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Harry S. Truman Library and Museum

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Address: 500 W US Highway 24, Delaware Street, Independence, MO 64050-2481
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Exhibits and archives relating to Truman's life and administration.

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Very beautiful inside

This was a very nice place to visit. They have plenty of guards, and parking in the shade. It is still a little bit of a hike from the handicap parking area, but we found out... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
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Knoxville, Tennessee
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Knoxville, Tennessee
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This was a very nice place to visit. They have plenty of guards, and parking in the shade. It is still a little bit of a hike from the handicap parking area, but we found out they have a wheelchair for use. This was really great as we travel with my 87 year old mom who can walk short distances,... More 

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Chevy Chase, Maryland
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

...is fascinating. Lots of photographs and artifacts make the history come to life. In the other parts of the museum, it was great to read Truman's letters. A great man.

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Very much enjoyed this museum and the surrounding areas. Wonderful staff there. Wish we could have toured the house but we were there on a day it was closed. Definitely stop in if you have time.

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Kansas
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

On a visit to Independence, Missouri we toured this, the first presidential museum and library, and were very impressed. We first watched both videos for an overview of Truman's life and presidency. I'd recommend only watching the 45 minute video as it repeats much of the material in the 14 minute show. We then walked through the interactive museum and... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The staff was friendly, the facility was beautifully planned and easy to navigate. I thought I knew a lot about this president but I learned a lot. The only thing I would like to have had was a snack shop or a little cafe. We would have stayed longer but we got hungry and needed to go into the town... More 

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Pella, Iowa
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Although we have only visited 3 Presidential Libraries and Museums, this one has been the best one so far. And the town is full of Truman History and very easy to get around to access all the attraction. We would however have loved to see a small café at the Truman Library and Museum so we would not have had... More 

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Miami, Florida
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Truman Library has a wonderful exhibit. Every visitor to the Kansas City area should take the time to visit this and the Truman House. The exhibits are well done and informative.

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Warrensburg, Missouri
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The variety found in this museum makes it more interesting to kids as well as adults. It provides a really good picture of President Truan. The price is fair.

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San Antonio, Texas
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Spent 4 hours (2 normally my max for a museum) and got a new appreciation for 'Give Them Hell Harry!' Nice 15 minute movies. Lots of White House artifacts. The most interesting was the portion of the museum that describes the White House renovation that occurred when HST was president. Great pictures of this gigantic process. A must see if... More 

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is my second visit to this museum. It reminded me of why I enjoy visiting Presidential museums. Truman was my first; I've been to 10 others since. You'll get a pretty good idea of the man, and history of the time of our country's history. Don't let political affiliation stop you from visiting, this or any museum. You'll be... More 

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