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

Find Your Independence ............................................................................... 4 Things To Do:

Pioneers and Trails .......................................................................... 6 Discover Truman ............................................................................ 10 Genealogy .......................................................................................12 Religious Sites .................................................................................14 Sports and Recreation .................................................................... 16 Shopping ........................................................................................ 18 Arts and Entertainment .................................................................. 19 Theatre Arts ................................................................................... 20 Kid Friendly .....................................................................................21 Outdoor Adventures ....................................................................... 22

VisitIndependence.com ©2017 Independence Tourism Department

Copyright © 2018 MetroMedia Publishers, Inc. 4210 Shawnee Mission Parkway, Suite 314A Fairway, KS. 66205 (913) 951-8413 www.metromediapublishers.com

Where To Stay:

Premium Hotels ............................................................................. 24 Boutique Hotels and B&B ............................................................... 25

Places to Eat:

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

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 Visitor 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. We’re happy you’re here.

Mayor Eileen Weir


INDEPENDENCE MISSOURI

HISTORIC SITES ATTRACTIONS 1.

2.

IMPORTANT CITY FACILITIES

Jackson County Courthouse Main & Lexington Jackson County Historical Society | Truman Courtroom (816) 881-4699 Visitor Experience Center (816) 325-7890

A. Police Department 223 N. Memorial Dr. (816) 325-7300

B. Independence City Hall

111 E. Maple (816) 325-7000

Truman Home Ticket Center & Tourist Information Center

Main St. & Truman Rd. (816) 254-9929

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1859 Jail, Marshal’s Home & Museum

217 N. Main St. (816) 461-1897

4. Pioneer Trails Adventures

In front of 217 N. Main (816) 456-4991

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Clinton’s Soda Fountain & Gifts

100 W. Maple (816) 833-2046

6. 1827 Log Courthouse

107 W. Kansas (816) 325-7111

7.

Bingham-Waggoner Estate

313 W. Pacific (816) 461-3491

8. National Frontier Trails Museum 318 W. Pacific (816) 325-7575

INDEPENDENCE AVE.

9. 1879 Chicago & Alton Depot 318 W. Pacific (816) 325-7955

10. Truman Depot (Amtrak Station) 1111 W. Pacific (816) 325-7890

11. Puppetry Arts Institute (Englewood Station Shopping Center) 11025 E. Winner Rd (816) 833-9777

12. Mormon Visitors Center

937 W. Walnut (816) 836-3466

13. Community of Christ Auditorium River Blvd. & Walnut St. (816) 833-1000 Children’s Peace Pavilion (816) 521-3033

14. Church of Christ, Temple Lot (Historic Marker) 200 S. River Blvd. (816) 833-3995

15. Community of Christ Temple

River Blvd. & Walnut St. (816) 833-1000

16. Heritage Plaza

1034 W. Lexington (913) 481-5903

17. Truman Home

&

(buy tickets at Ticket Center, see #1)

219 N. Delaware St. (816) 254-9929

18. Noland Home

216 N. Delaware St.

19. Harry S. Truman Library & Museum 500 W. 24 Hwy. (816) 268-8200

20. Vaile Mansion

1500 N. Liberty (816) 325-7430

21. Leila’s Hair Museum

1333 S. Noland Rd. (816) 833-2955

22. Independence Center (I-70 & 291 Hwy.) Bass Pro (291 & 40 Hwy.) Silverstein Arena (I-70 & 291 Hwy.) 23. Midwest Genealogy Center (S. Lee’s Summit Rd.) and

Adventure Oasis Water Park

23RD ST. TO M-291

(23 St. & 291 Hwy.)

24. Truman Memorial Building & Veterans Hall 416 W. Maple (816) 325-7843 Indicates free parking lots around the square

Independence, Missouri • Visitor Experience Center 112 W. Lexington • Independence, MO 64050 • (816) 325-7890 • (800) 748-7323

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816-886-7863

www.loscabosok.com 1859 operated 1859Jail Jail, Museum Marshal’s Home and Museum operated by by the Jackson Co.the Jackson Co. Historical Society Historical Society 217 N. Main St. Independence, MO 816.252.1892 · www.jchs.org

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

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!

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THINGS TO DO PIONEERS AND TRAILS:

Between 1840 and 1860, more than 400,000 pioneers headed we st on the Oregon trail from its starting point, Independence, Missouri.

PIONEERS AND TRAILS

NATIONAL FRONTIER TRAILS MUSEUM

CELEBRATE THE 175TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE OREGON TRAIL

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018 marks the 175th anniversary of the “Great Migration” of wagon trains on the Oregon Trail. In 1843 approximately 1,000 pioneers made the 2,170-mile journey to Oregon. Over the next 25 years, 400,000 people traveled west from Independence, Missouri, with dreams of a new life, gold and lush farmlands. As the starting point of the Oregon Trail, join us as we mark this historic year with celebrations and unique activities commemorating the dreamers, risk-takers and those who gambled everything for a new life. Check out our 175th anniversary page throughout the year for events and activities at www.visitindependence.com/Oregon175.

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

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: May - September, Sat 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. or call for an appointment

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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more than just a ride! save $5.00 Per adult for the Full City Tour

Take a trip back in time with us on the Oregon Trail & more! Visit The Historic Independence Square

Pick Up: Outside 217 N. Main St. Independence MO

Advance Reservations: 816.254.2466 Wagon Master: 816.456.4991

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.

www.chicagoaltondepot1879.org

318 W. Paciďƒžc 816-325-7955

Bingham Waggoner Estate

**Bingham-Waggoner Benefit Dinner

Featuring local chefs preparing exquisite cuisine

May 19th - 5:30 p.m. June 23rd

**Independence Uncorked Winefest

September 8th - 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Local wineries, artisans, music & food!

Breakfast and tours of local gardens

Breakfast: 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. Garden tour: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Christmas Tours

November 23rd - December 30th (closed Dec 23, 24 & 25) Mon - Sat 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sundays 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

31st Annual Bingham-Waggoner Antique & Craft Fair

July 14th - 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. LIVE MUSIC! FREE ADMISSION!

Sodas on Sunday - B-W Members Only August 5 - 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Featuring local chefs preparing exquisite cuisine

August 4th - 5:30 p.m.

**Breakfast and Blooms at the Bingham

th

**Bingham-Waggoner Benefit Dinner

Twilight Tour - One Evening Only!

December 2nd - 4 p.m. - 7 p.m. LIVE MUSIC! COMPLIMENTARY REFRESHMENTS!

** Denotes reservations required.

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ON THE TRAIL:

In the mid 1800s, more than a quarter of a million people hea ded west to find their dreams in the “pr omised lands” of Mexico, California and the Ore gon Territory. The “Queen City of the Trails” is the only city in the nation that ser ved as the launching point for the Santa Fe, Oregon and California Trails.

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 10 a.m.– 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.

NATIONAL FRONTIER TRAILS MUSEUM

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LABOR DAY WEEKEND

ARTS, CRAFTS & MUSIC FESTIVAL

Strawberry Festival June 2nd, 9 to 4, 2018

Christmas Tours Victorian Christmas Romance November 23December 30th 2018

Aug. 31st - Sept. 3rd, 2018

A 46-YEAR FAMILY TRADITION! Historic Square Independence, MO FREE Admission

www.SantaCaliGon.com

Vaile Mansion-Arboretum

1500 N Liberty Street | Independence, MO 816-325-7430 | www.vailemansion.org 2018 • I ndependence Vi si tor s G u ide

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DISCOVER TRUMAN

FROM HUMBLE BEGINNINGS TO UNITED STATES PRESIDENT

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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.

NOLAND HOME 216 N. Delaware Home to Harry’s favorite cousins, the Noland Home sits directly across the street from the Truman Home.

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“I’ve been taking my walks around the city and passing places that bring back wonderful recollections. What a pleasure to be back here at home — once more a free and independent citizen of the gateway city of the old Great West.” — Harry Truman

TRUMAN WALKING TRAIL 223 N. Main • (816) 254.2720 Beginning at the Truman Home Ticket Center at Main St. and Truman Rd., 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.

HARRY S. TRUMAN LIBRARY AND MUSEUM

500 W. U.S. Highway 24 • (816) 268.8200 or (800) 833.1225 • www.trumanlibrary.org The Harry S. Truman Library and Museum is the presidential library and resting place of Harry S. Truman, the 33rd President of the United States (1945–1953). It was the first presidential library to be created under the provisions of the 1955 Presidential Libraries Act, and is one of 13 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 dayHARRY S. TRUMAN LIBRARY to-day operation of the Library, personally training museum docents and conducting HARRY S. TRUMAN HOME & NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE impromptu “press conferences” for visiting school students. He frequently arrived before the staff and would often answer the Visitor Center | Tickets: 223 N. Main • (816) 254.9929 phone to give directions and answer questions, telling surprised Truman Home: 219 N. Delaware • www.nps.gov/hstr callers that he was the “man himself.” This was the home of President Harry S. Truman for more than five decades. During his presidency, 1945–1953, it served as the “Summer Hours: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Daily, Sunday Noon – 5 p.m., Closed New Year’s, Thanksgiving & White House.” Guided tours are limited to eight people per tour. Christmas Days. Tickets must be purchased at the Harry S. Truman Visitor Center. Cost: $8 adults, $7 seniors, $3 ages 6–15, 5 and under free. Hours: Tours available 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (No Monday tours Nov. 1 - Memorial Day) and are dependent on staffing. Cost: $7, Children 15 and under are free. Tickets available HARRY S. TRUMAN HOME only at the NPS Visitor Center: 223 N. Main.

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 World War I. 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-Wed 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., Thu 9 a.m. – 8 p.m., Fri 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Sat 1 p.m. – 4 p.m., Closed Sun 2018 • I ndependence Vi si to r s G u ide

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GENEALOGY

MIDWEST GENEALOGY CENTER

FIND A GOLD MINE OF FAMILY HISTORY

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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 - Sat 10 a.m. - 8 p.m., Sun 1 - 8 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 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

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

Open daily! midwestgenealogycenter.org

For discounted rates, use code 320728 Exp: 12/31/2018

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RELIGIOUS SITES I

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.

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 daily at 3 p.m. | Daily Prayer for Peace: 1 p.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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MORMON VISITORS CENTER

HERITAGE PLAZA

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.

MISSOURI MORMON WALKING TRAIL

Beginning at Walnut and River, across the street from the Community of Christ Auditorium, the trail is 1 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 and 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.


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!

FAMILY TIME! Paradise Park is a great indoor and outdoor Family Entertainment Center for guests of all ages. We are focused on creating a safe, clean and fun environment that is ever-changing in themes, events, and activities throughout the year. So each time you visit with your grandkids, friends, and co-workers, the experiences are fresh… but the memories will last forever.

1 FREE Adult Discovery Play Admission With purchase of a child admission.

The Children’s Edutainment Center is designed for play and discovery for children 7 & under. Not valid w/ any other discounted offer. Exp. 12/31/18 IVG

$5 OFF

ADVENTURE

Indoor & Outdoor Fun! Choose from 7 unlimited attractions! Not valid w/ any other discounted offer. Exp. 12/31/18 IVG

Kansas City’s Premier Family Destination 1021 NE Colbern Rd. • Lee’s Summit, MO 64086 816-246-5224 • www.Paradise-Park.com 2018 • I ndependence Vi si tor s G u ide

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SPORTS AND RECREATION

MAIN EVENT

READY. SET. PLAY!

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ce skate or watch a hockey game at the Silverstein Eye Centers Arena, home to concerts, professional hockey, arena football 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 N. of 23rd St. Independence, MO 64050 (816) 325-7843

AMF STRIKE ‘N SPARE LANES

13001 E. 40 Hwy. Independence, MO 64055 (816) 356-1900

B& D SKATE CENTER

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

13903 E. Noland Ct. Independence, MO 64055 (816) 252-1084

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

CENTERPOINT MEDICAL CENTER COMMUNITY ICE

HENLEY AQUATIC CENTER

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

COOL CREST

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

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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

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MAIN EVENT ENTERTAINMENT

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

KANSAS CITY COMETS

1712 Main St., Suite 431 Kansas City, MO 64108 888-9-COMETS

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

KANSAS CITY PHANTOMS 19100 E. Valley View Pkwy. Independence, MO 64055 (816) 800-2133

ROGER T SERMON COMMUNITY CENTER 201 N. Dodgion St. Independence, MO 64050 (816) 325-7370

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

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

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

WALKING TRAILS Little Blue Trace Walking Trail Independence, MO 64056 (816) 325-7890

WINTERSTONE GOLF COURSE 17101 E. Kentucky Rd. Independence, MO 64058 (816) 257-5755


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THINGS TO DO

SHOPPING

INDEPENDENCE CENTER MALL

HISTORIC AND CONVENIENT OPTIONS

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or many travelers, shopping ranks high on the itinerary. 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 sit-down 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 truly 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, Missouri, 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 third 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 Little Blue Pkwy.

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

PHARAOH THEATER HISTORIC INDEPENDENCE SQUARE

ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT EXPERIENCE OUR CULTURE

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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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ENGLEWOOD STATION ARTS DISTRICT

PHARAOH CINEMA 4

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

11100 E. Winner Rd. Independence, MO 64052 (816) 252-5622

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

B&B THEATERS TWIN DRIVE-IN

HISTORIC INDEPENDENCE SQUARE

POWERHOUSE THEATER

1320 E. Kentucky Rd. Independence, MO 64050 (816) 844-6430

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

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

B-VOGUE ART GALLERY

LEILA’S HAIR MUSEUM

PUPPETRY ARTS INSTITUTE

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

1333 S. Noland Rd. Independence, MO 64055 (816) 833.2955

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

CHANGING SEASONS GIFT GALLERY

MAIN EVENT ENTERTAINMENT

PRIMARY COLORS

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

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

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

DIAMOND BOWL

MAIN STREET COFFEE HOUSE

THREE TRAILS TRADING POST

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

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

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

Vivilore

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

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THINGS TO DO

THEATRE ARTS P

UPPETRY 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.

PUPPETRY ARTS INSTITUTE

City Theatre of

Independence Year-Round Performances. Comedies. Dramas. Musicals. Family Friendly. Community Driven.

POWERHOUSE 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 citytheatreofindependence.org for a complete schedule.

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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 N. of 23rd St. Independence, MO 64050 (816) 325-7843

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

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MAIN EVENT ENTERTAINMENT

19200 E. 39th St. 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 Rd. Independence, MO 64052 (816) 833-9777

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

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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 Little Blue Trace Trail, with 14 miles of biking, walking, or running paths 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, squirrels and deer.

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ADVENTURE OASIS WATER PARK

GEORGE OWENS NATURE PARK

WALKING TRAILS

Hub Drive N. of 23rd St. 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 Woods 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

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


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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

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WHERE TO STAY “A PLACE TO REST AND RECOUP”

HILTON GARDEN INN

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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CANDLEWOOD SUITES

FAIRFIELD INN BY MARRIOTT

RESIDENCE INN BY MARRIOTT

4545 S. Trace Park Ct. Independence, MO 64057 (816) 381-7300

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

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

COMFORT SUITES

HILTON GARDEN INN

STAYBRIDGE SUITES

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

19677 E. Jackson Dr Independence, MO 64057 (816) 350-3000

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

DRURY INN & SUITES

HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS

20300 E. 42nd St. S. Independence, MO 64015 (816) 795-9393

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

STONEY CREEK HOTEL AND CONFERENCE CENTER 18011 Bass Pro Dr Independence, MO 64055 (816) 908-9600

ECONOMY HOTELS AN EXPERIENCE

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!

18011 Bass Pro Drive, Indpendence, MO 800.659.2220

BOOK DIRECTLY AT

StoneyCreekHotels.com!

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

MY PLACE EXTENDED STAY

20105 E. Valley View Pkwy. Independence, MO 64055 (816) 491-2598

4200 S. Noland Rd. Independence, MO 64055 (816) 373-8856 4142 S. Noland Rd. Independence, MO 64055 (816) 350-7816 4032 S. Lynn Ct. Dr Independence, MO 64055 (816) 833-1888


WHERE TO STAY

SILVERHEART INN BED AND 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 Ave. 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 Rd. 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

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!

406 S. Pleasant St. Independence, MO 64050 (816) 254-1815

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COME STAY WITH US AT HIGHER GROUND HOTEL

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 | 26 |

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816-254-0100

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4200 S. Noland Rd. Independence, MO 64055 | QIX12.com | 816-373-8856

• 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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PLACES TO EAT

CLINTON’S SODA FOUNTAIN

INDEPENDENCE ORIGINALS TREAT YOUR PIONEER PALATE

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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.

CLINTON’S SODA FOUNTAIN

DETOUR COFFEE SHOP

FUN HOUSE PIZZA & PUB

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

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

BIG BOY DRIVE-IN

A LITTLE BBQ JOINT

CORNER CAFÉ

DIXON’S CHILI PARLOR

HI BOY DRIVE IN

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

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

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

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

BIG JOHN’S CORNER BAR

COURTHOUSE EXCHANGE

EL PICO

HISTORIC INDEPENDENCE SQUARE

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

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

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

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

CAFÉ VERONA

DAVE’S BAKERY & DELI

ENGLEWOOD CAFÉ

INKWELL CAFE

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

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

10914 E. Winner Rd. Independence, MO 64052 (816) 673-1883

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

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PLACES TO EAT

ANXIE TY 4:

Early Hereford breeders Charles Gudgell and Thomas A. Simpson of Mis souri imported cattle, one of which was a bull named “Anxiety 4,” known as the father of Americ an Herefords. He lived in Independence, on a farm on Gudgell Road. “Anxiety” has been credited wit h 99 percent of the beef in the Kansas City are a, as well as the migration of quality beef to Om aha, Nebraska, and Chicago, Illinois. .

VIVILORE RESTAURANT

JACK’S DONUTS

POPPY’S FAMOUS DONUTS

TOP HAT WINERY

VIVILORE

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

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

120 S. Main St. Independence, MO 64050 (816) 248-9436

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

LITTLE RICHARD’S

RHEINLAND RESTAURANT

UP DOG

V’s ITALIAN RISTORANTE

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

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

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

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

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 E. 23rd St. S. Independence, MO 64055 (816) 503-9934

PALOMINOS RESTAURANT

TOMMY’S TAVERN

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

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

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2018 free festivals Chinese New Year

Sunday, January 28 | 10 a.m.–4 p.m.

Passport to India Festival Sunday, April 15 | 10 a.m.–4 p.m.

Juneteenth Celebration

Sunday, June 9 | 10 a.m.–4 p.m.

Kansas City’s Big Picnic!

The Annual Donald J. Hall Sculpture Park Celebration Sunday, July 22 | 4–8 p.m.

American Indian Cultural Celebration Sunday, September 16 | 10 a.m.–4 p.m.

Day of the Dead Festival

Altar on view: October 25–November 4 Sunday, November 4 | 10 a.m.–4 p.m. 45th & Oak, Kansas City, Missouri 3 blocks from the country club plaza

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