Clinton's Soda Fountain

100 W Maple Ave, Independence, Missouri 64050 USA

39 Reviews
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Closed Now
Opens Wed 11a
  • Independent
  • Credit Cards
    Accepted
  • No Wifi
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“a real historic gem!”

Step into Clinton’s Soda Fountain, sit at the marble bar, and experience a moment in history. Decades ago, young Harry Truman worked at a pharmacy and soda fountain at this very location on Independence Square. People from every state in the U.S. of A. have come to visit Clinton’s Soda Fountain's old-fashioned fountain, order a sundae or phosphate, and relax after a day of sightseeing and shopping. Whether you order Harry’s Favorite (a butterscotch sundae with chocolate ice cream) or pick your own pleasure, Clinton’s is a must-stop destination. Over the years, it housed a shoe store, jewelry shop, pharmacy, and soda fountain. Today, the charm and tradition of the old-fashioned soda fountain continues right down to the checkerboard floor. Take a peek at the 100-year-old marble countertop and wooden backdrop that were originally used at another soda fountain in Kansas. Clinton’s serves classic soda phosphates with flavored syrups, ice cream, and other treats for your sweet tooth. Throughout the room, historic photographs depict scenes from yesteryear. Cool off after a promenade around the square and see the location where hardworking Harry got started at his first job before taking on the biggest job in the land.

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Great throwback to the past! Love the soda fountain. Kids love it here, as well as those lookin for sweet treats you had as a kid Read more

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Kyle D.

Hours show 11am-6pm, arrived at 4:45 pm and closed. 30 minute drive wasted. Whats the point of being in business at all? Will not return. Read more

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Ralphie S.

While giving my out-of-town sister-in-law the tour of Independence, we stopped in Clinton's for a refreshment on a hot August afternoon. My wife and her sister each ordered a bottled Polly's Pops... Read more

Clinton's Soda Fountain

100 W Maple Ave
Independence, Missouri
64050 USA

Hours

Closed Now
  • Mon - Sat: 11:00 am - 6:00 pm

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  • Parking
  • Pets Allowed
  • Restrooms
  • Wifi
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Reservations
Does not take
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Drinks
  • Takeout
  • Breakfast
  • Outdoor Seating
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