Right outside of Kansas City and right in the heart of our nation’s history, Independence is the perfect destination for your next vacation. Feel the vibe and proximity of the city. Feel the roots of history and the legacy this area holds. Feel the hospitality of a hometown — even if it’s not your own. Sights, sounds, eats and shops await visitors of all ages looking for something new while feeling right at home. Independence is where the past is preserved, the present is embraced and the future is bright.

Things To Do

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!

Places To Eat

From comfort food to culinary creations, Independence offers a smorgasbord of dining options for all. Discover the unique local flavor of multiple independently-owned and award-winning restaurants. Soak up the ambiance of one-of-a-kind establishments while enjoying a cold local brew, fine wine, or a good old-fashioned soda pop with your meal. 

Where To Stay

If there’s one characteristic the people of Independence share, it’s our warm and welcoming nature. So get ready for us to roll out a red carpet of goodwill for your visit. Whether you’re staying in one of our Hotels, Bed & Breakfasts, RV Parks or Campgrounds, we plan to give you a friendly greeting and an authentic dose of small town Americana with big city convenience.

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