Pioneer Trails Adventures
Climb aboard an old west mule-drawn, covered wagon for an easy tour of the Independence Square, home of three historic “westward ho” trails.
Several tour itineraries are offered. They might include: two Civil War battle sites; the 1859 Jail that held Frank James; the slave-built 1827 courthouse; the home where Bess Truman was born; and Clinton’s Soda Fountain, where Harry Truman had his first job.
Crisscross two overlapping battlefields, where your driver points out what happened there; circle the Bingham-Waggoner estate, where the artist George Caleb Bingham destroyed a general with a paint brush; pass the 1879 train depot where Frank James stepped off of the train on his way to jail; roll through the wagon swales left in the ground by pioneer wagons going west.
Other possibilities include a wedding carriage ride; school group adventures; and Santa’s sleigh. Group tours are available; a chuck wagon feast may be included.
Live an adventure with every turn of the wheel.
Note: address is the 1859 jail and is the pick-up point for the tour.Address
217 N Main St
Independence MO, 64050
Open Monday through Saturday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; weather permitting, through December 31.