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For Visitors

Welcome to Independence, Missouri, the Queen City of the Trails in the heart of our nation. We are the perfect destination for your next daytrip, girls weekend, or family vacation. From pioneer trails to President Harry S. Truman and those who stayed, we are rich in Great American Stories. Your trail for the next chapter in the great American story awaits in Independence, MO.

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Where to Stay

If there’s one characteristic the people of Independence share, it’s our warm and welcoming nature. So get ready for us to roll out a red carpet of goodwill for your visit. Whether you’re staying in one of our Hotels, Bed & Breakfasts, RV Parks or Campgrounds, we plan to give you a friendly greeting and an authentic dose of small town Americana with big city convenience.

Upcoming Events

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Rivalry at the Rink

Thursday, February 29, 2024
7:00pm
Cable Dahmer Arena
Entertainment, Sporting Event
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Mavericks Hockey

Friday, March 1, 2024
7:30pm
Cable Dahmer Arena
Entertainment, Family Activity, Sporting Event
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Comets Soccer

Saturday, March 2, 2024
6:00pm
Cable Dahmer Arena
Entertainment, Family Activity, Sporting Event
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Smore KC Live: Lvndlocked

Saturday, March 2, 2024
7:00pm
Virtual
Concert, Entertainment
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TobyMac Hits Deep 2024

Friday, March 8, 2024
7:00pm
Cable Dahmer Arena
Concert, Entertainment
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Shamrock Shuffle Bar Crawl

Saturday, March 9, 2024
2:00pm
Virtual
Entertainment, Holidays