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“Lovely Shops and Restaurants, especially CourtHouse Exchange :)” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Independence Square

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Independence, Missouri
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36 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Lovely Shops and Restaurants, especially CourtHouse Exchange :)”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 2014

Stop in "CourtHouse Exchange" The food, atmosphere and service is "AWESOME" They now have a added attraction every 1st and 3rd Saturdays they offer "Kareoke" the host is very nice and friendly he makes you comfortable as do the Waitress :) I promise you will enjoy yourself. Hope you get a chance to come by :)

Visited February 2014
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Washougal, Washington
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401 reviews
238 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 169 helpful votes
“Cute little town square”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 April 2014

This is such a slice of Americana. You can see where Truman walked around, be sure and check out his home. Don't be put off by the town of Independence off the interstate before you get to the square and Presidential Library (we were at first)-- it's well worth the visit to all that these have to offer!

Visited May 2013
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Springfield, Missouri
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61 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Very nice”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2014

The shops were very nice and shopkeepers were all very friendly. Prices of antiques were pretty consistent, not over-priced. We enjoyed the local flavor.

Visited March 2014
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Independence, Missouri
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182 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Shop and Eat”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2013

I love the Independence Square. It's a great place to shop for unusual gifts or browse through an antique mall. The newly finished Courthouse is an historic site, and across the street is the famous Courthouse Grill where the bar food is great. Ophelia's and Cafe Verona are two great restaurants, and for the best German beer outside of Germany, Rhineland offers a wide selection of imported German beers as well as German food and music. Clinton's is the famous ice cream shop with sundaes, malts, and floats served the old way, and a stroll around the square is a nice little evening walk. Seasonally, special events such as the Santa Calagon Days and the Holiday Lighting Ceremony provide fun for the family. A great way to spend a day.

Visited October 2013
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Kansas City, Missouri
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36 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Family Friendly”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2013

The Independence Square is a nice, quaint locale. The historical aspect is interesting; they have the jailhouse where Jesse James was held. A short walk from the square will get you to Harry S. Truman's home as well. There are some pretty wonderful restaurants and shopping as well as an old fashioned malt shop to get ice cream and sodas. The prices are fair, and the atmosphere is relaxed. I'd recommend it.

Visited June 2013
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