- The list below includes 169 free or cheap things to do in or near Independence, Missouri, including 67 different types of inexpensive activities like History Museums, Bowling, Movie Theaters and Specialty Museums.
- From Harry S. Truman Library & Museum to Midwest Genealogy Center, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Independence and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Shawnee, Kansas City, Kansas City and Liberty.
74% 117 votes
318 W Pacific, Independence, MO 64050 MoreLess Info
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.
85% 62 votes
217 North Main Street, Independence, MO 64050 MoreLess Info
Dedicated to local criminal justice history, the Jail, Marshal's House & Museum in Indepenence, Missouri takes visitors back to the harsh, draconian environment of an historic American prison. The museum is only open from April through the end of October.
73% 22 votes
Independence Square, Independence, MO MoreLess Info
A renovated old-style courthouse, the Historic Jackson County Truman Courthouse/Truman Courtroom/Jackson Art Museum offers hour-long guided tours by knowledgeable guides. The bottom floor houses an art collection and a handicraft shop.
Independently owned and operated, The Twin Drive In is a classically styled, retro drive in movie theater. The theater has two screens that show at least two films per night, and offers concession options.
Housing a small museum, the National Frontier Trail Center offers American history buffs displays and a short film highlighting the five historic westward trails. There are diary excerpt from pioneers and personal accounts of the grueling trails.
67% 9 votes
18900 E Valley View Parkway, Independence, MO 64055 MoreLess Info
Featuring a variety of different attractions, Strikerz Entertainment Center is an indoor amusement complex. The facility features bowling, a video game arcade, laser tag, and a full service restaurant and bar.
A 32-lane bowling center, AMF Strike 'N Spare Lanes offers open and league bowling along with private event and party hosting. The center provides billiard tables, dart boards, a pro shop, arcade games and a bar with televisions.