1859 Jail, Marshal's Home and Museum
217 N. Main - Frontier jail where Frank James was incarcerated. Historic Independence Square. 816-252-1892

Battle of Lexington
I-70 east to Hwy. 13 exit, Lexington, MO - 1861 Cival War battlefield featuring original entrenchments and the Anderson House for which the battle was fought. 660-259-4654

Bingham Waggoner Estate
313 W. Pacific - 1890s Victorian estate was home to famous Missouri artist George Caleb Bingham. 816-461-3491

Convention and Visitors Bureau of Greater Kansas City
816-221-5242 or 1-800-767-7700

Fort Osage National Historic Landmark
Sibley, MO. Historic fort overlooking Missouri River. First U.S. outpost in Louisiana Purchase. 816-795-8200, ext. 1260

Hotel and Motel Association of Greater Kansas City

Independence Tourism

Independence, Missouri
"Where the trails start and the buck stops." Thirteen historic sites and museums tracing the Truman legacy, the Santa Fe and Oregon trails, 1830s Missouri Mormon experience, and the Civil War. 15 minutes east of downtown Kansas City. 816-325-7111 or 1-800-810-4700

Jackson County Historical Society Archives and Research Library
112 W. Lexington, #103 Courthouse - Jackson County history resource. Archives bookshop features books, maps and gifts related to local and regional history. 816-461-1897

Jesse James Festival Website

Kansas City Museum
3218 Gladstone, K.C., MO Hands-on science and history exhibits and Challenger Learning Center. 816-483-8300

Kansas City Visitor Information Center
4709 Central, Kansas City, MO

K.C. Web Guide
InfoKwik Internet Solutions
105 W. Kansas St., Suite 300, Liberty, MO 64068
Phone 816-415-0776

Mid-Continent Public Library, Genealogy and Local History Branch
317 W. U.S. 24 - Research your family history at this nationally recognized resource center. U.S. Census schedules for all states 1700-1920; family genealogies; county sources for Missouri and states east of Missouri. 816-252-7228

Missouri Information Center
Located at I-70 & Blue Ridge Cutoff. 816-889-3330

Missouri State Parks & Historic Sites

Mormon (LDS) Visitors Center
937 W. Walnut - Historic display of Mormons in Missouri 1831-1839. Paintings, museum, historical exhibits, laser disc presentations of Church beliefs. 816-836-3466

National Frontier Trails Center
318 W. Pacific - Trace the arduous and inspiring journeys of pioneers as they headed for Santa Fe, Oregon and California. Exhibits, diaries and video. 816-325-7575

RLDS Church World headquarters: The Temple, The Auditorium
1001 W. Walnut - World headquarters of the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Organ recitals, Children's Peace Pavilion, museum, guided tours. 816-833-1000

Harry S. Truman Presidential Library
U.S. 24 and Delaware - One of 10 U.S. presidential libraries. Brings history to life with facinating exhibits and amazing collections for visitors of all ages. 1-800-833-1225

Harry S Truman Farm Home
12301 Blue Ridge Blvd., Grandview - Mr. Truman's home from 1906-1917 before leaving for WWI. Operated by the National Park Service. 816-254-2720

Harry S Truman National Historic Site
223 N. Main, one block from Independence Square -Victorian mansion built in 1885 served as the summer White House during Truman administration. 816-254-2720

Truman Sports Complex
I-70 and Blue Ridge Cutoff. Twin football and baseball stadiums. Kauffman Stadium for the K.C. Royals seats 40,000. Arrowhead Stadium, home of the Chiefs, seats 79,000. The Wizards professional soccer team also plays at Arrowhead.

Union Cemetery
227 E. 28th St., K.C., MO. The city's oldest cemetery and last resting place for many Civil War soldiers and city founders, the names of which are reflected in the names of many of the area's streets and parks. 816-472-4990

Vaile Victorian Mansion
1500 N. Liberty - 31-room mansion recognized as one of the finest examples of second empire Victorian architecture in U.S. 816-325-7430 or 1-800-325-7111

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