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The NPS Wellness Challenge at Harry S Truman National Historic Site!

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Former President Harry S Truman walking in front of his home, with photographer. For Harry Truman, a good, brisk walk was vital for the mind and body. What inspires you?

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Welcome to your Wellness Challenge at Harry S Truman National Historic Site!

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Welcome to your wellness challenge at Harry S Truman National Historic Site! Personal wellness is well within reach if you get out and explore.

As the first President from Missouri, Harry S Truman had an unlikely journey to Capitol Hill. His presidency turned into one of America’s greatest stories. From war hero to the White House, Truman dealt with adversity through integrity and a strong work ethic. Harry S Truman National Historic Site offers you many opportunities to improve your personal health by moving through Truman’s neighborhood, learning about life on his family farm and examining how his choices as president propelled our nation in the 20th century.

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Wellness at Harry S Truman National Historic Site!

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What is the NPS Wellness Challenge?

The NPS Wellness Challenge promotes the unique health resources that you can find in all seven Missouri National Parks. Challenge yourself by choosing from a wide range of activites - physical, mental and learning - to promote your health and well-being.

Learn more about The National Park Service Wellness Challenge in Missouri.

County Judge Harry S Truman using unique check signing machine
From a young age, Harry S Truman believed that complete human wellness included exercising body, mind and soul. That helped him in all of his public service jobs, from County Judge to President of the United States.

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Truman’s Belief in Wellness

Will you match Truman’s 120 steps per minute walking pace as you follow his daily routes in Independence, Missouri? Will you get butterflies as you learn about the courtship letters he sent to his wife? Will you consider the choices he made and how they guided our nation through uncertain times? Personal wellness is out there waiting for you. And, it is well within reach.

Choose Your Challenge

Pick a path - the possibilities are endless. Take a look at the Harry S Truman NHS Wellness Challenges and start earning your badges.

Answer our brief survey, to get your Wellness Challenge Completion Certificate for Harry S Truman National Historic Site.
Orange tinted photo of the Truman Home
Come and visit the Truman Home, and explore his neighborhood, which has changed relatively little.

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Physical Wellness at Harry S Truman National Historic Site!

These physical challenges invite you to explore the park to improve your physical health. Whether you decide to tour the streets following Truman and his counting cane, visit the Truman Library, or take a self-guided tour — you can take time for yourself and find new ways to move at Harry S Truman National Historic Site.

Once you complete the challenges, download your digital badge to share on social media. You can also get a rubber stamp to add to your NPS Wellness Challenge Guide or Passport Book at the Visitor Center lobby.

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    Ranger pointing at the Truman Home, visitors learning!

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    Learning Wellness at Harry S Truman National Historic Site!

    Exercise your mind with learning challenges that focus on stories of Truman’s life and relationships. Whether you connect with his life on the farm, or find a new favorite among Truman’s personal bookshelf — each activity will grow your knowledge and challenge your perspective. Enriching your brain with new knowledge is just as important as moving your body. The National Park Service Wellness Challenge encourages you to learn something new.

    Once you complete the challenges, download your digital badge to share on social media. You can also get a rubber stamp to add to your NPS Wellness Challenge Guide or Passport Book at the Visitor Center lobby.

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      Improve your mental wellness at Harry S Truman National Historic Site!

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      Mental Wellness at Harry S. Truman National Historic Site

      Sometimes you just need a moment to pause, reflect, and unplug. These mental challenges invite you to explore the park to improve your mental health. Whether it’s writing a letter to a loved one, discovering the historic plant species, or pausing to reflect at the base of the historic Gingko Tree that Harry passed on his daily walks, these mental challenges give you a chance to connect with yourself and your surroundings.

      Once you complete the challenges, download your digital badge to share on social media. You can also get a rubber stamp to add to your NPS Wellness Challenge Guide or Passport Book at the Visitor Center lobby.

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        The National Park Service Wellness Challenge inspires you to create lasting habits of personal wellness. Healthy Parks, Healthy People advances the fact that all parks - urban and wildland - are cornerstones of your physical, mental and spiritual health, social well-being; and sustainability of the planet.
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        Learn More about the Wellness Challenge

        Learn more about the National Park Service Wellness Challenge throughout all seven National Park Services in Missouri

        Harry S Truman National Historic Site

        Last updated: April 15, 2022