Things to Do near The ElmsExperience Excelsior Springs and Kansas City
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Named for local collection of mineral springs that put the town on the map, Excelsior Springs has been a destination for those seeking rejuvenation for more than a century. Today, Excelsior Springs is home to a variety of shops, restaurants, and cultural historic attractions, the most notable of which is our very own Elms Hotel & Spa. Our proximity to Kansas City and our location in the heart of Excelsior Springs makes our grand hotel the perfect place to stay when you want to see it all! If you'd like more information about what's nearby during your stay, or would like theater tickets, wine tours, golf rounds, or restaurant reservations arranged, don't hesitate to ask our concierge.
Fence Stile Vineyards & Winery
31010 West 124th St., Excelsior Springs, MO 64024 | 816-500-6465 | 2 miles from hotel
This winery offers wine tastings, a patio overlooking the vineyard, a scenic countryside where you can sip wine, and a gift shop. Private tastings and tours are also available.
Willow Springs Mercantile
249 E Broadway St., Excelsior Springs, MO 64024 | 816-630-7467 | 0.6 miles from hotel
Purveyor of fine wine and gourmet foods, the Willow Springs Mercantile also sells jewelry, candles, handmade soaps, and art, and has a bistro offering soups and sandwiches with live music on the weekends.
Watkins Woolen Mill State Park and State Historic Site
Kearney, MO 64060 | 816-580-3387 | 8.5 miles from hotel
This state park features a 100-acre lake for fishing and swimming and a sandy beach for sunning, as well as walking, bike, and horse trails. The historic site of Watkins Mill is a preserved wool mill built in 1860.
Hall of Waters Visitor Center & Cultural Museum
201 East Broadway St., Excelsior Springs, MO 64024 | 816-637-2811| 0.5 miles from hotel
Originally built in 1937 as part of Roosevelt's New Deal, the Art Deco-styled Hall of Waters featured 10 varieties of Excelsior Springs mineral water. Today, the building is home to city offices, a visitor center, and a water bar area which offers a self-guided Excelsior Springs history tour.
The Jesse James Farm & Museum
21216 James Farm Rd., Kearney, Missouri 64060 | 816-736-8500 | 8.8 miles from hotel
This museum features the largest collection of James family artifacts and is accompanied by outlaw Jesse James' family home and farm in Kearney, Missouri. Tour the museum and restored home and view an informative video relating the story of Frank and Jesse James and their bank- and train-robbing escapades. There's also a gift shop where you can procure Jesse James tee shirts, coffee mugs, and other souvenirs.
15010 Salem Rd, Excelsior Springs, MO 64024 | (816) 582-4648 | 2 miles from hotel
Four Horses and a Dog is a vineyard and winery that came to life in 2008 and is located in Excelsior Springs, Missouri. It's run by two couples, Mike + Cheryl and Stephen + Jeanine. Oh, they all love wine too.
451 S Thompson Ave, Excelsior Springs, MO 64024 | (816) 900-1882 | 0.3 miles from the hotel
In the early to mid 1900’s, Excelsior Springs became America’s Haven of Health. Boasting of 46 mineral water springs and 5 different varieties of waters, each with unique healing properties, Excelsior was a “wonder working” destination to the ill. Mineral water pavilions and bath houses soon gave way to the big business of health sanitariums. These facilities thrived until a national media expose of DUBIOUS CLAIMS dried up the mineral water business.
You can no longer drink the water, so let our beer be the cure for what “ales” you!
646 Kansas City Ave S, Excelsior Springs, MO 6402 | (816) 630-7700 | 0.2 miles from the hotel
The Wabash BBQ specializes in smoked meats and award winning ribs and chicken! A smoke-free restaurant is located in the historic passenger waiting room of the old depot. The Wabash provides a relaxed atmosphere for all ages.