A covered, mule-drawn wagon passes by the Historic Truman Courthouse on the Independence, MO, Square

Independence Official Visitors Guide

Find information to plan your trip to Independence, MO

The 2022 Independence Official Visitors Guide offers an all-encompassing look at the top sights, bites, and delights our city has to offer travelers. Whether you’re staying for a week or a weekend, there’s plenty to discover in Independence, Missouri.

Inside the guide

• Discover a delicious assortment of local restaurants.

• Fill your itinerary with our educational walking trails, from the Paranormal Path to the Truman Historic Walking Trail and Missouri Mormon Walking Trail. Flip to the back for a complete map of the trails.

• Make the most of your trip out to root on the Kansas City Chiefs and Kansas City Royals—or the visiting teams if you must. 

• Uncover your family history at the Midwest Genealogy Museum.

• Explore the newly renovated Harry S. Truman Presidential Library and Museum.

• Find the perfect time to visit with our calendar of upcoming events.

• Choose from the variety of bars and restaurants on the Historic Independence Square to plan a perfect night out. 

• Scan a complete list of shops, restaurants, hotels, and attractions in Independence.

• Check out a map of Independence, including a close look at the boutiques and dining options on the Square.

Explore the 2022 Visitors Guide below (or request a Visitors Guide for free).

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