Extend your Sightseeing Tour in the Excelsior Springs Area!

Excelsior Springs is ideally located for visiting great tourist sites in Missouri. Minutes from visiting Watkins Mill State Historic Park and Jesse James Farm and Museum. Take a drive through the countryside for an awesome barns tour!

Come explore in and around Excelsior Springs!

Tryst Falls scenic Clay County park approximately 15 minutes northwest of Excelsior Springs.
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Jesse James Farm & Museum
21216 Jesse James Farm Rd.,
Kearney, MO
816-736-8500
One of the most widely visited historic sites in Clay County is the Jesse James Farm and Museum, minutes from Excelsior Springs. Tour the cabin where Jesse James was born on Sept. 5, 1847 and grew up with his brother, Frank, whose exploits as outlaws are today a legend. At the nuseum, visitors can view an informative video that describes the life Missouri pioneers experienced in the mid-1800s, before, during and after the Civil War. The nuseum also houses a collection of family artifacts and souvenirs. Daily tours of the museum and cabin are available and fun activities are held throughout the year.

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Watkins Woolen Mill, Museum and State Park
26600 Park Road North
Lawson, MO 64062
Phone 816-580-3387

The nation's last fully equipped 19th century woolen mill is on the historic site once known as the Bethany Farm, owned by the Watkins family. Tour the 1860 woolen mill and gristmill, the Watkins 1850 Classic Revival house, Visitor Center and Museum. The state park features camping, fishing, swimming and picnicking areas. The Living History Farm Program, offered on selected weekends in the spring and fall, brings the 1870s back to life with costumed interpreters demonstrating agricultural and industrial activities. When spending the weekend in Excelsior Springs, plan some time at the lake.


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Tryst Falls Park
Route 92
Kearney, MO 64060
Phone 816-407-3400

Tryst Falls is a scenic waterfall, one of the only natural waterfalls in the area. This natural park includes a playground, shelter houses and picnic tables. Shelter facilities available for rental. Open dawn to dusk.

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Rocky Hollow Park
Rocky Hollow is a restful, county park located just west of Excelsior Springs. The park features a shelter house, picnic tables and portable toilet near shelter with fishing lake at an old quarry site.




Cooley Lake Wildlife Area
Highway N and 210
816-655-6250

Just south of Excelsior Springs near the junction of Highway N and 210, you will find Cooley Lake Wildlife Area and Cooley Missouri River Access, both owned by the Missouri Department of Conservation. These sites, comprising 1,348 acres, include the old oxbow lakes that were once part of the Missouri upland forests, loess bluffs, limestone outcrops, and old fields, in addition to the river access. They offer fishing, hiking, birdwatching, and, on the river, boating as well. Contact the Department for other activities allowed here.



Four Horses & A Dog Vineyard and Winery
15010 Salem Rd.
Excelsior Springs, MO 64024
816-582-4648

Established in 2008, the winery tastings and tours are available by appointment or through the Wine Trolley bookings. Read More


Fence Stile Vineyards & Winery
31010 West 124th St.
Excelsior Springs, MO 64024
816-500-6465
Wine tastings and wine/cave tours available just minutes from The Elms Hotel & Spa (ask for their "Fence Stile Rate"). Enjoy a wine tasting ... bring a picnic basket (no outside beverages allowed) and we'll help you pair it with a wine. Seating in the tasting room or on our outdoor patio. Evenings sit around the cozy fire pit. Come for the wine, stay for the experience.


Van Till Family Farm & Winery
13986 MO Hwy. C
Rayville, MO 64084
816-776-2720
Featuring Van Till wine by the glass or by the bottle. Our patio/sunroom is a popular gathering spot for people from all over the region. Delicious gourmet pizza made in our wood fired oven in the year-round patio pavilion. Educational tours are available of our greenhouses.




Salem Christian Union Church
15701 Salem Rd.
Excelsior Springs, MO 64024
816-637-3321
Salem Christian Union Church (SCU) was the first church established in Clay County. The Church was established in the mid-1800's during the Civil War. The Salem Church Cemetery is the resting place of many Excelsior Springs founding fathers including the Rev. J.V.B. Flack, who was probably most instrumental in the town's development.


Martha Lafite Nature Sanctuary
407 N. Lafrenz Rd.
Liberty, MO
816-781-8598
The Nature Sanctuary provides hands-on environmental and natural science education for all ages within its 100 acres of land. The nature preserve is designed for hiking, nature study and observation of wildlife. Nature center, restrooms, exibits (including live animals), gift shop and picnic areas. The Rush Creek Trail is ADA accessible.


Barns, Landscapes and the Countryside
Excelsior Springs abounds in a beautiful landscape of riverscapes, lake settings, rolling hills and countryside. Take a drive in and around Excelsior Springs to experience historic barns, natural beauty areas and wildlife. Bring your camera!


Show-Me Ziplines, LLC
15510 Hwy. C
Rayville, MO 64084
816-699-9739
ShowMe Ziplines is made up of 9 lines, ranging between 300-ft. long to 2,000-ft. long. They have several different tour options, with plans of more to come in the near future! Open 7 days a week. All tours are scheduled by reservation only.




Trolley Tours
Chamber of Commerce
Excelsior Springs, MO 64024
816-630-6161
There's no better way to experience the scenery and rich history of Excelsior Springs than in the Chamber's trolley! Available for historic tours, conferences, reunions, weddings and more, the trolley will take you back in time while providing modern amenities such as air conditioning and heat. Alcoholic beverages allowed with conditions.
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