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Independence has a wealth of history

The Independence Square has antiquated shops and a wonderful German Restaurant in the Rheinland... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Kimberling City, Missouri
Fun to walk the square

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

Reviewed 1 week ago
Cheryl J
Silver Cliff, United States
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Independence, MO
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Reviewed 6 days ago

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
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

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

Thank Cheryl J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
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
Reviewed 23 November 2017

We went again this year after missing about a decade. Took our kids and a grandchild. Crowds can be very friendly or a bit rough depending on time of day and what section of the square you walk through. The Gyros stand was sadly mediocre,...More

Thank Bruce G
Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

We took a fun trip to the square to take in coffee at the sandwich shop, shopping all around the square (All about Harry's was awesome) and just enjoyed the feeling of community all day.

Thank lindad1958
Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

Very Nice old time feel. Old buildings and great little shops to explore (including old soda shop)within walking distance. Waggon rides in area, bowling and a theater. New appartments are close but they don't ruin the ambiance.

Thank crystalcH5470HK
Reviewed 27 October 2017 via mobile

A great visit, a lot of information and much to be learned while visiting. Would be good family stop especially for students. Will visit again soon.

Thank dickherbel
Reviewed 10 October 2017

Independence Square is the home of the Harry Truman Courthouse. There's a good statue of Harry on the east side of the Square. The best restaurant in Independence, Ophelia's, is on the northeast corner; great for lunch and dinner. Clinton's Soda Fountain (site of Harry's...More

Thank Baldy47
Reviewed 3 October 2017

We visited and stayed in Independence, MO for our trip to the KC Royals ballgame. They have a city square that has great architecture and a museum. The square also has many small shops to keep you buying spree intact.

Thank fatboy1948
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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.