View Full Version : Visiting KC, MO Area

04-14-2011, 12:25 PM
Just thought I'd pass a little info about places to visit in case anyone was near KC, MO. A few miles North of KC is Kearney which has the James Farm, birth place of Frank & Jesse James. There are campgrounds about 10 miles East & West of it. One to the East is a state park with FHU that also has an old woolen mill from the 1800's. Between KC & Kearney is Liberty which is the site of the first daylight bank robbery, thanks to the James Gang. Also a lot of history in Liberty. Closer to KC is Independence which was the home of Harry Truman & has the Truman Library & home. Also there is the old Jackson County Jail which is where Frank James was for a while after Jesse was killed. It is set up as it was when Frank spent time there. Those are some of the highlights, if you are interested & want more info, let me know & I'll try to help!