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Address: Independence, MO
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Courthouse visit

We stopped by the historical Independence Courthouse for silly reason - Oregon Trail! It was great to see the place where so many people got their start for the Oregon, Santa Fe... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 29, 2015
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Lakewood, Ohio
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26 reviews 26 reviews
15 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

We stopped by the historical Independence Courthouse for silly reason - Oregon Trail! It was great to see the place where so many people got their start for the Oregon, Santa Fe, and California trails. Not a whole lot going on in the square but there seemed to be a couple cute shops and more items getting built up. I... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 via mobile

Independence Square is a closed on Sundays. Take this into consideration when planning your trip to Independence. The square looks to be fun with shopping and eateries, but sadly we visited on Sunday. 😔

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Independence, Missouri
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

We have not lived here very long and appreciate the mix of old and new in the area. The square has some great restaurants and neat appealing shops! I had heard that the appeal of the area had really gone down until someone decided to take it under their wing and start improvement. Great job, there is still some room... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

In the courthouse, there is a small visitor center and a fairly small office for the county historical society. If you just wander in, they may not seem exciting. But if you ask a question, and especially if you are interested in the area, I found that staff in both places very friendly and knowledgeable.

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Eldon, Missouri
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72 reviews 72 reviews
26 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

This is a diamond in the rough. Such quaint little stores and more are being developed. It's a very nice location and the stores were diversified with quality merchandise. A great experience.

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Independence, Missouri
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

I love shopping at the Independence Square! There are tons of cute and unique shops on the Square. Great places to eat too!

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Pleasant Hill, Missouri
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26 reviews 26 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

I have loved shopping at the square for many, many years. There are so many small individual stores and I have found many neat items to purchase there. Always try to make at least one trip before the Christmas Holidays. Come try it, I think you will be pleased.

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Dallas, Texas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

My sons play hockey for the JR Mavericks Elite TIER I Midget hockey teams out of the Independence Events Center. Great hockey venue. Excellent organization playing in the Nation's number one Midget Hockey League. Great coaching staff. The arena would benefit from more upgraded team locker facilities.

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Seaford, Delaware
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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

A Interesting piece of history but I am coming back next year around Labor Day. Many of the locals were telling me its a festival with plenty of good eats and other vendors along with rides. So hopefully next year, its on my to-do list.

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Independence, Missouri, United States
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24 reviews 24 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

It's historic, it's modern, it's boutiques are great, it has antique stores, it has great restaurants, even a coffee shop, ice cream palour, game room, photography studio, work out at Studio on Main. Don't miss Scandinavia Place to shop. Interesting "old" jail, renovated Historic Jackson County Courthouse/Truman. Plan to spend at least half a day walking around shopping and visiting... More 

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