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National Frontier Trails Museum

318 W. Pacific, Independence, MO 64050-4372
+1 816-325-7575
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Excellent museum with film on journey to west

Spent about an hour viewing exhibits and seeing film. Senior cost $5, adult $6. It was worth the... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Our tour Stop

This is a nice place. The old fashion store display was neat. They had a gift shop with books... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Museum specializing in information about the historic trails that pioneers took westward.
  • Excellent36%
  • Very good45%
  • Average18%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
318 W. Pacific, Independence, MO 64050-4372
+1 816-325-7575
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Reviewed yesterday

Spent about an hour viewing exhibits and seeing film. Senior cost $5, adult $6. It was worth the money and time spent as it has a great collection of memorabilia depicting the trek to the west.

Thank OrlandoCyclist
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a nice place. The old fashion store display was neat. They had a gift shop with books, candy, small toys, etc. The tour guide did an excellent job telling about the history. I am glad I got to visit.

Thank Kimberlylq1969
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It had interesting artifacts and information..I don't think it is worth $6 fee for the size of the museum..the store had cheap looking products for sale..I was disappointed

Thank tdallen113
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This museum provides a good and complete overview of the history of the Trails. The exhibition starts with the Lewis & Clark Expedition, the cultures of the Native Americans, the fur trappers and the mountain men; next the main Trails including the Cut-offs are covered....More

Thank WStatesTraveler
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Lots of interesting things to see and learn. Guided tours. I went with a small group of grade school age boys and their parents.

Thank Gordon C
Reviewed May 10, 2017 via mobile

Independence and the surrounding area are so full of interesting places to see connected to the Westward Expansion. Stopped here and after visiting their exhibits, picked up a free auto tour guidebook on nearby places in western Missouri and northeastern Kansas to see areas along...More

Thank remyleed
Reviewed April 25, 2017 via mobile

The museum presents the story of westward expansion, much of which started in western MO. Several of the important trails ran through Independence. The museum is fully wheelchair accessible. The exhibits attempt to tell the story from several perspectives. No matter who you were the...More

Thank hersee3
Reviewed April 20, 2017 via mobile

Independence, Missouri is one of the jumping off points for the trails to Oregon, California and Santa Fe. This museum is a great way to learn about the hardships of travel before the railroad put an end to wagon trains. Told through videos, pictures and...More

Thank Jammaco
Reviewed April 6, 2017

This is definitely a museum worth visiting. The staff and volunteers are so welcoming, informative, and helpful. I visited the museum for the first time with a group of kids. I will go back on my own where I can move around at a more...More

Thank travelsamc
Reviewed January 18, 2017

The museum tell the story of the Santa Fe, California, and Oregon Trails. My son could get extra credit for a high school history class if he visited this museum. Glad he wanted the credit. We enjoyed the exhibits and the film Spent over an...More

Thank Scott N
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