Experience Excelsior Trip Planner 2020

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Plan your trip to Excelsior Springs, Missouri

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2020 TRIP PLANNER

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EXPERIENCE EXCELSIOR

Thank you for considering Excelsior Springs

as your destination! With many things to see

and do in Excelsior Springs, we are confident

you will enjoy your time here and want to come

back again soon! We want you to know that

this guide is just a taste of all we have to offer

when you visit Excelsior Springs. As we like to

say - your experience will speak for itself!

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Experience Excelsior Trip Planner Design: Skyla Sullivan

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EXPERIENCE

Fill Those Bellies - Dining Guide 6

Ventana Gourmet Grill 10

Willow Spring Mercantile 12

Broadway Bar & Grill 14

It’s Wine O’Clock Somewhere 16

Bottoms Up - Craft Beer 20

Excelsior Springs Bucket List 23

Of the Earth Farm Distillery 24

Stay Awhile - Overnight Guide 27

Retail Therapy - Shopping Guide 30

Fishing River Market 34

ENJOY

Bursting with Creativity 37

Art is All Around Us 38

We’ve Got the Rhythm 40

Trolley Tours 43

Haunted Excelsior 44

Community Center 46

Parks Directory 46

Choose Your Own Adventure 48

Extend Your Tour 51

Say “I Do” Wedding Directory 52

EVENTS

Annual Event Calendar 58

Wine Festival 62

Waterfest 63

BBQ & Fly-In on the River 64

Oktoberfest & Mug Shots 65

Christmas Kick-Off 68

EXPLORE

Have You Heard About the Water? 70

Excelsior Springs Museum 71

Looking Toward the Future 72

Real Estate Guide 74


EXPERIENCE

Welcome to Excelsior Springs! We’re ecstatic you are

picking our little town to visit. Rumor has it, we’re the

BEST kept secret in the Midwest! From the beauty of

Historic Downtown Excelsior Springs, to the surrounding

area, you will be able to EXPERIENCE, ENJOY and

EXPLORE throughout your visit!

No matter what interests you, you are sure to find it in

Excelsior Springs. You can EXPERIENCE delicious tastes

at our many eateries like Wabash BBQ or Willow Spring

Mercantile or sample brews and wines at drinkeries like

Dubious Claims Brewing Co. and Four Horses and a Dog

Winery. Imagine spending a day strolling the streets and

EXPERIENCING the shops and boutiques like Bliss and

Blue Bird Couture. Your EXPERIENCE will speak for itself

at our overnight accommodations like The Elms Hotel

& Spa and Payne Jailhouse Bed & Breakfast.

Make sure to ENJOY the arts and entertainment at

venues like Main Spring Arts Gallery and Slightly Off

Broadway Theatre or spend the day ENJOYING a beautiful

round of golf at the Excelsior Springs Golf Course.

Plan to ENJOY one of our many community events, like

the Wine Festival, or even book yourself a trolley tour!

With so much to do in Excelsior Springs, we encourage

you to EXPLORE our history and all that you can see and

do! While I’ve only mentioned a handful of establishments,

there are so many more that are a must-see and do. I

hope you will EXPLORE through our trip planner and EN-

JOY everything we have to offer, so you can make your

EXPERIENCE in Excelsior Springs the perfect fit for

you. See you soon!

Lyndsey Baxter

Executive Director

Downtown Excelsior Partnership



Fill those

Bellies

Fajitas, El Maguey Mexican Restaurant

Have you worked up an appetite yet? We hope so! It would be a shame

to visit Excelsior Springs and not try out one of our many delicious eating

establishments.

From unique down-home establishments to gourmet stylings to

foreign favorites, you are bound to find something to satisfy even the

pickiest palates.

Explore the Experience Excelsior Dining Guide within these pages to

find the perfect place to quiet those belly growls.

To get a true “Taste of Excelsior Springs,” we recommend trying as many

places as you can while you’re here! Bon Appetit!

Order carryout online at

elmagueyexcelsior.com

UNWIND

2359 VINTAGE DR., EXCELSIOR SPRINGS, MO 64024

SUN-TUES 11AM-10PM • WED-THURS 11AM-9PM • FRI 11AM-10PM • SAT 11AM-10:30PM

CASUAL

Step Back inTime

If you’re looking for unique, head to Ray’s Lunch,

213 E. Broadway.

At its current location for more than 50 years,

Ray’s is open for breakfast & lunch Monday-

Saturday, serving diner style food.

The place is filled with old fashioned memorabilia

and local history, as well as a cool retro floor lined

with old records.

Keeping the old school vibe going, Ray’s doesn’t

accept cards so be sure you have cash!

www.elementsdining.com

FRIDAY & SATURDAY EVENINGS

Reservations or Call Ahead Seating Recommended

816.496.0165

7851 SOUTHPOINT DRIVE

CAMDEN, MO 64017

35 miles East of Downtown Kansas City, or accurate GPS directions

search Elements Destination Restaurant in Google Maps


EAT LIKE THE LOCALS DO

There are more food choices than ever in Excelsior Springs, with something for everyone to enjoy. Here are just a handful of local favorites.

ICE CREAM

DARI-B

Dari-B is a seasonal tradition in Excelsior Springs! Open

from March 1-October 31 each year, Dari-B serves ice cream

and drinks. Favorites include the classic twist cone and the

Dari-B Sangria, a refreshing drink made with fresh fruit.

COFFEE & PASTRIES

THE MUG

The Mug brews their own coffee right in-house! Enjoy a hot

(or cold!) cup of Excelsior Roasting Company coffee paired

with a scrumtpious homemade pastry, like the Sopapilla

Cheesecake Bar pictured above.

BEER CHEESE POTATO SOUP

WILLOW SPRING MERCANTILE

Willow Spring Mercantile has a large, easily customizable

menu that includes gluten free items. From sandwiches to

salads to wraps, the choices are plentiful. A favorite soup is

the Potato Beer Cheese Soup.

TACO PIZZA

DUBIOUS CLAIMS BREWING CO.

After enjoying a Dubious Claims beer flight and munching on

an appetizer of Brewhouse Pretzels or Wolf Hollow Wings, be

sure to try their pizza! DCBC’s Taco Pizza is a unique spin on a

classic, topped with nacho cheese Doritos!

BABY BACK RIBS

WABASH BBQ

You can never go wrong with BBQ! Visit Wabash BBQ for

Baby Back Ribs, Burnt Ends, and other smoked meats. Ask

most anyone who frequents Wabash to suggest an appetizer

and you’ll almost exclusively hear corn nuggets or fried

mushrooms.

POWER PANCAKES

OPPORTUNITY CAFE

Opportunity Cafe is a coffee shop/cafe with a mission to use

their establishment as a mentorship program to help people

get back on their feet. Lots of great breakfast and lunch choices,

like these Power Pancakes that include peanut butter, bananas,

strawberries, blueberries, granola and honey.

TENDERLOIN

BROADWAY BAR & GRILL

There is something for everyone on the expansive menu

at Broadway Bar and Grill. Check out this tenderloin,

hand-breaded with buttermilk and served with lettuce, tomato,

onion and pickle. Pictured with waffle sweet potato

fries.

SUGAR BURGER

VENTANA GOURMET GRILL

Ventana Gourmet Grill can satisfy any craving, with delicious

offerings from soups to pastas to steak. A unique menu item

is the Sugar Burger, a grilled burger between two maple infused

waffles topped with grilled onions, brown sugar sauce

and cheddar cheese! It’s incredible!

FRIED CHICKEN

MILL INN

Right down the street from The Elms, this downhome

restaurant has been a longtime staple of the Excelsior

Springs restaurant scene. A popular breakfast choice, they

also serve fried chicken and other homestyle foods. Every

Sunday a buffet is offered.


EATS, DRINKS & TREATS

YOUR GUIDE TO

Applebee’s 2301 Vintage Ct. 816.637.2498 www.applebees.com Chain bar & grill

Arby’s 2303 Vintage Ct. 816.637.2914 www.arbys.com Fast Food

The Atlas

Saloon

Brewery/Bar

Broadway

Bar & Grill

Restaurant/Bar

100 W. Broadway 816.630.9229 atlassaloon.com

Bar with a brewery that uses the famous waters of Excelsior Springs to brew the German beers

of old. Music player, and games such as shuffleboard and pool available.

259 E. Broadway 816.637.2384 www.259broadway.com

Broadway Bar & Grill serves lunch, dinner, and drinks in a friendly environment perfect for family night

out or group get-togethers. Pool table, shuffle board, darts. Outdoor seating area available.

Burger King 202 S. McCleary Rd. 816.637.2974 www.bk.com Fast Food

Casey’s 1651 Meadowlark Lane 816.637.5923 www.caseys.com Convenience Store

Dari-B Drive-In (Seasonal) 901 Isley Blvd. 816.637.0454 www.dari-b.com Ice Cream

Debbie’s Family Restaurant 905 Isley Blvd. 816.637.9500 Follow on Facebook Homestyle Food

D.I.C.K.S Drive-Thru 1730 W. Jesse James 816.900.1033 Follow on Facebook Drive-Thru Snacks

Dubious Claims

Brewing Co.

Brewery/Restaurant

451 S. Thompson Ave. 816.900.1882 dubiousclaimsbrewingco.com

Brewery and restaurant serving craft beer, pizza, sandwiches, wings and more. Hosts frequent

events. Has beer available to go. Private space available for party rental.

El Maguey 2359 Vintage Ct. 816.637.2832 Follow on Facebook Mexican

Eighty-Eight at The Elms 401 Regent St. 816.630.5500 www.elmshotelandspa.com Seasonal Midwest Fare

Elements Destination Restaurant 7851 Southpoint Dr, Camden 816.496.0165 www.elementsdining.com Fine Dining

Excel Nutrition 145 Crown Hill 816.284.4943 Follow on Facebook Healthy Shakes & Drinks

Fence Stile Vineyards 31010 W. 124th St. 816.500.6465 www.fencestile.com Winery

Four Horses

& A Dog

Vineyard & Winery

15010 SALEM RD., EXCELSIOR SPRINGS, MO

LEARN MORE AT FOURHORSESANDADOGWINERY.COM

15010 Salem Rd. 816.582.4648 fourhorsesandadogwinery.com

The Garage Burgers DRINK & & EAT Bar 102 Crown Hill 816.637.2282 Follow on Facebook Burgers & More

We offer white & red wines,

ciders,

local beers, sangria Missouri & mimosas hard

the glass.

by

Vineyard and winery offering wine, local beer, Missouri made hard ciders, sangrias, mimosas

and a variety of snack options.

OF EXCELSIOR SPRINGS

Golden Leaf Chinese 155 Crown Hill 816.637.3033 n/a Chinese

we also have a variety of

Golf Hill Grille meats & cheeses, snack chips

& popcorn

Herradura Mexican Restaurant

1201 Golf Hill Dr.

101 W. Broadway

816.630.9580

816.848.5082

www.excelsiorgolf.com

Follow on Facebook

Burgers & More

Mexican

Hunan 1101 N. Jesse James Rd. 816.630.5588 www.hunan5588.com Chinese

KFC/Taco Bell 1744 W. Jesse James Rd. 816.637.7564 www.kfc.com/tacobell.com Fast Food

McDonald’s 2221 Happy Lane 816.630.4121 www.mcdonalds.com Fast Food

Mill Inn 415 St. Louis Ave. 816.637.8008 Follow on Facebook Homestyle Food

The Mug 2300 Vintage Ct. 816.629.8636 Follow on Facebook Coffee Shop/Bakery

Muggs Diner 119 Crown Hill 816.882.5513 Follow on Facebook Diner

Of the Earth Distillery 17190 MO-13, Richmond 660-232-1096 www.oftheearthfarm.com Distillery

The Opportunity Cafe 1302 N. Jesse James 816.900.1074 http://opportunity.cafe Coffee Shop/Cafe

Papa Murphy’s 129 Crown Hill 816.900.1359 www.papamurphys.com Take & Bake Pizza

Peking Chinese 1727 W. Jesse James 816.637.8888 Follow on Facebook Chinese

Pizza Hut 1103 Rose Ave. 816.630.6026 www.pizzahut.com Pizza

Price Chopper Deli 1645 Kearney Rd. 816.630.1900 www.mypricechopper.com Deli, Grill, Salad Bar

Ray’s Diner 231 E. Broadway 816.637.3432 Follow on Facebook Diner

The Smoothie Shop ES 500 Tiger Drive N/A Follow on Facebook Smoothie & Juice Bar


O

YUMMY

BON APPETIT

SATISFYING TASTYAPPETIZING

Sonic 1715 W. Jesse James 816.637.9025 www.sonicdrivein.com Fast Food

Subway 123 Crown Hill 816.637.2221 www.subway.com Fast Food Sandwiches

Subway (in Walmart) 2203 Patsy Lane 816.630.3023 www.subway.com Fast Food Sandwiches

Tiger Cub Cafe (in Tiger Bowl) 1729 W. Jesse James 816.637.2901 www.tigerbowl5.com Burgers & More

Van Till Farms & Winery 13986 State Hwy C. 816.776.2720 www.vantillfarms.com Winery, Pizza

Ventana

Gourmet Grill

Restaurant

117 W. Broadway Ave. 816.630.8600 www.ventanagourmetgrill.com

Casual upscale dining with a menu offering soups, salads, pasta, burgers, steak and homemade

desserts. Reservations can be made online.

DELICIOUS

Ventana Sweet Kneads 113 W. Broadway Ave. 816.630.8600 Follow on Facebook Sweets

Wabash BBQ 646 S. Kansas City Ave. 816.630.7700 www.wabashbbq.com Bar-B-Q

Waffle House

Lunch and Dinner:

2305 Vintage Ct. 816.637.2281 www.wafflehouse.com All-Day Breakfast & More

Monday-Thursday 11:00am-8:30pm

Wal-Mart Deli 2203 Patsy Lane 816.630.1003 www.walmart.com Cold & Hot Food Deli

Willow Spring

Mercantile

Bistro, Wine

We hope you will stop by and enjoy

dinner, drinks and friendly service in

a unique and historical atmosphere.

249 E. Broadway 816.630.7467 www.shopthemercantile.com

Boutique retailer offering Missouri wine and more. Features a downstairs bistro serving fresh,

local homemade food. Each month Willow Spring hosts a four course wine dinner.

www.tasteofmissouri.com/ventana

Smoke

Free

Dining

Mention the

Visitors Guide

and receive free

appetizer with the

purchase of

2 entrees and

2 beverages.

We accept all

major credit cards,

cash & debit

cards.

Dine-In • CarryOut • Catering

646 S. Kansas ty Ave

Excelsior Springs, MO

816.630.7700

www.WabashBBQ.com

Award Winning BBQ

SATURDAY NIGHTS

Live Music

June-September

Summer Blues Garden

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Ventana Gourmet Grill


A casual upscale dining experience in the heart of Downtown Excelsior Springs

18 years ago, sisters Wendy Baldwin and Jill Rickart decided to

take a chance on a new business venture in downtown Excelsior

Springs. At the time, the downtown was a shell of what it is today,

but the sisters saw potential for growth that they could be a part

of and help spearhead.

Their restaurant, Ventana Gourmet Grill, came to life in February

2002, offering a casual yet upscale dining experience that was

previously lacking in this small town. Their corner building is a

site to behold, with historically ornate ceilings, original wood

floors and brick walls full of the antique charm that Excelsior

Springs has come to be known for.

The menu is eclectic, with choices for every preference, from

pasta to award-winning steaks, and everything in between. On

any one table you might find a caesar salad with a cup of lobster

bisque soup, a bowl of New Orleans cajun pasta with a side of

parmesan pita bread, a prime rib with zucchini and a baked

potato, and if it’s a Tuesday night, you might even find an order

of their all you can eat shrimp.

Along with their gourmet entree choices, Ventana boasts

an extensive wine list, beer and spirits, and is famous for their

homemade cheesecake.

While the taste and quality of the food is upper level, the sisters’

love of their business and their town is another driving force

behind their success. In the past almost two decades, they have

become pillars in the community. Always willing to pitch in, they

serve on the Downtown Excelsior Partnership Board, a group

dedicated to the advancement and continued improvements of

the downtown, often host fundraisers for local sports teams and

other organizations, and donate to many local causes. Ventana

also holds a partnership with the local community theatre,

Slightly Off Broadway Theatre, offering show and dinner combo

tickets for a fun night on the town.

Their forward thinking momentum has led to multiple

expansions over the years. With the growing need to

accommodate larger groups, such as wedding or retirement

parties, they expanded their business to include what they

affectionately call “The O.R.,” also just known as “the other room.”

In 2018, they expanded again, opening a bakery right next door

called “Ventana Sweet Kneads” to satisfy the needs of those with

a sweet tooth.

If you’re in the mood for high quality food brought to you

by friendly faces, please be sure to visit Ventana Gourmet Grill,

located at 117 W. Broadway. Their menu is available at www.

ventanagourmetgrill.com. If you would like more information

on hosting a party in their event space, please contact 816-630-

8600.

If you’d like to make a reservation, you can do so at ventanagourmetgrill.com


Willow Spring Mercantile


the wine is always pouring & the coffee’s always on

Guests will feel right at

home when they step inside

the quaint shop and bistro that

is Willow Spring Mercantile.

The Mercantile, owned by

Jim and Daphne Bowman,

has been a staple of the

downtown for over a

decade. Walking in the brick

storefront, you’re transported

into a world of wine and food,

smiles and great conversation.

On any given day you might

be treated to the ambient

sounds of Jim’s guitar playing while you sample

one of the over 300 Missouri wines available

in the shop. Besides wine, other items for sale

include beer, coffees, teas, food mixes, apparel

and other novelty items.

Through the shop and down the stairs is Willow

Spring’s Bistro, open daily for lunch and twice a

month for dinner. Dishes are made with real, fresh

and locally sourced ingredients, with substitutions

available for those with food sensitivites. Menu

items include appetizers such as the seasonal

fruit and cheese plate or red pepper hummus,

salads like the almond caesar,

flatbread pizzas, specialty

sandwiches and wraps, and

decadent homemade desserts.

On weekends, live music from

local musicians will fill the air.

Second Weekends in

downtown Excelsior Springs

brings extended hours to The

Mercantile and live music all

three days. Second Weekends

is a downtown event that takes

place the second weekend of

each month where businesses

stay open later and often include special guests

and promotions.

Another popular monthly WIllow Spring

occurrence is the coveted Four-Course Wine

Dinner. This ticketed event features a Missouri

Winery joining Jim, Daphne and other guests

for a gourmet four-course meal accompanied by

four select Missouri wines to compliment each

course. Dates, menus and tickets can be found at

ShopTheMercantile.com.

Willow Spring Mercantile can be found at 249 E.

Broadway in the historic Downtown district.

We were wonderfully

surprised with this

delightful place. On a

girls weekend, we had a

delightful lunch; enjoyed

2 flatbread pizzas &

the recommended wine

pairings were spot on (a

margherita with a vignole

& a pear gorgonzola

with a Chardonnay/

viognier blend) . The

bread pudding dessert

was topped with peaches

from the owner's trees!

And we went back

for brunch on the first

stop of the #estrolley

wine tour. The staff

are attentive, engaging

and knowledgeable.

HIGHLY recommend

a meal and wine tasting/

shopping here!!

-Laura S.

private parties and catering can be accommdated at willow spring mercantile.

catering menu and options found at www.shopthemercantile.com



WITH SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE, BROADWAY BAR

AND GRILL IS THE ULTIMATE PLACE TO GATHER

One thing you will notice while

spending time in Excelsior Springs is

that it’s easy to feel like family, and it’s no

different when you visit Broadway Bar &

Grill, 259 E. Broadway.

Broadway Bar & Grill is a familyowned

and operated establishment

that provides a great atmosphere for

spending time with friends and family.

The building can be seen lit up on the

far end of Broadway, the inviting neon

lights a promise of a great experience

ahead.

The extensive menu offers dozens of

options, including appetizers, salads,

dinner baskets, sandwiches and much

more, including varying house specials

and a kids menu. Visit on a Tuesday

for Taco Tuesday or on Wednesday

Wing Night for special pricing on those

customer favorites.

The friendly environment is perfect

for family night out, girls nights or group

get-togethers. You will be sure to not

only be well fed, but entertained with

pool tables, shuffleboard, darts and

music.

A new addition to Broadway Bar & Grill

in 2019 is the beautiful outdoor seating

area. The spacious back deck overlooks

the Piburn Baseball Field and Fishing

River Linear Park. Summer evenings

are best spent on the patio, enjoying

a cold drink and munching on an

appetizer while watching and cheering

on a friendly baseball game taking place

down at the field below.

For dessert, head up to the Gelato case

to pick out a cup or cone of your favorite

flavor.

Between the casual ambiance, the

specialty drinks and the vast menu,

Broadway Bar & Grill is sure to be one of

your favoritre Excelsior Springs stops!

Visit www.259Broadway.com to see

the menu.

“Delicious burgers! Pretty cool little spot, I’d love to come back.

We stayed at the Elms and Googled places near us to eat. We walked

to the Broadway Bar and Grill and had a awesome time. Thank you!”

- Nikolas K., Google Review


WineOclock

IT’S

SOMEWHERE

For a small town, Excelsior Springs is livin’ large when it

comes to wineries. Home to three vineyards, there is never

any shortage of the sweet (or dry) liquid gold.

Four Horses and a Dog Vineyard & Winery is located at

15010 Salem Rd. Created in 2008, Four Horses was brought

to life by two couples with a love of wine. In addition to

their own wine, they offer local beer, Missouri hard ciders,

mimosas and sangrias. Popcorn, chips, meat and cheese

trays and snack platters are available to munch on.

Van Till Family Farm Winery, 13986 Hwy C, Rayville, is

a family-owned winery that offers a scenic country setting

with full table service. Tuesday through Saturday, their wine

room and wine garden are open for tastings. Antipasto

trays, sandwiches, salads and fresh baked breads are also

available. On Fridays and Saturdays, their popular woodoven

baked pizza is available. Van Till hosts a variety of

events, including live music. They also offer a wine club for

those who fall in love with their wines and are interested in

special perks.

Fence Stile Vineyards and Winery, 31010 W. 124th St.,

offers wine with a few extras. They are the only winery in

the region with a wine cave. They offer tastings and tours

with space available to enjoy your drinks on the patio

overlooking their vineyards, in the Cellar Garden or in the

indoor Tasting Room. They also have outdoor firepits for

cozy gatherings. They offer many events, including special

wine and dine events. Fence Stile is also home to the “Fence

Stile Love Lock Wall” where love birds can celebrate their

love by symbolically locking it in. There are also “Adopt-A-

Vine” opportunities.

All three locations offer tastings, events and their own

unique styles, as well as offering private tours and event

space rental to provide you and your party with a beautiful

backdrop for any special event.

NAME/LOCATION CONTACT INFO TYPE ABOUT

FENCE STILE www.fencestile.com Vineyard & Winery Winery with a wine cave. Tastings and tours available. Outdoor

31010 W. 124th St. 816.500.6465

firepits, private event space, “Love Lock” wall

FOUR HORSES & A DOG fourhorsesandadogwinery.com Vineyard & Winery Offering wine, local beer, Missouri hard ciders and more. Light

15010 Salem Rd. 816.582.4648

food available.

VAN TILL FAMILY FARM vantillfarms.com Vinetard & Winery Wine, wood-oven baked pizza and other food available. Frequent

13986 Hwy C, Rayville 816.776.2720

events including live music on the weekends.

WILLOW SPRING MERCANTILE shopthemercantile.com Store & Bistro World’s largest selection of Missouri wines. Offering wine tastings,

249 E. Broadway 816.630.7467

monthly wine dinners, lunch menu and more.

DRINK & EAT

We offer white & red wines,

local beers, Missouri hard

ciders, sangria & mimosas by

the glass.

we also have a variety of

meats & cheeses, snack chips

& popcorn

15010 SALEM RD., EXCELSIOR SPRINGS, MO

LEARN MORE AT FOURHORSESANDADOGWINERY.COM

The Excelsior

Springs Trolley

offers several

wine tours

throughout

the year, or

you can always

create your

own! We are

always on

wine time

in Excelsior

Springs!




SMALL

TOWN

VIBE

BigTimeFun

Clockwise from top: Broadway Bar & Grill is a great place

to take your family or a group of friends for a night of

dinner and fun ; The Excelsior Springs Chamber has 3

trolleys available for rental for your group events; The

Atlas is one of two local breweries and a popular place

to hang out; The Girls & Growlers Fashion Show, held

each Spring and Fall, combines beer and fashion with a

fashion show featuring Style by Ry seasonal debuts that

takes place at Dubious Claims Brewing Co.


Bottoms Up

Excelsior Springs is making a name for itself when it comes

to craft beer. Visiting Downtown Excelsior Springs, you’ll get

the chance to enjoy many satisfying home brewed ales.

Dubious Claims Brewing Co., located at 451 S. Thompson

Ave., is home to several brews on tap with seasonal flavors

adding to the mix several times a year. The Blueberry Wheat is

a fan favorite. You can even bring home your favorite beer in

a growler or can. Dubious Claims hosts frequent events, both

for fun and for community causes, raising over $90,000 to date

for local organizations. There is a private event space available

to rent as well for the perfect get together location. You’ll even

find Dubious Claims beer on tap at other establishments in

surrounding cities.

The Atlas Saloon, located at 100 W. Broadway, is the oldest

bar in town, having been at its current location since 1894. It

has evolved over the years to what it is today, a popular bar

and now brewery where people gather. The Atlas currently

has several of their own signature brews on tap, with plans

for more in the future. You can often find special events, like

sports viewing parties and karaoke, happening at The Atlas.

Craft beer can also be purchased at Willow Spring Mercantile,

249 E. Broadway, and Four Horses and a Dog, 15010 Salem

Road.

If you’re more of a spirits person, check out pages 24-25 to

read about Of The Earth Distillery. Wine Lovers, please see

pages 16-17.




@sksteinykc

Dubious Claims Brewing Co.

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A LIST OF SUGGESTIONS GIVEN BY THOSE

THAT LIVE IN EXCELSIOR SPRINGS

Go to Wabash and have a pulled pork sandwich, spicy corn

nuggets, zucchini and enjoy it while you read the history

on the menu. In the summer, enjoy a band night.

Visit the three art galleries: Bohemian Sage, Main Spring

Arts Gallery & Molly Roberts

@lilsupple

Dari-B

Grab a flight at the Atlas and Dubious, bartender’s choice

is always fun!

Eat or have drinks on Broadway’s deck and watch a

softball game!

Getting one of everything on the menu at Dairi-B.

Especially their strawberry sangria!!

Stop in the Ventana bakery and get a chocolate covered

goody!

Go butterfly watching at Isley Woods Park

Get a facial at New Age Spa!

Spend time in the Grotto at the Elms Hotel & Spa

Play a round of golf at the Excelsior Springs Golf Course

Walk the trail by the Fishing River up to Siloam Mountain.

Do a Ghost Tour at the Hall of Waters

Check out the Missouri Natural Area in East Valley Park,

especially in the spring when it’s covered in wildflowers.

Take a bicycle ride around Watkins Mill

The wine dinners at Willow Spring are great!

@lindsaycraven

Broadway Toyz

Shop, Shop, Shop! The Downtown has so many amazing

shops - Bliss, The Farmhouse, Shabby Chic, Broadway

Toyz, Style by Ry, Bluebird Couture - I could go on!


Apple Brandy

Beetroot

Blackberry Liqueur

Dona Fina

Gin #1

Grappa

Pommeau

Raspberry Liqueur

Rum

To learn more: www.OfTheEarthFarm.com


OF THE EARTH

farm distillery

If you’re feeling up to a little road trip, you’ll find a hidden gem

a little past the outskirts of town.

Of The Earth Farm Distillery is located in the gently rolling hills

of Ray County, near a town called Richmond.

The Pierce Family has been at their farm since the early 90s,

building and adding on to their farm and business in the years

since then.

Of The Earth contains a seven-acre orchard that includes 26

varieties of apples, two varieties of Asian pears and two varieties

of peaches. These fruits are used to produce premium spirits,

such as Apple Brandy. Other spirits produced by Of The Earth

include Grappa created from Missouri Norton grapes, Blackberry

and Raspberry Liqueur from fresh, local berries, and more. (see

list, left)

In 2018, the farm expanded to include increased production

facilities and a Tasting Room. The Tasting Room offers cocktails,

beer, wine, soda, and Charcuterie & Cheese Boards available for

purchase each weekend.

In addition to locally sourced and produced spirits, Of The Earth

Farm raises and produces grass-fed meats from their Berkshire

hogs and Katahdin sheep. Heritage pork, as well as cuts of lamb,

are available to purchase. Meat is sold at the farm, located at

17190 Hwy 13 In Richmond, at the Kansas City Farmer’s Market,

and online at www.oftheearthfarm.com. Fruits are also available

seasonally on a u-pick basis by appointment only.

Of the Earth Farm is open January and February by appointment

only, and March-December they are open Friday-Sunday, 12 p.m.

- 6 p.m. If you are looking to try some of their distillery products

outside of their business hours, visit Willow Spring Mercantile in

Excelsior Springs. More information on the Farm, their products,

and where to get them can be found at www.oftheearthfarm.

com.

Gorgeous Farm, lots to try, some very eclectic

unique experimental flavor profiles, that would make

great gifts. A worthwhile road trip for fresh air a

drink and a charcuterie board.

-Rob, Google Review


GO AHEAD, PLAN TO

STAY FOR AWHILE

IN EXCELSIOR SPRINGS

There is always something

happening in Excelsior Springs!

We suggest planning your visit to

last more than the day, and lucky

for you - there are plenty of places

to rest your head for the night!

Whether you’re looking for a stay

in a hotel, a whole house rental or

a bed and breakfast experience,

you’ll find what you’re looking for

here!

Use our handy guide on the next

page to start planning out your

Excelsior Springs Experience!

Please be sure to also

search “Excelsior Springs”

on AirBnB & other travel

sites for other

accommodations,

including whole house

rentals, bed and

breakfasts and even a

luxurious treehouse!

The Guest House

Sunset Haven

VACATION RENTAL

Designed with Comfort

& Relaxation in Mind

Whole house rental with:

• Luxury Linens

• Tempurpedic Bed

• Spa Shower

• HDTV with Netflix

• And More!

816-783-3077

www.airbnb.com/rooms/22878317

Escape to quiet Excelsior Springs,

where this newly-renovated vacation

rental home sits atop a hill surrounded

by 3 acres of midwest land.

Grill dinner on the back deck, then

relax on the front porch & watch

the sunset over the hills.

Close to downtown, the golf

courses, and state parks, you have easy

access to restaurants, shopping, and

activities for all. Spend an afternoon

in Kansas City, just 30 minutes away!

2 bedroom • 1 bath

Sleeps 4-6 • Keyless entry

FOR MORE INFO OR TO BOOK YOUR STAY, PLEASE VISIT:

EVOLVEVACATIONRENTAL.COM/415126


SLEEPY

SWEET DREAMS

ZZZZZ

SLEEP TIGHT

GOODNIGHT

GET COMFY

NAME/CONTACT INFO CONTACT INFO TYPE AMENITIES

THE ELMS www.elmshotelandspa.com Hotel

Spa, WiFi, Restaurant, Coffee Shop, Guest Gym, Indoor & Outdoor

401 Regent St. 816.630.5500

Pools, Hot Tub, Event Space, Room Service

INN ON CRESCENT LAKE www.crescentlake.com Bed &

10 Guest Rooms, Breakfast Provided, Full Size Inground Outdoor Pool,

1261 St. Louis Ave. 816.630.6745 Breakfast

Hot Tub, Paddleboards, Fishing Boat, WiFi

THE GUEST HOUSE Airbnb: 22878317 Vacation

Whole House Rental, Full Kitchen, Wifi, Luxury Linens, Tempurpedic

Excelsior Springs 816.783.3077 Rental

Bed, Water And Snacks Provided, Netflix

WATKINS MILL mostateparks.com Camping

Lawson 816.580.3387

PAYNE JAILHOUSE B&B

426 CONCOURSE AVE

PAYNEJAILHOUSEBANDB.COM

816.582.6798

Campground

This historical yet modern bed & breakfast right in the heart of

downtown Excelsior Springs features: Three Guest Suites,

Full Breakfast, WiFi, A Firepit and More!

SUNNY SIDE COTTAGE

506 DUNBAR AVE

THESUNNYSIDECOTTAGE.COM

816.868.8383

SUNSET HAVEN

13917 CARMEL RD.

EVOLVEVACATIONRENTAL.COM/415126

816.616.9506

A whole house vacation rental equipped with, HDTVs, WiFi, Luxury

Linens, Wine Tour Pick-Up, Continental Breakfast, Full Kitchen and

more. Sleeps up to 7 people. Great for girls trips!

Newly updated whole house rental in peaceful surroundings, but

still close enough to town. Sleeps 4-6 and includes keyless entry,

bbq grill, HDTVs and more.

Whole house rental for 2-7 guests just a minute

away from historic Downtown Excelsior Springs!

CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST • FREE WIFI

TROLLEY PICK UP FOR WINE TOURS & MORE!

816.868.8383

506 DUNBAR • EXCELSIOR SPRINGS, MISSOURI 64024

INN KEEPERS: GARY AND KIM SANSON

TheSunnySideCottage.com

Historical Property,

Today’s Accomodations

• Modern Bed & Breakfast

• Right in the Heart of Downtown

• Free Breakfast

• Firepit

• Stay & Play Golf Packages

• A Perfect Weekend Getaway

Inkeepers

Mark & Anna Sue Spohn

426 CONCOURSE AVE., EXCELSIOR SPRINGS, MO 64024

816-582-6798 • PAYNEJAILHOUSEBANDB.COM



GirlTrip

Grab your favorite gal pals and head to

Excelsior Springs for a girl’s weekend!

We have mnay guests who come to town

every year to do just that!

OPENING SUMMER 2020

DOWNTOWN EXCELSIOR SPRINGS

Hands-On Specialty Toy Store,

Serving the Child in All of Us!

Our mission is to deliver

smiles every day,

finding the child in you.

Come play with us!

Bringing quality home decor and inspiration from our home to yours

246 E. Broadway, Excelsior Springs, MO • 816-900-1401


YOUR GUIDE TO

SHOPPING TIL YOU DROP

IN EXCELSIOR SPRINGS

LET'S PRESCRIBE A LITTLE

Retail Therapy

CLOTHING

Blue Bird

Couture

Boutique Clothing

461 S. Thompson Ave. 816-558-3300 bluebirdcouture.com

Women’s boutique with a classic yet modern collection of women’s apparel & accessories, home

decor.

Style by Ry 116 E Broadway 816-204-1366 Follow on Facebook Clothing Boutique

Gordmans 155 Crown Hill Rd. 816-630-5590 gordmans.com Dept. Store Chain

ANTIQUES, GIFTS, DECOR

Annie’s Furniture & Gifts 1740 US 69 Hwy 816-630-5300 anniesfurnitureandgifts.com Furniture & Gifts

Bliss

Boutique Clothing

423 S. Thompson Ave. 816-517-7815 Follow on Facebook

Two generations offering you a wonderful mix of vintage to modern decor, specialty products

and much more.

The Farmhouse 100 E. Broadway 816-521-0699 thefarmhouseesmo.com Furniture, Apparel

Shabby Chic 244 E. Broadway 816-900-1331 Follow on Facebook Gifts, Jewelry, Decor

Fishing River Market 414 S. Thompson 816-900-1223 fishingrivermarket.com Antiques, Vintage, Etc.

American Artifact 200 S. Marietta 816-226-7580 Follow on Facebook Locally Made, Vintage

The Elms Hotel & Spa 200 Regent St. 816-630-5500 elmshotelandspa.com Spa Gift Shop

DISCOUNT/THRIFT STORES

Broadway Bargains 108 S. Thompson 816-637-7424 Follow on Facebook Thrift Store

Meet the Need Thrift Store 1302 N. Jesse James 816-630-5221 meettheneedinc.com Thrift Store

Bargain Zone 1719 W. Jesse James 816-900-1885 Follow on Facebook Surplus Store

It’s $5 1218 N. Jesse James 816-848-5020 Follow on Facebook Discount Store


JEWELRY

DEALS

SHOPPING

SPECIALTY

Bohemian Sage Gallery 206 S. Marietta St. 816-651-7328 bohemiansagegallery.com Art Gallery

Excelsior Springs Museum 101 E. Broadway 816-630-0101 esmuseum.com Museum, ES Gifts

Willow Spring Mercantile 249 E. Broadway 816-630-7467 shopthemercantile.com Wine, Gifts

Dubious Claims Brewing Co. 451 S. Thompson 816-900-1882 dubiousclaimsbrewingco.com Beer, Apparel

NiraHa, LLC 253 E. Broadway 816-207-1782 Follow on Facebook Wellness Center

Main Spring Arts 110 S. Main St. 816-848-5002 mainspringartsgallery.com Art Gallery

Molly Roberts Studio 109 E. Broadway 816-900-1028 mollyrobertsstudio.com Art, Gifts

Excelsior Floral and Gifts 413 S. Thompson Ave. 816-637-4120 Follow on Facebook Floral, Gifts

Sturm Brothers’ Jewelry 111 E. Broadway 816-848-5005 sturmbrothers.com Jewelry

Broadway Toyz 246 E. Broadway 816-900-1401 Follow on Facebook Toys

Boulevard Florist 507 Elms Blvd. 816-630-4769 blvdflorist.com Floral, Gifts

Mind, Body and Soap Co. 105 W. Broadway 816-637-3690 mindbodyandsoapco.com Handmade Soap, Etc.

Cricket Wireless 2367 Vintage Dr., C 816-826-1493 cricketwireless.com Wireless Phones

AT&T 2367 Vintage Dr., B 816-900-1498 att.com Wireless Phones

Verizon Wireless 122 Corum Rd. 816-637-5100 verizonwireless.com Wireless Phones

CLOTHES

New

Age

New Age

Skincare Spa

Spa & Beauty Products

“(Bliss is) Definitely a “treasure

island!!” We loved exploring the huge store.

The owner was a gem! Will be going back

on our next trip down to the area.”

Laura K., Facebook

102 E. Broadway 816-637-6500 newageskincarespa.com

IMAGE Skincare Spa featuring facials, dermaplaning, lash extensions, lash lift/perm, face lift,

massages, microderm, and much more.

GIFTS AND DECOR

ARTWORK

GROCERIES/GENERAL

Wal-Mart 2203 Patsy Ln. 816-630-1003 walmart.com Grocery, Retail Store

Price Chopper 1645 Kearney Rd. 816-630-1900 mypricechopper.com Grocery Store

Aldi 2351 Vintage Dr. 816-955-2534 aldi.us Grocery Store

Dollar General 155 Crown Hill Rd. 816-629-6102 dollargeneral.com Bargain Retail

Dollar Tree 2363 Vintage Dr. 816-947-6005 dollartree.com Bargain Retail

BRANDING & INSPIRATION

Style a life that’s uniquely you

116 E. BROADWAY, EXCELSIOR SPRINGS, MO


LET’S BE SOCIAL

423 S. Thompson Ave., Excelsior Springs, MO

816-517-7815 / Hrs: Tuesday-Saturday 10am-5pm


@confoundedcook

DEP Benefit Dinner

While you are hanging around Excelsior

Springs, be sure to share your photos on

social media! #ExperienceExcelsior

#ExcelsiorSpringsMO

@dylanthies

Hall of Waters

@morguewitch

Debbie’s Diner

@laceek1983

ES Wine Festival

@joelschlotterer

Mill Inn Restaurant

@mads.kc

Wabash Blues Garden

@justindpeacock

Hall of Waters

@danieklleby7

The Elms Hotel & Spa

@kcgalshannonmoon1113

Christmas Celebration


I had high expectations of this

place & it did not disappoint!

Cannot recommend highly

enough. Definitely a must visit

place in Excelsior Springs!

- Rebekah O.


FISHING RIVER MARKET

If you’re fishing for a rare find, moseying into Fishing River

Market is the right move for you. Located at 414 S. Thompson

Ave., the unique store opened in 2018 after completing a total

renovation of the historic space it occupies. With over 15,000

square feet of space, it is packed with unique treasures, ranging

from vintage to modern and everything in between.

The interesting part of Fishing River Market is that you really

never know what you might find. After walking through the airy

space, one might pick up an antique victrola, stroll by a case of

homemade soap, take home a vintage toy to show your kids,

and load up a Mid-Century hutch to put in your dining room. No

matter what your tastes are, this antique lover’s paradise is sure

to reel you in with their enormous variety of unique treasures.

The owners of Fishing River Market liquidate estates and rent

booths so the space is made up of multiple vendors, including

local craftsman and artists selling their handmade merchandise

and specialty items.

During Second Weekend events in Downtown Excelsior

Springs, the shop hosts a Swap Meet in the 18,000 foot basement

of their space with extended hours. New items are always coming

and going so frequent visits are a must. New in 2020, the Market

will even be adding an ice cream parlor to the mix.

Spending time at Fishing River Market is sure to leave a smile

on your face - you may even find something you didn’t even

know you needed!

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815.900.1223

FISHINGRIVERMARKET.COM

M A R K E T

9AM-5PM

TUESDAY - SATURDAY

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Excelsior Springs, MO 64024

816-900-1223

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FishingRiverMarket

UNIQUE FINDS FOR EVERY TASTE & BUDGET!

If you live locally and are interested in

renting a space please call 816-900-1223


ENJOY

Any visit to Excelsior Springs is not complete without visiting the

historic Hall of Waters. The beautiful art deco building currently

houses the Excelsior Springs Visitor Center and the City of Excelsior

Springs offices. Inside you’ll find beautiful architecture, dazzling

artwork and many relics of the health resort it once was. Although

the mineral waters are no longer served, the world’s longest water

bar is worth more than a quick look.

2020 EVENT CALENDAR

January 27, 2020 • 11:30 - 1:30

“I Love Luncheons”

A luncheon in the era of I Love Lucy

February 22, 23, 2020.

Mardi Gras Murder Mystery.

April 2020

Poetry Readings

April 30 - May 3, 2020

Gatsby Days:

Jazz at the Elms

Vaudeville Show • Fashion Show

Youth Art Show • Car Show

October

Halloween Costume Ball

PARADE

VENDORS

KIDS GAMES

MUSIC

FOOD

& MORE

Inspiring the Arts

Through Education

and Participation

ESCULTURALGUILD.COM • ESGUILD@OUTLOOK.COM

ESWATERFEST.COM

DANCING IN THE STREETS

JUNE

26-27

2020


EXCELSIOR SPRINGS IS BURSTING AT THE SEAMS WITH CREATIVITY

For a town so small, there is a large pool of talent living

in and constantly passing through. From the art scene (see

page 38) to the music scene (see page 40) and beyond,

there is always an abundance of creativity on display for

your enjoyment.

The Slightly Off Broadway Theatre is a community theatre

located right in the heart of the historic Downtown district.

In 2020, the theatre is slated for six performances (see

schedule below) in a variety of genres. To make a full night

of it, purchase a dining and theatre package to enjoy dinner

at Ventana Gourmet Grill paired with tickets to a show.

More detailed information on each show, as well as a way to

purchase tickets, can be found at www.sobtheatre.org.

Down the road on Spring Street, Paradise Playhouse

Banquet Hall is an event rental space that frequently hosts

their own events, including Elvis impersonators, special

dance performances, and karaoke. Tickets typically include

a multi-course meal and a show.

The Excelsior Springs Cultural Guild is a local nonprofit

organization whose mission is to “inspire the arts.” The Guild

raises money through various events throughout the year to

be used to provide scholarships to local students pursuing

the arts. The Cultural Guild puts on a Murder Mystery Event

in February with two dates available. Each May, they also

bring back the Roaring 20s with “Gatsby Days,” an event

spread amongst several dates and events. Gatsby Days fun

includes vintage movies, a 1920s Fashion Show, a Youth Art

Show and more. Information on the ES Cultural Guild and

their events and contributions to the local arts community

can be found in more detail at esculturalguild.com.

SLIGHTLY OFF BROADWAY THEATRE

2020 SEASON

CELEBRATING 40 YEARS OF LIVE THEATRE

HOW SWEET IT IS...

1965

THE

ODD COUPLE

NUNSENSE

II

BEAUTY AND

THE BEAST

WHATEVER HAPPENED

TO BABY JOAN?

THE TAMING

OF THE SHREW

FEBRUARY

7, 8, 14, 15, 16, 21, 22

Fri./Sat. 7:30pm,

Sun. 2:30pm

MARCH

20, 21, 27, 28, 29

Fri./Sat. 7:30pm,

Sun. 2:30pm

APRIL 24, 25

MAY 1, 2, 3, 8, 9

Fri./Sat. 7:30pm,

Sun. 2:30pm

JULY 31, AUGUST 1, 7,

8, 9, 14, 15, 16

Fri./Sat. 7:30pm,

Sun. 2:30pm

SEPTEMBER 11, 12,

18, 19, 20, 25, 26

Fri./Sat. 7:30pm,

Sun. 2:30pm

NOVEMBER

13, 14, 20, 21, 22

Fri./Sat. 7:30pm,

Sun. 2:30pm

TICKETS ONLY $13.00 (ADULT) AND $6.00 (YOUTH) ONLINE OR AT THE BOX OFFICE

2020 SEASON TICKETS

THE BEST DEAL IN TOWN!

$50.00 each

YOU CHOOSE 5 SHOWS!

Dinner & Theatre

Packages

Available

BECOME AN S.O.B.T. MEMBER

$15/Person $25/Couple

$1.00 Off Individual show tickets

1 - Free Popcorn at the show

Help support live theatre in Excelsior Springs

114 N. MARIETTA STREET • EXCELSIOR SPRINGS, MO • 816-637-3728 • WWW.SOBTHEATRE.ORG


Art is all around us


EXCELSIOR SPRINGS IS HOME TO ARTISTS, CREATORS

Over the last handful of years, Excelsior Springs has

become a bit of a haven for artists. The unique architecture,

historical components and picturesque landscapes are an

inspiration to those with creative minds.

The Historic Downtown District is now home to several

art galleries, studios and shops. The downtown itself is

adorned with beautiful, handpainted murals covering

multiple building sides, making a walk down the street feel

like stepping into a vintage postcard.

Main Spring Arts is a concept that was started by the

Excelsior Springs Arts Association. Main Spring Arts is a

place for artists to socialize, create, teach and learn through

classes. The space is a collective effort used for a variety of

artistic representation.

The second weekend of every month, downtown stays

open late for Second Weekend Art Crawls, where shops and

studios bring in featured artists and musicians to entertain

guests for the evening. Often, artists are brought in to

the galleries and other shops to showcase their work and

sometimes even provide demonstrations.

Between the galleries, art class offerings and unique

Mayan-inspired architecture of buildings such as the Hall

of Waters, every little thing about Excelsior Springs has a

tinge of artistic touch to it.

For more information on arts in Excelsior Springs or

upcoming events, go to www.VisitExcelsior.com

ART DIRECTORY

Many local businesses not listed here sell or showcase work from local artists.

Bohemian Sage Gallery 206 S. Marietta 816.651.7328 Follow on Facebook Original Art, Art Classes

Excelsior Springs Museum 101 E. Broadway 816.630.0101 www.exsmo.com/museum/ Historic Museum, Traveling Exhibits

Hall of Waters Museum 201 E. Broadway 816.637.2811 Follow on Facebook Art Deco Style Architecture, History

Main Spring Arts Gallery & Studio 110 S. Main St. 816.848.5002 Follow on Facebook Local Artist Work, Gallery Space, Classes

Kevin Morgan Photography 109 E. Broadway 816.826.6063 kevinmorganphotography.com Framed Photography

Molly Roberts Studio 109 E. Broadway 816.900.1028 mollyrobertsstudio.com Mixed Media Art, Clothing, Etc.

Slightly Off Broadway Theatre 114 N. Marietta 816.637.3728 www.sobtheatre.org Community Theatre

Clockwise: Molly Roberts, of Molly Roberts Studio, working on a painting; Kevin Morgan framed

photography available for purchase; A young artist during a lesson at Bohemian Sage Gallery; A

live art performance at Main Spring Arts Gallery and Studio as part of a Second Weekends event.

Art can be found all around us! Just take a look at the historic architecture of the buildings and the

handpainted murals sprinkling the downtown.


WE’VE GOT THE

Rhythm


THE HILLS ARE ALIVE WITH THE SOUNDS OF MUSIC

Excelsior Springs is bursting at the seams with talent, including

on the local music scene.

One of the most well-known go to spots for summer music

is the Wabash Blues Garden. Beginning each May and

lasting through September, many Saturday nights down on

Kansas City Avenue are spent listening to local blues and

rock acts as they grace the outdoor stage. The Blues Garden

schedule can be found at www.WabashBBQ.com. Many

popular acts have performed during the Blues Garden, including

Noe Palma, Anthony Gomes, Amanda Fish Band

and Four Fried Chickens and a Coke.

Wabash isn’t the only local establishment to host live music.

Dubious Claims Brewing Company, Willow Spring Mercantile,

Four Horses and a Dog, The Eagles Club, and Van Till

Winery are a few of the others known to host local bands

and acoustic groups.

Every festival and large event in Excelsior Springs brings

in bands, DJs and solo singers for performances and entertainment.

Second Weekends in downtown Excelsior Springs are often

littered with street musicians and special acoustic performances

within downtown businesses.

If you’re looking to BE the music instead of listening to

the music, The Atlas Saloon hosts karaoke on Friday nights.

CHECK OUT THE COMMUNITY CALENDAR AT VISITEXCELSIOR.COM OR INDIVIDUAL

FACEBOOK PAGES TO SEE WHAT EVENTS ARE HAPPENING WHILE YOU’RE IN TOWN!


Travel in Style

Trolley Tours Available Year-Round!

EXPERIENCE EXCELSIOR SPRINGS ABOARD

ONE OF THE THREE CHAMBER TROLLEYS

Wine Tours

Wine & Dine Tours

Craft Beer Tours

Paranormal Tours

Spirits & Spirits Tours

Haunted History Tours

Hall-O-Wine Tours

Holly Jolly Trolley Tour

Easter Bunny Tour

And More!

The trolley also runs as a shuttle during events such as the Chocolate Tour, Second Fridays, Small

Business Saturday, and the Holiday Homes Tour. Follow @ESTrolley on facebook to keep up with all

trolley outings.

Excelsior Springs has three trolleys that are available to rent for weddings, shuttles, & private tours

Please call 816-630-6161 or visit ESTrolley.com for more information or to book today!


Haunted Excelsior

Excelsior Springs is rich with ghost

stories and haunting tales. One of the

most allegedly haunted locations is the

Hall of Waters. Some claim to have seen

a beautiful woman in a red dress. Others

claim to have heard children laughing,

while others heard piercing screams.

Some say they have smelled things that

aren’t possible, like chlorine in the pool

that has been unused and empty for decades.

Still more swear they have been

touched on the shoulder or back by

something while touring the Hall.

If paranormal investigations are your

thing, you’re in luck. There are now Paranormal

Investigations every third Saturday.

The investigations are limited to 10-

15 people and last between three and a

half to four hours. T.R. Kennedy, the Hall

of Waters maintenance supervisor who

organizes the tours, says that evidence

has been captured on video and other

special technology.

Guests will be given a tour with a history

of the Hall and surrounding area

and given special paranormal investigative

equipment to hopefully gather

more evidence. Money from ticket sales

goes back to the Hall of Waters to help

fund building upkeep and restoration.

If you think you’re brave enough, visit

www.VisitExcelsior.com to book your

tickets.

Another famous stomping ground for

otherwordly beings is The Elms Hotel

& Spa. For years, staff and guests have

told tales of strange occurrences. Overturned

furniture, strange sounds, a child

apparition grabbing ankles of swimmers

in the lap pool - these are just a small

taste of the rumors that have circulated

the halls of the hotel. While staying at

The Elms, be sure to ask about the ghost

tour.

The Excelsior Springs Trolley hosts a

Paranormal Tour in October, taking participants

to both The Elms and the Hall

of Waters for an evening full of exploration.

Find out more at www.ESTrolley.

com.

Not a believer? That’s okay, maybe

you will be by the time you leave.

Tickets available at www.VisitExcelsior.com.


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THE EXCELSIOR SPRINGS

COMMUNITY CENTER

IS THE PLACE TO BE

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Daily Passes Available

500 Tiger Drive

816-656-2500

If you’re looking for a

place with something for

the whole family to enjoy,

look no further than the

Excelsior Springs Community

Center! This state-ofthe-art

facility provides

many amenities for those

who are local or those just

visiting to enjoy.

The Community Center

was opened in fall of

2016, a welcome addition

to a town that had been

fighting for it for years.

The 50,000 square foot

facility features: exercise

and strength training

equipment, zero-entry

family pool, three lane

swimming pool, 3 story

water slide, 11 person hot

tub, a full sized basketball

and volleyball court,

racquetball courts, group

exercise/spin studio with

Fitness on Demand system,

and child care services.

Upcoming additions

include the Earth Cafe,

which will sell smoothies,

salads, wraps and other

healthy options.

The Community Center

is heavily involved in the

community and often offers

classes, events and

enrichment opportunities

for all ages.

Bring your family for a

friendly game of basketball,

get in a quick workout,

relax in the hot tub

and grab a smoothie on

the way out the door. It’s

sure to be a highlight of

your experience in Excelsior

Springs!

More information, including

daily pass rates,

can be found at www.excelsiorspringscommunitycenter.com.

www.excelsiorspringscommunitycenter.com

uniting family and community for a

safe, fun & transformative experience


excelsior springs park directory

Century Bark Wornall Rd. & Tiger Dr. Leash-free Dog Park for large and small breeds

Century Park Wornall Rd. & Tiger Dr. Catch & Release Fishing Lake, Play Equipment, Gazebos, Grills, Trail

East Valley Park South of Isley Blvd. Large Pavilions With Picnic Tables, Fishing River Linear Walking Trail

Eddie Raper Park Orrick & Seybold Rd. Grassy Open Field For Softball, Baseball, Soccer And Flag Football

Downtown Trail System Downtown Includes 3 Trails: Fishing River Linear Park, Isley Park Woods & Siloam Mountain Trail

Fox Crossing Trail At Eddie Raper Park Mulch Trail That Travels In And Out Of The Woods At Eddie Raper Park

Get Fit Park Lynn & Brunke Rds. Outdoor Fitness Equipment Including An ADA Accessible Aero-Glider With Ramp

Isley Park Woods East Valley Park Named A State Natural Area By MO Dept Of Conservation

Jim E. Piburn Ballfield South of Broadway Ballfields With Concessions, Bleachers And Restrooms

Kent & Outlook Park Kent & Outlook St. Tennis And Basketball Courts

Kibler Park Dunbar & Kimball ADA Accessible Play Equipment, Swings & Basketball Court

Lincoln Park Osage St. Gazebo, Grills, And Play Equipment

Luna Valley Park Curtis Ave. Play Features, Basketball Court

Paul Craig Park By Piburn Field Play Equipment

Rainbow Trail Hwy 69/Rainbow Blvd 1.85 Mile Trail System

Regent Park Marietta St. Tennis Court, Basketball Court And Skate Park

Siloam Mountain Park Garland Ave. 25 Acres Including 3 Gazebos, Play Equipment, Picnic Tables And Grills

Sunnyside Park Dunbar & Beverly ADA Accessible Play Equipment, 2 Gazebos And Grills

Wildwood Park St. Louis & Wildwood Offers A Natural Area

For more information on Excelsior Springs’ trails and parks, visit www.esparksrec.com

ES PARKS & REC OFFERS

MANY YOUTH & ADULT

SEASONAL ACTIVITIES!

500 Tiger Drive, Excelsior Springs, Missouri • 816-630-1040

OVER 15 AREA PARKS & WALKING

TRAILS THAT INCLUDE:

Get Fit Park • All Age Playgrounds • Baseball Fields

Skate Park • Basketball Courts • Fishing Pond

Tennis Courts • Gazebos • Walking Trails

Scenic Views • Century Bark Dog Park • And More!

New eSports Programs


OUTSIDE

NATURE

FRESH AIR

PARKS

ADVENTURES

SUNSHINE

FOR THE KIDS

CENTURY PARK

One of the more centrally located family parks, Century Park features

Powell Lake, a catch and release fishing lake, play equipment,

two gazebos and parking lot. Amenities include picnic tables

and grills, water fountain, handicap accessible fishing dock and

multi-purpose trail around a portion of the lake and park.

FOR THE PUPS

CENTURY BARK

The park is an expansion of Century Park that includes an

off-leash dog park. Amenities include benches, pergolas,

water fountain. There is a large breed area and small breed

area with a double gate entry into each. Off-road parking

is available.

FOR THE ATHLETE

FIT PARK

Park is accessible from the Rainbow Walk Trail and connecting

by Boardwalk to the King’s Addition neighborhood. The

Parks Department has installed outdoor fitness equipment

to encourage outdoor fitness including a swing set, an ADA

accessible AeroGlider and ramp, and Playworld Energi Stations.

FOR THE NATURE LOVER

EAST VALLEY PARK

Park boasts three shelter houses and a view of thick forest

on one side and the Fishing River on the other. Old stone

benches dot the park and provide a fine place from which

to watch the birds and animals. Isley Park Woods is a part of

this park. Thousands of spring wildflowers, a variety mammals,

birds, amphibians, reptiles and insects are also found

here. A paved walking trail along the north edge parallels

the park road. Further up in the woods is an undeveloped

nature trail.

FOR THE RUNNER

DOWNTOWN TRAILS

The Downtown Excelsior Springs Trail System includes three

trails: Fishing River Linear Park Trail, Isley Park Woods Trail

and Siloam Mountain Trail. These trails wind through five

parks: Paul Craig Park, Fishing River Linear Park, Isley Park

Woods, East Valley Park and Siloam Mountain Park.The entire

trail is approximately 2 miles long. The historic Superior

Well can be seen from the Fishing River Linear Park Trail.

Numerous challenging dirt trails can be found throughout

Isley Park Woods. Please enjoy our trails!

FOR THE EXPLORER

SILOAM MOUNTAIN PARK

Siloam Mountain Park is a 25-acre passive recreational park,

high on a hill overlooking the Fishing River Valley. It is immediately

south of Fishing River Linear Park and East Valley

Park, and is known for its breathtaking views overlooking

the valley. The park offers several shelters with picnic tables

and grills, modern restrooms, playgrounds, asphalt parking

areas and large, grassy terraces rimmed with deciduous forest.

This park accommodates large gatherings.


SPEND YOUR TIME

ADVENTURING

IN EXCELSIOR SPRINGS

CHOOSE YOUR

Adventure

The roads of Excelsior Springs give

quick access to a huge network of

gravel roads winding through the

hilly countryside with amazing views.

The Opal Wapoo Gravel Grinder is

a 50- or 100-mile bike race that takes

place annually during Waterfest,

beginning and ending right in

downtown Excelsior Springs. The

challenging course includes roughly

9,000 feet of climb on the 100 mile

course, mixing long, gradual hills

with short, steep ones.

The finish line brings you back

right in the heart of Waterfest, with

participants getting a free beer and

food from local establishments.

The Opal Wapoo is open to 400

partipciants. Register at www.

opalwapoo.com.

BEHIND THE NAME:

An individual

named Opal was

believed to be the

first person healed

by the healing

mineral waters of

Excelsior Springs,

with the Wapoo

Tribe rumored

to be the first

to discover the

waters.

TEST YOUR LIMITS

SKATE PARK

Excelsior Springs has a large group of skateboarders who

take advantage of the skate park at Regent Park. The park

provides ramps and rails for practice, as well as seating for

spectators. There are usually annual competitions held at

the park, with pro skateboarders occasionally in attendance.

Learm more about the park at esparksrec.com.

CAST YOUR POLE

GO FISHING

Who doesn’t love a nice day relaxing by the water? There

are more than one great fishing spots in Excelsior Springs.

A catch and release pond is avalable at Century Park, or load

up your gear and head out to Watkins Mill State Park. On

your way, stop by Ziggy’s General Store for bait and some

tasty homemade grub.

SOAR THROUGH THE SKY

SHOW ME ZIPLINES

Show Me Ziplines in Rayville is just a hop, skip and a jump

away from Excelsior Springs. This one of a kind zipline course

is made up of over 8000 feet of cable with over a dozen different

lines. Show Me Ziplines also has a primitive campground,

wooden walking bridges and walking trails. Find

out more or schedule your zip at showmeziplines.com.

HAVE QUESTIONS ABOUT SOMETHING YOU SEE HERE? CHECK OUT VISITEXCELSIOR.COM OR CALL 816-637-2811. WE’D LOVE TO HELP YOU PLAN YOUR TRIP!


CAMPING

FISHING

RUNNING

BIKES

MOTORCYCLES

KAYAKING

What is life but one big adventure?

find your adventure in excelsior springs

EXPLORE THE COUNTRYSIDE

BRING YOUR MOTORCYCLES

With its many country roads and hills, Excelsior Springs

is a dream location for motorcycle enthusiasts. When the

weather is nice, you’ll see dozens of bikes on the streets.

There are often meet-ups and events in town for bike clubs.

Bring your own bike and see what all the fuss is about!.

PITCH A TENT

CAMPING

If you’re the camping type, you don’t have to travel far to

find a place to plant your tent or RV. Watkins Mill State Park

has campground space available just for that purpose. You’ll

also find picnic shelters, a swimming beach, a bike and

walking trail and more.

BE YOUR OWN CAPTAIN

WATER SPORTS

If you are into water sports, you can bring your canoe, kayak

or paddleboard to Watkins Mill State Park or Crystal Lakes,

as seen in the photo above. Smithville Lake is also a short 30

minute drive away for those looking for bigger water activites

or who have bigger boats.

During the winter months, if there is snow on the

ground you are sure to find a handful of local kids

(and adults!) catapulting themselves down Sunnyside

Park’s Hill on sleds and tubes.


“Just being surrounded by bountiful

nature, rejuvenates and inspires us”

WE ARE

GROWING

Our Community Matters

HEALTHCARE SERVICES

CLOSE TO HOME

• 3D Mammograms

• da Vinci Robot

• Emergency 24/7

• General Surgery

• Health Express Clinic

• Heart & Vascular

• Oncology

• Orthopedics

• Pain Management

• Podiatry

• Rehab

• Rheumatology

Visit our website for a complete list of services: ESHospital.org • 816-630-6081


extend your tour

Excelsior

Springs is ideally located for visiting great

tourist sites in Missouri. Take time while you’re

staying with us to explore the surrounding areas

WATKINS MILL STATE PARK

AND WOOLEN MILL

The nation’s last fully equipped 19th century woolen mill is

on the historic site once owned by the Watkins family. Tour

the 1860 woolen mill and gristmill, the 1850 house, Visitor

Center and Museum. The state park features camping,

fishing, swimming and picnicking areas. The Living History

Farm Program, offered on weekends in the spring and fall,

brings the 1870s back to life with costumed interpreters

demonstrating agricultural and industrial activities.

JESSE JAMES FARM

AND MUSEUM

One of the most widely visited historic sites in Clay County is

the Jesse James Farm and Museum, minutes from Excelsior

Springs. Tour the cabin where Jesse James was born on Sept.

5, 1847 and grew up with his brother, Frank, whose exploits

as outlaws are today a legend. At the museum, visitors can

view an informative video, a collection of family artifacts

and souvenirs. Daily tours of the museum and cabin are

available and fun activities are held throughout the year.

COOLEY LAKE

WILDLIFE AREA

Just south of Excelsior Springs near the junction of State Route

N and Missouri 210, you will find Cooley Lake Wildlife Area

and Cooley Missouri River Access, both owned by the Missouri

Department of Conservation. These sites, comprising 1,348

acres, include the old oxbow lakes that were once part of the

Missouri upland forests, loess bluffs, limestone outcrops, and

old fields, in addition to the river access. They offer fishing,

hiking, birdwatching, and, on the river, boating as well. Contact

the Department for other activities allowed here.

MARTHA LAFITE THOMPSON

NATURE SANCTUARY

The Nature Sanctuary provides hands-on environmental

and natural science education for all ages within its 100

acres of land. The nature preserve is designed for hiking,

nature study and observation of wildlife. Nature center,

restrooms, exhibits (including live animals), gift shop and

picnic areas. The Rush Creek Trail is ADA accessible.

FIELDS OF GOLDEN FLOWERS

In recent years, sunflower fields have become popular for

their beautiful views and photo opportunities. Tryst Falls

Park has their own mini flower patch, but other nearby Sunflower

fields can be seen in bloom in later summer:

Russell Sunflower Patch

18220 Hwy B, Richmond

Fun Farm Pumpkin Patch

650 North Jefferson St., Kearney

TRYST FALLS

PARK

Tryst Falls is a scenic waterfall, one of the only natural waterfalls

in the area. This natural park includes a playground,

shelter houses and picnic tables. Shelter facilities available

for rental. Open dawn to dusk.

SMITHVILLE

LAKE

Smithville Lake is a 7,190-acre reservoir on the Little Platte

branch of the Platte River in Clay County, Missouri near

Smithville, an approximately 30-minute drive from Excelsior

Springs. The Lake area includes campsites, boating, two

swim beaches, boat rentals and much more.


PLAN OUT YOUR

HAPPILY EVER AFTER SAY I DO

WEDDING

VOW

IN EXCELSIOR SPRINGS

RECEPTION

TIL DEATH DO US PART

ROMANCE

SAY “I DO” TO A WEDDING IN EXCELSIOR

SPRINGS AND WATCH THE MAGIC UNFOLD

Excelsior Springs is the picture perfect location for the wedding of

your dreams. No matter what you are looking for in your special day,

we can accomodate it.

Every part of the wedding details can be found right here in town,

from rings to alterations to floral and more.

Each season brings its own unique brand of beauty to the valley,

and with it a beautiful backdrop for a picturesque wedding day.

Browse through our wedding directory here, check out VisitExcelsior.

com or call 816-637-2811 if you are looking for something you don’t

see here. We would love to be a part of helping you plan a perfect and

stress-free day of magic!

Small. Large. Sophisticated. Quaint.

Cozy. Modern. Traditional. Summer.

Spring. Winter. Fall.

Indoor. Outdoor. Small. Large.

Whatever you desire, Excelsior

Springs can make it happen.



EXCELSIOR SPRINGS WEDDING DIRECTORY

CEREMONY & RECEPTION VENUES

Afford-A-Wedding KC 225 North Jesse James 816.376.0055 www.affordaweddingkc.com Ceremony & Reception

Clay Ray Vets Hall 208 Veterans Memorial 816.630.7711 n/a Reception

Dubious Claims Brewing Co. 451 S. Thompson Ave. 816.900.1882 www.dubiousclaimsbrewingco.com Rehearsal Dinner, Reception

Eagles Lodge 14305 Y Hwy 816.637.3917 Follow on Facebook Ceremony & Reception

Elks Lodge 421 S. Titus 816.630.2001 Follow on Facebook Reception

The Elms Hotel & Spa 401 Regent St. 816.630.5500 www.elmshotelandspa.com Ceremony & Reception

Excelsior Springs Golf Course 1201 E. Golf Hill Dr. 816.637.3731 www.excelsiorgolf.com Ceremony & Reception

Fence Stile Vineyards 31010 W. 124th St. 815.500.6465 www.fencestile.com Ceremony & Reception

Flander Hall 107 W. Broadway 816.309.9171 www.flanderhall.com Ceremony & Reception

Four Horses & A Dog 15010 Salem Rd. 816.682.6070 fourhorsesandadogwinery.com Ceremony & Reception

Hall of Waters 201 E. Broadway 816.637.2811 VisitExcelsior.com Ceremony & Reception

Lake Doniphan Conference Center 12856 Lake Doniphan Rd. 816.630.1523 www.lakedoniphan.com Ceremony & Reception

Lake Maurer Retreat 901 Lake Maurer Rd. 816.637.9868 www.lakemaurer.com Ceremony & Reception

Inn on Crescent Lake 1261 St. Louis Ave. 816.630.6745 www.crescentlake.com Ceremony & Reception

Montgomery Event Venue 425 S. Thompson Ave 816.783.3077 www.montgomeryvenue.com Ceremony & Reception

Paradise Playhouse Banquet Hall 101 Spring St. 913.485.2596 paradiseplayhousebanquethall.com Ceremony & Reception

Slightly Off Broadway Theatre 114 N. Marietta St. 816.637.3728 www.sobtheatre.org Ceremony & Reception

Van Till Family Farm Winery 13986 Hwy C, Rayville 816.776.2720 www.vantillfarms.com Ceremony & Reception

Ventana Gourmet Grill 117 W. Broadway 816.630.8600 www.ventanagourmetgrill.com Rehearsal Dinner, Reception

Wabash BBQ 646 S. Kansas City Ave. 816.630.7700 www.wabashbbq.com Rehearsal Dinner, Reception

Watkins Mill State Park (Lawson) 26600 Park Rd. N 816.580.3387 www.watkinsmill.org Ceremony & Reception

Willow Spring Mercantile 249 E. Broadway 816.630.7467 shopthemercantile.com Rehearsal Dinner, Reception

Woods Memorial Christian Church 417 Concourse Ave. 816.630.2759 www.woodsmemorialchurch.org Ceremony & Reception

CAKES, DESSERTS, CATERING & BEVERAGES

Dubious Claims Brewing Co. 451 S. Thompson Ave. 816.900.1882 www.dubiousclaimsbrewingco.com Beer

Fence Stile Vineyards 31010 W. 124th St. 815.500.6465 www.fencestile.com Wine

Four Horses & A Dog 15010 Salem Rd. 816.682.6070 fourhorsesandadogwinery.com Wine

Van Till Family Farm Winery 13986 Hwy C, Rayville 816.776.2720 www.vantillfarms.com Wine

Willow Spring Mercantile 249 E. Broadway 816.630.7467 shopthemercantile.com Wine, Catering

Ventana Gourmet Grill 117 W. Broadway 816.630.8600 www.ventanagourmetgrill.com Catering

Wabash BBQ 646 S. Kansas City Ave. 816.630.7700 www.wabashbbq.com Catering

Price Chopper 1645 Kearney Rd. 816.630.1900 1645 Kearney Rd. Catering/Bakery

Ventana Sweet Kneads 113 W. Broadway 816.630.8600 www.ventanagourmetgrill.com Bakery

Wal-Mart 2203 Patsy Lane 816.630.1005 www.walmart.com Catering/Bakery

For a full list of area churches, please go to VisitExcelsior.com and click “Wedding Destination”


WEDDING SERVICES

EXCELSIOR SPRINGS WEDDING DIRECTORY

Afford-A-Wedding KC 225 North Jesse James 816.376.0055 www.affordaweddingkc.com Photos, DJ, Photo Booth

Beatz DJ Excelsior Springs 816.509.7248 Follow on Facebook DJ Service

Alterations & Custom Sewing 1727 W. Jesse James 816.630.4010 www.alterationsandcustomsewing.com Alterations, Tux Rental

The Elms Hotel & Spa 401 Regent St. 816.630.5500 www.elmshotelandspa.com Spa

New Age Skincare Spa 102 E. Broadway 816.637.6500 www.newageskincarespa.com Spa

Sturm Bros. 111. E. Broadway 816.848.5005 www.sturmbrothers.com Fine Jewelry & Custom Design

ES Trolley Tours 816.630.6161 www.estrolley.com Transportation

“We recently had our wedding at The Montgomery and

couldn’t be happier with our experience. The venue is

beautiful, plenty of space for buffet line, dancing, and bar,

a great area for getting ready and doing hair and makeup,

and an awesome game room upstairs. Zedena was great

to work with, very friendly and professional and always

responsive to emails and messages. She had lots of great

ideas and suggestions and was very helpful in making our

vision for our wedding day come to life. Overall, we are

so glad we decided to go with The Montgomery for our

wedding venue and we would definitely recommend!”

-Jenna B., Google Review

Are you in the wedding industry? We want to hear from you! If you are interested in advertising in the 2021 experience Excelsior Trip Planner, please

contact experiencexcelsior@gmail.com for more information. There are also opportunities available for online advertising at VisitExcelsior.com.

THE MONTGOMERY

EVENT VENUE

The Montgomery

Event Venue is ready

to help make your

next event all that

you can imagine.

• Up to 250 guests

• Game room

• Bridal Suite

• Sound System

• Projector

• And More!

WWW.MONTGOMERYVENUE.COM

425 SOUTH THOMPSON AVE., EXCELSIOR SPRINGS, MO 64024 • 816-783-3077

Beatz DJ

Service

all events big or small

816.509.7248 / beatzdjservice@gmail.com



With the

stunning,

historical

architecture,

rolling hills and

the nature that

surrounds us, you

can create your

own fairtytale

day in Excelsior

Springs

Create your ownFairytale


EVENTS


SAVE THE DATES

JANUARY 2020

second weekends

JANUARY 10-12

Downtown businesses are open late

with specials, live music and other fun

happenings. Follow Downtown Excelsior

Springs on Facebook to keep up

on Second Weekend events.

FEBRUARY 2020

HOW SWEET IT IS 1965

FEBRUARY 7, 8, 15, 16, 21, 22

Slightly Off Broadway Theatre Production.

Times and tickets available online

at sobtheatre.org.

chocolate tour

FEBRUARY 8

This popular event includes shopping

and chocolate samples at local businesses.

Tickets are limited and always sell out

so be sure to reserve yours early at Visit-

Excelsior.com.

second weekends

FEBRUARY 14-16

Downtown businesses are open late

with specials, live music and other fun

happenings. Follow Downtown Excelsior

Springs on Facebook to keep up on

Second Weekend events.

mardi gras murder mystery

FEBRUARY 22-23

Murder mystery fundraiser including

food and show plus opportunities for

prizes and auction items. Put on by the

Excelsior Springs Cultural Guild. Tickets

available at www.esculturalguild.com.

MARCH 2020

second weekends

MARCH 13-15

Downtown businesses are open late

with specials, live music and other fun

happenings. Follow Downtown Excelsior

Springs on Facebook to keep up on

Second Weekend events.

the odd couple

MARCH 20, 21, 27, 28. 29

Slightly Off Broadway Theatre Production.

Times and tickets available online

at sobtheatre.org.

sippin’ into springtime

MARCH 28

Stroll through the streets of Downtown

Excelsior Springs in the gorgeous

Spring weather. Visit local businesses

for specials and wine sampling. Purchase

tickets at VisitExcelsior.com.

APRIL 2020

second weekends

APRIL 10-12

Downtown businesses are open late

with specials, live music and other fun

happenings. Follow Downtown Excelsior

Springs on Facebook to keep up

on Second Weekend events.

spring sidewalk sales

APRIL 11

Downtown businesses offer spring

specials! Get your shop on!

NUNSENSE II

APRIL 24-25

Slightly Off Broadway Theatre Production.

Times and tickets available online

at sobtheatre.org

Indicates event

requires admission

or pre-registration

MAY 2020

NUNSENSE II

MAY 8, 9, 14, 15, 16

Slightly Off Broadway Theatre Production.

Times and tickets available online

at sobtheatre.org.

second weekends

MAY 8-10

Downtown businesses are open late

with specials, live music and other fun

happenings. Follow Downtown Excelsior

Springs on Facebook to keep up

on Second Weekend events.

JUNE 2020

second weekends

JUNE 12-14

Downtown businesses are open late

with specials, live music and other fun

happenings. Follow Downtown Excelsior

Springs on Facebook to keep up

on Second Weekend events.

wine festival

JUNE 13

The beautiful Lovers Lane in East Valley

Park becomes a haven for wine

lovers during this annual event. Missouri

wineries will be on hand with

samples and wines avaialble for purchase.

Food, craft and art vendors

are also available with live music

throughout the day. Tickets will be

available at VisitExcelsior.com

waterfest

JUNE 26-27

Waterfest is one of the biggest festivals

of the year for Excelsior Springs! This

year’s theme, “Dancing in the Streets”

is sure to be a great time! Waterfest

features vendors, live music, celebrity

guests, contests, kids inflatables, fireworks,

food, a beer garden and more!

Visit ExSpgsChamber.com for more info.

VISITEXCELSIOR.COM


SAVE THESE DATES

EVENT CALENDAR 2020

FOR EXCELSIOR SPRINGS

Performer David Knopf performs inside Molly

Roberts Studio during a Second Weekends event.

JULY 2020

second weekends

JULY 10-12

Downtown businesses are open late

with specials, live music and other fun

happenings. Follow Downtown Excelsior

Springs on Facebook to keep up

on Second Weekend events.

gregg williams tiger

classic golf tournament

JULY 20

The Annual Gregg Williams Tiger Classic

Golf Tournament is a multiple day event

that includes the Hall of Fame Induction

Ceremony, a Tiger Class reception &

dinner for all golfers, and the Tiger Golf

Classic with various auctions and raffles.

Learn more, including how to register, at

greggwilliamsfoundation.org.

BEAUTY & THE BEAST

JULY 31

Slightly Off Broadway Theatre Production.

Times and tickets available online

at sobtheatre.org

AUGUST 2020

BEAUTY & THE BEAST

AUGUST 1, 7, 8, 9, 13, 15, 16

Slightly Off Broadway Theatre Production.

Times and tickets available online

at sobtheatre.org

second weekends

AUGUST 14-16

Downtown businesses are open late

with specials, live music and other fun

happenings. Follow Downtown Excelsior

Springs on Facebook to keep up

on Second Weekend events.

annual bbq contest

& fly-in on the river

AUGUST 14-15

From all across the Midwest, competitive

smoking teams turn out for Excelsior

Springs’ sanctioned BBQ competition.

For $5 admission, guests

can stroll around taking in the sweet

smell of BBQ, talking with the competitors

and enjoying live music and

fireworks. Proceeds directly benefit

the Excelsior Springs community in a

variety of ways.

SEPTEMBER 2020

WHAT HAPPENED TO BABY JANE?

SEPTEMBER 11, 12, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26

Slightly Off Broadway Theatre Production.

Times and tickets available online

at sobtheatre.org

second weekends

SEPTEMBER 11-13

Downtown businesses are open late

with specials, live music and other fun

happenings. Follow Downtown Excelsior

Springs on Facebook to keep up

on Second Weekend events.

oktoberfest & mug shots

SEPTEMBER 26

Premier breweries, food vendors and

musicians are brought together in

Downtown Excelsior Springs to allow

attendees to sample quality brews,

food and music. Grab a team to participate

in our new Bed Racing event,

watch the Barrel Roll and shop various

vendors. Learn more at VisitExcelsior.com

OCTOBER 2020

second weekends

OCTOBER 9-11

Downtown businesses are open late

with specials, live music and other fun

happenings. Follow Downtown Excelsior

Springs on Facebook to keep up

on Second Weekend events.

trick or treating

OCTOBER 31

Starting at 4 p.m., downtown merchants

line the streets to hand out

candy to trick-or-treaters.


FESTIVAL

NOVEMBER 2020

THE TAMING OF THE SHREW

NOVEMBER 13, 14, 20, 21, 22

Slightly Off Broadway Theatre Production.

Times and tickets available online

at sobtheatre.org

second weekends

NOVEMBER 13-14

Downtown businesses are open late

with specials, live music and other fun

happenings. Follow Downtown Excelsior

Springs on Facebook to keep up

on Second Weekend events.

christmas kick-off

NOVEMBER 21

The official Christmas kick-off in Excelsior

Springs is sure to put even

the biggest Scrooge in the Christmas

spirit! All throughout the day and

evening, events are taking place to

bring in holiday cheer. The Mayor’s

Tree Lighting and Lighted Christmas

Parade are highlights of the night

after a day full of shopping and kids

crafts. This also marks the opening of

the Lane of Lights and Hall of Trees.

Learn more on page 68 and by checking

out VisitExcelsior.com.

small business saturday

NOVEMBER 28

Spend your day shopping small. Many

local businesses offer specials and incentives

for shopping local on Small

Business Saturday. Follow Downtown

Excelsior Springs on Facebook to

watch for a list of specials.

THEATER

SHOPPING

DECEMBER 2020

second weekends

DECEMBER 11-13

Downtown businesses are open late

with specials, live music and other fun

happenings. Follow Downtown Excelsior

Springs on Facebook to keep up

on Second Weekend events.

holiday homes tour

DECEMBER 5

Local residents open their homes to

the public for a tour of their festive

holiday decorations! Tickets available

online at VisitExcelsior.com

mineral water bowl

DECEMBER 5

For more than 60 years, football fans

have gathered for the annual Mineral

Water Bowl, now held at Tiger Stadium.

More info on teams and tickets

will be avaialble at mineralwaterbowl.

net.

polar express

DECEMBER 11

Santa Claus is coming to town, and

he’s trading his sleigh for a trolley!

Bring the kiddos down to the Hall

of Waters to meet and get photos

with Santa and then ride the trolley

through the Lane of Lights.

taste of christmas

DECEMBER 12

Visit local restaurants and shops

to sample delicious holiday treats,

shop and have a fun day in Excelsior

Springs! Tickets will be available at

VisitExcelsior.com.

FUN

WINE AND BEER

HOLIDAYS

Small Town Vibe • Big Time Fun

and culture

There’s always something going on in Excelsior Springs! Events are subject to be added or changed throughout the year. In addition to the festivals and

scheduled events here, several local businesses and organizations offer a full schedule of activities you might be interested in participating in!

Visit these websites to see what other fun activities you can find happening around town!

VisitExcelsior.com • ExSpgsChamber.com • ESParksRec.com • MyMCPL.org • ExceslsiorSpringsCommunityCenter.com


annual wine festival

SATURDAY, JUNE 13, 2020 • EAST VALLEY PARK

Wine drinkers unite! Go ahead and mark your calendars for Saturday,

June 13 - it’s wine time! The Annual Excelsior Springs Wine Festival is

held on Lovers Lane in the scenic East Valley Park. Tucked in between

trees and next to the Fishing River, the backdrop sets the tone for a

relaxing, fun day.

Festival attendees have an opportunity to sample all varieties of

local wines (with some beer and spirits thrown in the mix) learn winemaking

methods and speak directly with the winery owners who have

made Missouri famous in the American wine market.

An assortment of local bands provide the background music and

keep the festival lively. The festival also features fine art and craft

vendors who add to the air of refinement and class.

Tickets to the Wine Festival include access to the grounds, free wine

samples and the option to buy additional wine by the glass, bottle or

case.

You will want to grab your favorite people and make sure you plan to

be in Excelsior Springs for this wonderful and popular event!

purchase tickets at VisitExcelsior.com


annual waterfest

FRIDAY-SATURDAY, JUNE 26-27, 2020 • DOWNTOWN

The Waterfest Celebration is an annual event that celebrates the city’s

mineral water heritage with a weekend full of music, activities, food and

fun!

Picture this: The historic downtown transforms into a festival grounds.

In the air are the sounds of kids laughing as they slide and bounce

around the inflatable playground. The smell of funnel cake and BBQ

waft through the air. Vendors line the streets offering art, crafts, apparel,

custom items and so much more. As the sun settles below the horizon,

live music kicks into gear, pausing for a spectacular fireworks show over

the Hall of Waters. This is just a small taste of what Waterfest is like -

you’ll have to attend to get the full effect!

Both weekend days are filled with activities and demonstrations,

contests and performances. On Saturday, the morning starts with

a pancake breakfast offered at Ventana Gourmet Grill followed by a

parade. A car show lines the side streets, with dozens of classic cars on

hand to admire. You will never run out of things to do or see, snacks to

munch on or people to have a great time with.

visit eswaterfest.com for schedule & info


bbq & fly in on the river

FRIDAY-SATURDAY, AUGUST 14-15, 2020 • DOWNTOWN

Who doesn’t love the delicious smells of BBQ drifting through the air?

The BBQ & Fly-In on the River is an annual event that brings competition

BBQ teams from all over the country to Downtown Excelsior Springs to

face off against each other for who has the best smoked meat.

Smokers, tents and RVs line the downtown as competitors spend

the overnight hours perfecting their masterpieces. Evening festivities

include vendors, live music and fireworks. To get into the festival

grounds, entrants pay $5. Proceeds from the event are used toward

community needs and projects.

On Saturday morning, teams wake up bright and early (if they’ve

even slept!) to prepare their dishes for judging. Mid-afternoon, all teams

gather for the awards ceremony, where prizes are given in several meat

categories, as well as in pasta and dessert.

During the BBQ festival downtown, the Excelsior Springs Memorial

Airport also holds a Fly-In at the airport, giving demonstrations and

rides of small airplanes.

This is a great time to be in Excelsior Springs!

register & learn more at VisitExcelsior.com


oktoberfest & mug shots

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2020 • DOWNTOWN

In Excelsior Springs, we love our craft beer! That’s why we have an

entire day dedicated to celebrating it! In 2020, our Oktoberfest and

Mug Shots events will be combined for a day you won’t want to miss!

Mug Shots is a ticketed event where participants are invited to visit

multiple local shops and restaurants to sample local and Missouri craft

beers, shop and browse throughout the businesses.

Oktoberfest brings vendors, pumpkins and mums to the downtown

streets, along with several other bits of fun. The Annual Barrel Roll

Parade has the crowd begin at Dubious Claims Brewing Co., decked

out in German Oktoberfest attire, and roll beer barrels through the

downtown streets, stopping at The Atlas and ending at Broadway Bar &

Grill at the other end of Broadway.

A new event added in 2019 is bed racing, a hilarious race where

teams get together, deck themselves out in creative themed costumes

and race through the streets on customized bed racers. The inaugural

event crowned the Atlas Brewery team the ultimate winner, but in 2020

it could be you! Register your team at VisitExcelsior.com.

register & learn more at VisitExcelsior.com


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WE’RE ALWAYS HAVING A GOOD TIME

The First Annual Bed Races were a blast! Sign up

at VisitExcelsior.com to join in on the next one!

CHOCOLATE

TOUR

The Annual Chocolate Tour has

become one of the most popular

events in town. Several businesses

join in on the fun by offering

samples of delicious chocolate -

some candy, some desserts, some

even drinks! It’s a great opportunity

to grab your girlfriends for a

girls day on the town. In addition

to sweet treats, businesses often

offer special deals for the day, plus

participants who visit every stop

always have a chance at winning

great prizes at the end of the tour.

Tickets sell out quick! Find yours

at VisitExcelsior.com

TICKETS & EVENT INFO FOUND AT VISITEXCELSIOR.COM


Christmas

IT’S THE MOST WONDERFUL TIME OF THE YEAR

The holidays are truly a special time in Excelsior Springs. The community starts early with a Christmas kick-off the

Saturday before Thanksgiving. Downtown Excelsior transforms into a scene like out of a Hallmark movie, with lights lining

the tops of the historic buildings and festive decorations adorning the light poles.

Saturday, November 21, will mark the beginning of Christmastime in Excelsior Springs. Join in the fun during these

spectacular events:

CHRISTMAS PARADE

The Annual Lighted Christmas Parade has grown over the

years to become one of the most highly-anticipated events

of the year. Cars, floats and even people and animals set the

downtown aglow with Christmas spirit as they deck themselves

out in dazzling, twinkling lights. Prior to the parade,

the local elementary students gather to sing Christmas

carols.

LIGHTING CEREMONY

Immediately following the parade, the countdown begins!

The crowd will join together to mark the lighting of the

Mayor’s Christmas tree and the tops of the downtown businesses.

After the lighting, guests are invited into the Hall of

Waters to feast on delicious homemade cookies made by the

culinary students of the Excelsior Springs Job Corps.

HALL OF TREES

During the holiday season, the world’s longest water bar becomes

home to a glorious display of Christmas trees. Local

businesses and organizations decorate trees that line the

outskirts of the water bar. It’s truly a stunning sight, especially

in the evening hours. Donations are accepted to vote

for your favorite tree.

LANE OF LIGHTS

The Lane of Lights is a drive-through light display running

through East Valley Park. Turn down your headlights, crank

up the Christmas tunes and drive slowly through Lovers

Lane, checking out the festive displays and driving through

the red and green light tunnel at the end. Local groups

volunteer to host the Lane each night. Driving through the

Lane is free, but free will donations are accepted and appreciated.

MISTLETOE MARKET

Once the local Christmas spirit has amped up, there’s no

reason to hold off on that holiday shopping list any longer!

The day of the Christmas Kick-off, a holiday vendor market

is held in conjunction with the day’s celebrations. Artists,

crafters and other vendors set up shop in a downtown business

to show off and sell their goods. For a full list of vendors

closer to the event date, check out VisitExcelsior.com

THE ELF FACTORY

Get ready to thrill your little ones! The Elf Factory is a fantastic,

fun-filled event for the younger kids in the group.

An entire gymnasium transforms into a craft center where

volunteers assist the littles in creating holiday crafts and

gifts. Projects start at 50 cents and typically go up to $7. You

will leave with a bag full of creative treasures and best of

all - memories.


Christmas isn’t a season, it’s a feeling

THE HOLIDAY HOMES TOUR

December brings more holiday fun with the Holiday Homes

Tour. During the homes tour, five area families open their

homes they’ve decked out in full holiday decor for participants

to tour.

TASTE OF CHRISTMAS

The Taste of Christmas is a tour of several local area businesses

where tasty holiday themed treats are given out for a

day of snacking and shopping.

HOLLY, JOLLY, TROLLEY!

The Excelsior Springs Chamber also hosts holiday themed

Trolley events like the Christmas Wine Tour and the Family

Holiday Lights Tour, in addition to offering transportation to

other holiday events. Find out details at estrolley.com.

But wait, there’s more...

In addition to the already mentioned events, there are many other oppotunities throughout the season to see Santa and partake

in Christmas fun, including the Candy Cane Hunt offered by the Parks & Rec Department. Be sure to check out the community

calendar link at VisitExcelsior.com to find out what else is going on!

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EXPLORE

HAVE

YA’LL

HEARD

ABOUT

the water

Excelsior Springs, the city with the

magic waters, came to be as a modern

dwelling in the year 1880. At the time,

it was basically a wheat field. From the

Fishing River, a spring water with a

red coloring flowed, becoming Siloam

Spring and the first of the mineral waters

found in Excelsior Springs. It is the

only natural supply of ferro-manganese

mineral water in the United States

and one of only five known worldwide.

It’s also the spring that paved the way

for Excelsior Springs to become what

it is today.

The story goes like this: A local farmer,

Travis Mellion, was searching for

help for his daughter who was suffering

from tuberculosis. Mellion gave

his daughter water from the spring to

drink and bathe in. Within days, a drastic

improvement in her condition was

observed; in just weeks, she was cured.

People took notice. Another story of

the healing properties of the water

comes from Civil War Veteran Frederick

Kuglar, who decided to test the water

on an unhealed gunshot wound.

He, too, found relief and a full recovery

from the waters.

From there, the owners of the property

platted the valley and formed a

town. Within a year’s time, 200 houses

had settled into the hilly terrace for

newcomers to call home. Visitors who

had heard of the magic waters came in

droves, camping in tents and covered

wagons, to get their hands on the waters.

After the discovery of the first water,

more than 40 more mineral water

wells and springs were identified, including

sodium bicarbonate, calcium

bicarbonate and saline sulphur. One

of Excelsior’s claims to fame is that we

have more groupings of mineral water

than anywhere else in the world. IN

THE ENTIRE WORLD!

Before long, visitors from larger

metropolitan areas caught interest

in the springs. Suddenly, due to high

demand, boarding houses and hotels

were erected and stage lines were

put into place. Excelsior continued to

thrive with further construction and

expansion, even avoiding the worst

of the Great Depression thanks to our

status as a health resort oasis.

In the late 1950s, the good times

took a hit as some of the health benefits

were questioned and popularity of

resort spa towns declined.

Today, the springs still flow, although

access to them has diminished. City

and community civic groups are currently

working to restore mineral water

pavilions at as many sites as possible.

Our rich history helped make us what

we are, but we are even more than our

water. We have created a community

with deep roots in history and a huge

passion toward the future. We have

two feet moving forward while keeping

an eye on our past.

Our tourism industry is booming and

new businesses are opening up every

year, including a brand new brewery,

restaurants and retail space with more

to come in the future.

We pride ourselves on being a

unique, charming town rich in history,

culture and forward momentum. We

welcome you to our town and hope

you enjoy your time here!

If you’d like to learn more about our

history, you can read about it at www.

VisitExcelsior.com or even better, learn

about it in person at the Excelsior

Springs Museum and the Hall of Waters.


THE EXCELSIOR SPRINGS MUSEUM IS A LOCAL GEM,

A FOUNDATION OF THE DOWNTOWN NOT TO BE MISSED

Stop by the

museum gift

shop to shop

specialty items

including the

famous “Tripp

Flag” print. Enjoy

the replica

of the Lake

Maurer Special

train engine,

seen right, that

kids can play on.

Excelsior Springs

Museum Archives

&

Local History

Genealogy Research

Building Research

Golden Jubilee

1968-2018

101 E. Broadway

Historic Downtown

April-Nov/Tues-Sat 11-4

Closed Dec-Jan

Feb-March / Tues, Fri, Sat, 11-4

Where the past is present

While visiting downtown Excelsior Springs, be sure

to stop into the Excelsior Springs Museum & Archives .

Housed inside buildings that were once a bank and a hotel,

the Museum is structurally gorgeous, with high arched

decorative ceilings and the original bank vault still inside.

HIstory buffs and lovers of vintage architecture do not

want to miss seeing this gem of a building.

The historic building, with many intact bank fixtures, is

over 100 years old. A fun fact about the vault is that the

door weighs 20,000 pounds but is so delicately balanced

that it can be moved with just one finger. Other permanent

displays include murals painted on the walls, an old

loom still used by volunteers to weave rugs, and a military

room.

In addition to the everyday historical items for viewing,

exhibits and displays rotate regularly. Future displays include

tributes to the anniversaries of local events like the

Annual BBQ on the River and in 2021, the 200th Anniversary

of Missouri’s statehood.

At the museum, there are also several opportunities to

extend your research of the local area with census information,

yearbooks, newspapers and more. There is even a

Genealogy Room to help individuals trace their roots.

The concept of a museum is a simple one, but is not

enough to describe what the Excelsior Springs Museum

is. At its core, it’s a love story to the town it showcases, a

tribute to a town rich in a history no one wants to forget.

As it is not a tax based business, the museum is run solely

by volunteer efforts, so you’ll always find a friendly face

willing and excited to talk to you about all things Excelsior

Springs. Stop in on your way through town and learn how

the days of past have helped build the Excelsior Springs

we are today.

MUSEUM HOURS & ADMISSION INFORMATION:

April – November • Tuesday through Saturday 11 AM to 4 PM

Winter Hours – February & March • Tuesday, Friday, Saturday 11 AM to 4 PM

Closed December & January

$5.00 NON-MEMBERS (ADULT) • $1.00 NON-MEMBERS (STUDENT K-12)

FREE – MUSEUM MEMBERS • FREE – CHILDREN UNDER 5


TAKE A LOOK AT

WHAT’S ON THE HORIZON

Excelsior Springs has so much to offer, but we’re always a work in

progress - something we’re very proud of and excited about!

The passion of our community to continue to grow and flourish is a

huge part of what makes us so special and so capable of pushing forward

and growing. There is a generation of leaders coming into their

own that have joined the mix, who take pride in this town and have

FOR EXCELSIOR SPRINGS

the drive, passion and dreams to continue to bring us into the future.

People coming together is what makes Excelsior Springs so special,

whether it’s helping community members in need or joining forces to

make our town the best it can be in every way.

Check out some of the projects we have coming up in the near future!

RAINBOW

SPLASH PARK

Located at 300 Sherri Lane, the

Rainbow Splash Park will be the first

of its kind in town.

With various water-based activities,

it’s sure to be a popular attraction for

kids of all ages.

NEW STREET

MURALS

With a large focus on arts in the

community, it only makes sense

that we showcase that artistry

everywhere we can. Fundraising

is underway to add to the existing

downtown murals with more

beautiful art.

CASA DI VITE

WINE HOUSE

Located on the corner of Thompson

Ave. and Spring St., the Casa Di

Vite Wine House will be home to

international wines and a beautiful

event space.

More information will be released

prior to opening later in 2020.

AXE

THROWING

Dubious Claims Brewing Co., 451

S. Thompson Ave., will expand their

business to include axe throwing in

early 2020. Follow Dubious Claims

on Facebook to keep up on the

expansion.

GRACE WINS

HOME I STUDIO

A new addition to the Downtown Historic

District, Grace Wins is a home decor store

that plans to open on Broadway, with plans

to expand in the future to provide studio

rental space to local photographers.

GOLF HILL

ESTATES

A new residential community, Golf Hill

Estates has begun selling lots. Featuring

29 lots with spectacular golf course

views, owners will enjoy easy living with

maintenance provided HOA. All homes will be

walking distance from the new clubhouse and

will provide a family-oriented environment.


“A wonderful community. So many things to do in in the

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Something Big

YOU KNOW YOU

WANT TO BE A PART OF

Excelsior Springs is the perfect example of small town living

with big opportunities. There is a real sense of community to

the area without lacking the amenities that lead to a greater

quality of life. In the past several years, Excelsior Springs has

been in the midst of a tourism boost, with new businesses

taking root all the time.

If you are interested in bringing your business to Excelsior

Springs, contact a local realtor to check out availability.

FEATURED REALTORS

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