Downtown Independence

Independence has a charming downtown district with a vibrant main street, made up of small businesses that are passionate about sharing what they do with others. The Independence Downtown Association (IDA) is a driving force, supporting and promoting Independence’s small businesses. IDA hosts community wide events, conducts local campaigns and manages to both maintain the authentic spirit of Independence, while also inspiring locals and visitors alike to discover and embrace Independence! Whether its digital ghost tours, gnome scavenger hunts, or holiday lights activities, IDA is always planning something to look forward to!


Some of Our Favorite Downtown Spots to Explore

The River Gallery

Indy Commons

Melting Pot Chocolates

Tap and Brew House

Jubilee Champagne and Desserts

Musical Independence

Second Chance Books

Independent Ice Cream Shop

Independence Heritage Museum

Mt. Fir Park – Inspiration Garden

Aesthetic Salon

Independence Cinema

Arena Sports Bar and Grill

Golden Hop Saloon (Karoke, Live Music)

Pink House Cafe

Ovenbird Bakery