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