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Independence Square

Independence, MO
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Ranked #8 of 24 Attractions in Independence
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Historic Sites
Most recent review
- Oct 3, 2014
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Independence, Missouri, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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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134 reviews 134 reviews
44 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 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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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Stopped at the square to go to Clinton's Soda Fountain (a definite must see). Make sure to look through the window around the corner to see the employee favorites. We tried 2 of the recommendations- float combos we had never thought of. Other than shopping and dining, not much else going on. Looks like plenty of parking is available. We... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

I really loved how this town still looks old and authentic!!! Filled with great shops, restaurants, and an old movie theater. Great way to spend the day walking, shopping and eating with family and friends.

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Independence, Missouri
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37 reviews 37 reviews
3 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Stop in "CourtHouse Exchange" The food, atmosphere and service is "AWESOME" They now have a added attraction every 1st and 3rd Saturdays they offer "Kareoke" the host is very nice and friendly he makes you comfortable as do the Waitress :) I promise you will enjoy yourself. Hope you get a chance to come by :)

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Prairie Village, Kansas
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229 reviews 229 reviews
143 attraction reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

This is such a slice of Americana. You can see where Truman walked around, be sure and check out his home. Don't be put off by the town of Independence off the interstate before you get to the square and Presidential Library (we were at first)-- it's well worth the visit to all that these have to offer!

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Springfield, Missouri
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

The shops were very nice and shopkeepers were all very friendly. Prices of antiques were pretty consistent, not over-priced. We enjoyed the local flavor.

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Independence, Missouri
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55 reviews 55 reviews
14 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

I love the Independence Square. It's a great place to shop for unusual gifts or browse through an antique mall. The newly finished Courthouse is an historic site, and across the street is the famous Courthouse Grill where the bar food is great. Ophelia's and Cafe Verona are two great restaurants, and for the best German beer outside of Germany,... More

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Independence, Missouri
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27 reviews 27 reviews
9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

The Independence Square is a nice, quaint locale. The historical aspect is interesting; they have the jailhouse where Jesse James was held. A short walk from the square will get you to Harry S. Truman's home as well. There are some pretty wonderful restaurants and shopping as well as an old fashioned malt shop to get ice cream and sodas.... More

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Kansas City, Missouri
20 reviews 20 reviews
11 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013 via mobile

Great little place to shop and sight see. Some of the stores are a little pricey for Independence, so I generally stay away from the boutiques. The antique stores are fun to visit, and I like to visit the kitchen store. The coffee shop is a great place to relax, and sometimes they'll have live music. Fun place to hang... More

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