es_solarfestExcelsior Springs is a vibrant, historic community of 11,000 in a strategic location to view the 2017 Solar Eclipse. The city’s natural beauty and unique history make an exciting venue for this epic event. Excelsior Springs’ began with the discovery of its healing mineral waters in the late 1800s. Its numerous mineral wells attracted people from across the country to come experience “America’s Haven of Health.” Today travelers come to vacation, stay in the hotel where Harry S. Truman woke up president, visit the architecturally magnificent Hall of Waters, play a round of golf at our historic course, visit our unique Main Street shops, or take a wine tour on the Chamber’s trolley bus to some of our surrounding wineries. We make a great regional destination, minutes away from Watkins Mill State Historic Park, historic Mt. Gilead School and Jesse James Farm.