6. The Lithia Water Mural
, located within Carolyn Schutte Park on 100 West Broadway Avenue
, commemorates Excelsior Springs’ beginnings. Along with depicting several historic locations in the town, one of the mural’s major features is a Mezzo-American head that stands among a rendering of the town’s beginning as a mecca for healing mineral waters.
This Mezzo-American head is an important piece of art as you will find its depiction featured elsewhere on one of the town’s top landmarks, the Hall of Waters. If you can’t spot it on your own, make sure to stop inside the Hall of Waters and ask one of the cultural representatives at the water bar where you can find it. This mural was commissioned by the Downtown Excelsior Partnership and was created by Jacob Duncan in 2016.