Named after the local collection of mineral springs that put the town on the map, Excelsior Springs has been a destination for those seeking rejuvenation for more than a century. Today, it’s home to a variety of shops, restaurants, and historic cultural attractions—most notably our very own Elms Hotel & Spa. Our locale and proximity to Kansas City makes our grand hotel the perfect place to experience it all. Here, you can discover the true spirit of Excelsior Springs, connecting with both the place and its locals for activities like the theater, wine tours, golf rounds, restaurant reservations, and much more. For information about what's nearby and available during your stay, ask our dedicated concierge.
This winery offers an entertaining outing with their tastings. They feature music, outdoor movies, a patio overlooking the vineyard, and a scenic countryside backdrop where you can sip wine, linger with friends, take wine cave tours, and more. Private tastings and tours are available too.
Named after bogus claims in the 1900s touting unique healing properties in the city’s mineral water, the brewery is a present-day local favorite offering a dine-in restaurant and delightfully appealing craft beers.
The popular grill has been an Excelsior Springs mainstay since 2002. A mix of antique charm and fine dining, the grill showcases upscale menus, whiskey glazes, homemade cheesecake, and an extensive wine list.
Looking for award-winning ribs and chicken? You’ve found the place. Located across the street from our hotel in the historic Wabash Train Depot—the restaurant provides good eats, festive beverages, and loads of charm all in a relaxed atmosphere.
Watkins Woolen Mill State Park and State Historic Site
The historic site is a preserved wool mill built in 1860. The state park features a 100-acre lake for fishing, swimming, and a sandy beach for sunning. The park also offers trails for walking, biking, and horseback riding.
Built in 1937 as part of President Roosevelt’s New Deal, the art deco-styled building is known as the site for the first spring water discovered in 1880. Today, it currently houses city offices, a visitor center, and a water bar area with a self-guided Excelsior Springs history tour.
The museum is known for having one of the largest collections of the James family artifacts accompanied by the outlaw’s family home and farm. Tour and discover unique information about Frank and Jesse James and their infamous bank and train robbing capers.