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Excelsior Springs
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Named for a collection of mineral springs that put the town on the map, Excelsior Springs has been a destination for those seeking rejuvenation for more than 125 years. Today, Excelsior Springs is home to a variety of shops, restaurants and cultural and historic attractions, the most notable of which is our very own Elms Hotel & Spa. Excelsior Springs is located about 30 minutes from all there is to see and do in Kansas City, as well.

If you'd like more information about what's nearby during your stay, or would like theater tickets or restaurant reservations arranged, please don't hesitate to ask our concierge.

Things to Do in Excelsior Springs

near Kansas City

Vineyards & Wineries

VanTill Family Farm & Winery

13986 Hwy. C, Rayville, MO 64084 | 816-776-2720 | 11 miles from hotel

Situated in a picturesque countryside setting, this farm & winery features a tasting room, wine shop and farm-to-table dining in its on-site restaurant.

Fence Stile Vineyards

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 and 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, and live music on the weekends.

Outdoor Activities

Excelsior Springs Golf Course

1201 East Golf Hill Dr., Excelsior Springs, MO 64024 | 816-630-3731 | 1.3 miles from hotel

This public golf course opened in 1915, and offers 18 holes of play on beautifully landscaped grounds.

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.

Culture & History

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.

Excelsior Springs Museum & Archives

101 East Broadway St., Excelsior Springs, MO 64024 | 816-630-0101 | 0.4 miles from hotel

Learn the city's history when you browse historic Excelsior Springs artifacts at this museum.

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 that relates 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.


Visit the Chamber of Commerce website for information about events in Excelsior Springs.