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“cute area with lots of history”

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Denver, Colorado
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66 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“cute area with lots of history”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 18, 2013

Honestly, I had heard some negative things about Independence, but after visiting this small downtown square, I see that it is a very charming area. There's lots of history and interesting architecture, and a good area for walking. The shops are unique and it's easy to spend a lot of time going through each one. The surrounding neighborhoods are great for viewing as well, and include Harry S. Truman's home.

Visited February 2013
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English first
Arlington, Texas
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13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Independence MO”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 15, 2013

Quaint little area, lots of historical sites, great little antique shops. Old small town feel. The old houses were fabulous to look at...

Visited January 2013
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Independence, Missouri, United States
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14 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Perfect place for a day with the girls!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 7, 2013

I love Elizabeth Henry boutique! Such a fun & unique place to shop! So many other great shops & lots of good food! The fried pickles at Courthouse Exchange are so good & Cafe Verona has AMAZING sangria!

Visited February 2013
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1 Thank Stephanie M
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Independence, Missouri
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43 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“I LOVE THE SQUARE !”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 31, 2013

So many options on the square ! Just park and walk around.
Check out the Truman Home ticket center where you can watch a free video on Harry Truman.
Next take the covered wagon tour which is guided by a Master Story Teller.
I also recommend visiting the old jail (Frank James was held there for a bit)
By now, you will probably be hungry and or thirsty. This is a good thing!
Whether you are craving a hotdog , German fair, pizza, or good ol' home cooking, You can find it on the square.
So many shops and things to see...
Wether or not you are into bowling the Diamond Bowl is definately worth checking out. It has been completely renovated and is beautiful. They have good food and a full bar.

Visited January 2013
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Independence, Missouri, United States
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“quaint”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 3, 2013

A small town square that is going through the same problems as all small towns.......but the cafe's and other fine dinning places to enjoy. Then a short walk to the Truman Home.

Visited January 2013
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1 Thank Steve C
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