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Pioneer Trails Adventures

Pioneers & Trails in Independence


Tentative types don't make history. Independence, Missouri has always been a magnet for pioneers, risk-takers, dreamers and doers. It's in our genes. Come retrace the exact path of the Santa Fe, Oregon and California Trails through the swales carved by actual wagon trains. Then hop aboard a mule-drawn wagon yourself. Tour historic Independence Square, where it all began. Cast your eyes on the jail that once housed notorious outlaw Frank James. Discover the wonders of the Lewis and Clark expedition which launched the whole Westward Expansion. The struggles. The dangers. The rewards. This is edutainment only Independence can deliver.

1859 Jail & Marshal's Home

  • 217 N. Main
  • Independence, MO 64050
  • (816) 252-1892

Bingham Waggoner Estate

  • 313 W Pacific Ave
  • Independence, MO
  • (816) 461-3491

National Frontier Trails Museum

  • 318 W Pacific Avenue
  • Independence, MO
  • (816) 325-7575

Pioneer Trails Adventures

  • 217 N Main St
  • Independence, MO 64050
  • (816) 456-4591

Visitor Experience Center

  • 112 W Lexington
  • Independence, MO 64050
  • (816) 325-7111