Independence is the 5th most populous city in Missouri and the county seat of Jackson County.

Welcome to Independence, Missouri, the Queen City of the Trails in the heart of our nation. We are the perfect destination for your next daytrip, girls weekend, or family vacation. From pioneer trails to President Harry S. Truman and those who stayed, we are rich in Great American Stories. Your trail for the next chapter in the great American story awaits in Independence, MO.

Right outside of Kansas City and right in the heart of our nation’s history, Independence is the perfect destination for your next vacation. Feel the vibe and proximity of the city. Feel the roots of history and the legacy this area holds. Feel the hospitality of a hometown — even if it’s not your own. Sights, sounds, eats and shops await visitors of all ages looking for something new while feeling right at home. Independence is where the past is preserved, the present is embraced and the future is bright.