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A little about Excelsior Springs

Excelsior Springs offers an interesting and eclectic mix of shopping districts, history, eating establishments and cultural opportuities. Historically, Excelsior Springs meant excellence in tourism and health. Visitors flocked to Excelsior Springs health spas, clinics, hotels, restaurants and entertainment establishments. Promoted nation- and world-wide, Excelsior Springs became a premiere destination for health and relaxation. The Elms Hotel was a favorite haunt of the infamous Al Capone. Former president Harry Truman also enjoyed the Elms and its European-style spa. Truman stayed at the Elms on the night of his victory over Thomas Dewey in the 1948 presidential election.

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The history of Excelsior Springs

The rarity of having 20 separate mineral springs bubbling out four distinct varieties of water has given Excelsior Springs the rightful claim of having the world's greatest group of mineral waters. The particularly unusual feature of the distinguished group lies in the fact that it includes two of the six world's known iron-manganese springs. Other types are classified as Saline-Sulpher, Soda-Bicarbonate and Calcic-Bicarbonate, the latter being generally known as Lithia. Watering place resorts rarely possess more than one type of water treatment -- mineral water baths. In Excelsior Springs there were four types of treatment with water of tonic, alterative and eliminative value and the mineral water baths. International attention was directed to the young American resort at the World's Fair held in Chicago in 1893 when medals were awarded Regent spring iron-manganese water and Soterian ginger ale. During the years 1882 to 1887, the Excelsior Springs Company was for

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461 South Thompson Ave
Excelsior Springs, Missouri

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Businesses in Excelsior Springs, Missouri

Here is a collection of downtown Excelsior Springs, Missouri businesses. Clicking on the thumbnail image, or the blue "View Member" will take you to that businesses page. We've included some jump links so that you can easily navigate to different categories of businesses. Those, can be found directly below as icons. Or, there is a list of categories in the menu bar.


Molly Roberts Studio


Jewelry, home decor whatever strikes her fancy.


The Artisan


Art Gallery - Graphic Design Services - Photography


Flander Hall


Historic Event Venue


Slightly Off Broadway


Excelsior Springs Community Theater Troupe


Mosaic Family Care

Health / Wellness

Taking care of your families healthcare needs, personally


Studio 113 Relaxation Station

Health / Wellness

A blend of therapies that achieve deep relaxation


Elms Resort & Spa


A place for relaxation and pampering for over 125 years.


Inn on Crescent Lake


Over 22 acres of discovery, featured in many national magazines.


Lake Doniphan Conference Center


Over 300 acres of lake and property to walk and use.


The Bishop's House B & B


A central place to explore from.


Excelsior Springs Golf Course

Museums / Attractions

A fun, affordable place to play


Fence Stile Vineyards & Winery

Museums / Attractions

Not only wine improves when given the chance to open and breathe


ShowMe Ziplines

Museums / Attractions

Professionally inspected/certified canopy zipline course


Van Till Family Farm & Winery

Museums / Attractions

Our farm provides sustinence in any number of ways, came enjoy.


Dari-B Drive-In


The best place to end a hectic day or to begin an exciting one.


Eighty-eight at The Elms


Whether you are on a spa day or in for a special occasion we can make


Herradura Mexican Restaurant


Inspired Mexican food and drink


Mill Inn Restaurant


Great food with no pretense


Ray's Lunch and Diner


We offer it like it is meant to be. Old school and tasty.


The Mug


Unique coffee shop/cafe in historic downtown Excelsior Springs


Ventana Gourmet Grille


We do things a little different, a gourmet spin on the standards.


Wabash BBQ


Relaxed place to eat BBQ and visit....great BBQ.


My Best Friends Barber


Pet Grooming, voted best of


Studio 207 Hair & Nails


We care about your hair and nails


Tiger Dragon Karate Club


Beginner to advanced




Antiques-Primitive-Vintage-Home Decor


BobKorn Kettle Corn


Shaved ice and 10 flavors available anytime.


Excelsior Trade Fair, Flea Market & Antique Mall


An antique mall with a twist of whimsy.


Loves Bling


Shoes, clothing, purses and accessories.


Mind, Body and Soap Co


We have handcrafted soaps, body products, candles.


Mod-i-fyd Goods


Antiques, Specialty grocery, and general store items.


Olde Towne Mall


Antiques and collectibles


The Brownstone


Antique, new and repurposed home decor


The Farm House


Repurpose, Refinish, Renew & Restore


Willow Spring Mercantile Bistro


Bistro food and Missouri wines and beers, gluten free available