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INDEPENDENCE

Blaze your own trails and find your next one-of-a-kind travel experience.
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AMERICAN LEGEND

Retrace the steps of President Harry S.Truman.
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FAMILY ROOTS

Branch out while rediscovering your past.
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WAY WESTWARD

Pack your wagon and ride historic trails.
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WEEKEND GETAWAY

Stay Where It Makes Sense and Cents!
upcoming EVENTS

Oct
27
Fri
Enchanted Forest @ George Owens National Park
Oct 27 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Enchanted Forest @ George Owens National Park

Enchanted Forest

George Owens Nature Park

Friday & Saturday, October 20 & 21

Friday & Saturday, October 27 & 28

7:00 – 9:00 p.m.

$3 per person at the gate (cash or credit card)

Non-scary Halloween event for the whole family.  Walk a paved trail into the forest to watch family friendly scenes come alive.  A hay ride completes the night.

Free parking / concessions for sale / No Smoking on Park property / All bags are subject to search. A program of the Independence Parks|Recreation|Tourism Department & the Powerhouse Theatre Foundation

 

Haunted Ghost Tours @ 1859 Jail Museum
Oct 27 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Haunted Ghost Tours @ 1859 Jail Museum | Independence | Missouri | United States

It’s time for our annual Haunted Ghost Tours! Tickets go on sale to the General Public on September 5th at 10AM. Tour times are 7PM, 8PM, and 9PM. No refunds. No exchanges. All sales are final. Visitors will tour the 1859 Jail and Marshal’s Home to learn about the history of the building and some of the ghosts that still “haunt” it. Then you will be whisked away on a covered wagon ride around the Historic Independence Square, where you will hear more stories about the Square. The tour takes approximately two hours.
The Haunted Ghost Tours benefit the Jackson County Historical Society.
Sponsors: Dusk 2 Dawn Paranormal and Pioneer Trails Adventures.
Link for tickets: https://jchsmo.eventbrite.com/

Oct
28
Sat
Cemetery Crawl @ National Frontier Trails Museum
Oct 28 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Cemetery Crawl @ National Frontier Trails Museum | Independence | Missouri | United States

October 28 Cemetery Crawl

9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Cost $25 per person

Call (816) 325-7575 for reservations

Learn about Jackson County Trail Blazers

Travel by coach to little known cemeteries where Jackson County Trail Blazers are buried with tour guide and historian, Mike Calvert.

Schedule: 

  • 8:45 a.m. – Meet at National Frontier Trails Museum
  • 9 – 11:30 a.m. – Travel to cemeteries in Eastern Jackson County
  • 11:30 a.m. – Arrive at the Independence Square
  • 11:30 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. Lunch on your own around the Square
  • 1 – 4 p.m. – Travel to cemeteries in Western Jackson County
  • 4 p.m. – Arrive back at National Frontier Trails Museum

Sponsored by Friends of the National Frontier Trails Museum

FriendsNFTM@Yahoo.com

Enchanted Forest @ George Owens National Park
Oct 28 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Enchanted Forest @ George Owens National Park

Enchanted Forest

George Owens Nature Park

Friday & Saturday, October 20 & 21

Friday & Saturday, October 27 & 28

7:00 – 9:00 p.m.

$3 per person at the gate (cash or credit card)

Non-scary Halloween event for the whole family.  Walk a paved trail into the forest to watch family friendly scenes come alive.  A hay ride completes the night.

Free parking / concessions for sale / No Smoking on Park property / All bags are subject to search. A program of the Independence Parks|Recreation|Tourism Department & the Powerhouse Theatre Foundation

 

Haunted Ghost Tours @ 1859 Jail Museum
Oct 28 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Haunted Ghost Tours @ 1859 Jail Museum | Independence | Missouri | United States

It’s time for our annual Haunted Ghost Tours! Tickets go on sale to the General Public on September 5th at 10AM. Tour times are 7PM, 8PM, and 9PM. No refunds. No exchanges. All sales are final. Visitors will tour the 1859 Jail and Marshal’s Home to learn about the history of the building and some of the ghosts that still “haunt” it. Then you will be whisked away on a covered wagon ride around the Historic Independence Square, where you will hear more stories about the Square. The tour takes approximately two hours.
The Haunted Ghost Tours benefit the Jackson County Historical Society.
Sponsors: Dusk 2 Dawn Paranormal and Pioneer Trails Adventures.
Link for tickets: https://jchsmo.eventbrite.com/

Nov
24
Fri
I’ll Be Home for Christmas @ Bingham-Waggoner Estate
Nov 24 @ 10:00 am – Dec 30 @ 4:00 pm
I'll Be Home for Christmas @ Bingham-Waggoner Estate | Independence | Missouri | United States

I’ll Be Home For Christmas
Holiday Home Tour:  The Christmas season begins Friday, November 24th and will continue daily through December 30th (closed Dec 23, 24 & 25). Walk-in tours are offered Monday through Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and on Sundays from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Twilight Tour:  Sunday, December 3rd from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.  This annual event will give you the opportunity to stroll at your leisure, enjoying light refreshments and live music performed by The Morton Sisters. Your visit will begin in the Carriage House Boutique where you will find many unique items to choose from – a gift for someone special or…for special YOU! Following your tour, you may wish to relax in the 3rd floor Tea Room, enjoying music, cookies and hot spiced tea or coffee.

 

Victorian Holiday Elegance
Nov 24 @ 10:00 am – Dec 30 @ 4:00 pm
Victorian Holiday Elegance

November 24-December 30, 2017

(Closed December 23-25)

Monday – Saturday 10AM-4PM

Sunday 1-4PM

Adults $6.00

Children $3.00

The Vaile Mansion sparkles brightest during the holiday season!  Christmas trees adorn many of the thirty-one rooms, while lush greenery is placed over the fireplace mantles. Creative holiday vignettes in each room bring a sense of wonder to the mansion. Each year, volunteer designers showcase a new theme bringing back visitors to experience the beauty and allure of this historic home.

Dec
2
Sat
Champagne & Chandeliers
Dec 2 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Champagne & Chandeliers

Roaring 20s Theme
December 2, 2017
5:30-8:30PM
Tickets $40 per person

Christmas Past Dinner Theatre @ Higher Ground Hotel
Dec 2 @ 6:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Christmas Past Dinner Theatre @ Higher Ground Hotel | Independence | Missouri | United States

Dinner Theatre and Christmas Program Saturday, December 2nd at 6:00 PM

Featuring Jim “Two Crows” Wallen and “The Gum Springs Serenaders.”

Enjoy a gourmet Barbeque Dinner while listening to the melodies of old, sung by The Gum Springs Serenaders.  Experience the stories of Civil War Santa done by none other than Jim “Two Crows” Wallen himself.

Feel free to enjoy the evening with some adult beverages.  You’ll find your room to be quite welcoming at the end of the evening.

$195 per couple (King Rooms), $155 per single (King or Queen).  Upgrades are available.

Price includes BBQ Dinner and Dessert, Show and One Night Stay.

 Call 816.836.0292 To Make Your Reservation!