Whether it’s a day date, a date night, or a weekend getaway, the Historic Independence Square offers plenty for couples to explore together. Here are the “four corners” of a winning date on the Square in Independence, MO.



Breakfast, lunch, or dinner, the Square is home to several restaurants that are sure to satisfy a variety of cravings. Head to Dave’s Bakery and Deli for doughnuts and pastries. Stop in for quick slice at Square Pizza. Enjoy a casual sit-down experience at El Pico or Courthouse Exchange. Get fancy at Ophelia’s or Café Verona.



Looking to enjoy each other’s company over a drink? You’re covered. Get your caffeine fix with a latte, espresso, or coffee at Main Street Coffee House. Stop by 3 Trails Brewing for a cold pint of locally brewed beer or Top Hat Winery for a glass of Missouri-made wine. Or satisfy your sweet tooth at Clinton’s Soda Fountain—we recommend the milkshake.



Entertainment options abound on the Independence Square. Looking to learn about our storied history? Jump aboard the mule-drawn wagon tour courtesy of Pioneer Trails Adventures. Explore the 1859 Jail, Marshal’s Home & Museum, or tour the Historic Truman Courthouse. History not your thing? Catch a movie at the Pharaoh Cinema, or stop in for a round of bowling at Diamond Bowl.



Quaint, locally owned shops await you on the Square. You’ll find all sorts of unique goods at the long-standing Scandinavia Place, antiques at Serendipity, and boutique shopping at Under the Awning and Black Lemon. Plus, the wares at Wild About Harry are sure to suit even the burliest of visitors.