410 S.E. 1st Street
Oak Grove, MO 64075
Phone: (816) 690-3681
Fax: (816) 690-6399
410 S.E. 1st Street, Oak Grove, MO, US, 64075
- Phone: (816) 690-3681
- Fax: (816) 690-6399
Arts & Museums
As you walk in through the doors of Leila's Hair Museum, you will be surrounded by nothing but hair. Styling of hair has been an aspect of beauty since ancient times; this museum, established by Leila Cohoon, aims at cherishing this art form. Exhibits on display include broaches comprising hair, paintings made with powdered hair, hair wreaths and hair accessories. Popular artifacts on display include locks from celebrities, presidents, Queen Victoria, St. Anne and Mother Mary.
Built in 1859, this historic frontier jail located in Independence Square is where Frank James, Jesse's bank-robbing brother, was imprisoned. With bars on the windows, the jail looks like something out of an old western movie. Visitors can tour the Marshall's home, the jail cells, a schoolhouse and the surrounding grounds. An exhibit of handmade weapons is also on display. Admission: $5 adults, $4.50 seniors, $2 children/students, children younger than 6 are free.
You will travel back in time when stepping into the showroom floor of the 1940's Lincoln Mercury Dealership.
The National Frontier Trails Museum reflects centuries of history. This museum features a number of exhibits that highlight the life and times of a pioneer, including quotes and narratives from the brave souls that made their way out West.
Learn about the key role the Mormons played in the early and tempestuous history of Independence. See rare artifacts, exhibits and artwork documenting the history and beliefs of the Saints.
Located in nearby Independence, this library is one of only ten presidential libraries in the country run by the National Archives and Records Administration. It houses 15 million pages of documents and 35,000 objects that are all associated with the life and presidency of Harry Truman. This populist president was born in Independence and he is buried in the courtyard alongside his wife Bess on the grounds of this impressive library.