Sightseeing in Independence


$30 for 90-Minute Guided Tour of Arrowhead Stadium for One from Kansas City Chiefs ($30 Value)

Kansas City Chiefs

Arrowhead Stadium

Guides show charges the press box, the locker rooms, and other key areas of Arrowhead Stadium, home of the Kansas City Chiefs

$30 $16

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$84 for Two-Hour Segway Tour for Two from Segway Bike & Stroll ($140 Value)

Segway, Bike, and Stroll

Country Club Plaza

Explore local art, outdoor exhibits, and history, gliding on a Segway to each destination

$140 $68

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Visit for Two or Four to the American Jazz Museum (Up to 45% Off)

American Jazz Museum

American Jazz Museum

Guests look and listen inside exhibits that chronicle the history of jazz, including a 1930s nightclub replica where live musicians play

$20 $12

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Kansas City Blues and Jazz Tour for Two, Four, or Six from Kcjazztours (Up to 58% Off)

Kcjazztours

Kcjazztours

Explore historic sites via limo, enjoy dinner at a live jazz club, then visit other music venues before a limo takes you back to your hotel

$125 $55

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General or VIP Visits for Two Adults and Two Children to the National Airline History Museum (Up to 83% Off)

National Airline History Museum

Northland

Photographs, artifacts, and aircraft such as 1941 Douglas DC-3 and 1952 Martin 404 illustrate the history of commercial flight

$26 $12

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6- or 12-Mile Helicopter Flight for Up to Three from Timberview Helicopters (Up to 51% Off)

Timberview Helicopters

Multiple Locations

Flight over downtown area delivers views of the city center, Sprint Center, and the Plaza

$297 $145

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$14} for a One-Day Visit for Four at Wonderscope Children's Museum of KC (Up to $28 Value)

Wonderscope Children's Museum of Kansas

Kansas City

Exhibits mix learning with play as kids explore elements of art, science, and literature

$28 $14

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Star Bright Saturday Event for Four or Private Party for 10 at Astronomical Society of Kansas City (50% Off)

Astronomical Society of Kansas City

Powell Observatory

Science lovers gather at the astronomical society to tour the observatory and view the stars, while private events are more exclusive

$24 $12

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Membership to Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics Including Dinner Gala (Up to 50% Off). Two Options Available.

Robert J. Dole Institute Of Politics

Lawrence

The Dole Institute's mission is to promote civic participation among young people and demonstrate the honor of working in politics

$100 $65

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Visit for Two, Four, or Six People to the Glore Psychiatric Museum (Up to 56% Off)

Glore Psychiatric Museum

Glore Psychiatric Museum

Psychiatric museum in “1,000 Things to Do Before You Die” explores old-fashioned mental-health treatments in surgical admitting building

$12 $6

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Visit to the Johnny Carson Birthplace for Two, Four, or Six (64% Off)

Johnny Carson Birthplace Society

The Johnny Carson Birthplace

Tour the recently restored childhood home of Johnny Carson, and watch video clips of his classic Tonight Show jokes

$14 $5

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Select Local Merchants

  • National Frontier Trails Museum
    Known for its history as a pioneer town and home to former president Harry S. Truman, Independence welcomes visitors to its storied sites, making them more accessible with free trolley rides. Tour the 1859 Jail and Marshal's Home and Museum to glimpse a dwelling for law breakers next to a dwelling for a law keeper, and the clandestine tryst between the abodes that resulted in a museum. The Bingham-Waggoner Estate preserves many of the original art and furnishings of the famed Bingham and Waggoner families, while the National Frontier Trails Museum hails the starting point of the westbound pioneers with bronzed pieces of nuts, raisins, and chocolate bits tracing a path westward.
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    318 W Pacific Ave
    Independence, MO US
  • Leila's Hair Museum
    There, Leila Cohoon preserves and furthers the art form of hair-based crafts, which stretches back to the 1700s and beyond. In pre-photography days, Victorian artisans would create jewelry and decorative pieces with human hair as a means of remembering loved ones. In addition to these personal mementoes, Leila's collection includes 600 hair-based wreaths dating before 1900, and numerous reliquaries said to contain the hair of Mary, mother of Jesus, St. Anne, grandmother of Jesus, and pieces of the cross, all with their appropriate wax seals. Hair pieces belonging to Michael Jackson, Elvis, Marilyn Monroe, Lincoln, and other presidents also reside here. Although not hair-related, the museum also features a brooch that is said to contain threads from the coat of Joseph, father of Jesus. The quirky museum has attracted the attention of raconteurs from CNN as well as noted gadabout Anthony Bourdain, who also paid a visit during an episode of his show No Reservations.
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    1333 S Noland Rd
    Independence, MO US
  • Toy and Miniature Museum of Kansas City
    Rekindle childhood memories as you walk through the National Toy and Miniature Museum. This 38-room Italianate mansion turned museum holds an impressive toy collection with over 300,000 items. The museum is from the combine collections of lifelong friends and collectors, Barbara Hall Marshall and Mary Harris Francis. As one of the world’s largest private collection of toys and miniatures, this museum welcomes over 25,000 guests each year. Walk into this open mansion and view the world’s largest marble collection or peek into one of the antique miniature doll houses. Explore the other rooms that feature collections of miniature paintings, lovable teddy bears, and much more.
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    5235 Oak St
    Kansas City, MO US
  • Hook Gallery & Framing
    Nestled in Kansas City?s quaint West Plaza Area, Hook Gallery & Framing premieres local and regional artists by hosting their photographs, paintings, and mixed-media pieces, ranging from sculpture to large-scale installations. In addition to displaying work from up-and-coming artists, they preserve treasured photographs and paint-by-numbers portraits with custom framing services boasting more than 500 frame and mat options. The framers also rent out their charming venue for small-scale social events, such as anniversary celebrations and birthday parties.
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    1415 Westport Rd
    Kansas City, MO US
  • Negro Leagues Baseball Museum
    Founded in 1990, the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum is a privately funded, non-profit organization dedicated to preserving the rich history of African-American Baseball. Experience a tour of multi-media displays, museum store, hundreds of photographs, and artifacts dating from the late 1800s through the 1960s.
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    1616 E 18th St
    Kansas City, MO US
  • The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
    This museum’s Beaux-Arts design is so grand—limestone columns, bronze and marble finishes, soaring skylights—it’s hard to believe it was built during the Great Depression. Also unbelievable: the 35,000-piece art collection, which includes works by Caravaggio, Rembrandt, John Singer Sargent, and Rodin.
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    4525 Oak St
    Kansas City, MO US
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