Perhaps more widely known as the hometown of President Harry S. Truman and starting point for some of the more famous pioneer trails, Independence, Missouri is also a popular place for…puppeteers? Located in the Independence Art District of Englewood, the Puppetry Arts Institute opened in 2001 with the goal of preserving and promoting puppetry through educational programs and entertainment for people of all ages. A Lost Art In addition to hosting shows performed by some of the best local, national, and international puppeteers, the facility also houses a museum featuring the art of famous puppeteer Robert Leroy Smith, Hazelle puppets and memorabilia, and puppets from around the world. The Institute also offers a several workshops for children, families, and school groups, and also hosts birthday parties. Open Tuesday through Saturday, the Puppetry Art Institute is certainly a quirky attraction you don’t want to miss – unless of course, you’re afraid of dolls on strings. Best Deals on Mobility Equipment – With No Strings Attached Want to see all that Independence has to offer but worried about all of the walking? A visit to Mobility First can help! A full-service provider, Mobility First rents, sells, and services a wide selection of quality medical equipment and supplies including wheelchairs, scooters, ramps, lifts, bathroom aids, and walkers from some of the best brands in the business, including Pride Mobility Products. The company’s professional and knowledgeable staff will help guide you through the process of selecting the product that best fits your needs and answer any questions you may have along the way. Mobility First also offers consumer financing for those who qualify as well a full line of accessories for most mobility products. Mobility First is committed to providing superior customer service and aims to make sure that each and every customer is completely satisfied. For more information on Mobility First or to view a list of their mobility products, visit their website . To find medical equipment rentals in the USA, start your search here.