What to do in Independence, MO

Activities, attractions and tours
Harry S. Truman Library and Museum which includes heritage elements and interior views

Independence Attractions

It's not difficult to find fun things to see and do in Independence. Brush up on the local history and check out the top attractions in this charming city. Map out your schedule now so you can hit the deck running when you arrive.

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What to do in Independence

Free Things to Do in Independence

Leave your purse in the hotel. It's possible to entertain yourself in Independence without spending a penny.

Historic Truman Courthouse - Amble through this historic attraction and discover a couple of secrets from yesteryear.

Independence Square - This is a vibrant location where you can soak in the atmosphere and appreciate local life.

Harry S. Truman Library and Museum - If you'd love to see a few of the more important or unique places in the community, this place is worth a visit.

Things to Do in Independence with Kids

You'll find loads of fascinating things to do in Independence with the young ones. Keep everyone entertained with these family friendly experiences:


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Frequently asked questions

What to do in Independence on a rainy day?
With indoor activities like a Bank Heist Escape Room to keep you busy, there’s no need to let the wet weather stop you from having a blast.
Are there cheap things to do in Independence?
Sign up for a SEA LIFE Kansas City Aquarium or a LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Kansas City and enjoy a taste of this destination without having to spend a fortune.
What can you do in Independence for free?
You could even leave your credit card in the hotel safe for the day, because these excellent attractions won’t cost you a penny:

  • Independence Square
  • Harry S. Truman Library and Museum
  • Historic Truman Courthouse
  • Midwest Genealogy Center

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