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Independence Square

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Address: Independence, MO
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This is a quaint little spot in Independence. Known for the "Square" so make sure you go and visit. Cafes are good and so are the shops :) Enjoy!

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The Independence Square offers a lot of different shops and businesses to pick from. There's quite a few restaurants around the square and a movie theater. Most of the time I take my wife and we go to the movie theater as it's kind of out of the way from the big AMC Style theaters and I enjoy the little... More 

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Palatine, Illinois
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I was able to walk around the square early while waiting for the Truman Visitor center to open. As it was winter hours some of the sites in the area were not open. Lots of little shops to browse through.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a quaint little spot in Independence. Known for the "Square" so make sure you go and visit. Cafes are good and so are the shops :) Enjoy!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 22, 2017

Gilbert Whitney is actually my favorite store on the Independence Square. Lots of little knickknacks and home goods that are unique and it's a great shopping for presents. There are a few items here that I've never seen before, so it's the kind of store you have to wander through and see what they have to offer. They also have... More 

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Lee's Summit, Missouri
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 20, 2017

If you visit the Independence Square in late spring through summer on Saturday's, you can visit the mid-1800's. There are free basic rides and paid for tour rides on wagons available as well as characters in 1800's clothing walking about the square. Learn about the beginning of Independence, before Truman - where the westward expansion started. There's more to Independence.

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Independence, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2017 via mobile

This is such a cute little downtown area. I love the store called Be Here Now. We also ate at Café Verona, which was delicious and went to the movies. Can't wait to go back and visit the other stores and restaurants!

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Nesconset, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 30, 2016 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2016

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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 11, 2016

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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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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