14800 East 42nd Street, Independence, Missouri, 64055, United States
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Organist playing the Auditorium pipe organ
Jones Flournoy House at Heritage Plaza
One of the many new Restored congregations
Exit doors from Main Sanctuary
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Chicago and Alton Railway Depot
Train enthusiasts take note! This little depot isn't on many lists of Independence attractions, but it is a neat find. When moved from its original location to this spot, it was in deplorable condition. It is now a testimony to the hard work and determination of a number of dedicated volunteers and fund-raisers. Nancy and I thoroughly enjoyed seeing the station as it would have been during the peak days of railway traffic in this country.
We discovered this attraction while visiting the National Trails Museum.
LDS VISITOR CENTER
The Utah-based LDS church is far and away the largest branch of the Mormon tree boasting somewhere in the region of 13-15 million members worldwide. This church evolved from those followers who accepted Brigham Young - he was the leader of the movement's Twelve Apostles at the time - as their leader in teh aftermath of the death of Joseph Smith, Jr.. Young led some 12-15000 people from Nauvoo, Illinois to create a new cultural landscape in the Great Basin lands surrounding the Great Salt Lake. The church initially followed doctrines and practices that Joseph Smith had introduced in the Nauvoo period of the church which included polygamy, a peculiar set of temple rituals all geared towards the potential of eternal families and exaltation of man. Political necessity brought about the discontinuation of polygamy near the end of the 19th century - though many small groups have fallen away from the LDS tree over that decision - but the other tenets have been maintained. Because of the importance of the Temple Lot to overall Mormon theology, the LDS church maintains its presence across the street from the Community of Christ Auditorium and Temple. Tours in the Visitor Center inform - or reaffirm since the majority of visitors are LDS travelers out in search of their religious roots - as to LDS basic beliefs and hopes with a little history thrown in.
LDS Visitor's Center
Inside the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints' visitor center there are many things to see. During Christmas, they have displays of Christmas trees as well as hundreds of gingerbread houses on display for the season. You can also learn about their religious beliefs if you choose. Admission is free.
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Address: 14800 East 42nd Street, Independence, Missouri, 64055, United States