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“Drove through many times”

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.
Lee's Summit, Missouri
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350 reviews
72 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 214 helpful votes
“Drove through many times”
Reviewed January 19, 2014

We had drove through Liberty many times in the past. Made a day trip with the long weekend. The old buildings. The old homes. Had a really nice walk around the square and spent some time driving around. And there is history here. The James Gang robbed the bank during the day. Why during the day with people around? How do they know it was the James Gang? Weren't they wearing masks? The old Courthouse is great 1930s architecture. There are many 1800s homes to see. Most have been preserved or are in some stage of preservation. While going around on your homes tour, look for castle type, stone home with the very distinct turret. Look for the blue tile roof. While you're touring, take time out and enjoy the local eateries.

Visited January 2014
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Kansas City, Missouri
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83 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Nice place to visit”
Reviewed December 4, 2013

Liberty is the county seat of Clay County. It was the site of one of the first armed skirmishes of the Civil War. It was the site of the first daylight bank robbery (Jessie James). It is the home of William Jewell College. The downtown square looks much as it has for the past hundred years, though the courthouse and city offices were updated. Lots of charm, nice restaurants and stores to visit. Stop by for lunch and a walk around the square. Nice churches only a couple blocks off the square.

Visited December 2013
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Roanoke, Texas
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112 reviews
46 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
“Quaint Downtown.”
Reviewed December 2, 2013

Interesting to window shop around the square and see some of the beautiful houses in the immediate area.

Visited October 2013
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128 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
“Walk Back In Time”
Reviewed November 25, 2013

Downtown Liberty is walk back in time. Liberty is the county seat of Clay county so it has an old fashion square. Lots of good restaurants line the square. I love going to the Farmers Market in the summer to purchase local grown fruits and vegetables.

Visited November 2013
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Kansas City, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“We're Alive!”
Reviewed August 20, 2013

Downtown Liberty is alive with several boutique style shops and restaurants. Spend an afternoon strolling the streets! You're guaranteed to meet great shop owners that will help you select the perfect present for you or that special someone. Lots of great restaurants! You'll need to visit more than once to check them all out.

Visited August 2013
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