Things to Do

Why Head West?

There’s plenty to do right here in Independence, MO. Immerse yourself in American pioneer and Civil War-era history, retrace the steps of our 33rd President and favorite son, Harry S. Truman, or take some time to research your own family history at one of the nation’s premier genealogical libraries. History not your thing? Independence is home to a bounty of unique shops, restaurants, sporting events, and arts and entertainment venues where you can fast-forward to family fun!