- 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.
Kansas City's Negro Leagues Baseball Museum honors the contributions to baseball made by the members of the Negro Leagues. The museum also addresses the intersection of athletics, racism and civil rights.
1616 E 18th St, Kansas City, MO 64108 MoreLess Info
American Jazz Museum hosts a permanent collection of jazz artifacts, including instruments, records and artwork, as well as revolving exhibits. A nightclub recreated within the museum features a video jukebox for viewing classic jazz performances.
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1401 NW Park Road, Blue Springs, MO 64015 MoreLess Info
Visitors can learn about the history of the native wildlife and plants at the exhibits at Burr Oak Woods Conservation Area. There are several trails for visitors to hike through that pass by forests, ponds, creeks, and limestone.
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1101 NW Jefferson Street, Blue Springs, MO 64015 MoreLess Info
A gymnastics training facility that caters to kids of all ages, the Gage Center Great American Gymnastic Express also offers cheerleading classes. The gym hosts holiday and summer camps, as well.
4600 Starlight Road, Kansas City, MO 64132 MoreLess Info
The historic Starlight Theatre is a Kansas City landmark that hosts Broadway shows, concerts, and community outreach programs. The theater has a total seating capacity of 7,958 people and has 3 overhead doors.
A 32-lane bowling center, Lunar Bowl offers open and league bowling with weekend cosmic bowling. The center provides a lounge with adult beverages, a high-definition projection screen for sports viewing, arcade games and live entertainment.
Flip Zone is a gymnastics instruction and recreation center that focuses on family fitness. They offer classes on tumbling, team and individual gymnastics, as well as host a variety of events including birthday parties.