A big “Thank You” to all who made this unique festival such a success. We want to thank all of our residents for their participation and all of our visitors who traveled from across the world for choosing Excelsior Springs to be during our Total Solar Eclipse.



Excelsior Springs Solar Eclipse T-shirts available now for online purchase. They have glow-in-the-dark ink! Also available due to demand, the Volunteer t-shirts with the commemorative postal service cancellation artwork.
Only $10 each.

Click here to order yours now!

Excelsior 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.

It will be dark in Excelsior Springs for 2 minutes and 30 seconds. The entire eclipse will take place from 11:42 a.m. to 2:36 p.m., but the peak of the eclipse will begin at 1:09 p.m.

Learn all about EXCELSIOR SPRINGS!
Click here for the 2017 Visitor’s Guide.

John Blackburn, owner Paradise Playhouse, and S. Jason Cole, owner Sticky Wicket Media, for the solar eclipse movies that were shown at the Paradise Playhouse on Sunday, August 20.