Friday July 17, 2015- Independence, MO

Our 6th and final day of our trip was spent in Independence, MO and then a drive home!

This was a day that we decided to add onto our trip at the last minute when I discovered that Independence (the start of the Oregon Trail) was an outer suburb of Kansas City.  I am so glad we decided to add this day on because both museums we visited were well worth it.

After we checked out from our hotel, we made our way over to the National Frontier Trails Museum.  I have always been obsessed with the Oregon Trail and pioneer lifestyle, so this was a gem of a museum for me.  It’s obvious they don’t have the funds that other museums to but they still have some really great information and exhibits!

After that we made our way over to the Harry S. Truman Presidential Library and Museum.  This was what made our day completely worth it!  So much information and wonderful exhibits.  This library is what led to the existence of other presidential libraries.  This is also the grave site location for President Truman and his family.

We ended our trip with lunch at Up Dog in downtown Independence.  A cute little diner that serves only hot dog type food. And right across the street we noticed some important markers that mark the exact start of the Oregon and Santa Fe trails, so that was a bonus!

Total Cost for Day: $42.54

Frontier Museum: $12 Truman Library: $16 Lunch: $14.54


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