It’s almost Independence Day, which means it’s a great time to talk about Independence, Missouri’s fifth-largest city.
Perhaps best known as the home of President Harry S. Truman, Independence, nicknamed the “Queen City of the Trails,” has a fascinating history.
Find out why when you visit the National Frontier Trails Museum to learn about the city’s position on the Santa Fe, California, Oregon, Mormon, and Lewis &Clark trails.
From there, check out the Harry S. Truman Library and Museum, which takes an in-depth look at the life of the only Missourian ever elected president.
Go from Harry to hairy at Leila’s Hair Museum, home to wreaths and jewelry made of human hair.
Finally, don’t miss the Bingham-Waggoner Estate, the former home of artist George Caleb Bingham and is a fine example of wealthy living prior to and during the early 1900s.
Yes, it’s a great time to celebrate your independence in Independence!