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Pioneer Trails Adventures

217 N Main St, Independence, MO 64050-2804
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Excellent story teller

Our tour guide/driver was very knowledgeable on local history and had the ability to put the info... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Bill G
Touring with a 21st Century Pioneer

Pioneer Trails Adventures is easy to locate at the corner of Truman Rd and Main St, with free... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Robin K
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We are open six days a week, Monday through Saturday, 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; weather permitting, through December 31. We tour Frontier Independence where three trails began, two Civil War battles were fought and one President began his march to the White House. We give tours from single parties to tour buses filling a wagon train of covered wagons. Add the finishing touch to a perfect wedding with an intimate wedding adventure ride.
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“minute tour” (8 reviews)
“covered wagon” (17 reviews)
“city tour” (6 reviews)
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217 N Main St, Independence, MO 64050-2804
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"great tour"
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"fascinating history"
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"harry truman"
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"history come alive"
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Our tour guide/driver was very knowledgeable on local history and had the ability to put the info in story form. I thoroughly enjoyed the 90 minute tour.

Thank Bill G
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Ralph G, Owner at Pioneer Trails Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

I'm glad you enjoyed your time in Independence, Missouri! Thank you for the review, it's much appreciated!

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Reviewed 4 days ago

Pioneer Trails Adventures is easy to locate at the corner of Truman Rd and Main St, with free parking. Mr. Ralph immediately welcomed us abroad his covered wagon, introducing himself and his mules, Frank and Ann. That began the history lesson explaining that mules pulled...More

Thank Robin K
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Ralph G, Owner at Pioneer Trails Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

What a great review, thank you! I enjoyed having you and look forward to next time! Happy Trails~

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Our Wagoneer Ralph was full of interesting facts on many aspects of the history of Independence, MO including Oregon Trail Pioneers, Civil Wars details, and of course the James Brothers and Quantrell's Raiders. The ride is comfortable and lots of things to see. We did...More

Thank Sandi G
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Ralph G, Owner at Pioneer Trails Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

I'm so glad you enjoyed the tour and thank you for taking the time to review! Happy Trails until we meet again!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We boarded a real Conestoga wagon, pulled by mules. The driver was miked & you could hear him very well as he told stories & explained where & how history changed the city. We saw lots of interesting sites including the "jumping off point to...More

Thank Karen C
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Ralph G, Owner at Pioneer Trails Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking the time to review and I am glad you enjoyed your tour! Happy Trails to you!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My friend and I thought Ralph gave an informative and entertaining historical presentation...highly recommend this tour!

Thank Dee H
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Ralph G, Owner at Pioneer Trails Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to review your expierence, I am happy you enjoyed it! Happy Trails ~

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Reviewed May 16, 2018 via mobile

We went on the covered wagon tour with our 4 children. It was fun and educational. We all really enjoyed ourselves and would recommend it to anyone who wants to learn more of the history of Independence. Kids will love it!!

Thank Carmen C
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Ralph G, Owner at Pioneer Trails Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded May 17, 2018

Thank you for traveling the trails with us! I am so glad you enjoyed it and thank you for the recommendation! Happy Trails~

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Reviewed May 9, 2018 via mobile

The two mule team was excellent, responding to Ralph Goldsmith perfectly! What an incredible tour. I used to go to book reviews put on by actors and actresses in the Chicago area - this was of that caliber! He not only made history live, but...More

Thank nanadel
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Reviewed April 25, 2018 via mobile

Thanks Ralph for a fantastic tour of Independence. We learned so much and the kids enjoyed the interaction with you. Would recommend this tour for all that visit the KC area. I am from Missouri originally and now know so much more about our great...More

Thank Martha A
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Ralph G, Owner at Pioneer Trails Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded April 30, 2018

You are so welcome! Thank you for visiting us and I'm so glad you enjoyed your tour!

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Reviewed April 11, 2018

The driver is a great story teller and really knows his history! This was something fun and different that our whole family enjoyed.

Thank Sara H
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Ralph G, Owner at Pioneer Trails Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded April 12, 2018

I appreciate you taking the time to review and glad your family enjoyed the history tour! Happy Trails to You!!!!

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Reviewed March 22, 2018 via mobile

We took our grandsons today on 45 minute tour. Both enjoyed the history told by Ralph as no one else can. Do not leave town until you have taken the tour!!!!

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Ralph G, Owner at Pioneer Trails Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded April 16, 2018

Thanks it was a pleasure

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Depends on how long you want. We went on the shortest ride.
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