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Vaile Mansion

1500 North Liberty Street, Independence, MO 64050
(816) 325-7430
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Ranked #5 of 24 Attractions in Independence
Type: Historic Sites, Architectural Buildings
Most recent review
- Oct 14, 2014
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Dallas
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

This is one of the most beautiful - and unique - home tours I've ever taken. There are plenty of stairs so be prepared but every step is worth it if you are able. The stories behind the family who originally built it, the interim owners leading to the current state of the home - all fascinating. Several unique features... More

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walnut creek, ca
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

Got my own guide to tell me about the place so I asked a lot more questions. Very interesting original owner. Luxorious but no warmth felt about lifestyle.

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Lakewood, Colorado, United States
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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27 reviews 27 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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67 reviews 67 reviews
11 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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Central Florida, Florida
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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
47 helpful votes 47 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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