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National Frontier Trails Museum

318 W. Pacific, Independence, MO 64050-4372
+1 816-325-7575
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Beginning of the Oregon Trail

This museum is small but interesting. They have a real size replica of a covered wagon and a film... read more

Reviewed 8 November 2017
via mobile
Great little museum

The museum offers a comprehensive overview of the settlement of the West via the famous Santa Fe... read more

Reviewed 25 October 2017
Navarre, Florida
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Museum specializing in information about the historic trails that pioneers took westward.
  • Excellent38%
  • Very good44%
  • Average17%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“santa fe trail” (15 reviews)
“covered wagon” (6 reviews)
“wagon trains” (5 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
318 W. Pacific, Independence, MO 64050-4372
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Reviewed 8 November 2017 via mobile

This museum is small but interesting. They have a real size replica of a covered wagon and a film explaining the Westward expansion routes used by the Oregon settlers. The walk through museum has artifacts and quotes from settlers regarding their journey, hardships, and landmarks...More

Thank deanfanga
Reviewed 25 October 2017

The museum offers a comprehensive overview of the settlement of the West via the famous Santa Fe, Oregon and other trails. Lots of personal accounts of the trials and tribulations the settlers encountered plus a variety of artifacts. Even though it is small, it takes...More

Thank blnavarremary
Reviewed 10 October 2017 via mobile

This is the perfect beginning for those of us following the Santa Fe Trail. Lots of information. Good video overview. The interpretive museum displayed artifacts and gave a good impression about what life on the trail might have been like. We especially enjoyed the excerpts...More

Thank cegtravel1
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

First time I saw all 4 important trails documented together which gave me a good sense what happened on which trail and why. They show also muriels and pieces from those trails. Very impressive also what people who where on these trails wrote about in...More

Thank eva1500
Reviewed 1 October 2017

This is a small museum dedicated to the western migration during the 19th century. It highlights and includes some reproduction items from the Lewis and Clark Expedition which I found very interesting. The main body of the museum relates the trials and tribulations of the...More

Thank theheggs
Reviewed 30 August 2017

We enjoyed ourselves. The children get to pack a wagon based on how many people are going on the trail and learn about the necessities. Very kind, helpful and knowledgeable staff.

Thank Jessica D
Reviewed 28 August 2017

Very close to the Truman Museum and Independence Sauare this is a good place to go for an hour or so. Excellent introduction to the travels of the settlers as they moved west out of Misdouri. I would have enjoyed it more and would have...More

Thank Alan K
Reviewed 20 August 2017

This is a small museum on the pioneer trails covering the Lewis & Clark expedition, the fur traes and trappers, the Sante Fe Trail, Oregon Trail and the Mountain Pioneer Traills. Two full size wagons inside give you an idea of the amount (or limit)...More

Thank equiss01
Reviewed 24 July 2017

Staff was very helpful and the information was limited. Watched a short film on the trails that presented information we did not know. Wife's great-great uncle founder of the Santa Fe trail.

Thank Grandpoppy35055
Reviewed 16 July 2017

My wife and I made this our first stop on a tour of the Oregon Trail to Oregon City, OR, and we were not disappointed. Small but informative, and the staff was very helpful!

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