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Ranked #1 of 21 attractions in Independence
Category: Libraries; History Museums; Specialty Museums; Museums
Exhibits and archives relating to Truman's life and administration.
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Ranked #2 of 21 attractions in Independence
Category: Convention Centers; Cultural
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Ranked #3 of 21 attractions in Independence
Category: Historic Sites; Cultural
Owner description: President Harry S Truman took America from its traditional isolationism into the age of international involvement. Despite... more » Owner description: President Harry S Truman took America from its traditional isolationism into the age of international involvement. Despite his power, he never forgot where he came from. Today, visitors can experience the surroundings Truman knew as a young man of modest ambition through his political career and final years as a former president. « less
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Ranked #4 of 21 attractions in Independence
Category: Libraries; Cultural
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Category: Architectural Buildings; Historic Sites; Cultural
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Ranked #7 of 21 attractions in Independence
Category: Specialty Museums; Museums
Owner description: What's so unusual about this museum that displays antique jewelry and pictures? All items are made of human hair and are... more » Owner description: What's so unusual about this museum that displays antique jewelry and pictures? All items are made of human hair and are authentic antiques at least one hundred years old. « less
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Ranked #8 of 21 attractions in Independence
Category: Historic Sites; Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
Ranked #9 of 21 attractions in Independence
Category: Historic Sites; Specialty Museums; Museums
Owner description: Site where Jackson County Historical Society researches, preserves and exhibits law enforcement papers and objects from 1859... more » Owner description: Site where Jackson County Historical Society researches, preserves and exhibits law enforcement papers and objects from 1859 to 1882. « less
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Ranked #10 of 21 attractions in Independence
Category: History Museums; Museums
Owner description: This center, established in 1990, uses voice recordings of the early pioneers' diaries and letters to depict their lives and... more » Owner description: This center, established in 1990, uses voice recordings of the early pioneers' diaries and letters to depict their lives and hardships as they traveled west. « less
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Ranked #11 of 21 attractions in Independence
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Ranked #12 of 21 attractions in Independence
Category: Water Parks; Amusement Parks
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Ranked #13 of 21 attractions in Independence
Category: Parks; Outdoors
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Ranked #14 of 21 attractions in Independence
Category: Specialty Museums; Museums
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Ranked #15 of 21 attractions in Independence
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Ranked #17 of 21 attractions in Independence
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Ranked #18 of 21 attractions in Independence
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Category: History Museums; Museums
Museum specializing in information about the historic trails that pioneers took westward.
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Category: Libraries; Cultural
Owner description: This library, located near the National Frontier Trails Center, houses original diaries, letters and maps of the early... more » Owner description: This library, located near the National Frontier Trails Center, houses original diaries, letters and maps of the early pioneers. « less
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Category: Children's Museums; Museums
Owner description: The Children's Peace Pavilion, a 501(c)(3) public charity, is a nonsectarian, unique, interactive children's museum where... more » Owner description: The Children's Peace Pavilion, a 501(c)(3) public charity, is a nonsectarian, unique, interactive children's museum where children of all ethnicities and faiths come to learn about peace and what it means to be a peacemaker. The Pavilion's unique, child-friendly exhibits teach conflict resolution, violence prevention, character education, self-esteem, cultural understanding, and planetary stewardship by focusing on four essential elements of peace: Peace for Me, Peace for Us, Peace for Everyone, and Peace for the Planet. The Pavilion has open admission on Wednesday & Friday from 1:00 to 4:00 pm for families and small groups of 5 or less. Other times and larger groups by appointment. Admission is Free. Donations are accepted. « less
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