What makes it fun
Built by Colonel and Mrs. Harvey Vaile in 1881, the Vaile Mansion was "the most princely house and the most comfortable home in the entire west," the Kansas City Times reported in 1882. On North Liberty Street, a mile north of the famous Independence Square, there is a three-story Gothic-style building that stands out from the other Midwestern homes nearby because of its unique design. The 31-room house has 9 marble fireplaces, beautiful painted ceilings, flushing toilets, a built-in 6,000-gallon water tank, and a 48,000-gallon wine cellar. This mansion is one of the best examples of building in the United States in the Second Empire style. Thursday, Friday, and Saturday from 10 am to 4 pm, and Sunday from 1 pm to 4 pm, people can take trips of the Mansion. The Mansion also has special events like the Strawberry Festival, a yearly scavenger hunt, and a Spirits with the Spirits. The Mansion can also be rented out for private parties.