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Harry S. Truman Library and Museum, Independence
(4.9/5 based on 950+ reviews on the web)
In the first presidential library to be created, Harry S. Truman Library and Museum pays tribute to the 33rd president of the United States and showcases where he conducted his political affairs. With two floors of exhibits, you'll learn about his life through a catalog of letters, photographs, and audio-visual documents. Draw on Truman's memoirs and oral interviews, which mark him not just as the President but also as a person. Take a peek at his 1947 diary, or sort through his his speeches which include details on the use of the atomic bomb at Hiroshima, Japan. You can stand inside a room designed as a replica of the Oval Office as it appeared in 1950 and get the feeling of how Truman, with the help of his advisors, faced real-life historical decisions. To visit Harry S. Truman Library and Museum and get the most from your holiday in Independence, create itinerary details personal to you using our Independence vacation route planner.
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  • This is a great place if you are interested in President Truman's history. If you have children they will enjoy the activities that the library provides. I included additional information in my review...  more »
  • Loved the interactive decision making. The video is excellent and all the information is very unbiased even though some is a bit painful to hear. 
  • We stopped here for a few hours to walk through and enjoy the library. The grounds and site were delightful. The life of Truman having fought in WW 1 and then taken over at the end of WW2 was fascinat...  more »