Area Attractions

Fort Osage... step through the gate at Fort Osage and begin your walk through history. This reconstructed historic Fort, overlooking the Missouri River, is portrayed as it was in 1812. The farthest west of the twenty-eight factories in the United States' trade system, Fort Osage functioned as one of the first military outposts and government trade houses in the Louisiana Purchase.

Built in 1808 under the direction of William Clark as part of the vast federally controlled fur trade system, the Fort's mission was the maintenance of the political stability in the region through trade and military alliances with the Native American tribes, and in particular, the Osage.

A visit to this National Historic Landmark includes an orientation at the visitor's center. Here a video and exhibits provide an overview of the Fort's development and operation. At the reconstructed Fort, authentically attired interpreters use living history to provide insight into the daily life of the Fort's military and civilian population in 1812. Journey back through time with Fort Osage and experience the lives of men and women who secured our frontiers.

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Harry S. Truman is recognized by historians, authors, world leaders and citizens across the country as one of the greatest American presidents ever. During your Independence visit, you can learn about the life behind this incredible man. A failed farmer and haberdasher, a memorable military career and a hometown boy with middle-America ideas and ethics, Harry Truman was Independence. And Independence IS Harry Truman.

Permanent museum attractions at the Truman Presidential Museum & Library include Harry S. Truman: The Presidential Years, an exhibit featuring two decision theaters, audio and video programs and artifacts to engage visitors in the issues and events surrounding the Truman Presidency

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From its founding in 1827 as the gateway city to the rugged unknown frontier, to its current ranking as the fourth largest city in Missouri; Independence has played an important and sometimes pivotal role in American history. That role can be experienced at the grandly restored Independence mansions and rustic log cabins through the colorful stories that fill their walls.

Visit the Vaile Mansion, the Bingham-Waggoner Estate (pictured to the right), the 1859 Jail and more!

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For the best in land and water recreation, Jackson County Parks and Recreation offers 22,000 acres of "Fun!" The people of Kansas City, Missouri and the surrounding cities look to Jackson County's premier parks system for their recreational and vacation opportunities.

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Jackson County is the home of 18 unique cities - each with its own personality, community climate, government officials and amenities. Sibley Orchards & Cider Mill is located in Sibley, Missouri, where the population is approximately 367. Its 129 families enjoy the lifestyle afforded them by living in a rural community of Jackson County. Nearby Buckner, "The Little Village In The Valley", offers residents and businesses suburban simplicity just east of the Kansas City Metro area.

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Jackson County and what they have to offer

Buckner, Missouri USA, is also known as "The Little Village In The Valley". Sibley Orchards & Cider Mill is proud to call the cities of Sibley and Buckner home. The city's website has local announcements, notices of upcoming events, special notices and other local information.

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