Today, people from all over the world come to Independence to dive deep into history's past and enjoy the pleasures of modern day amenities. Whether you're standing in the jail cell of famous gun slingin' outlaw Frank James, walking in the footsteps of Harry Truman or taking a Pioneer Trails Adventure ride alongside the swales of the great trails headed west, the people of Independence will greet you with the same friendly spirit of their ancestors past. Your personal concierge at the Visitor Experience Center is ready to help make your visit a warm and inviting experience.
If there's one characteristic the real people of Independence share (besides a penchant for straight talk) it's our warm and welcoming nature. So get ready for us to roll out a red carpet of goodwill for your visit.