- TripBuzz found 177 things to do with kids in or near Independence, Missouri, including 154 fun activities for kids in nearby cities within 25 miles like Shawnee, Kansas City, Liberty and Kansas City.
- From Electric Theatre Vintage Arcade to Adventure Oasis Water Park, the Independence area offers 67 different types of family activities, including: History Museums, Bowling, Movie Theaters and Specialty Museums.
- Located on the Missouri River is the state's fourth largest city, Independence. The town is the famous hometown of former President Harry S. Truman and is home to the Truman Presidential Library and Museum, as well as his former home, the Harry S. Truman National Historic Site. Other points of interest include various museums, shopping and a wide selection of libraries.
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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.
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.
Waterfall Park is a public city-run park that provides visitors with a scenic and enjoyable experience. The park contains a number of amenities, including fishing access in the nearby lake, a shaded picnic area, and access to a waterfall.
A 20-screen movie theater, AMC Independence Commons 20 displays first-run feature films using digital projection and RealD 3D. The theater offers stadium seating, an IMAX auditorium, theater rentals for private events and a snack bar.
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.
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.