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Questions about Independence mansions, other sites

sandy, utah
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Questions about Independence mansions, other sites

Since nobody must read the Independence forum, I'm reposting my question here. I'm trying to cram as much into my afternoon in Independence as possible before heading north to Liberty Jail, Far West and Cameron for the night. Will be arriving about 2 pm from Kansas City airport on 7/3. Besides the LDS Visitor's Center and Community of Christ sites,I thought it would be interesting to tour one of the above mansions as soon as we get into Independence. Which one is more interesting to tour, the Vaile Mansion or Bingham-Waggoner Estate? I can get 2 for 1 coupons to both places. I'll have 3 kids with me, ages 16, 19 and 22. Any other must-sees in the area that wouldn't take much time? Are there plenty of fast food places in the downtown area?

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1. Re: Questions about Independence mansions, other sites

I've been to the Truman Library a couple of times and thought it was worthwhile.

If you don't get much response, you might want to post on the Kansas City forum since Independence is basically a suburb.

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2. Re: Questions about Independence mansions, other sites

Well I've been to the Bingham-Waggnor Estate on field trips and I can't say it was all that interesting. I liked the fronteir museum across the street from it better then the house. My kids did too. I've also been to the Truman Library and liked it better. As for fast food in downtown Independence, I can't think of any. But it's been a while since I've been to downtown Independence. However between 23rd Street, Truman Road and 24 Highway there should be some close by. All those roads are a few blocks from the downtown area

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