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National Frontier Trails Museum

318 W. Pacific, Independence, MO 64050-4372
+1 816-325-7575
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If you are a history buff, a must visit.

Staff was very helpful and the information was limited. Watched a short film on the trails that... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Cullman, Alabama
Excellent start for Oregon Trail trip

My wife and I made this our first stop on a tour of the Oregon Trail to Oregon City, OR, and we... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Hartland, Vermont
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Museum specializing in information about the historic trails that pioneers took westward.
  • Excellent36%
  • Very good45%
  • Average18%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 16:30
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
318 W. Pacific, Independence, MO 64050-4372
+1 816-325-7575
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Staff was very helpful and the information was limited. Watched a short film on the trails that presented information we did not know. Wife's great-great uncle founder of the Santa Fe trail.

Thank Grandpoppy35055
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I made this our first stop on a tour of the Oregon Trail to Oregon City, OR, and we were not disappointed. Small but informative, and the staff was very helpful!

1  Thank RickHall802
Reviewed 9 July 2017

A compact museum about the frontier trails - with Conestoga wagons, artifacts left along the trails, and pioneer accounts. Very family oriented.

1  Thank Jocelyn B
Reviewed 28 June 2017

Spent about an hour viewing exhibits and seeing film. Senior cost $5, adult $6. It was worth the money and time spent as it has a great collection of memorabilia depicting the trek to the west.

1  Thank OrlandoCyclist
Reviewed 21 June 2017 via mobile

This is a nice place. The old fashion store display was neat. They had a gift shop with books, candy, small toys, etc. The tour guide did an excellent job telling about the history. I am glad I got to visit.

Thank Kimberlylq1969
Reviewed 16 June 2017 via mobile

It had interesting artifacts and information..I don't think it is worth $6 fee for the size of the museum..the store had cheap looking products for sale..I was disappointed

Thank tdallen113
Reviewed 6 June 2017

This museum provides a good and complete overview of the history of the Trails. The exhibition starts with the Lewis & Clark Expedition, the cultures of the Native Americans, the fur trappers and the mountain men; next the main Trails including the Cut-offs are covered....More

Thank WStatesTraveler
Reviewed 24 May 2017

Lots of interesting things to see and learn. Guided tours. I went with a small group of grade school age boys and their parents.

Thank Gordon C
Reviewed 11 May 2017 via mobile

Independence and the surrounding area are so full of interesting places to see connected to the Westward Expansion. Stopped here and after visiting their exhibits, picked up a free auto tour guidebook on nearby places in western Missouri and northeastern Kansas to see areas along...More

Thank remyleed
Reviewed 26 April 2017 via mobile

The museum presents the story of westward expansion, much of which started in western MO. Several of the important trails ran through Independence. The museum is fully wheelchair accessible. The exhibits attempt to tell the story from several perspectives. No matter who you were the...More

Thank hersee3
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