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Address: 1500 North Liberty Street, Independence, MO 64050
Phone Number: +1 816-325-7430
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The crafting of this 100+ mansion is a testimony to generation of true tradesman --I am still in awe of the beauty and grand details. Thank you for preserving her beauty. Our... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 22 October 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

The crafting of this 100+ mansion is a testimony to generation of true tradesman --I am still in awe of the beauty and grand details. Thank you for preserving her beauty. Our visit was cut short due to an alarm going off--but I would love to come back. So much precious history here.

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Thank Jan G
Blue Springs, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

you receive a personal guided tour. The guides are full of knowledge and take their time so you don't feel rushed. The home is very beautiful.

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Thank ShilohPuppy
Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

I had seen photos of the Vaile Mansion and was impressed. Our visit there did not disapoint. Although there are few original pieces, they have done a great job of refurnishing with excellent period pieces. Our guide was great and he really seemed to enjoy interacting with us.

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Thank Roy M
Independence, Missouri
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

The house is very interesting, furnished with period pieces - but few (if any) are original to the home. Only access is by guided tour, which can be a bit dry, but it's worth your time and money to see.

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Thank McFleam
Independence, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016

I grew up in the area and saw this home before it was restored. This restoration has been beautifully done. The stories told are fascinating.

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Thank mustangsuzy2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016

You see upstairs as well as down and the guide is knowledgeable. Cute but pricey gift shop. VERY interesting history to the house.

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Thank Megan B
Independence, Missouri
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

We were really disappointed in how little you are allowed to see but it is an interesting stop and educational as well.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

Very nice tour and info about the home. Amazing architecture for the time and just loved all of the many marble fireplaces! Well taken care of mansion and landscape!

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Thank mehcgm
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

This is a great little example of Victorian architecture. This is a quaint museum with lovely volunteer tour guides. Most of the furniture is reproduction, but it still captures the look of time. While I was there, they had examples of period wedding dresses, which was really cool. Parking is easy around the back, and the guided tour takes about... More 

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Independence
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

I have been to the Vaile many times over the years, at all times of the year. My absolute favorite time to go is Christmas though due to the beautiful decorating they do. They even have the tree hanging from the ceiling! The history of this home is amazing to hear and see how the people of that Era lived.

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