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Address: 937 W Walnut St, Independence, MO 64050-3646
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Independence has a lot of historical significance in the Mormon (the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints) religion. The visitor center serves as a hub of information about... read more

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Independence has a lot of historical significance in the Mormon (the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints) religion. The visitor center serves as a hub of information about the history of the area and also the fundamental beliefs of the religion. The entire center is operated by volunteer missionary who are very kind and would love to share the... More 

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Tempe, Arizona
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52 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 November 2016

If you are inclined to inspiration, as we were, this is a great place for a review of the history of the LDS pioneers during their brief stay in the area. Enthusiastic and prepared missionaries tell the story well.

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Surprise, Arizona
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47 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 September 2016

Very nice place and very friendly people. We had a guided tour of the history of the Mormon church, prosecution, movement, etc.

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Thank Bill P
Huntington Beach, California
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313 reviews
93 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 August 2016

This is where you get the tickets for the Truman House. We were pressed for time but were sorry we could not stay for the film.

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Union, Missouri
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10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 August 2016

Tour Guides are very knowledgeable of all the are LDS history. Had only intended to see Liberty Jail, but ended up at Far West Historic Site and the valley of Adam-ondi-Ahman. much of the exhibits are hand ons and very well done.

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89 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2016

Very friendly missionaries there to help you. Hands-on and audio/visual exhibits to learn about Mormon history in the region. Tours are guided. Clean, comfortable facilities.

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Thank Caleb S
Kennewick, Washington
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11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 July 2016

the volunteers were knowledgeable and helpful. We were short on time but felt that our needs were accommodated as well as possible

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Mesa, Arizona
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17 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 July 2016

Our family of six went here first thing, and we were put with a group of other families for a tour. The tour takes about 30-40 minutes and I learned a lot about the people that settled there. My teenagers also learned a lot. They had a room where kids could pretend to drive a covered wagon, and other activities.... More 

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13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 June 2016 via mobile

Excellent presentation of history of LDS church in this area. Nice commentary on family. Very welcoming with nice presentations.

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Thank Faun H
Chico, California
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190 reviews
58 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 June 2016 via mobile

Like other church visitors centers, the LDS center in Independence has the same exhibits about church beliefs and doctrines, but then it branches out to share some of the history of LDS adherents in that area. Since Hubby and I both had ancestors who followed Joseph Smith to Jackson County, Missouri, we spent a couple of hours hearing about that... More 

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