Hawthorn is conveniently located to all that the Independence, Missouri area has to offer and is just minutes away from historical sites, amusement parks, art museums, shopping, restaurants, entertainment, casinos and sports/racing venues.
Consider using Hawthorn as your home base during your Kansas City vacation. We’re close enough to enjoy all of the things to do in Kansas City, and after a day of exploring you can retire to the peace and comfort of our thoughtfully appointed guestrooms. We will be happy to assist you with your daily itinerary, so that you spend your time here doing those things you like best.
Independence is well known as the home of President Harry S. Truman. Guests of Hawthorn can tour the historical homes and museums of Independence and Kansas City or experience a wide variety of family fun activities. In just 15 minutes, guests can be at one of the midwest’s largest amusement parks, Worlds of Fun and Oceans of Fun, the Kansas City Zoo or the Truman Sports Complex, home of the KC Royals and KC Chiefs. For the shopping enthusiast, or those just wanting to “people watch”, Country Club Plaza, Crown Center or Union Station are just an equally short drive to Kansas City. A more complete listing of Kansas City and Independence destinations follows.