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?