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Vaile Mansion

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This 30-room mansion, built in 1881 by frontier business tycoon Harvey Vaile, is recognized as one of the finest examples of Second Empire Victorian architecture in the U.S.

The opulent estate boasts flushing toilets; a built-in 6,000-gallon water tank; and a 48,000-gallon wine cellar.

The vivid color scheme, ceiling murals, hand-grained woodwork and lavish furnishings depict an affluent lifestyle of the era. Open: April-October and December.

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1500 N. Liberty St.
Independence, MO 64050

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Not Wheelchair Accessible
Smoking Policy
No Smoking
Pet Policy
Pets Are Not Allowed