Historic Sites and Tours


The magnificent Hall of Waters is an architectural gem of Art Deco design. A self-guided tour is located around the world’s longest water bar. The Excelsior Springs Museum is a vast tribute to our town’s mineral water past. Our historic golf course features a preserved walnut log cabin, as well as a commemoration to the Battle of Fredericksburg, a Civil War skirmish that took place there. Tour the Elms Hotel to see where President Harry S. Truman spent election night. The Inn on Crescent Lake is a beautiful mansion within a crescent-shaped moat built for Dr. McCleary, founder of the McCleary Clinic. Dr. McCleary wrote the short book “Wapoo”, a mythical Indian tale about Excelsior Springs as Peace Valley. Within 15 minutes, visit the Watkins Historic Woolen Mill and Jesse James family home. Lots more to enjoy in our three National Register Historic Districts!

The Elms Hotel & Spa
The Elms Hotel & Spa Ghost Tour
Excelsior Springs Museum & Archives
• Excelsior Springs Golf Course
Hall of Waters
Hall of Waters Paranormal Tour
• Historic Downtown
Inn on Crescent Lake
• Jesse James Farm & Museum
• Watkins Mill State Park and Historic Site