Great start to our journey! We are moving from Michigan to Oregon and I thought it would be a good transition to do the route of the Oregon Trail as our drive west. We stopped at Courthouse Square in Independence first as it's the 'official' start of the Oregon Trail' and then stopped here. Even my 16 & 18 year olds were interested in the exhibits. The movie was informative although it's a bit older and the production values show its age. Not an issue for us as the information provided was what we were interested in. Staff was super nice!