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Address: 937 West Walnut, Independence, MO 64050
Phone Number: 816-836-3466
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For Religious Touring, not Truman Touring

Just to underline what other reviewers have said - this is not the National Parks office, so no Harry Truman stuff here. This *is* the site for one of three faiths that claim holy... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2015
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Dallas, Texas
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110 reviews
50 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Just to underline what other reviewers have said - this is not the National Parks office, so no Harry Truman stuff here. This *is* the site for one of three faiths that claim holy ground in Independence, MO, which does make it, unintentionally, a "new Jerusalem" of sorts. Thankfully, the locals with religious differences manage things quite peacefully. This location... More 

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Taylorsville, Utah
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34 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

Many reviewers are confusing this LDS center for the Visitor center in the courthouse. This is an LDS (Mormon) only center. Only come here if you are Mormon or if you are interested in mormons or mormon sites. There is nothing of interest here unless you are Mormon or want to learn about mormons. For the mormon this is your... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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144 reviews
62 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

The official web page says "8AM - 5 PM Monday - Saturday" so I thought great an early start I get there and nothing, eventually I find a sign in the window open @ 10!!!! So I walked around and the best thing I found was Main Street Coffee House where I had a good expresso in a genuine cup.

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Norwood, Colorado
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3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

They know where everything is, are relaxed and nice, have all the brochures, maps, tickets you need.

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South Jordan, Utah
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19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Very friendly staff of missionaries who know their stuff. They were great to encourage my teens to ask questions. Also very helpful in telling us how to get to other hard to find attractions.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Run by the National Parks Service, you must purchase your tickets to the Truman home here. Easily accessible at top of Main street. The building is a converted firehouse. Staff is friendly and the intro movie of Harry Truman is informative

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New Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

So nice....great art mural....really nice friendly staff. Clean. Nice restrooms and nice grounds to get out and exercise a bit. Missouri should be very proud. Great work Dept. of Tourism! I stop every time I travel that way.

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Missouri
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52 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We spent part of Christmas Eve there with our adult children and it was a special experience. The staff is always so pleasant and the Christmas decorations are nice.

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Utah
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28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Religion is a hot topic in Independence. Several churches own property right on the same "Temple Block". This visitor center does an excellent job giving the history and background on the movement to the area. The staff of "missionaries" give free tours and are on site to answer questions. They have a many rare and valuable artifacts you will not... More 

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Odessa, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

This is a great place to take your family. It is immaculate. If you judge something by its 'cover,' then the Independence Visitor's Center of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints promises a wonderful visit. Beautifully landscaped grounds greet visitors as they come to the entrance. Sister missionaries greet you, and are eager to take you on a... More 

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