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Pioneer Trails Adventures

217 N. Main St., Independence, MO 64050
+1 816-254-2466
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Type: Tours, Adventure
Owner description: We are open six days a week, Monday through Saturday, 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; weather permitting...
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Type: Tours, Adventure
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Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 4:30 am
Owner description: We are open six days a week, Monday through Saturday, 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; weather permitting, through December 31. We tour Frontier Independence where three trails began, two Civil War battles were fought and one President began his march to the White House. We give tours from single parties to tour buses filling a wagon train of covered wagons. Add the finishing touch to a perfect wedding with an intimate wedding adventure ride.

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San Lorenzo, California
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171 reviews 171 reviews
63 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Our guide was excellent! He really is a GREAT story teller! Loved the covered wagon driven by a team of mules! The guide took us to all the spots in town and explained all about Harry S Truman and his family and also about the Civil War the soldiers, captains, etc. We really enjoyed this tour and would recommend it... More 

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New Braunfels, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

If you are going to visit Independence, MO, you MUST take one of the tours offered by Ralph, your "trail guide", at Pioneer Trails Adventures. We are a family of 4, with 2 kids, age 9 and 6, and our 9 year old studied and read about the Oregon Trail this last school year. We were very excited to take... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014 via mobile

Very entertaining & educational. Great tour with the driver spilling over with enthusiasm which made the tour a lot of fun.

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Seattle, Washington
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31 reviews 31 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Well worth the $$. We took the 1+ hour ride on a covered wagon being drawn by two Missouri mules. The wagon master really knows about the area, Truman, and local historical events. He's a very good presenter/history teacher (wish I'd had this guy for a teacher while in school!) We are very glad we decided to take this tour... More 

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Polo, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

This was such a fantastic value and unique way to learn about the history of Independence. Our Wagon Master was not only enthusiastic but extremely educated on the rich history of this area. He was a great storyteller that young and old appreciated. Where else can you ride in an authentic covered wagon pulled by Missouri mules on the Santa... More 

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Morehead City, North Carolina
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76 reviews 76 reviews
18 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

After seeing the Truman Library and Museum we thoroughly enjoyed Pioneer Trails. We took the tour option that lasted well over an hour. It was fun and interesting actually seeing a location while you’re learning about its history. The narrative provided was excellent and interjected with a bit of humor. Lots of great stories about Mr.Truman, the area itself and... More 

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Sharon MA, USA
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160 reviews 160 reviews
22 attraction reviews
252 helpful votes 252 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

We went on the full ride as did the reviewer below. We did it in 2 pieces 1. Paid for a combo ticket including entrance to the National Frontier Trails Museum. This was a 45 min tour starting/stopping at the museum. This section of the tour focused on the westward migration 2. We enjoyed that ride so much we paid... More 

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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93 attraction reviews
537 helpful votes 537 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2011

While visiting Independence with my family to learn all about Harry Truman, we decided to jump on the wagon and saddle up for the 60 minute tour. They do offer different deals at different prices: $7 pp for the 15-20 min tour; $15pp for the 30-35 min tour; $25pp for the 60-75 min tour with children 12 and under ride... More 

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