Haunted Excelsior Springs
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Haunted Excelsior Springs


Excelsior Springs is known for its history more than anything. The town was founded in the late 1800s after the land’s wealth in restorative mineral waters was discovered. After this discovery, Excelsior Springs began to boom as one of the nation’s top spa and health destinations. This heritage made Excelsior Springs a tourist hotspot throughout the early 1900s. During the town’s popularity as a mineral water destination, Excelsior Springs played host to a number of visitors including President Harry S. Truman and gangsters Al Capone, Pretty Boy Floyd, and Bugsy Moran.

As part of its legacy, Excelsior Springs is home to several ghost stories that have traveled nationally and have been featured on several top paranormal shows and podcasts.

To truly experience everything this historically haunted town has to offer, we recommend at least a full weekend.

Day One:

Day Two:

  • Have breakfast at Ray's Diner and enjoy the restaurants classic 1950's style.
  • Meet your trolley tour at The Elms! You can book a trolley to visit local sites such as: Four Horses and a Dog Winery, Dubious Claims Brewing Co., and The Hall of Waters or you can rent the trolley to visit area historic destinations like Jesse James Birthplace, the home where the infamous outlaw Jesse James was born and raised. Another site we recomend you visit is Watkins Mill, home to fine finest collection of mid-19th century textile machinery in North America. A tour through this well preserved woolen mill will give you a glimpse at what life and farming was like in Missouri during the Industrial Revolution.
  • Return to The Elms on on the trolley and enjoy dinner at 88 at The Elms.


  • Now that your haunted weekend has concluded, make sure to check out of your hotel by 11:00 am.
  • Make sure to stop at The Mug before leaving Excelsior Springs for coffee and breakfast! The Mug roasts their own coffee, so you definitely want to try some while you're in town!
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