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Address: Independence, MO
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Neat shops and improving every year!

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 20, 2015
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Independence, Missouri
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128 reviews 128 reviews
45 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
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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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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
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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63 reviews 63 reviews
23 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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
8 helpful votes 8 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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18 reviews 18 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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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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Richmond, Virginia
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146 reviews 146 reviews
46 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

We went to Independence Square based on a recommendation of a staff member at our hotel. I love wandering around older, historic town squares. It's fun to go in the shops and take a step back in time. But, Independence Square was lacking in quaint shops and very spread out. I didn't need go to an Edward Jones office or... More 

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