We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Review Highlights
Historic Independence

Downtown Independence is a great place to visit for shopping, restaurants, sight seeing, and... read more

Reviewed 11 November 2016
Joe R
,
Independence, Missouri
Great spot for eating, shopping and pokemon hunting.

Independence is my hometown but I moved away 15 years ago. At that time the downtown area was... read more

Reviewed 17 October 2016
Dannielle W
,
Leavenworth, Kansas
via mobile
Read all 190 reviews
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
  • Excellent44%
  • Very good43%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“soda fountain” (12 reviews)
“cute shops” (6 reviews)
“harry truman” (13 reviews)
LOCATION
Independence, MO
CONTACT
Website
Write a ReviewReviews (190)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language

51 - 60 of 189 reviews

Reviewed 11 November 2016

Downtown Independence is a great place to visit for shopping, restaurants, sight seeing, and entertainment. There are antique stores, boutique shops, an upscale restaurant, coffee shop, tasty pizza shop, yogurt, soda shop, and more. If you're up for seeing a movie, you can watch first...More

Thank Joe R
Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Independence is my hometown but I moved away 15 years ago. At that time the downtown area was looking decrepit. I went back over the summer when Pokemon go was released to see what kind of poke stops were around. I was very impressed with...More

Thank Dannielle W
Reviewed 4 October 2016

I did not feel safe here and pan handling was present. i noticed no police presence. It's not Mayberry USA FBI Crime Statics confirmed my feeling. I did stay long and wanted to leave before dark. We walked around. The Kids stayed and in the...More

Thank rd400
Reviewed 12 September 2016

Independence MO Square is a classic Midwest Town Square with a number of specialty shops all the way around not just the Square itself, but for at least another block in each direction. Restaurants, Antiques, and even modern day table top gaming (with a classic...More

Thank Darkwolfe1969
Reviewed 30 August 2016

Worth a drive by to see the statue and the building facade. Not sure if worth parking and going inside courthouse. Small shops and eateries around the area

Thank Ed F
Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

Found the square to a trip back in time . The buildings and the feel was great . Lots of great places to eat and window shop. When in Independence it's a must to take in

1  Thank Jettinpecker
Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

I found The Square right after we moved here 15 yrs ago. I just love the History here. You can visualize the dusty streets with horses and people bustling about in the 1800's. I used to swear that there was a portal here that you...More

1  Thank randynina
Reviewed 23 August 2016

The Square already has the quite the history and charm to attract visitors but with the creation of Pokemon, the Square now attracts a whole new level of visitors. Don't be scared of these hunters as they scurry about to capture these mythical creatures. In...More

Thank Kcbankruptcy
Reviewed 22 August 2016

Take a step back into the past and visit the Independence Square. The shops are great and the variety of restaurants offer a great range of food. Walk around the square and finish with ice cream at on of two stores.

Thank cambee56
Reviewed 22 August 2016

Independence is a very cute, walkable little town. The buildings are beautiful, the stores unique and everything is well-maintained.

Thank GardaGal0912
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 18 hotels in Independence
Higher Ground Hotel
257 reviews
2.84 miles away
Residence Inn Kansas City Independence
131 reviews
4.89 miles away
Fairfield Inn Kansas City Independence
128 reviews
4.93 miles away
Super 8 Independence Kansas City
493 reviews
5.28 miles away
Nearby Restaurants
Poppy's Famous Donuts
17 reviews
2.28 miles away
Little Richard's Family Restaurant
25 reviews
.67 miles away
Los Compas Mexican Restaurant
15 reviews
.98 miles away
Sonic Drive-In
6 reviews
.35 miles away
Nearby Attractions
Harry S. Truman Library and Museum
1,192 reviews
2.33 miles away
Harry S Truman National Historic Site
385 reviews
2.81 miles away
Bingham Waggoner Estate
94 reviews
3.03 miles away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
E A F
19 August 2015|
AnswerShow all 6 answers
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.
1
Vote