The Independence Square | Kids Out and About Kansas City

The Independence Square

Historic downtown located in Independence, Missouri. Anchored in the center by the Truman Courthouse, the historic Independence Square is a revitalized district filled with shopping, dining and entertainment opportunities. History lovers have often visited Independence, MO to see where Harry S. Truman, the 33rd President of the United States, lived the majority of his life. The Square is an immediate focal point, with tours on horse drawn carriages, the courthouse and Clinton’s Soda Fountain, where President Truman had his first job as a youth. However, history is only a small part of what makes the Independence Square an experience for both travelers and locals. Over the last couple of decades a wide array of locally owned businesses has flourished, adding fine dining, bowling, an art gallery and much more to the area. Whether you’re doing a day trip or date night, the Independence Square represents a variety of excellent options. Shop, dine and unwind!


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