Independence square


Walk around Independence Square for shopping and dining.  Fun for the whole family.



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higher ground hotel is just 20 minutes from downtown kansas, city.  its a quick cab ride or drive.  Everything kc has to offer is just right down truman road.

200 n delaware, independence, mo 60450

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Pioneer spring cabin


The austere two-room cabin offers a sharp contrast with the area's opulent Vitorian estates.  The typical 1850s log cabin gives an insight to teveryday life in the pre-Civil War era.  Originally constructed in the Brady Town Irish community, the cabin was moved to its present location in 1971.



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The Old jail, marshals home and museum


Massive walls and barred windows that once housed Frank James give a chilling look at frontier justice.  Attached is a federalist style house that was home for the county marshal until the early 1930s and a museum with exhibits like handmade prison weapons.



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Vaile Mansion


This 31-room mansion is recognized as one of the finest examples of Second Empire Victorian architecture in the U.S.



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The Bingham-Waggoner Estate


This estate is recognized today as one of the most significant historical sites in western Missouri because of its role in the history of the area and the people that lived there. Plotted in 1827 on that super highway west called the Santa Fe Trail, the estate played an important part in the region's History.



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