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  • The list below includes 169 free or cheap things to do in or near Independence, Missouri, including 67 different types of inexpensive activities like History Museums, Bowling, Movie Theaters and Specialty Museums.
  • From Harry S. Truman Library & Museum to Midwest Genealogy Center, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Independence and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Shawnee, Kansas City, Kansas City and Liberty.
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Harry S. Truman Library & Museum

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Libraries500 W. US Hwy. 24, Independence, MO MoreLess Info
Independence, Missouri is home to the Harry S. Truman Library & Museum. Dedicated to the legacy of late United States President Harry S. Truman, the facility offers visitor tours and hosts a series of lectures called 'Talkin' Truman.'
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Midwest Genealogy Center

Libraries3440 S. Lee's Summit Road, Independence, MO 64055MoreLess Info
Part of the Mid-Continent Public Library system, the Midwest Genealogy Center houses nearly 750,000 resources related to family history. All of the resources are free to use at this 52,000 square foot facility.
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Fleming Park

Parks22807 Woods Chapel Road, Independence, MO MoreLess Info
Covering 9,500 acres of land and water bodies, the Fleming Park attracts each year more than 1,300,000 visitors. Among all the amenities in here, there can be remembered the fishing ponds, the full-service marinas, and the 4 soccer fields.
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Waterfall Park

Parks4501 S Bass Pro Drive, Independence, MO 64055MoreLess Info
Waterfall Park is a public city-run park that provides visitors with a scenic and enjoyable experience. The park contains a number of amenities, including fishing access in the nearby lake, a shaded picnic area, and access to a waterfall.
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Vaile Mansion

Architectural Buildings1500 North Liberty Street, Independence, MO 64050MoreLess Info
The Vaile Mansion was built in 1881 in the Victorian architectural style. It was included in several magazines and TV shows on the Great Houses to Visit list.
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Bingham Waggoner Estate

Historic Homes313 W Pacific Avenue, Independence, MO MoreLess Info
The historic Bingham Waggoner Estate is an estate that provides insights into the lifestyles of wealthy 19th century residents. The site offers a number of educational programs as well as art programs.
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Independence Visitors' Center

Visitor Centers937 West Walnut, Independence, MO 64050MoreLess Info
While also providing the necessary information about the area to anyone looking for it, the Independence Visitors' Center exhibits items depicting the lives of those who lived in the area in the beginning of the 19th century.
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Harry S Truman National Historic Site

Historic Sites223 N. Main St., Independence, MO 64050MoreLess Info
Declared a National Historic Site in 1983, the Harry S Truman National Historic Site has on its premises the Truman House and the Truman Farm House. There are exhibited more than 50,000 items depicting the life of the former president and its family.
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Independence Square

The Independence Square is the home of plenty business in the downtown area: cafes, boutiques, and restaurants are some of them.

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Electric Theatre Vintage Arcade

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Arcades206 W Maple Avenue, Independence, MO 64050MoreLess Info
Featuring a collection of classic cabinet-style arcade games with a decidedly retro feel, the Electric Theatre Vintage Arcade supplies games to a variety of local and regional restaurants and bars.

In romantic relationships, we can all be a little clingy once in a while. I hesitate to even use the word “clingy” here because women are so often slapped with the “clingy” label for doing nothing more than exhibiting the same kind of behavior that men just as often engage in without the threat of being subjected to a reductive, double standard-bearing label. From birth, women and men are indoctrinated with the stereotype that women are uptight, insecure harpies (see: many, though admittedly not quite all Judd Apatow characters). The truth is that men can certainly be clingy as hell, and there are plenty of couples out there in which both members attach desperately to each other like Saran Wrap. This need to be together all the time, to constantly seek attention and love, arises from a sense of insecurity—in oneself, in one’s ability to hold on to a partner, in the viability of the relationship itself. However, there are some people out there—men and women— who are naturally independent and who bring that quality to bear on their love lives. They could teach the rest of us a few lessons about how to maintain one’s individuality even in the closest relationships.

I want to point out that “independent” doesn’t mean “distant.” People who see themselves as independent often use that as a mask for less desirable qualities: stubbornness, selfishness, and the fear of intimacy. (So if someone says they can’t make time for you because they're “independent,” feel free to cut them loose.) People who are truly independent know that they still have to be giving, emotionally-open partners, willing to compromise on important issues and to make time for their loved ones. Their independence is manifested in ways that ultimately promote intimacy with their S.O.s and the long-term health of their relationships by preventing the emotional burnout that many couples experience. Here are a few of the pages we could all take from the independent person’s dating playbook:

1. They spend time alone

Some people love having time to themselves—for many, in fact, it’s an absolute necessity. They like having time alone at home, going to movies by themselves, and eating solo at restaurants. This desire for solitude doesn’t go away when they get into relationships; instead, they learn to balance the time they spend with their partners with much-valued time apart. This time away from each other can be a powerful component to keeping the relationship fresh, and keeping the couple from burning out on each other.


2. They spend time with other people

Independent people maintain separate social lives from those of their partners: They have their own friends and attend their own social events, in addition to sharing some of those things with one another. Maintaining an independent social life is good for any romantic relationship because it’s simply too much to expect your romantic partner to fulfill all of your social needs. If you get to have fun hanging out with friends, you’ll put less pressure on your partner to be your end-all, be-all companion.

3. They don’t “check in” constantly

Some couples like checking in with each other many times throughout the day—through email, texts, and lunch-hour phone calls. But for independent people, this kind of constant exchange feels unnecessary and irritating. They’re ok with letting a day or two pass without talking to their partners; the break means that they’re not struggling to create small talk with someone all the time, and when they do connect with their partners again, they have fun new things to talk about.

4. They let their partners do their own thing

Independent people understand that just as they need time away from their partners, their partners also need to have their own separate identities. This approach can help the overall health of a relationship by allowing both people to maintain clear senses of self. Being able to comfortably spend time apart is also an indication that you and your partner are secure in the relationship—neither of you is constantly bogged down with worrying about what the other person is doing, thinking, or feeling.

5. They stand up for themselves

An independent person has a very strong sense of who they are, and, therefore, a clear idea of what they want. When you really know yourself, you feel comfortable speaking up about what your desires and limits are.

6. They don’t rush to move in together

For some people, being in love means moving in together as quickly as possible, while others are happy to maintain their separate living spaces for a long time. Having their own spaces means that they can continue to have valuable alone time (see #1) and that they can maintain their own domestic routines. When independent people do finally move in with their partners, they do so after a lot of thoughtful consideration and discussion of how their cohabitation is going to work, giving the endeavor a firm basis for success.

7. They travel alone

Traveling as a couple can be stressful, and some people just like traveling alone. If you’re in a couple made up of two independent people, you’ll appreciate getting to travel by yourself. It will give you a chance to recharge, you and your partner an opportunity to miss each other, and lots to talk about when you get back.

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