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National Frontier Trails Museum

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The National Frontier Trails Museum

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the National Frontier Trails Museum will be closed through 2020.

Independence was the major “jumping-off” point for the American West, and the National Frontier Trails Museum is an interpretive museum, library and archive, devoted to the western trails.

We are the only museum in the nation certified by the National Park Service as an interpretive site for five national, historic trails: the Lewis and Clark Trail, the Santa Fe, Oregon and California trails, and the Mormon trails.

The facility includes an award-winning film, exhibits highlighting the trails, covered wagons, trail diaries and artifacts, and a research library. Covered wagon rides are available seasonally. Swales (grassed-over wagon ruts) from the trails-era can be seen from a walking trail nearby.

Visit our website for details and schedules.

Admission: $6; age 62+, $5; ages 6-17, $3; 5 and younger, free.

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318 W. Pacific Ave.
Independence, MO 64050

Additional Information

Travelers With Disabilities Information
ADA Fully Compliant
Smoking Policy
No Smoking
Activities On-site
Biking / Walking Trails
Historic District
Activities Within 10 Miles
Historic District
Cost Of Admission
Less Than $10
Discounts Offered
Group Discount
Senior Citizen Discount
General Interest Info
Gift / Souvenir Shop
Open Year-round
Group Policy
Advance Contact Requested
Guest Reservations Needed?
Reservations Not Required
Pet Policy
Pets Are Not Allowed
Suitable For These Age Groups
All Ages