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Pioneer Trails Adventures

217 North Main St., Independence, MO 64050
+1 816-254-2466
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Owner description: Mule driven covered wagon oral history tours of the historic Independence Square, the jumping off point of three trails, site of two Civil War battles... more » Owner description: Mule driven covered wagon oral history tours of the historic Independence Square, the jumping off point of three trails, site of two Civil War battles and the home of President Harry S Truman. « less
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Seattle, Washington
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

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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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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16 attraction reviews
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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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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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