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Great place to walk around

I started at the visitor center and watched the movie about the Trumans. Then got a map and started... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
bevplay
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Denver, Colorado
Great Video!

After exploring the downtown area, we went to the Visitors Center and watched the video about the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
CathyP1953
,
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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“soda fountain” (12 reviews)
“harry truman” (15 reviews)
“cute shops” (6 reviews)
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Independence, MO
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I started at the visitor center and watched the movie about the Trumans. Then got a map and started walking. The buildings and homes are nicely maintained and lovely to look at. The path Harry and secret service walked every day is marked. The community...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After exploring the downtown area, we went to the Visitors Center and watched the video about the life of the Truman's. Great video!!! The park ranger was so friendly and made us feel very comfortable as we looked around the items for sale in the...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Many stores and restaurants to explore. The square has a few antique shops as well as new stores and gift shops and the movie theater. Around the square and the side streets offer several very good restaurants for breakfast, lunch and/or dinner. Plenty of parking...More

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Reviewed 16 April 2018 via mobile

I've lived in Independence most of my life and i like the history we hold here but our downtown needs more....everything! We do not allow enough progress and competition there to be proud of. Lets get more swank shoppes, more art, a brewery, a lively...More

1  Thank Geri F
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Reviewed 26 March 2018

We had some time to kill after eating at Up Dog, so we checked out this unique town square. It had the usual things- a cinema, courthouse (where Harry Truman began his political career), and restaurants, but also some more unusual stores such as a...More

1  Thank U1999QHlindaw
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Reviewed 5 March 2018 via mobile

This is the starting points for both the Santa Fe and Oregon Trails. There plaques on the square to designate the origins of these trails. It is the historic Courthouse where Harry S. Truman served. There is a statue of Harry S. Truman on one...More

Thank Sharon T
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Reviewed 3 March 2018

The square has improved significantly over the last several years. The new Farmers Market should add to an even better experience when it's completed.

Thank Shannon S
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Reviewed 29 January 2018

Beautiful, charming, eclectic, and lovely! Saw a movie, did some substantial shopping, and enjoyed a delicious lunch!

Thank Christina F
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Reviewed 22 January 2018

Nice shop visit the old courthouse see where Harry Truman use to walk and enjoy the great restaurants

Thank Rosie B
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Reviewed 11 January 2018

The Independence Square has antiquated shops and a wonderful German Restaurant in the Rheinland. Visiting the Baptist church where Harry Truman attended as well as the United Methodist church just adjacent to the square, brought history to life. If you search extremely carefully, one can...More

Thank Timmer304
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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.
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