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Address: Independence, MO
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Historic Independence

Downtown Independence is a great place to visit for shopping, restaurants, sight seeing, and entertainment. There are antique stores, boutique shops, an upscale restaurant... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
Joe R
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Independence, Missouri
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Nesconset, New York
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29 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very Historical & nice. I really enjoyed coming here and walking around and learning about Truman. Great time and very nice little shops and restaurants around.

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Troy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you are going to or through Kansas City you need to stop at Independence Mo. and visit President Harry S. Truman"s home town. There is a lot of interesting history to see fun for the whole family. And it's not far off the main highway I-70.

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Independence, Missouri
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109 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Downtown Independence is a great place to visit for shopping, restaurants, sight seeing, and entertainment. There are antique stores, boutique shops, an upscale restaurant, coffee shop, tasty pizza shop, yogurt, soda shop, and more. If you're up for seeing a movie, you can watch first run movies, or take a short walk just a block away to try your skill... More 

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Leavenworth, Kansas
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98 reviews
40 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016 via mobile

Independence is my hometown but I moved away 15 years ago. At that time the downtown area was looking decrepit. I went back over the summer when Pokemon go was released to see what kind of poke stops were around. I was very impressed with the amount of businesses and variety of shops. If you want it the Square has... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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138 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2016

I did not feel safe here and pan handling was present. i noticed no police presence. It's not Mayberry USA FBI Crime Statics confirmed my feeling. I did stay long and wanted to leave before dark. We walked around. The Kids stayed and in the car with a adult

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Thank rd400
Independence, Missouri
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

Independence MO Square is a classic Midwest Town Square with a number of specialty shops all the way around not just the Square itself, but for at least another block in each direction. Restaurants, Antiques, and even modern day table top gaming (with a classic game arcade in the back even) are all present around the Square. It is very... More 

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Dana Point, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2016

Worth a drive by to see the statue and the building facade. Not sure if worth parking and going inside courthouse. Small shops and eateries around the area

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Miami, Florida
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30 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2016 via mobile

Found the square to a trip back in time . The buildings and the feel was great . Lots of great places to eat and window shop. When in Independence it's a must to take in

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1 Thank Jettinpecker
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26 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016 via mobile

I found The Square right after we moved here 15 yrs ago. I just love the History here. You can visualize the dusty streets with horses and people bustling about in the 1800's. I used to swear that there was a portal here that you could walk through into 1885. But sadly, I'm pretty sure there isn't one Take the... More 

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Independence, Missouri
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55 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

The Square already has the quite the history and charm to attract visitors but with the creation of Pokemon, the Square now attracts a whole new level of visitors. Don't be scared of these hunters as they scurry about to capture these mythical creatures. In a positive fashion, these hunters have brought new life to the Square and the surrounding... More 

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