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Vaile Mansion

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Address: 1500 North Liberty Street, Independence, MO 64050
Phone Number: (816) 325-7430
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Sun 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Christmas tour was fabulous!

Unbelievable decorations through every inch of this home. The history was quite interesting. The tour guides were all very knowledgeable and definitely interested in the subject... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 19, 2014
Roadwarriormama
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Kansas City, Missouri
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Kansas City, Missouri
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40 reviews 40 reviews
10 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

Unbelievable decorations through every inch of this home. The history was quite interesting. The tour guides were all very knowledgeable and definitely interested in the subject matter. This is just up the street from our home, and I am so glad to finally have toured. I am sure it would be interesting in the non-Christmas season as well, but seeing... More 

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Lincoln, Nebraska
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87 reviews 87 reviews
29 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

A great destination to get into the spirit of the season. Our travelers really enjoyed this visit! We enjoy bringing groups here

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Independence, Missouri
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26 reviews 26 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

This was beautiful and interesting! The people who work there are friendly, sweet and helpful. I would recommend this to anyone especially at Christmas time. It's like the owners stepped out for a moment so you can tour. The stories about each room and each piece of furniture are fascinating. It was like stepping back in time.

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Dallas
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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71 reviews 71 reviews
11 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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