Ornate 31-room mansion provides enchanting tales of Victorian life in the Heartland. (Optional: Victorian Tea Party with costumed characters. Allow 1 ½ hours. 35 minimum, $20 each.
1500 N. LibertyIndependence, MO 64050(816) 325-7430Allow 45 minuteswww.vailemansion.org
Twelve-minute slide show on the Truman family in their home at 219 N. Delaware in Independence, also includes pictures of Margaret's wedding.
223 N. MainIndependence, MO 64050(816) 254-9929Allow 25 minuteswww.nps.gov/hstr
Enjoy an upscale lunch at Ophelia's, authentic German food at the Rheinland or savor Italian at Café Verona. Find unique, one-of-a-kind gifts in antique shops. OR enjoy a carriage ride around The Square with Pioneer Trails Adventures. Call for prices and advance reservation (816) 456-4991.
Main & LexingtonIndependence, MO 64050(816) 456-4991Allow 2 hours
View a collection of hair art that was popular in the 1800s, including wreaths and jewelry.
1333 S. NolandIndependence, MO 64050(816) 833-2955Allow 30 minutes
Built in 1852 along the 1846 alignment of the Santa Fe Trail, this magnificent home was once owned by George C. Bingham, famed Civil War artist. In the 1890s the Waggoner's purchased the home and 95% of the furnishings are original to the home.
313 W. PacificIndependence, MO 64050(816) 461-3491Allow 45 minuteswww.bwestate.org
Enjoy a free organ recital at 3:00 p.m. during summer months, or a private recital for $45.00. Features Japanese meditation garden and museum art work.
201 S. RiverIndependence, MO 64050(816) 833-1000Allow 30 minutes
Girls Night Out is a monthly event for ladies to come out and network with other women like themselves who love the outdoors and want to learn more about the outdoors. They meet the 3rd Wednesday of every month. Call for details.
18001 Bass Pro Drive Independence, MO 64055(816) 795-4300Allow 2 hours
Package price includes lodging accommodations for one night and two adult tickets to each site (lunches and optional activities are not included).
City of Independence Department of Tourism