- Our list of the best things to do in Independence, Missouri, features the top 225 nearby activities — including 85 great attractions with user approval ratings of 90% or more!
- Independence, MO has a variety of great sights and experiences nearby. Top categories include: Outdoor Places, Amusement, Museums & Galleries, and Entertainment & Shows.
- The results below include the top 27 things to do within the city of Independence, MO , followed by 198 popular activities in nearby cities, including Kansas City, Shawnee, Kansas City, Liberty, Overland Park, Blue Springs, Olathe, Lee's Summit, Leawood, Lenexa, Shawnee Mission, Bonner Springs, Excelsior Springs, St. Joseph and Fort Riley
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Players must decipher clues and solve puzzles to escape their themed escape room
Independence, Missouri is home to the Harry S. Truman Library & Museum. Dedicated to the legacy of late United States President Harry S. Truman, the facility offers visitor tours and hosts a series of lectures called 'Talkin' Truman.'
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3440 S. Lee's Summit Road, Independence, MO 64055 MoreLess Info
Part of the Mid-Continent Public Library system, the Midwest Genealogy Center houses nearly 750,000 resources related to family history. All of the resources are free to use at this 52,000 square foot facility.
While also providing the necessary information about the area to anyone looking for it, the Independence Visitors' Center exhibits items depicting the lives of those who lived in the area in the beginning of the 19th century.
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223 N. Main St., Independence, MO 64050 MoreLess Info
Declared a National Historic Site in 1983, the Harry S Truman National Historic Site has on its premises the Truman House and the Truman Farm House. There are exhibited more than 50,000 items depicting the life of the former president and its family.
90% 126 votes
19100 East Valley View Parkway, Independence, MO 64055 MoreLess Info
Opened in 2009, the Independence Events Center has a seating capacity of 5,800 and hosts more than 100 events each year. It is now the home of the hokey team Missouri Mavericks and the indoor soccer team Missouri Comets.
Missouri's National Frontier Trails Museum, located in Independence, contains an assortment of artifacts and memorabilia related to the westward expansion of the United States. It includes original covered wagons, photographs, textiles and historic documents.
Leila's Hair Museum contains wreaths and jewelry made out of human hair, including a wreath acquired from actress/comedian Phyllis Diller. The museum has been featured in various publications, including People magazine and the Missouri Travel Guide-Wake Up Missouri.