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Excelsior Springs Museum & Archives

The Excelsior Springs Museum & Archives is a local museum focused on preserving the history of Excelsior Springs and nearby communities, and sharing our stories with the generations of today and tomorrow.

The Excelsior Springs Museum & Archives houses the largest collection of Excelsior Springs artifacts and art anywhere. In recent years, several traveling exhibits have been displayed here. The building itself is a major attraction, designed by noted architect Louis Curtis as the Clay County State Bank, with a unique arched ceiling and reproductions of “The Gleaners” and “The Angelus” — considered invaluable today.

Offering displays in two historic buildings, the museum gift shop has specialty items including the famous “Tripp Flag” print. Kids will enjoy playing on the replica of the Lake Maurer Special train engine. A genealogical center is also housed in the museum space.