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Needs more.....

I've lived in Independence most of my life and i like the history we hold here but our downtown... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Geri F
via mobile
Unique Town Square

We had some time to kill after eating at Up Dog, so we checked out this unique town square. It had... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
U1999QHlindaw
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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  • Average10%
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“soda fountain” (12 reviews)
“harry truman” (15 reviews)
“cute shops” (6 reviews)
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Independence, MO
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"square pizza"
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"labor day weekend"
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"lots of history"
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I've lived in Independence most of my life and i like the history we hold here but our downtown needs more....everything! We do not allow enough progress and competition there to be proud of. Lets get more swank shoppes, more art, a brewery, a lively...More

Thank Geri F
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had some time to kill after eating at Up Dog, so we checked out this unique town square. It had the usual things- a cinema, courthouse (where Harry Truman began his political career), and restaurants, but also some more unusual stores such as a...More

Thank U1999QHlindaw
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Reviewed 5 March 2018 via mobile

This is the starting points for both the Santa Fe and Oregon Trails. There plaques on the square to designate the origins of these trails. It is the historic Courthouse where Harry S. Truman served. There is a statue of Harry S. Truman on one...More

Thank Sharon T
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Reviewed 3 March 2018

The square has improved significantly over the last several years. The new Farmers Market should add to an even better experience when it's completed.

Thank Shannon S
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Reviewed 29 January 2018

Beautiful, charming, eclectic, and lovely! Saw a movie, did some substantial shopping, and enjoyed a delicious lunch!

Thank Christina F
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Reviewed 22 January 2018

Nice shop visit the old courthouse see where Harry Truman use to walk and enjoy the great restaurants

Thank Rosie B
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Reviewed 11 January 2018

The Independence Square has antiquated shops and a wonderful German Restaurant in the Rheinland. Visiting the Baptist church where Harry Truman attended as well as the United Methodist church just adjacent to the square, brought history to life. If you search extremely carefully, one can...More

Thank Timmer304
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Reviewed 4 January 2018 via mobile

Cute shops, several good restaurants (we like Ophelia’s). Really enjoyable on a summer evening to walk around.

Thank Cheryl J
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Reviewed 27 December 2017

Truman's approach to farming, the military, family business, local and state government were all very straight forward and seemingly open. When he became a US Senator, Vice President and then President, it seems he tried to maintain that transparency, The Truman Library and Museum should...More

Thank HoganHospitality
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Reviewed 7 December 2017

We visited the Truman Home Visitor Center and then walked around Independence Square looking for a quick bite to eat. Plenty of eating places around the square and shops, even a coffin shop!

Thank danielhU900MC
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20 August 2015|
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Response from Christine G | Reviewed this property |
It really is a square- businesses all around the perimeter. RV parking might present a challenge, depending on what day you are there.
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