Community of Independence

About Independence

Independence is a small town of approximately 9,000 residents located in the beautiful grasslands of Southeast Kansas. We are proud to have a variety of small unique shops, as well as local and chain restaurants, along the streets of our historic downtown district and scattered throughout our community. 

Independence is also home to a beautiful park and zoo, golf courses, lakes, aquatic center, hiking trails, museums and historic sites including Little House on The Prairie Museum and homesite. Turn of the century homes, tree lined streets and a historic downtown makes our community a one-of-a-kind experience.

We invite you to visit Independence, Kansas and experience all we have to offer.

For more information about the town of Independence please visit the following websites:

Town of Independence -

Independence Chamber of Commerce -


Tulsa International Airport (TUL)

Tulsa, Oklahoma - located 1 and ½ hours from Independence.

Kansas City International Airport (MCI)

Kansas City, Missouri - located 3 hours from Independence.

ICC will provide transportation to pick up new international students and bring them to campus if they arrive to the Tulsa International Airport only, as it is the closest airport to Independence. Please be sure to discuss your travel arrangements with the international student advisor before purchasing your ticket for your flight so that transportation may be arranged.

Click for: Independence Flyers

Click for: Independence Directory of Services

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