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Vaile Mansion, Independence

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The 31 room mansionwas built in 1881 by tycoon Harvey Vaile. Recognized as on of the finest examples of Second Empire Victorian architecture in the U.S.
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  • If you are in the Kansas City area during the Christmas season, this is a must. Every year the theme and decorations are different.  more »
  • This was my 2nd visit to the Vaile Mansion. Home was beautifully decorated. I would recommend going at an off peak time as our tour was very disjointed and incomplete due to various tours going on at ...  more »
  • Very beautiful. I heard about this place with the many themed rooms and had to see it. A co-worker from the Center Point hospital said she worked there during holiday season. Simply put, Beautiful.  more »
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  • A beautiful old Victorian mansion perfectly preserved. We went after Thanksgiving and the whole house was decorated for Christmas. The guides knew the history well and did a great job with the tour. The tour took less than an hour and so you can easily work this in with other events in Liberty.
  • The ladies who gave the tour were very insightful and full of knowledge. The price for the the tour ($6.00) was very inexpensive. It was a beautiful place both inside and out. They have done a great job restoring the inside and have managed to keep it very true to the time period.
  • Wonderful impronto tour. It was suppose to be closed due to decorating for Christmas. Lovely man showed us around. One of my fave things I've done since visiting from England. Thank you x
  • Beautiful place to visit. Each room is decorated in a different theme. It is a glimpse into the past. Highly recommend it to anyone who loves history and/or beautiful places.
  • Wonderful place did the Christmas lights decorations volunteer work set up the reindeer on the front balcony and other Christmas decorations there's a lot of fun beautiful place everybody ought to see it it's gorgeous

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