Excelsior Springs Tourism

Excelsior Springs offers an interesting and eclectic mix of shopping districts, history, eating establishments and cultural opportuities.

Historically, Excelsior Springs meant excellence in tourism and health. Visitors flocked to Excelsior Springs health spas, clinics, hotels, restaurants and entertainment establishments. Promoted nation- and world-wide, Excelsior Springs became a premiere destination for health and relaxation.

The Elms Hotel was a favorite haunt of the infamous Al Capone. Former president Harry Truman also enjoyed the Elms and its European-style spa. Truman stayed at the Elms on the night of his victory over Thomas Dewey in the 1948 presidential election.

Although the mineral water industry declined in the 1960's, the mineral waters are still available inside the Hall of Waters, the mineral water baths can still be "taken" locally and much of the historic fabric of the original town can been seen in a revitalized downtown shopping district.

New growth provides additional shopping, dining, and recreational enjoyment for visitors throughout the city today. Come join us as we celebrate Excelsior Springs' 125th anniversary in providing quality of life for visitors, residents, and businesses, alike.

Cultural Attractions:

Elms Resort & Spa
401 Regent St.
Excelsior Springs, MO 64024
Operating as a landmark 19th century resort hotel, the Elms offers accommodations, dining, spa, swimming pool and planned activities. For more information on the Elms, click here.

Excelsior Springs Community Theatre
A vigorous theatre community offers a selection of quality productions for theatre-goers.

Excelsior Springs Hall of Waters
201 East Broadway
Excelsior Springs, MO 64024
Phone: 816-630-0752
The building boasts exquisite Art Deco detailing and houses the world's longest mineral water bar and a mineral water bath department. The Hall of Waters is owned by the city of Excelsior Springs and its government offices are located there. For more information about the Hall of Waters, click here.

Excelsior Springs Historic Landmarks
The community's revitalization program has made considerable improvements in the historic downtown area, including improvements to the Hall of Waters, new streets and street lighting, and additional landscaped parking

Excelsior Springs Historical Museum
101 East Broadway
Excelsior Springs, MO 64024
Phone: 816-630-3712
The museum building is a historic resource in itself, but also houses a vast collection of artifacts from historic Excelsior Springs reflecting the mineral water and health industry, hotels, pre-history, and more. For additional information on the musem, click here.

Paradise Playhouse
101 Spring St.
Excelsior Springs, MO 64024
Phone: 816-630-3333
Now in it's 5th season, the playhouse provides great dining and theater in Kansas City's most intimate theatre setting.

Wabash Blues Garden
646 S. Kansas City Ave.
Excelsior Springs, MO 64024
Phone: 816-630-7700
Featuring live bands May through September, the Blues Garden provides outdoor concerts adjacent to one of Excelsior Springs historic train depots, now a BBQ restaurant and within walking distance of the Elms Hotel.

An annual event sponsored by the Excelsior Springs Chamber of Commerce, Waterfest celebrates the city's mineral water heritage. Arts, crafts, music and special events are held in all shopping districts throughout the city. For more information about Waterfest and other scheduled community events, click here.

Sports and Outdoor Life:

Excelsior Springs Golf Course
Those who like to spend time on the links will find an outstanding course in Excelsior Springs. Tom Bendelow, world famous golf course architect, designed the course layout at the Excelsior Springs Golf Course. The golf course is a valuable historic asset to the community as well as a great course to play.

Excelsior Springs Parks
The city of Excelsior Springs possesses 11 parks, totalling over 113 acres. The Parks and Recreation Department maintains facilities for baseball, volleyball, basketball, tennis and soccer, playground equipment, shelter houses, and a jogging/walking trail. A Community Center houses a number of activities including a Senior site. For additional information on the park system, click here.

Lodging and Dining:

Excelsior Springs has a selection of dining and lodging establishments to meet every price range. For additional information, click here.

Day Trips:

Excelsior Springs and the Elms Hotel provide a centralized place to stay for visitors who want to take in sites of interests in neighboring communities. For a number of great day trips just minutes from Excelsior Springs, click here.

Excelsior Springs, "Valley of Vitality"
Excelsior Springs Historical Museum
Watkins Mill & The Hall of Waters

Excelsior Springs Golf Course

Mineral Water Bowl
Missouri Tourism

Missouri State Fair

FREE InfoKwik Newsletter

Home Page