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Pioneer Trails Adventures

217 N Main St, Independence, MO 64050-2804
+1 816-254-2466
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Fun/educational tour

6/19/17 We took the 1 1/2 hour tour. Really enjoyed the stories and history. Ralph is extremely... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
bhadler
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Homosassa, Florida
Great Family Fun

Our guide was so nice and enthusiastic!!! It was a great time and the tour and information was... read more

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Reviewed 1 week ago
jnfrc
,
Kansas City, Missouri
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We are open six days a week, Monday through Saturday, 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; weather permitting, through December 31. We tour Frontier Independence where three trails began, two Civil War battles were fought and one President began his march to the White House. We give tours from single parties to tour buses filling a wagon train of covered wagons. Add the finishing touch to a perfect wedding with an intimate wedding adventure ride.
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“covered wagon” (11 reviews)
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“wagon ride” (4 reviews)
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217 N Main St, Independence, MO 64050-2804
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Reviewed 1 week ago

6/19/17 We took the 1 1/2 hour tour. Really enjoyed the stories and history. Ralph is extremely knowledgeable as well as entertaining. Was "interesting" to note that all of the town's dogs knew Ralph and said hey as we passed by (Ralph, get it?). Beautiful...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Our guide was so nice and enthusiastic!!! It was a great time and the tour and information was both insightful and entertaining. I definitely recommend doing this to visitors AND locals!!!

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Ralph G, Owner at Pioneer Trails Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for the review, glad you enjoyed it! Happy Trails ...

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ralph Goldsmith tour combined historical fact along with the perspective. The facts are the same but different people experience them in a different way. Ralph Goldsmith made history from 150 years ago as if it were yesterday.

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Ralph G, Owner at Pioneer Trails Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience! I enjoyed having you and look forward to next time!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Just experienced Independence Missouri on a mule pulled covered wagon. The owner/ driver is fabulous. So much knowledge of the history of this area. Informative and also extremely entertaining. Highly recommend.

Thank Candence D
Ralph G, Owner at Pioneer Trails Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to review our tour and I'm glad you enjoyed it! Until next time, Happy Trails to you!

Reviewed 10 May 2017

This was an amazing experience and Ralph Goldsmith lived up to the other reviews - he was amazing! He is so knowledgable about local history and really delivers a fabulous performance. We took the "full city tour" and it was worth every penny. We stayed...More

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Ralph G, Owner at Pioneer Trails Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 11 May 2017

Thank you for choosing to tour Independence Missouri with me, I enjoyed having you and appreciate the great review! Happy Trails~

Reviewed 7 May 2017

Took this tour with a group of twenty school kids, ranging from first to eighth grade. The tour guide/wagon driver totally made the experience, with stories, jokes, and the occasional song. The kids loved him, and there wasn't a dull moment.

Thank levibg
Ralph G, Owner at Pioneer Trails Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 8 May 2017

Thank you for taking the time to review your tour, I appreciate it greatly. I am very glad you enjoyed the experience and will look forward to seeing you again! Happy Trails ~

Reviewed 24 April 2017

Our tour guide was the owner and it was great!! He was a great storyteller and very detailed at each historical spot. Recommend for everyone!!

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Ralph G, Owner at Pioneer Trails Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 25 April 2017

Thank you Tonya for heading west with us! We appreciate the review and look forward to your next visit! Happy Trails!

Reviewed 9 April 2017

I've been to the Harry Truman Historic site twice now. The rangers are great and right out front was Pioneer Trails Adventures. i struck up a conversation about mules with the muleskinner Ralph Goldsmith. 30 minutes later we were enjoying a fascinating trip through Show...More

Thank Ewing S
Ralph G, Owner at Pioneer Trails Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 10 April 2017

Thank you for riding the trails with us! We look forward to booking that chuck wagon dinner for your next experience with Pioneer Trails Adventures! Happy Trails!

Reviewed 2 April 2017

Wonderful ride! 2nd time doing the full City tour. Excellent way to learn about the history of the area. Tour guide is very friendly and entertaining and knows his history. Had 4 adults and two children ages 7 and 9 and all enjoyed the ride...More

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Ralph G, Owner at Pioneer Trails Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 4 April 2017

It was a pleasure to give your group a tour of Independence! We appreciate the return business and look forward to your next visit!

Reviewed 29 March 2017

This is a very interesting historical tour by an amazing tour guide. He made this fun, entertaining, and educational. The ride itself is a lot of fun and the mules are precious! Great for kids and adults

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Ralph G, Owner at Pioneer Trails Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 30 March 2017

Thanks it's great pleasure to of service, and it's still fun for me as well

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