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Address: 1500 North Liberty Street, Independence, MO 64050
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+1 816-325-7430
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10:00 - 16:00
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Sun 13:00 - 16:00
Mon - Sat 10:00 - 16:00

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Christmas at the Vaille Mansion "A Crystal Fantasy"

The tour guide was quite knowledgeable of the history of the mansion, as well as interesting. While giving the history and information of the 'Music Room', he actually played the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Janice C
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Shawnee, Kansas
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Shawnee, Kansas
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The tour guide was quite knowledgeable of the history of the mansion, as well as interesting. While giving the history and information of the 'Music Room', he actually played the old 'pump' organ and I was surprised that it still sounded so good. The one thing that was a 'negative' was we had already started our tour, and while in... More 

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Thank Janice C
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Unique Xmas decorations in each room that change annually. Spooky-looking place, though. Admission fee $6 was reasonable.

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Thank Peggy1508
Chevy Chase, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Vaile Mansion is quite a sight, especially with its Christmas decor. (It will remain open until Dec. 30.) The Mansion itself is well worth the price of admission, even if not decorated for the season. And the tour was well conducted.

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Thank Steve S
Lee's Summit, Missouri
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

We toured this mansion and were not disappointed. It was beautifully decorated for Christmas and it's quite an impressive structure. My only disappointment was we arrived right after a tour had started so we were instructed to jump in with that group. Doing this made us miss out on the beginning story of the home given by the guide. Our... More 

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Thank psychrnm
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

We visited the mansion during their Christmas festivities. This is a must see. The decorations were absolutely stunning.

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Thank pegjoshir
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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 15 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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