes the Independence Square an experience for both travelers and locals. A wide array of locally owned businesses has flourished, adding fine dining, bowling, an art gallery and much more. Whether you’re doing a day trip or date night, the Independence Square represents a variety of excellent options. Shop, dine and unwind!

ENGLEWOOD ARTS DISTRICT Winner Rd. and Sterling Ave. 816.254.9044 www.englewoodstation.com The Englewood Arts District is home to locally- owned art galleries, shops and dining. Every 3rd Friday at the Englewood Art Walk, dozens of shops open their doors throughout the evening, displaying visual and performing arts.

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ADDITIONAL SHOPPING DISTRICTS BOLGER SQUARE 39th St. and Crackerneck Rd.

CRACKERNECK PLAZA 40 Hwy. and Selsa Rd. 913.648.6900

EASTLAND CENTER M-291 and 40 Hwy.

FALLS AT CRACKERNECK CREEK I-70 and 470 intersect with 291 Hwy.

HARTMAN HERITAGE CENTER Jackson Dr. and Little Blue Pkwy.

INDEPENDENCE COMMONS 39th St. and 291 Hwy.

NOLAND FASHION SQUARE Noland Rd. and 40 Hwy.


THINGS TO DO

ENGLEWOOD STATION ARTS DISTRICT

ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT “ExPERIENCE OUR CULTURE”

ooking for a refreshing glimpse of the arts and entertainment world? From budding artists sharing their works as you sip on a glass of wine, to a familiar game of bowling on the square, we know how to entertain. See Independence from a different perspective, join the locals for an evening under the stars at Englewood Station Arts District Third Friday Art Walks featuring live performances and demonstrations from local artisans and musicians. In the mood to dance? Live music, dinner, and drinks await you at the Courthouse Exchange’s Between the Bricks. Explore unique areas of Independence including nightlife, entertainment, live concerts, theatrical performances and more. From historic districts and retro fun to urban contemporary, Independence offers a variety of options for cultural and historical fun for the entire family.

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GREEN DOG GALLERY

MAIN EVENT ENTERTAINMENT

PRIMARY COLORS

19200 E 39th Street Independence MO, 64057 (816) 795-1430

10922 E Winner Rd Independence MO, 64052 (816) 254-3154

4601 S Cochise Ct Independence MO, 64055 (816) 478-7807

109 W Lexington Ave Independence MO, 64050 (816) 254-2105

B-VOGUE ART GALLERY

HISTORIC INDEPENDENCE SQUARE

MAIN STREET COFFEE HOUSE

PUPPETRY ARTS INSTITUTE

11100 East Winner Rd Independence MO, 64052 (816) 833-7770

112 W Lexington Ave Independence MO, 64050 (816) 461-0065

107 S Main St Independence MO, 64050 (816) 503-8388

11025 E Winner Road Independence MO, 64052 (816) 833-9777

CHANGING SEASONS GIFT GALLERY

LEILA’S HAIR MUSEUM

PHARAOH CINEMA 4

THREE TRAILS TRADING POST

11014 E Winner Rd Independence MO, 64052 (816) 252-3372

1333 S Noland • 816.833.2955 One-of-a-kind museum pays tribute to the Victorian-era art of hair jewelry and wreaths with 300 framed hair wreaths and over 2,000 pieces of jewelry made of hair. In the 1800s, family members would craft these keepsakes from locks of their loved one’s hair. Hours: Tue–Sat 9am–4pm Closed Sun and Mon. Cost: $6 adults, $3 seniors 65+ and children 12 and under

114 W Maple Independence MO, 64050 (816) 325-7813

11020 E Winner Rd Independence MO, 64052 (816) 252-5622

POWERHOUSE THEATER

VIVILORE

201 N Dodgion St Independence MO, 64050 (816) 325-7367

10815 E Winner Rd Independence MO, 64052 (816) 836-2222 Vivilore offers a full service dining room, outdoor courtyard, art gallery and antique store, with luscious green views as you enjoy time with friends and family.

DIAMOND BOWL 218 N Osage St Independence MO, 64050 (816) 252-8003

ENGLEWOOD STATION ARTS DISTRICT 11100 East Winner Rd Independence Missouri, 64052 (816) 252-5622

PUPPETRY ARTS INSTITUTE 11025 E Winner Road Independence MO, 64052 (816) 833-9777

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THINGS TO DO

PETEY’S PHARMACY:

The Beverly Hillbillies began in Independence? Yes, Producer Pau l William Hanning grew up here. All tho se times Granny mentioned Petey in the show, it was a Shout Out to Petey’s Drugstore, and to Hannin g’s own Grandma. Hanning went on to write for such series as Fibber McGee & Molly, Burns and Allen, The Real McCoys, and The Andy Gri ffith Show.

THEATRE ARTS

owerhouse Theatre at Roger T. Sermon Community Center is home to one of the best community theatres in the metro, City Theatre of Independence. The Sermon Center is also host to Encore Theatre, and Children’s Performing Theatre. Visit www.citytheatreofindependence.org for a complete schedule.

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THE PUPPETRY ARTS INSTITUTE is a magical place where imagination and inspiration flourish. Preserving and promoting puppetry through education and entertainment for all ages, PAI features the Hazelle Rollins Museum, puppet making workshops and performances by local, national and international puppeteers. From marionettes, hand puppets, shadow puppets and rod puppets, PAI is the official world producers of Sister Mary Annette puppets used for theatre groups performing “Nunsense” the musical. | 18 |

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THINGS TO DO

KID FRIENDLY “LET THE ADVENTURE BEGIN”

veryone knows Independence was founded on the pioneer spirit. For families, this means a real-life adventure to the most popular “jumping off” point, where pioneers stocked their wagons with supplies before heading out to Oregon or California.

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In addition to catching the pioneer spirit, visitors will find an array of attractions designed for giving mom, dad, even the kiddos, a huge smile. Splash into fun at Adventure Oasis water park and ride the Sidewinder, a 308-foot raft slide. Play an interactive game of Pack your wagon at the National Frontier Trails Museum or create your very own puppet at the Puppetry Arts Institute. With so many exciting attractions for travelers of all ages, you can be sure to keep your family entertained and happy while finding your Independence.

ADVENTURE OASIS WATER PARK

GEORGE OWENS NATURE PARK

Hub Drive North of 23rd Street Independence MO, 64050 (816)325-7843

1601 S Speck Rd Independence MO, 64057 (816) 325-7115

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19200 E 39th Street Independence MO, 64057 (816) 795-1430

4601 S Cochise Ct Independence MO, 64055 (816) 478-7807

CENTERPOINT MEDICAL CENTER COMMUNITY ICE RINK

PHARAOH CINEMA 4

19100 E Valley View Pkwy Independence Mo, 64055 (816) 442-6128

CHILDREN’S PEACE PAVILION 1001 W Walnut Ave Independence MO, 64050 (816) 521-3033

COOL CREST 10735 E US Hwy 40 Independence MO, 64055 (816) 358-0088

DIAMOND BOWL 218 N Osage St Independence MO, 64050 (816) 252-8003

114 W Maple Independence MO, 64050 (816) 325-7813

PIONEER TRAILS ADVENTURES 217 N Main St Independence MO, 64050 (816) 456-4591

PUPPETRY ARTS INSTITUTE 11025 E Winner Road Independence MO, 64052 (816) 833-9777

SILVERSTEIN EYE CENTERS ARENA 19100 East Valley View Parkway Independence MO, 64055

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THINGS TO DO

OUTDOOR ADVENTURES

“ExPLORE THE QUEEN CITY OF THE TRAILS” ith miles of outdoor biking and walking trails, to fishing and woodland hiking, Independence is host to an abundance of activities to help keep you and your family moving and entertained during your stay. After a long drive, and what seems like hours of asking “Are we there yet?”, the thought of getting out of the car to explore is something everyone can agree on! Chase new adventures on the trails at the 86-acre George Owens Nature Park. Or, get your heart racing on the The Little Blue Trace Trail, with 14 miles of biking, walking or running path winding through a beautiful nature reserve. Reel in a fish at Waterfall Park or go camping at one of Jackson County’s many campgrounds. Outdoor lovers rejoice, if it’s a breath of fresh air you long for, we’ll be here waiting... along with the birds, fish, squirrel and deer.

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ADVENTURE OASIS WATER PARK

GEORGE OWENS NATURE PARK

WALKING TRAILS

Hub Drive North of 23rd Street Independence MO, 64050 (816)325-7843

1601 S Speck Rd Independence MO, 64057 (816) 325-7115

Little Blue Trace Independence MO (816) 325-7890

CHANGING SEASONS GARDEN

JACKSON COUNTY PARKS AND RECREATION

WINTERSTONE GOLF COURSE

11014 E Winner Rd Independence MO, 64052 (816) 252-3372

22807 SW Wood Chapel Blue Springs MO, 64015 (816) 503-4800 At 21,000 acres, the Jackson County parks system features outstanding fishing and boating lakes and campgrounds.

17101 E Kentucky Rd Independence, MO (816)257-5755

COOL CREST 10735 E US Hwy 40 Independence MO, 64055 (816) 358-0088

DRUMM FARM GOLF COURSE 15400 E 34th St S Independence MO, 64055 (816) 350-9900

STONE CANYON GOLF COURSE 22415 E 39th St Independence MO, 64015 (816) 228-3333

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YOUR ADVENTURE AWAITS!

$1 OFF ADMISSION

2100 S. Hub Dr.,, Independence, MO (816) 325 325-7843 7843

Open Daily May 27 – Aug 13 ci.independence.mo.us/ParksAndRec/AdvenOasis

Present this coupon for $1 off daily admission to Adventure Oasis. Limit one per customer. Not valid with any other offers. Expires 8/13/17 INDVG17

The park is open year round and provides 86 acres of beautiful forest, lakes, hiking trails and wildlife. Explore the rustic nature center and find new seasonal exhibits.

1601 N. Speck Rd. Independence, MO (816) 325-7115

ci.independence.mo.us/ParksAndRec/Owens

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WHERE TO STAY “A PLACE TO REST AND RECOUP”

PREMIUM HOTELS

rom waterfall views and luxury accommodations to places tucked away in the trees, indulge in our calm and relaxing hotel properties. Our premium hotels are the perfect choice for romance-seekers, honeymooners, and special occasion guests. In addition to beautiful accommodations, Independence offers two conference centers and space for conventions and meetings. Located just minutes from downtown Kansas City, and only 35 minutes from Kansas City International Airport, Independence offers a blend of hometown heritage with modern-day facilities.

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19751 E Valley View Pkwy Independence MO, 64057 (816) 373-9880

19677 E Jackson Dr Independence MO, 64057 (816) 795-3781

19400 E 39th Place South Independence MO, 64057 (816) 994-2700

DRURY INN & SUITES

HOLIDAY INN ExPRESS

20300 E. 42nd Street South Independence MO, 64015 (816) 795-9393

19901 E Valley View Pkwy Independence MO, 64057 (816) 795-8889

STONEY CREEK HOTEL AND CONFERENCE CENTER

FAIRFIELD INN BY MARRIOTT

RESIDENCE INN

18700 E 37th Ter S Independence MO, 64057 (816) 795-1616

3700 Arrowhead Ave Independence MO, 64057 (816) 795-6466

18011 Bass Pro Drive Independence MO, 64055 (816) 908-9600

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13710 E 42nd Terr Independence MO, 64055 (816) 373-2800 4048 S Lynn Ct Dr Independence MO, 64055 (816) 254-0100

DAYS INN

13712 E 42nd Terrace S Independence MO, 64055 (816) 340-6365

4200 South Noland Rd Independence MO, 64055 (816) 373-8856 4142 S Noland Rd Independence MO, 64055 (816) 350-7816

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4032 S Lynn Ct Dr Independence MO, 64055 (816) 833-1888

MY PLACE ExTENDED STAY

20105 East Valley View Pkwy Independence MO, 64055 (816) 491-2599

DRURY INN & SUITES

KANSAS CITY INDEPENDENCE 20300 E 42nd Street S, Blue Springs, MO 64015 • 816-795-9393

The Extras Aren’t Extra!® Free Hot Breakfast Free Hot Food & Cold Beverages at the 5:30 Kickback® Free Wifi Throughout the Hotel • Free Parking During Your Stay Indoor/Outdoor Pool & Whirlpool

For discounted rates, please use rate code 320728.

DruryHotels.com • 1-800-DRURYINN

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WHERE TO STAY

HAWTHORN BED & BREAKFAST

BOUTIQUE HOTELS AND B&B ALBONEE COUNTRY INN AND VINEYARDS

HIGHER GROUND HOTEL

SERENDIPITY BED AND BREAKFAST

WALDO GUEST COTTAGE

2200 S Crenshaw Rd Independence MO, 64057 (816) 220-2820

200 N Delaware St Independence MO, 64050 (816) 836-0292

116 S Pleasant St Independence MO, 64050 (816) 833-4719

803 W Waldo Avenue Independence MO, 64050 (816) 866-1005

HAWTHORN BED AND BREAKFAST

OPHELIA’S INN

SILVER HEART INN BED AND BREAKFAST

WOODSTOCK INN BED AND BREAKFAST

1 Hawthorne Place Independence MO, 64050 (816) 252-2607

201 N Main St Independence MO, 64050 (816) 461-4525

1114 S Noland Road Independence MO, 64050 (816) 838-9508

1212 W Lexington Ave Independence MO, 64050 (816) 886-5656

RV PARKS & CAMPGROUNDS PARK IT AT OUR PLACE Would you pass up 600-thread count sheets for a sleeping bag under the stars? The campgrounds and RV Parks of Independence not only offer great amenities, but a built-in sense of community. From large family groups to romantic couples-only adventures, there’s no better way to escape the routines of ordinary life and return to nature for a while. Don’t forget the marshmallows!

CAMPUS RV PARK 406 S Pleasant St Independence MO, 64050 (888) 254-3750

ADDITIONAL CAMPING OPTIONS IN JACKSON COUNTY With more than 250 camping sites at Lake Jacomo, Longview Lake and Blue Springs Lake Campgrounds, there is almost always an available spot for you to call “Home.” Jackson County Parks + Rec campgrounds attract campers from all 48 continental states each year. The popularity of our campgrounds is enhanced by the available amenities just minutes away: beaches, boating, full-service marinas, nature trails, golf and more!

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Truman Inn • Free Hot Buffet Breakfast • Satellite T.V. w/5 HBO’s and 5 ESPN’s • Free WiFi • In Room Coffee Maker • Business Center • 24 Hour Fax & Copy Service Available • Outdoor Pool • Free Parking • Kids Under 17 Stay Free with an Adult • Pets Welcome w/fee • Guest Laundry • Fitness Center • Free USA Today 4048 S. Lynn Court Dr. Independence, MO

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816-254-0100

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Computer w/ Internet Outdoor Parking Interior Corridors Well-lit Area, In-Room Government Travelers: FEMA Approved Free Coffee Fitness Center* Bus Parking Banquet Rooms* Guest Laundry* Free Full Breakfast Indoor Heated Pool Spa Pet-friendly Hotel* Free Wireless High Speed Internet Access Truck Parking Business Center * Indicates services/amenities that may require an additional cost.

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When planning for your next trip, remember we‘ve planned for your every need. You put a lot of planning into your trips. Believe it or not, so do we. That's why we provide lots of extras like complimentary high-speed Internet, a microwave, fridge, plus evening room service, a workout facility and more – for a lot less money than you’d think. So feel free to obsess over every detail of your trip. And let us obsess over you once you arrive. Everything. Right where you need it? 19677 E. Jackson Dr, Independence, MO 64057 816-350-3000 reservations: independence.stayhgi.com 1-877-STAY-HGI

• AIRPORT WITHIN 15 MILES • FREE BREAKFAST • MINI-REFRIGERATOR - ALL ROOMS • SWIMMING POOL • BUSINESS CENTER • INTERIOR CORRIDORS • COIN LAUNDRY • FLAT SCREEN TVS • IN-ROOM COFFEE - SELECT ROOMS • MICROWAVE - SELECT ROOMS • FREE COFFEE IN THE LOBBY • SNACK CENTER • ADA ACCESSIBLE ROOMS • FREE PARKING • PETS STAY FREE • KIDS 17 & UNDER STAY FREE • FREE WIFI

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KC Metro's Best Mexican Restaurant Enjoy live music at our outdoor cabana Mariachi's and Balloon artist Friday's and Saturday's Large Parties welcome Catering Available

18201 E Bass Pro Drive Independence, MO

816-886-7863

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PLACES TO EAT

INDEPENDENCE ORIGINALS “TREAT YOUR PIONEER PALATE”

ne of the best ways to experience Independence is through its food. Each Independence Original restaurant offers a story, from the person who founded the establishment in the 1800s to the proud owners of present day. It’s no surprise our visitors fall in love with the culinary delights of the midwest. Rooted in more than just good food, each establishment offers a taste of history. From award winning fresh Italian dishes and Harry Truman’s favorite cocktail, to traditional Kansas City barbecue, these time-honored and historically significant dishes are a true testament to any pioneer’s palate.

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CLINTON’S SODA FOUNTAIN

DETOUR COFFEE SHOP

ENGLEWOOD CAFé

1101 US 24 Hwy Independence MO, 64050 (816) 252-2275

100 W Maple Ave Independence MO, 64050 (816) 833-2046

10921 E Winner Rd Independence MO, 64052 (816) 503-9550

10904 E Winner Rd Independence MO, 64052 (816) 461-9588

BIG BOY DRIVE-IN

A LITTLE BBQ JOINT

CORNER CAFé

DICKEY’S BARBECUE PIT

FUN HOUSE PIZZA & PUB

12401 E US 40 Hwy Independence MO, 64055 (816) 356-1221

4215 S Little Blue Pkwy Independence MO, 64057 (816) 350-7000

1348 S Noland Road Independence MO, 64055 (816) 833-7427

13002 E US 40 Hwy Independence MO, 64055 (816) 358-5520

BIG JOHN’S CORNER BAR

COURTHOUSE ExCHANGE

DIxON’S CHILI PARLOR

HEREFORD HOUSE

213 W Maple Ave Independence MO, 64050 (816) 461-9790

113 W Lexington Ave Independence MO, 64050 (816) 252-0733

9105 E US 40 Hwy Independence MO, 64055 (816) 861-7308

3308 S Sioux Court Independence MO, 64057 (816) 510-8497

CAFé VERONA

DAVE’S DELI BAKERY AND DELI

EL PICO

HI BOY DRIVE IN

214 W Maple Ave Independence MO, 64050 (816) 461-0765

106 W Maple Ave Independence MO, 64050 (816) 252-7426

924 W US 24 Hwy Independence MO, 64050 (816) 252-4050

206 W Lexington Ave Independence MO, 64050 (816) 833-0044

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PLACES TO EAT

ANxIETY 4:

Early Hereford breeders Charles Gudgell and Thomas A. Simpson of Mis souri imported cattle, one of which was a bul l named “Anxiety 4”, known as the father of Am erican Herefords. He lived in Independence, on a farm on Gudgell Road. “Anxiety” has been credited wit h 99% of the beef in the Kansas City Area, as well as the migration of quality beef to Om aha, NE and Chicago, IL.

HISTORIC INDEPENDENCE SQUARE

PALOMINOS RESTAURANT

TOMMY’S TAVERN

VIVILORE

112 W Lexington Ave Independence MO, 64050 (816) 461-0065

10219 E US Hwy 24 Independence MO, 64055 (816) 833-3270

217 S Main St Independence MO, 64050 (816) 461-3000

10815 E Winner Road Independence MO , 64052 (816) 836-2222

JACK’S DONUTS

POPPY’S FAMOUS DONUTS

UP DOG

V’s ITALIAN RISTORANTE

2400 S Lee’s Summit Rd Independence MO, 64055 (816) 461-7424

318 W US Hwy 24 Independence MO, 64050 (816) 836-1211

114 N Liberty St Independence MO, 64050 (816) 836-2900

10819 E US Hwy 40 Independence MO, 64055 (816) 353-1241

LITTLE RICHARD’S

RHEINLAND RESTAURANT

301 N M 291 Hwy Independence MO, 64056 (816) 257-7295

208 N Main St Independence MO, 64050 (816) 461-5383

MAIN STREET COFFEE HOUSE

SALVATORES

107 S Main St Independence MO, 64050 (816) 503-8388

12801 E US Hwy 40 Independence MO, 64055 (816) 737-2400

MUGS UP DRIVE IN

SQUARE PIZZA

700 E 23rd St S Independence MO, 64055 (816) 254-7040

208 W Maple Ave Independence MO, 64050 (816) 461-2929

OPHELIA’S RESTAURANT

THE HAPPY GREEK

206 N Main St Independence MO, 64050 (816) 461-4525

1003 East 23rd Street South Independence MO, 64055 (816) 503-9934

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2017 Festivals |

FREE

Chinese New Year | JAN 29 Passport to India | APR 9 Juneteenth Celebration | JUN 10 Kansas City’s Big Picnic | JUL 23 American Indian Cultural Celebration | SEPT 24 Day of the Dead | NOV 5

nelson-atkins.org/events 45th & Oak, Kansas City, Missouri | 3 blocks from the Plaza |

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EXPERIENCE REST,

UNLIKE THE REST This spacious, urban lodge offers a whole new kind of hotel experience featuring many beautiful guest rooms and suites that provide a warm woodsy feel and modern rustic decor. With complimentary wi-fi and hot breakfast, we look forward to your next stay of rest and relaxation at Stoney Creek Hotel & Conference Center!

Book directly at StoneyCreekHotels.com! 18011 Bass Pro Drive | Independence, MO 816.908.9600

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