Independence trip planner

Create a fully customized
day-by-day itinerary for free

Itinerary Planner
+ Add destination
2 adults
Adults
- +
Teens
- +
Kids
- +
Close

Independence

Trip Planner USA  /  Oregon  /  Independence
(3.8/5 based on 55+ reviews for 2 attractions)
Things to do: breweries
Independence is a city in Polk County, Oregon, United States, on the west bank of the Willamette River along Oregon Route 51, and east of nearby Monmouth. It is part of the Salem Metropolitan Statistical Area. Thirty square blocks of the oldest part of Independence form the National Register of Historic Places-listed Independence Historic District.The population was 8,590 at the 2010 census.HistoryIndependence was founded by pioneers who migrated from Independence, Missouri. Elvin A. Thorp arrived in the Independence area in 1845 and staked a claim north of Ash Creek in June of that year. He platted a small townsite that later became known as "Thorp's Town of Independence" or the "Original Town of Independence", now known as "Old Town". It was named by Mrs. Thomas Burbank, wife of one of the earliest pioneers, who settled south of the city.In 1847, Henry Hill came across the plains looking for a level piece of ground on which to raise stock. On November 14, 1847, he found his location on the west bank of the Willamette River (south of Ash Street) and marked off his donation land claim, which was square. In 1867, after returning from the California gold mines, Hill platted 40acre for a townsite, thereafter to be referred to as Henry Hill's Town of Independence. The city charter bill of February 26, 1885, incorporated E.A. Thorp's Independence and Henry Hill's Independence. Henry Hill Elementary School was named in honor of the latter.
Find what you're looking for from your Independence holiday, by planning the whole thing with us using our handy United States vacation trip planner.
Source
Create a full itinerary — for free!

Plan your trip to Independence

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Where to stay in Independence

Browse hundreds of hotels and read guest reviews on the world's leading online travel agency website.
CHECK IN - CHECK OUT
Millions of travel reviews
on TripAdvisor

Extend your holiday

Visit top cities near Independence:
Sightseeing, theme parks, parks
Visit for: 4 daysStart a plan »
Casinos, museums, shopping
Visit for: 4 daysStart a plan »
Nature, theme parks, wineries
Visit for: 2 daysStart a plan »
Wineries, nature, shopping
Visit for: 2 daysStart a plan »
Sightseeing, nature, wildlife areas
Visit for: 1 dayStart a plan »

Recently planned trips to Oregon

30 days in West Coast BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES March, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: March, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 30 days in West Coast & Las Vegas BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES March, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: March, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 2 days in Portland BY A USER FROM CANADA March, popular PREFERENCES: March ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 8 days in Oregon Coast BY A USER FROM CANADA March, teens, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: March, teens, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 29 days in United States & Nelson BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, slow & easy, popular PREFERENCES: April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Slow & easy 11 days in Bridal Veil, Cannon Beach & Astoria BY A USER FROM CANADA April, popular PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 10 days in McMinnville, Napa Valley & San Francisco BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES April, popular PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Cannon Beach BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES April, popular PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 15 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES April, popular PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 8 days in Oregon BY A USER FROM CANADA May, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: May, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 8 days in Oregon Coast BY A USER FROM CANADA July, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 3 days in Yachats BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES April, popular PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans

Inspirock Trip Planner in the News