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Pioneer Trails Adventures

217 N Main St, Independence, MO 64050-2804
+1 816-254-2466
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Fun and educational!

This mule-drawn covered wagon tour of Independence was really fun and interesting! The driver... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Sylvan S
Best attraction in Independence!

Ralph is a talented historian who will make history come alive for you! He is friendly and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
MissouriLoveToTravel
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We are open six days a week, Monday through Saturday, 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; weather permitting, through December 31. We tour Frontier Independence where three trails began, two Civil War battles were fought and one President began his march to the White House. We give tours from single parties to tour buses filling a wagon train of covered wagons. Add the finishing touch to a perfect wedding with an intimate wedding adventure ride.
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“covered wagon” (15 reviews)
“minute tour” (6 reviews)
“wagon ride” (5 reviews)
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 04:30
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217 N Main St, Independence, MO 64050-2804
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+1 816-254-2466
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Reviewed yesterday

This mule-drawn covered wagon tour of Independence was really fun and interesting! The driver, Ralph, is knowledgeable and entertaining with his enthusiastic presentation of some really great history. The mules were happy, healthy, and very well cared for- bright eyes and glossy coats. We got...More

Thank Sylvan S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ralph is a talented historian who will make history come alive for you! He is friendly and knowledgeable. Being on a mule driven wagon gives you an authentic sense of history. You will not be disappointed! We took our granddaughters (ages 5 - 9) and...More

Thank MissouriLoveToTravel
Ralph G, Owner at Pioneer Trails Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your kind words and repeat visits, I appreciate it! Happy Trails ~

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a great time on our tour of Independence. He interacted with us and shared lots of fun history. A nice way to spend a little while learning.

Thank Jessica D
Ralph G, Owner at Pioneer Trails Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for traveling West with us and we appreciate your kind review! Happy Trails~

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very enjoyable and great tour guide. Very knowledgeable about the history of the area. Go if you get the chance.

Thank Denise S
Ralph G, Owner at Pioneer Trails Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to review, we appreciate it and your business. ~Happy Trails

Reviewed 12 August 2017

My husband and I took our 4 year old grandson on the 45 minute ride. We very much enjoyed this activity. The time went by very fast as 'Ralph' (our tour guide) made it so interesting. He is very dramatic which added to the fun,...More

Thank Denise Y
Ralph G, Owner at Pioneer Trails Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 14 August 2017

Thank you for much for your kind review, I am happy you enjoyed your tour and look forward to next time. Happy Trails To You!

Reviewed 9 August 2017

We had a wonderful time. Our driver/guide was amazing...he presented the history in such a way to interest the 6 year old as well as the adults. The 6 year old actually repeated many of the historical facts shared with us to his dad when...More

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Ralph G, Owner at Pioneer Trails Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 11 August 2017

Thank you so much for the kind review and I am glad you enjoyed your tour! We look forward to having you again, until then Happy Trails!

Reviewed 6 August 2017

Had a great time seeing historic Independence MO by cover wagon pulled by 2 mules. Great for the family.

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Ralph G, Owner at Pioneer Trails Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 8 August 2017

Thank you for taking the time to review your tour, we appreciate your business and referral! Happy trails~

Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

My wife, myself, and two aunts visiting went on the 20 minute ride yesterday. It was something different and the price per person seemed fair. I'll try to convince other family to go in this for a longer ride. It appeared two clear plastic covered...More

Thank osanida
Reviewed 1 August 2017 via mobile

My husband and I needed an activity to do before catching a plane in KC. We lived briefly in Independence and know it is the ultimate historical city in the nation for so many reasons. We decided to take the long tour with Ralph. He...More

Thank HistoryNuts
Ralph G, Owner at Pioneer Trails Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 3 August 2017

Thank you so much for the kind words and for taking the time to share your experience with Pioneer Trails Adventures! I enjoyed having you, Happy Trails To You!

Reviewed 29 July 2017

Free parking for three hours across from pick up area. We only did the short 20 minute tour. My 16 year old daughter wanted to do the full 1 hour 30 minute tour after the one we did. That is saying something. The tour guide...More

Thank lewismurphy
Ralph G, Owner at Pioneer Trails Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 1 August 2017

Thank you for taking the time to review your tour! I'm glad you enjoyed it and I hope to see you again one day! Happy Trails to you!

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