Trip Planner

Trip Planner –
Your Destination Directory

With so many attractions in and around Excelsior Springs, we’ve put together some of the most popular, interest-based itineraries to help make your trip-planning easier. Festivals and special events are scheduled each month of the year, but Excelsior Springs also allows one to kick back, relax, and experience a step back in time, when the world wasn’t so fast paced. Downtown has unique dining and gathering places ranging from fine dining in a restored historic building, a wine cellar, and soon-to-open microbrewery downtown. West side provides Mom shopping, Dad can fish at Century Park, where kids can play or get a daypass to the Community Center just across the street. Century Park expansion plans include a new dog park. We’re a pet-friendly community.

  • Kayaking at area falls
  • Live music events throughout the year
  • Dining in unique settings
  • Slightly Off Broadway Theatre performances for all ages
  • Swimming at the Community Center
  • Hiking at Cooley Lake
  • Powell Fishing Lake at Century Park
  • Join our 5K Walk Run Roll benefit
  • Enjoy outdoor dining and music with celebrities
  • Come see (or participate at) a car show
  • Kids get free rides at our fly-ins
  • Festival beer gardens
  • Family festivals
  • Old-fashioned fun

Photo album © Kevin Morgan

Popular Things To Do

Shop Downtown
Our downtown shopping district is a great way to spend the day! Designated a National Register Historic District, a variety of unique shops, art galleries, restaurants and historic sites provide entertainment within walking distance of the Elms Hotel and many bed and breakfast establishments. Read More

Antiquing and Flea Markets
Shop for unique furniture, vintage decor and gift items throughout the community. More than a days browsing to be had here! Read More

Town Tours
Take in a local tour of the Elms Hotel or Hall of Waters (including Ghost Tours). Join a historic Trolley Tour during one of our festivals or during Second Friday. We also have self-guided walking tours of Mineral Water Wells sites and Historic Buildings Tour. Read More

Historic Sites
Excelsior Springs can keep the history lovers busy. Three National Register Historic Districts, Museum, Superior Spring historic site, and daytrips to Watkins Mill and the Jesse James Farm provides hours of learning and fun. Read More

Culinary Trolley Tours
Chamber of Commerce
Excelsior Springs, MO 64024

An all-inclusive culinary experience aboard the Excelsior Springs Chamber Trolley! Your adventure begins downtown at Ventana Gourmet Grill, then out to Elements Destination Restaurant, then return to downtown to the 88 Restaurant at the Elms Hotel. The featured menu will be different for each tour so you’ll have a truly unique dining experience every time! Read More

Trolley Wine Tours/Wineries
Chamber of Commerce
Excelsior Springs, MO 64024

There’s no better way to experience the scenery and rich history of Excelsior Springs than in the Chamber’s trolley! Join us for our Trolley Wine Tours which include lunch in a local establishment followed by traveling to three wineries. Alcoholic beverages allowed with conditions. Read More

Live Music
Excelsior Springs has great venues for listening to a wide range of music. Musicians are featured during our festivals, Second Fridays, theatres, select dining venues, Blues Garden and Performing Arts Center events. Read More

Great Outdoors
Excelsior Springs has several bike and walking trails that traverse our park system and connect people to nature and healthy living; a golf course — one of the best in KC area. Beautiful parks include gazebo shelters, tables, BBQ grills, playground equipment, restrooms, nature areas, and fishing lake. Visit Show-Me Ziplines for more outdoor fun! Read More

Romantic Getaways
Come to Excelsior Springs for your romantic getaway! Great places to stay and dine, spa packages, and event weekends like our Chocolate Tour in February or Wine Festival in June provide plenty of opportunities to relax, have fun and make memories! Read More

Second Weekends
Various Locations
Downtown Excelsior Springs

Enjoy local artists, live music, wine samplings, dining and shopping in downtown Excelsior Springs on Second Fridays. Chamber trolley available during the evening. Read More

One of our newest parks, Century Park, features Powell Lake, a great catch and release lake for local fishing fun. Many area fishing venues, including Watkins Mill State Park and Rocky Hollow Park, only minutes away. Read More

Community Center
Visitors to our town can purchase a daypass to our community center, providing access to an aquatics center with play equipment for children. Enjoy our weights and cardio area, elevated track, racket ball court and more. A free Child Watch area is located in the Center. Read More

Architecture, Arts and Culture
Excelsior Springs is home to many historic and significant buildings, such as the Hall of Waters, Elms Hotel and Excelsior Springs Museum. Visit art galleries or take in a show at our Slightly Off Broadway Theatre. Read More

Hall of Waters Ghost Tours
Excelsior Springs is rich with ghost stories and haunting tales. One of the most recent venues available for taking a paranormal tour is the Hall of Waters. Guests will be given a tour with a history of the Hall and surrounding area. Special paranormal investigative video room now accessible. Read More
Need Help Planning?
Excelsior Springs Event Planners can help you set an itenary during your stay:

Downtown Excelsior Partnership
Visitor Center

Chamber of Commerce