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Harry S. Truman Library and Museum

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Address: 500 W. US Hwy. 24, Delaware Street, Independence, MO
Phone Number: 816-268-8200
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Description: Exhibits and archives relating to Truman's life and administration.

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Designed by Truman himself - don't miss this!

A mural by Thomas Hart Benton welcomes visitors into the Harry S Truman Library & Museum, where visitors can visit a recreation of the Oval Office, take a walk through time in the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 28, 2015
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Kansas City, Missouri
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Kansas City, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

A mural by Thomas Hart Benton welcomes visitors into the Harry S Truman Library & Museum, where visitors can visit a recreation of the Oval Office, take a walk through time in the contexts of Truman's life and presidency, and experience interactive multi-media exhibits designed to drive home the complexities of this stirring time in American history. From the Berlin... More 

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Chaska, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

I knew this would be interesting, but I was surprised just how interesting and enlightening the exhibits were. Don't miss this!

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OSKALOOSA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Adults will enjoy but children MAY bore quickly. After all, events shown seem real to anyone over 40 but history to young people... That said there are interactive ideas young people seemed to enjoy and a great opportunity for adults and children to have real conservations. We went especially for the Madeleine Albright pins exhibit after visit many years ago... More 

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kansas city
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

This is a beautiful building with a lot to experience! There are interactive exhibits and many artifacts. I always go to a glass case with a letter from a soldier's mother, blaming Truman for her son's death. The personal side of a president is evident. I get teary-eyed every time, thinking about the pressures of each decision.

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Independence, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This is a must see in Independence. Allow 2 to 3 hours. You may be tired but don't skip going downstairs. A couple of his cars are there. The traveling exhibits are usually very good, too, to keep you coming back.

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Independence, Missouri, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Very worth while to see while visiting Independence. The themes change very often and they are very good.

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Kansas City, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

History galore! Those who like history will like the this. One of the greatest presidents.....great place to explore more about the Truman's!

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Champaign, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

This museum is awesome. We unfortunately thought we could complete it in 5 hours. We were wrong. Definitely, plan on doing this as a whole day excursion especially if you love history. Their exhibits are really good and there is a lot of reading to go with them. A "must" place to stop for history buffs.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

We visited the Harry Truman Presidential Library on a Saturday afternoon while in Kansas City. It was only about a 30 minute ride from the Kansas City Airport. The library is easy to find. It is in just a normal (albeit a bit runned down) residential area of Independence, MO. I thought the $8 fee was a bit steep considering... More 

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Rolling Meadows, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Being a controversial president, it was very interesting to see all the issues he had to deal with. And, surprisingly, they express things from not only the pro-Truman supporting side. The entire museum is very detailed, from Harry's childhood and throughout his entire life. Well worth a couple hours to visit.

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