National Frontier Trails Museum, Independence

4.3
#3 of 7 in Museums in Independence
The National Frontier Trails Museum is a museum, interpretive center, and research library dedicated to telling the rich history of America’s principle western trails.
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  • My husband and I were so glad we heard about the National Frontier Trails Museum in Independence. In other travels, we've become familiar with frontier trails of the Westward Expansion. This eye-catch...  more »
  • We visited independence over spring break definitely a highlight of our trip. Very kid friendly and the museum had interesting exhibits.  more »
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  • Really well curated museum, for the size. There is an excellent flow to the collection and exhibits and it provides more information than you would expect. There are excellent exhibits for both adults and children. I would imagine it gets a bit crowded during the peak season, but we almost had the place to ourselves during our visit in February.
  • The FTM is an excellent to go to for those who want to learn about life on the trail as knowledge as versus just being entertained. This involves a fair amount of reading after the introductory movie. The collection of articacts are worth the price of admission and can serve to keep children interested. I personally enjoyed the scope and depth of finer points of trail life that sometimes determined the difference between life and death. Also know that there is an interesting Depot next door that is worthwhile, too.

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