Independence, in Southeastern Kansas, is a city that around 9,000 people call home.
Topeka, the state capital, is about 130 miles (209 kilometers) to the north of Independence, while Wichita is 95 miles (153 kilometers) to the west.
While you and your family are in the area, take a tour of the Independence Historical Museum and learn why the history of the area is so special. It’s one of Independence’s main historical museums. The Parsons Historical Museum is another fascinating place to spend time while you are in the city.
Expand your mind in Independence when you step through the doors of the Iron Horse Museum. Enjoy the quiet spaces, ask the friendly staff about any one-off exhibitions, pick up a souvenir at the gift shop or just enjoy the well-curated displays.
Among the most visited heritage attractions in the area is the Little House on the Prairie. Atmospheric and fascinating, it is well worth taking the time to explore. History buffs will love visiting this site and other ancient structures and monuments to get an insight into the events that shaped this region.