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History, restaurants and unique shops

Independence Square is the home of the Harry Truman Courthouse. There's a good statue of Harry on... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Liberty, Missouri
Old time city square

We visited and stayed in Independence, MO for our trip to the KC Royals ballgame. They have a city... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Kechi, Kansas
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Independence, MO
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Independence Square is the home of the Harry Truman Courthouse. There's a good statue of Harry on the east side of the Square. The best restaurant in Independence, Ophelia's, is on the northeast corner; great for lunch and dinner. Clinton's Soda Fountain (site of Harry's...More

Thank Baldy47
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited and stayed in Independence, MO for our trip to the KC Royals ballgame. They have a city square that has great architecture and a museum. The square also has many small shops to keep you buying spree intact.

Thank fatboy1948
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The square offer shopping, food, entertainment, and often times community events. It’s a unique little old town Square with the courthouse in the center.

Thank mike50401
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There is plenty to see, there are many small shops to visit or find something to eat and drink. Its a nice place to cool for a bit. You have to go this far to get tickets to Harry Trumans home so spend sometime and...More

Thank SouthwestCrow
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I visited the square for a girls day out. We enjoyed a cup of pumpkin spice coffee. Rummaged around in the bottomless antique shop. Pampered ourselves with pedicures. Finished the afternoon with lunch at the phosphate soda shop. The only thing the Independence square needs...More

Thank Marianne M
Reviewed 6 September 2017

Truly a powerful historic place to visit. A must see if you are in Independence area. Visit the statue, courthouse, & all of the interesting shops that surround this in the "square". IF you go Labor Day Week end, you can encounter the Historic SANTA-CALI-GON...More

Thank patpatrick96
Reviewed 31 August 2017

We love the shops and different places to eat. It is a nice time to just walk around. Visit Clinton's Soda fountain and take the cover wagon ride.

Thank Jessica D
Reviewed 27 August 2017

The downtown square of Independence, MO is a testimony to the influence of Harry Truman on this town. Enjoy the various monuments and statues around the civic building in the center of the square. There are numerous shops and restaurants around the square. This is...More

Thank tx32f
Reviewed 27 August 2017 via mobile

The square is a clean, well planned area. It's picturesque and easy to navigate. The shops around the outside of the courthouse square is such a unique, but effective area. There are lovely shops and great places to eat. The courthouse in the center is...More

Thank nanadel
Reviewed 26 August 2017

Easy to just park and walk about. Peaceful and clean area. The national park rangers have a visitors center right in the square.

Thank mageestillh2o
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20 August 2015|
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Response from Christine G | Reviewed this property |
It really is a square- businesses all around the perimeter. RV parking might present a challenge, depending on what day you are there.