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Vaile Mansion

1500 North Liberty Street, Independence, MO 64050
(816) 325-7430
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Ranked #4 of 23 attractions in Independence
Type: Historic Sites, Architectural Buildings
Most recent review
- May 29, 2014
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Lakewood, Colorado, United States
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Beautifully restored - Historical society and the volunteers are doing a great job. Some of the rooms are still in progress, but well worth the visit if you like these old mansions.

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Liberty, Missouri
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

Very interesting place to visit and lovely home to see. One of the best times to visit is at Christmas when this historic home becomes extra beautiful!

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Independence, Missouri
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

One of the best times to visit the Vaile Mansion is during the Strawberry Festival in early June. A live band, antique vendors and classic cars cover the grounds. Usually dozens of garage sales in the area neighborhoods as well.

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Independence, Missouri
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55 reviews 55 reviews
11 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Over the years I have visited this historical home a few times. The best visit is during the Chrstmas season, and many of the decorated rooms are spectacular. Lots of Christmas trees and qualified guides are highlights. Another nice time to visit is early June during the annual strawberry. festival on the grounds. But, the architecture of this house is... More

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Deltona, Florida
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

If you are in the Kansas City area during the Christmas season, take some time to visit the Vaile Mansion. The Christmas display was wonderful and inexpensive.

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Independence, Missouri
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

Kind of in a yucky part of town. Make sure the doors are locked. Interesting but come when other sites around town are open as well, not worth the drive for that alone. Sorry

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Tucson, Arizona
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99 reviews 99 reviews
37 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2013

I love this house. My uncle and cousins werre hired to restore the house to period. I think they did a grea job. Take a tour, you will love it.

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Indianapolis
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

The brochure does not do this mansion justice ...it is much more impressive to see it in person. More grand. The guided tour does include stairs (I'm unclear if there is ADA accessibility to the upper floors?). A very interesting story about the Vaile family, and although the opulence of their home demonstrates how much they had, their story is... More

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CALGARY CANADA
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013

When you first see the structure from the outside it will blow you away. Inside they have made it so very close to back when it first opened. There are only two artifacts from the original residence when the Vaile family passed on the items were sold at public auction. There are five marble fireplaces, the ceilings were re done... More

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Kansas City, Missouri
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

I was really awe stuck the entire time I was in this home. It is beautifully decorated with pieces from the time period. Our tour guide was really knowledgeable about the home and the different pieces displayed. She spent a lot of time with us in the smoking room pointing out all the different faces in the wood grain.

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