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“Lovely Liberty”

Historic Downtown Liberty
Ranked #4 of 15 things to do in Liberty
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Owner description: One of the most walk-able historic areas in mid-America includes 240 preserved homes and buildings built more than 100 years ago. Self guided walking tours, unique shops and restaurants, 3 museums, and one of the finest liberal arts colleges in America, make the area interesting and entertaining. A spring arts festival, a fall festival and a farmers market that runs from May to October are annual events fun for the entire family. Plan to stay in one of our charming bed and breakfasts and come visit us soon.
Liberty, Missouri
Level 6 Contributor
249 reviews
87 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Lovely Liberty”
Reviewed November 19, 2012

Head off I-35 down 152 which becomes Kansas, and you'll find yourself back in time, to tree-lined streets and rows of homes distinctive for their architecture and era. No cookie-cutters at work here, only unique structures all the way to the Liberty Square. It's the County Seat but so much more: the home of Jesse James' first daylight bank robbery, one hundred year old store fronts-- even antebellum brick and mortar. Go a block, and you'll find a Mormon Museum that attracts visitors from around the world; take a different direction and check out a cooperage and an old mill filled with unique shopping. High on a hill above the Square you can't miss William Jewell College and it's Jewell Hall used as a headquarters during the Civil War. Weekly Farmer's Markets and a Fall Festival keep Liberty a mix of old and new. It's a mix that works for me and why I call this lovely town, home.

Visited November 2012
Thank GGMaSue19
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Liberty, Missouri
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“A great place to work”
Reviewed October 10, 2012

I have worked in Liberty for 35 years and enjoy each day. The old town square and restaurants and businesses around are wonderful. Enjoy Ginger Sue's and Classic chocolates and the historic walk.

Visited October 2012
Thank Kathy44600
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Level 5 Contributor
77 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Nice old town”
Reviewed July 12, 2012 via mobile

Very nice historic town. Good shops and food. Everyone is so friendly.

Thank twhite5215
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Smithfield, Utah
Level 6 Contributor
147 reviews
61 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
“Worth seeing if you are in the area”
Reviewed June 15, 2012

Visiting the Liberty Jail is a short visit that is definately worth the time. Learning about the situation that brought Joseph and his friends to the jail and seeing first hand the environment they had to endure was inspiring and humbling. There is no cost to the jail and the staff is not out to convert the non lds population. Enjoyed our visit.

Visited June 2012
Thank BrotherBoggs
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Kansas City, Missouri
Level 6 Contributor
320 reviews
127 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 262 helpful votes
“An old-fashioned, small-town place to visit!”
Reviewed May 31, 2012

Liberty's City Hall is bordered on four sides by historic buildings, each housing old and new restaurants, shops, and service vendors who visit. Additionally, the square is the center of attention for the Saturday morning Liberty Square Farmer's Market, the Fall Festival, and the Liberty Arts Festival, et al.

Of note:
Palen Music: a staple on the square, Palen's offers instruments and lessons.
D'Agee: Liberty's top-quality florist and gift shop.
Las Compas: long-standing Mexican restaurant - good quality - GREAT prices!
Cork and Brew - the newest addition to the square, an excellent place for lunch or dinner with friends! Tasty!

Just down the street: La Tienda Chiquita - a family-owned Mexican grocery and counter service store. A must-visit!!

Visited May 2012
1 Thank Kimberly R
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