A PLACE FOR ANAdventuristSome of the country’s most challenging gravel roads for biking areright here in Excelsior Springs and the surrounding areas.Learn more about the annual 50-100 mile bike race at opalwapoo.comIf you are looking for a place to relax, Excelsior Springs cangive you that, but a sleepy resort town we are not! For a smalltown, we have a surprising number of activities to interest thosewith an adventurous spirit.Head to Watkins Mill for camping, fishing, kayaking, or canoeing.Take your bike or motorcycle on our many scenic roadsfor a great ride, visit the zipline right outside town (Show MeZiplines), or let the kids wear themselves out at the local skatepark.Rainy day? No worries! Head downtown to try your hand ataxe throwing or sign up for a late night ghost tour at the Hall ofWaters or Elms Resort.Empoweringwomen toimprovetheirconfidence,health andfitnessthroughstrengthtrainingVisit ournewlyrenovatedbranch!Visitors to ExcelsiorSprings can enjoyaccess to freeprograms ongenealogy, localhistory and othertopics, along withguest passes to usepublic computersand free WiFi!1743 W. JESSE JAMES RD.,EXCELSIOR SPRINGS • (816) 803-089352
GET SOME AIRSKATE PARKExcelsior Springs has a large group of skateboarderswho take advantage of the skate park at RegentPark. The park provides ramps and rails for practice,as well as seating for spectators. There are usuallyannual competitions held at the park, with proskateboarders occasionally in attendance. Learnmore about the park at esparksrec.com.GET A NIBBLE OR TWOGO FISHINGWho doesn’t love a nice day relaxing by the water?There are more than one great fishing spots in ExcelsiorSprings. A catch and release pond is availableat Century Park, or load up your gear and headout to Watkins Mill State Park. On your way, stop byZiggy’s General Store for bait and some tasty homemadegrub.FLY THROUGH THE AIRSHOW ME ZIPLINESShow Me Ziplines in Rayville is just a hop, skip and ajump away from Excelsior Springs. This one of a kindzipline course is made up of over 8000 feet of cablewith over a dozen different lines. Show Me Ziplinesalso has a primitive campground, wooden walkingbridges and walking trails. Find out more or scheduleyour zip at showmeziplines.com.EXPLORE THE COUNTRYSIDEBRING YOUR MOTORCYCLESWith so many country roads and hills, ExcelsiorSprings is a dream location for motorcycle enthusiasts.When the weather is nice, you’ll see dozens ofbikes on the streets. There are often meet-ups andevents in town for bike clubs. Bring your own bikeand see what all the fuss is about!SPEND TIME IN NATURECAMPINGIf you’re the camping type, you don’t have to travelfar to find a place to plant your tent or RV. WatkinsMill State Park has campground space available justfor that purpose. You’ll also find picnic shelters, aswimming beach, a bike and walking trail and more.GET ON THE WATERWATER SPORTSIf you are into water sports, you can bring yourcanoe, kayak or paddleboard to Watkins Mill StatePark or Crystal Lakes, as seen in the photo above.Smithville Lake is also a short 30 minute drive awayfor those looking for bigger water activities or whohave bigger boats.TEST YOUR AIMTRY OUT AXE THROWINGNew in 2020, Excelsior Springs now has axe throwing!Bring out your competitive side with a group offriends as you see who has what it takes to hit thebullseye. Test your skills with axes, spears and ninjastars at WoodChux Axe Throwing on Thompson Ave.Learn more and book your lanes at www.woodchuxkc.com.GET SPOOKEDGO GHOST HUNTINGExcelsior Springs has a long history of paranormalactivity. Both the Hall of Waters and The Elms Hotelare full of spooky stories of unexplained happenings.Both locations offer their own paranormal tours, andeven if you can’t catch a tour, stop by and ask thestaff - they are sure to have stories to share!53GET A COLD RUSHSNOW SLEDDINGDuring the winter months, if there is snow on theground you are sure to find a handful of local kids(and adults!) catapulting themselves down SunnysidePark’s Hill on sleds and tubes. If you are lookingfor an adrenaline rush, this is where you’ll find it!