Original Trailblazers

Independence, Missouri has always been a magnet for pioneers, risk-takers, dreamers and doers. It’s in our genes. Come retrace the exact path of the Santa Fe, Oregon, and California Trails through the swales carved by actual wagon trains. Then hop aboard for a mule-drawn wagon ride.

Tour historic Independence Square, where it all began. Cast your eyes on the jail that once housed notorious outlaw Frank James. Discover the wonders of the Lewis and Clark expedition, which launched the whole Westward Expansion. The struggles. The dangers. The rewards. This is edutainment only Independence can deliver.