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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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10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Sun 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Great Xmas tour

What an interesting property! We took a guided tour while the house was decorated for the holidays and it was very beautiful. Enjoyed it very much.

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 1, 2016
Des Moines, Iowa
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Des Moines, Iowa
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60 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016 via mobile

What an interesting property! We took a guided tour while the house was decorated for the holidays and it was very beautiful. Enjoyed it very much.

Thank Abakinzie
Siloam Springs, Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015

We visited during the Christmas season and each room was beautifully decorated in a unique Christmas theme, including beautiful gowns (of the 1880 era) in each setting. The tours are guided by knowledgeable tour guides; great value for the entrance fee.

Thank Connie N
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015

My wife, Mom, and I went to the Vaile Mansion during the holiday season. The theme this year was an old fashioned Victorian Wedding Dress theme. All of the rooms were decorated with Christmas decorations, and many Victorian Wedding Dresses through out the house. What a great time of the year to go to this beautiful old historical mansion. The... More 

Thank 452mitchelr
Lincoln, Nebraska, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

We visited this lovely old Victorian Home as part of a bus trip. It was beautifully decorated for Christmas and I would love to see the home without all the decorations, I think so much got covered up. The tour guide we had was excellent, with a very good information about the home and its history. A must see place... More 

Thank akoerner123
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289 reviews
103 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 152 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

We visited the beautifully restored Vaile Mansion after a daytrip to Independence. We had a great tour guide (Don) who conveyed some of the great and sometimes sad history of the estate. Unfortunately, only two items in the entire estate are true to the home as everything was sold off in the early 1900's when it changed hands. It is... More 

Thank gabi_kansas
Columbia, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015

Such a delightful afternoon spent learning more about Independence with a volunteer guide who is genuinely passionate about the historic Vaile Mansion. As an Aussie traveller I have found Independence a cache of rich history. I also know Independence need to share all these wonderful places with its residents. All my friends who have lived there over 65 years have... More 

Thank cientje21
Mannheim, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
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91 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015 via mobile

Independence has so much history including this lovely mansion. As it was a slow day there today I had a personal tour. Huge but cozy, the mansion offers much to see and the history of it is just as interesting.

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41 reviews
19 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015

Vaile Mansion is one of those places that seems to conjure its own mysteries. If you will Google up the history of this place it is truly filled with nonfiction that is much stranger than any fiction. But that is just its past. Today this is a lovely place to spend an afternoon acquainting yourself with a true Empire inspired... More 

Thank bisquitlips1
Columbia, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

I attended my niece's weeding here. It's a nice and clean facility. They have a weeding room that's also used as the dinner and dance room. They move pretty quickly to set up, while we had beverages downstairs. It's a nice small banquet hall. They also have another hall upstairs.

Thank Will G
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69 reviews
33 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 via mobile

We love touring old mansions and this one did not disappoint. It's beautifully and authentically restored. Loved that we could take pictures inside the home during the tour (no flash allowed, of couese). Tour guide was knowledgeable and nice. Well worth the price and the time.

Thank Heather M

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