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Travel Package Available April 1 - October 31

When you visit historic Independence you can almost hear the blazing guns of the Civil War and the rhythmic clatter of wagon wheels. It's also easy to imagine the cheers of the crowd as their home town hero returned from the White House. See for yourself why Harry loved his hometown. Package price includes lodging accommodations for one night and two adult tickets to each site (lunches and optional activities are not included).



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 Stop 1

Harry S. Truman Library & Museum Harry S. Truman Library and Museum

Enjoy film by producer Charles Guggenheim, exhibits and memorabilia on Truman's presidency and private life. Of special interest is a full-scale reproduction of the Oval Office circa 1948 and the gravesites of Harry and Bess. The Museum has completed a $22 million renovation which includes a new multi-media exhibit with two interactive decision theaters on the Truman presidency. Also included are four interactive "discovery" activities for children.

500 W. 24 Hwy
Independence, MO 64050
(816) 268-8200

1 hour and 30 minutes

www.trumanlibrary.org




 Stop 2

Vaile Mansion Vaile Mansion

Built in 1881, this ornate 31-room mansion is one of the finest examples of Second Empire Victorian architecture in the country; with colorful ceiling paintings, hand wood-grained trim, crystal chandeliers, and nine marble fireplace mantels.

1500 N. Liberty
Independence, MO 64050
(816) 325-7430

Allow 1 hour

www.vailemansion.org




 Stop 3

Lunch on the Historic Independence Square Lunch on the Historic Independence Square

Enjoy lunch on the Historic Independence Square which once served as the rallying point for wagon trains heading west and many of Harry's favorite haunts. Families can enjoy a sandwich or full-course meal at one of the several eateries on the Square.

Main & Lexington

Allow 1 hour




 Stop 4

1859 Jail, Marshal's Home & Museum 1859 Jail, Marshal's Home & Museum

Massive walls, barred windows that once housed Frank James give an authentic look at frontier justice; and mid-1800s home life. Four feet away is the federalist- style house that was home for county marshal until 1920s.

217 N. Main
Independence, MO 64050
(816) 461-1897

Allow 1 hour

www.jchs.org




 Stop 5

Pioneer Spring Cabin Pioneer Spring Cabin

CLOSED FOR RENOVATION.
Stop to take a look at log cabin life in the 1800s.

Truman & Noland Road
Independence, MO 64050
Allow 20 minutes
Closed this season.




 Stop 6

Bingham-Waggoner Estate Bingham-Waggoner Estate

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. Visit the unique Carriage House Gift Shop.

313 W. Pacific
Independence, MO 64050
(816) 461-3491

Allow 1 hour

www.bwestate.org




 Stop 7

National Frontier Trails Museum National Frontier Trails Museum

During America's expansion in the 1800s three great routes led the pioneers west, the Santa Fe, Oregon, and California Trails. All three began in or near Independence - known as the "Queen City of the Trails." Experience the history of the trails and the personal trials and adventures of the pioneers who opened the West through the Museum's exhibits and award-winning film.

318 W. Pacific
Independence, MO 64050
(816) 325-7575

Allow 1.5  hours

www.frontiertrailsmuseum.org





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Booking Information

Package price includes lodging accommodations for one night and two adult tickets to each site (lunches and optional activities are not included).

Hotel Name Rate Book It
Best Western Truman Inn
4048 S. Lynn Court Dr.
Independence, MO 64055
$109.99 - 2 adults, 1 night
Additional Adults: $21.75 per person
Additional night: $84.99
(816) 254-0100
(800) WESTERN
Comfort Suites
19751 E Valley View Parkway
Independence, MO 64057
$150.99 - 2 adults, 1 night
Additional Adults: $21.75 per person
Additional night: $95.00
(816) 373-9880
Hawthorn, A Bed & Breakfast
1 Hawthorne Place
Independence, MO 64052
$168.90-$238.90 - 2 adults, 1 night
Additional Adults: $25.00 + package
Children: $25.00 (12 & over) 
Additional night: $119.00-$189.00
(816) 252-2607
Higher Ground Hotel
(formerly Olive Branch Inn)
200 N. Delaware
Independence, MO 64050
$125 - 2 adults, 1 night
Additional Adults: $21.75 each (up to 4 per package)
Additional night: $75.00
(816) 836-0292
(877) 836-0292
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites
19901 E Valley View Parkway
Independence, MO 64057
$150.99 - 2 adults, 1 night
Additional Adults: $21.75 per person 
Additional night: $95.00
(816) 795-8889




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