Take in a game at the new Independence Events Center, home to concerts, professional hockey and Community Ice skating. Splash the day away at Adventure Oasis Water Park. Spend a day on the links at one of our challenging golf courses. From movie theaters to outdoor fun, Independence offers your whole family a variety of exciting options just waiting to be explored.
The new Independence Events Center, home of the Missouri Mavericks CHL team and Missouri Comets MISL indoor soccer team, will host a variety of sports and entertainment events including concerts, trade shows, high school sporting events, festivals, community ceremonies and family shows. This 131,972 square foot multi-purpose facility features a 75,000 square foot arena bowl with 5,800 fixed seats, 25 luxury suites, a bar/grill and a community ice rink. A bonus feature is 2000 free paved parking spaces.
Community Ice Rink Destined to be one of the finest ice skating facilities in the Midwest, the Independence Events Center Community Ice Rink offers a wide variety of programs including public skating, learn-to-skate classes, figure skating, hockey, special events, birthday parties and private rentals. The facility also hosts a full service concession stand, skate sharpening services and a Pro Skate Shop for all your skating equipment, gear and apparel needs.
Event TicketsAll Events may be purchased on-line, by phone and in person at the box office.
19100 E. Valley View ParkwayIndependence, MO 64055(816) 795-7577Contact: Sarah Miskewwww.independenceeventscenter.com
The Central Hockey League’s newest franchise began their inaugural season at the Independence Events Center in November, 2009.
Season tickets begin at $352. Individual game tickets are also available.
19100 E. Valley View ParkwayIndependence, MO 64055816-252-7825
St. Charles Chill Fans
Calling all St. Charles Chill Fans! The Missouri Mavericks invite you to join them at Independence Events Center on November 22nd and 23rd, and December 20th.
Chill fans can get $10 off rink side seats to the Mavericks/Chill games by mentioning “CHILL” when you call the Mavericks at 816-252-7825.
"CHILL" Hotel DiscountHilton Garden Inn: $89.0019677 E. Jackson Dr.816-350-3000
The Missouri Comets, Missouri Indoor Soccer League, begin their inaugural season at the Events Center on Friday, November 12, 2010.
Season tickets for twelve home games begin at $122. Individual tickets also available. 4801 Cliff Drive, Ste 300Independence, MO 64055(816) 478-BALL (2255)Contact: Brian Watleywww.cometsindoorsoccer.com
Features a lazy river, three water slides, interactive family pool, climbing wall and lap pool.
2100 Hub Drive Hours: Noon - 8 p.m. Mon-Fri, 11 a.m.- 8 p.m. Sat - Sun Adventure Oasis Waterpark
More than 3,200 stadium seats, new IMAX screen showcasing crystal-clear images, powerful digital sound, customized theatre geometry to create a uniquely immersive movie experience.
Handicapped Accessible: Yes
19200 E. 39th Street, Independence, 64057(888) 262-4386www.amctheatres.com
Strikerz is your ultimate destination for fun with 20 Lanes of bowling, a full service restaurant with superb food, a full bar, an arcade and a private room for events.
18900 East Valley View ParkwayIndependence, MO 64055(816) 313-5166Hours: Monday – Saturday 11 a.m. to 1:30 a.m., Sunday 11 a.m. to Midnight Minors under 17 must be accompanied by an adult after 10 p.m. www.strikerz.com
The Powerhouse Theater, inside the Sermon Center, is home to City Theatre, Encore Theatre and the Children’s Performing Theater. Celebrating its 30th year in 2009, City Theatre presents award-winning dramatic, romantic, and musical plays as well as original and unique ones to standing room only audiences. Encore Theatre welcomes spring with a lighthearted comedy and fall with a thrilling melodrama performed by fun loving thespians. Children’s Performing Theater, ages 5-15, visits a world imagined and creates delightfully entertaining plays such as Wizard of Oz, Charlotte’s Web, and Tiny Tim for all to enjoy.
Sermon Center, 201 N. Dodgion AveIndependence, MO 64050(816) 325-7367www.citytheatreofindependence.org
Miniature golf, arcade games, go-carts, batting cages, and more.
10735 E. 40 Hwy., (816) 358-0088 Open: 10 a.m. - 11 p.m. Mon - Sat, 12:00 noon - 11 p.m. Sunwww.coolcrest.com
Designed by Dr. Michael Hurdzan, this championship course is built over approximately 280 acres of preserved farmland located in the heart of Independence. Designed around meandering creeks and rolling hills, the Championship course is adjacent to a 9 hole Executive course.
Snapshot Details:7,121 yards, par 721,674 yard par 30 executive course200 seat full-service club housePro shop
15400 East 34th StreetIndependence MO 64055Phone: (816) 350-9900www.drummfarmgolfclub.com
Open May, 2009, this 18-hole championship course is the only Greg Norman Signature Design in Missouri, with design traits that include creative bunkering and landscape accents that pay homage to some of the great courses in the world. The dramatic site has interesting rock outcroppings, rolling topography and dramatic long views towards downtown Kansas City to the west.
Snapshot Details:7131 yards, par 72Practice GreenDriving RangeClub house
22415 E. 39th St. S.Blue Springs, MO 64015Phone: (816) 228-3333www.stonecanyongolfclub.com
The course is named after Winter-set, the limestone formation underground. This 18 hole, par 72 championship course, designed by Craig Schreiner, features rolling slopes to steep terrain, mature trees, and magnificent views. Twin lakes and creeks bring water into play on seven holes. WinterStone offers "core golf," with all the holes running contiguous to each other, unobstructed by housing developments.
Snapshot Details:Par 72, 6752 yardsDriving Range and bent grass practice greens175 seat open air dining pavilion with concessionsPro shop
17101 E. Kentucky Rd.Independence, MO 64058Phone: (816) 257-5755www.winterstonegolf.com
The City of Independence Parks & Recreation Department welcomes you to enjoy numerous parks and amenities throughout the City.
Administrative OfficesRoger T. Sermon Community Center201 North Dodgion AvenueIndependence, MO 64050(816) 325-7360The City of Independence Parks & Recreation Department City Park Maps
Little Blue Trace Walking Trail is accessible from Hartman Heritage Center (I-70 and Little Blue Expressway) and extends north to Blue Mills Road (just north of 24 Highway). The pedestrian and bike trails are approximately 10 miles long.
Several other parks in Independence have walking trails. For additional information, contact Parks & Recreation.
Over 22,000 acres in land and water recreation including hiking, boating, beaches, and historical sites.
22807 Wood Chapel Rd.Blue Springs, MO 64015(816) 503-4800www.jacksongov.org/recreation
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