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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

Nov
23
Fri
“Spirit of Christmas Past” Tours at the 1859 Jail & Marshal’s Home @ 1859 Jail Museum
Nov 23 @ 10:00 am – Dec 30 @ 4:00 pm

About

Come tour the 1859 Jail to learn more about Christmas during the 19th century.

The museum will be open daily for tours from Nov. 23-Dec. 30. Hours are 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Saturday and 1-4 p.m. on Sundays.

 

Bingham-Waggoner Estate Holiday Tours @ Bingham-Waggoner Estate
Nov 23 @ 10:00 am – Dec 30 @ 4:00 pm

About

“Tis the Reason for the Season” — that’s the theme at the Bingham-Waggoner Estate this holiday season.

The Bingham-Waggoner Estate will be open daily for holiday tours from Nov. 23-Dec. 30, excluding Dec. 23, 24 and 25.

 

Dec
15
Sat
Carolers, Cookies and Santa on the Square @ Visitor Experience Center
Dec 15 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

About

Step back in time as the historic Independence Square is transformed into a winter wonderland for the holiday season.

On Saturdays from 1-4 p.m. between Nov. 24-Dec. 15, experience a horse-drawn sleigh ride with carolers around the Square.

Cookies and Santa himself await each guest in the Visitor Experience Center, located inside the Truman Courthouse.

 

Dec
23
Sun
Frosty Skate at Centerpoint Community Ice @ Silverstein Eye Centers Arena
Dec 23 @ 9:30 am – Dec 30 @ 9:30 pm

About

Get in the holiday spirit!

Come ice skate with your family, friends or by yourself inside the Silverstein Eye Centers Arena, presented by Snow Creek.

Hours

Dates and times vary through the week. Frosty Skate is closed Christmas Day.

  • Sunday, Dec. 23
    • Variety Adaptive Frosty Skate @ 9:30-11 a.m.
    • Frosty Skate @ 11 a.m.-9p.m.
  • Monday, Dec. 24
    • Frosty Skate @ 11a.m.-4p.m.
  • Tuesday, Dec. 25
    • Closed for Christmas
  • Wednesday, Dec. 26
    • Frosty Skate @ 11 a.m.-9 p.m.
  • Thursday, Dec. 27
    • Frosty Skate @ 11 a.m.-9:30 p.m.
  • Friday, Dec. 28
    • Frosty Skate @ 11 a.m.-9:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, Dec. 29
    • Frosty Skate @ 11 a.m.-2:15 p.m.
    • Frosty skate at 6-9 p.m.
  • Sunday, Dec. 30
    • Frosty Skate @ 11 a.m.-9:30 p.m.

Admission is $8 at the door. Skate rental is an additional $3.

Children under 4, seniors over 65, and spectators are free.