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 & Archives 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 & Spa 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. There is much more to enjoy in our three National Register Historic Districts!
Take in a tour of the Hall of Waters (including paranormal ghost tours). Join a historic Trolley Tour during one of our festivals. Enjoy self-guided walking tours of Mineral Water Wells sites and Historic Buildings. The Watkins Historic Woolen Mill and Jesse James family home. Make Excelsior Springs your vacation stay for regional exploration.
Visit These Sites
The Elms Hotel & Spa
Excelsior Springs Museum & Archives
Excelsior Springs Golf Course
Hall of Waters
Inn on Crescent Lake
Jesse James Farm & Museum
Watkins Mill State Park & Historic Site