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As the hometown of President Harry Truman, Independence is the perfect setting for your next important meeting. The 4th largest city in the state, Independence is rich in history, midwestern hospitality and professional service.

Located just 20 minutes from downtown Kansas City and 40 minutes from Kansas City International Airport, we offer a choice of historic or contemporary meeting facilities for groups from four to 1,300.

While you are here, take time to enjoy 16 heritage attractions including the Truman Library and Home, Victorian mansions, 1850s jail, the National Frontier Trails Museum, a historic Square, religious sites and more. Discover great shopping, golf, a family water park, more than 200 restaurants, and numerous lodging choices.

We provide planning assistance, tour discounts, and other services to make your meeting successful and your experience memorable.

111 East Maple
Independence, MO 64050

(816) 325-7111
(866) 657-6338

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The Independence Tourism Department staff and partners look forward to working with you to ensure a successful meeting. We are always happy to provide the following services

  • Meeting proposals
  • Pre-planning counseling
  • Site inspections
  • Housing assistance
  • Transportation assistance
  • Publicity assistance
  • Welcome bags
  • Hospitality table
  • Ambassador welcome reception
  • Group programs and itineraries
  • Tour discounts
  • Step on guides

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Some meetings are more important than others. Independence is the perfect setting for your next meeting or event. Independence is rich in history featuring midwestern hospitality, and a choice of historic or contemporary meeting facilities.

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Independence Department of Tourism
112 W. Lexington
Independence, MO 64050
Local: (816) 325-7111
Toll Free: (800) 748-7323
Cori Day
Tourism Director

Olivia Charpie
Office Manager

Amanda J. Wadington
Tourism Sales Manager

Frank Buhro
Volunteer Services Coordinator

Kyle Sadewhite
Tourism Sales Manager

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