Excelsior Springs, MO is in the Kansas City, MO metropolitan area and is approximately 30 miles from downtown.
Excelsior Springs offers an interesting and eclectic mix of shopping districts, history, eating establishments and cultural opportunities.
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. A Visitor Center is open in the water bar area of the Hall of Waters from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday.
New growth provides additional shopping, dining, and recreational enjoyment for visitors throughout the city today. Come join us as we celebrate more than 125 years in providing quality of life for visitors, residents, and businesses, alike.
*Information borrowed from the Excelsior Springs Chamber of Commerce website