If you are staying in the area, why not spend a day exploring surrounding neighborhoods like Monmouth, Salem and Dallas.
There are plenty of unique cultural attractions in and around Independence. To catch home-grown and touring acts, pick up some tickets to Elsinore Theater, one of the area’s premier performing arts venues.
If the sun is shining get outdoors and enjoy the nearby green spaces. Enjoy some of the pleasant urban spaces such as the Salem Riverfront Park and the Bush's Pasture Park.
Salem offers visitors a wide variety of attractions and sights. While you are arranging your trip, allow plenty of time to visit as many of them as you can. The Salem First United Methodist Church offer those visiting a chance to better understand the role religion has played in the area.
Those travelling without kids will enjoy spending some time at Honeywood Winery and the Historic Deepwood Estate.
At the end of a day taking in the sights around Independence, recharge your batteries at one of the area’s bed-and-breakfasts, hotels or short-stay apartments. If you're looking for great service and a comfortable bed, check out the amenities at the Phoenix Inn Suites South Salem, the Howard Johnson Inn Salem, and the Best Western Plus Mill Creek Inn.