Excelsior Springs abounds with scenic beauty steeped in a rich history dating back to its mineral waters. Explore the local shops in the Downtown District. Pamper yourself at The Elms Hotel & Spa, which harkens back to the grandeur of another age. Or, take a self-guided mineral water walking tour and visit the Hall of Waters, where you can sample the famous waters at the world's longest mineral water bar. Quick facts about Excelsior Springs, Missouri:
- It was founded in 1880 on the site of mineral spring waters once settlers discovered the medicinal properties of the water.
- Excelsior Springs' mineral waters were bottled and sold worldwide.
- During the Chicago World's Fair in 1893, Excelsior Springs gained international attention when Regent Springs Water and Soterian Ginger Ale were awarded medals.
- Construction on the Hall of Waters began in 1935.