- 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.
Spread across 85 acres, the Crown Center is one of nation’s first mixed-use developments. It offers two world-class hotels, a six-acre residential community, a plethora of restaurants and shops, and various attractions such as an aquarium, LEGOLAND discovery center and much more.
60% 752 votes
2475 Grand Boulevard, Kansas City, MO 64108 MoreLess Info
Over three million LEGO bricks are available at the LEGOLAND Discovery Center. In addition to the building possibilities and tips from master builders, there is a 4D cinema and several rides like Merlin's Apprentice and Kingdom Quest.
Find yourself face to face with a shark in the underwater tunnel at Sea Life Kansas City Aquarium. Featuring over 5,000 diverse sea creatures in 30 exciting and educational displays, visit today and see what lies under the seas.
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1228 Main Street, Kansas City, MO 64105 MoreLess Info
A live music venue, the Arvest Bank Theatre at the Midland hosts nationally and internationally touring musical acts, primarily in the rock, pop, and hip hop genres. The theater is also available for private events.
82% 365 votes
30 W Pershing Rd, Kansas City, MO 64108 MoreLess Info
A wide range of science exhibits and activities are available at the Science City at Union Station. Most of the activities and displays are targeted toward children and include looking into the chemistry behind popular beverages and how astronauts train for space missions.
99% 3349 votes
100 West 26th Street, Kansas City, MO 64108 MoreLess Info
Kansas City's National World War I Museum is one of the foremost American museums dedicated to the the First World War. Visitors learn about the war's causes, its major battles, its resolution and its impact on international politics.
96% 441 votes
1601 Broadway, Kansas City, MO 64108 MoreLess Info
The center of Kansas City's music scene is the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts. It features concerts by touring symphonies, opera singers, choirs and other ensembles. Season tickets and discounted multi-concert packages are available.
86% 265 votes
4420 Warwick Blvd, Kansas City, MO 64111 MoreLess Info
Founded in 1885, the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art is the first cultural institution in Kansas City. Both modern and contemporary art collections are housed within the site with many rotational exhibits.