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Head downtown in the evening for the Lighted Christmas Parade, Mayor's Tree Lighting, Elf Factory, Carolers, Pictures with Santa, and Horse-Drawn Carriage rides and more. Lane of Lights opens at East Valley Park also The Hall of Trees opens at the Hall of Waters downtown.
Visit with costumed interpreters as you stroll along lantern lit paths to the Watkins family home, where you will be greeted by the smell of hot apple cider and the sound of Christmas carols. Enjoy free samples of traditional treats, flaming of the plum puddings, reading of the family letters and a visit with Father Christmas.
Activities at the visitor center will include kids' crafts and live holiday music. This event is free of charge and the Watkins home is open for the duration of the event. For more information, contact the historic site.
Don’t miss the tenth annual Museum Day Live! hosted by Smithsonian magazine to celebrate the spirit of the Smithsonian Museums, which offer free admission every day.
Just download your ticket at Museum Day Live! and on September 27, you and a guest can enjoy participating museums across the country...for free.
Visit Smithsonian.com to download your Museum Day Live! ticket, starting August 1.
You must present your ticket to be admitted free. Participating Missouri museums include:
Now in our 14th year, B.B.Q. on the River and Fly In returns with a beautiful venue and fun-filled events for young and old. We look forward to another successful contest filled with tough competition and the aroma of smoked meats filling the air. This year’s event theme will be Come Together Right Now....and BBQ. We are very excited to add two new competitions to the event.
Along with Military activities such as the Apache helicopter, the Remax Hot Air Balloon will be on site giving rides. There will be live performances, food vendors, novelty vendors and a beer and wine garden. For the young BBQ enthusiasts, we have a special kids’ area with inflatable rides.
Also the Fly-In is for everyone to enjoy and watch airplanes. We will be giving free rides to veterans.
Many of the Dealers with Enchanted Frog Antiques are on site to greet our customers, answer questions, network, and learn what the customers are looking for and make deals!
Join us at Enchanted Frog Antiques (I-35, exit 40). Nibble your way through goodies; learn; shop; haggle; make your best deals and take home treasures. We're the real thing. Come see.
Specialty pizzas on our handtossed dough with rich sauce, plenty of cheese and a large selection of topping. Also serving burgers. Vegetarian and vegan selections available.
Belvoir Winery's tasting room is filled with old-world charm, complete with a full bar. The 40,000-square-foot building is a former Odd Fellows Home, circa 1910. We have lots of space for private events or consider Belvoir for a wedding.
Belvoir, which is French for beautiful view, sits on 170 acres, with breathtaking vistas. It is located in the Odd Fellows Historic District off Route 291. Visit the winery and learn about the 130-year history of the property.
On days we have a wedding at the winery, we close the winery early at 6 p.m., and 5 p.m. in October only. Please call if you would like to check closing times.
This RV park has 30 full hook-ups and offers free Wi-Fi and cable TV. RV sites have concrete pads. Two dog limit; must be less than 50 pounds each.
Offering comprehensive receptive services and tour design throughout Missouri. Itineraries are developed on-site and customized for your preferences, developed to match your criteria: leisure; student travel; culinary arts; education; historical; and incentive. We specialize in unique tours, always striving to stay on the forefront of industry trends. We bring your tour to life with historic interpreters, actors and entertainers.
Marketing support, guide services and on-site hosting available. Special arrangements for travelers from the United Kingdom, Canada and Europe.
We offer old merchandise, from primitive to Victorian — 90 percent pre-1960s. You'll find oak, pine, walnut and cherry furniture; glassware; dishes; pottery; crockery; stoneware; toys; prints; frames; dressing table items, sewing collectibles; cabin decor; Western items; and American Indian collectibles; jewelry; and loads of small interesting things from years gone by. Specialty booths include a Western corral booth, tools booth, fancy clocks booth, and showcases specialize in marbles, pocket watches, corkscrews, Steiff animals, R.S. Prussia, Roseville, Hull, Weller and other American art pottery, costume jewelry, Hamms Beer collectibles, Indian beaded items, Victorian glass, Depression & Carnival glass, jadeite and collectible glass throughout the 1900's.
At Enchanted Frog catalog-ordered reproductions are unacceptable and so is junk. Price tags are placed where you can see them. There's truly something for everyone and fun for all.
Every day is free popcorn day! Our lot is trailer-friendly, with space to turn around. Come see us soon!
Built in 1915, Excelsior Springs Golf Course has established trees, rolling hills, zoysia fairways/tees, driving range and practice facility.
As an added attraction, the clubhouse consists of the original on-site log cabin, built in 1825. Playing the 15th hole, known as Cardiac Hill, you find a monument in tribute to the Civil War Battle of Fredericksburg, which took place on the site.
Kids younger than 16 play free, Mon.-Thu. after noon; Fri.-Sun., after 2 p.m.. The course is located 35 minutes from downtown Kansas City.
The snack bar specializes in lunches, banquets and catering.
The Excelsior Springs Museum and Archives aims to preserve and promote the history of Excelsior Springs, Missouri and surrounding areas. Once a bustling tourist attraction known for its mineral waters, Excelsior Springs boasts a rich history and has attracted many famous people throughout the years. The museum and its archives serve as a resource and point of interest to the local community and to outsiders alike.
Our winery offers wine tasting, wine and other beverages, custom-blended spices and oils, gift baskets, wine merchandise and wine accessories. Enjoy wine on the patio, overlooking the vineyards, and in the tasting room. Private tasting, tours and events are available.
The outdoor fire pit is a great gathering place. Call ahead and we will create a picnic for you; or feel free to bring a picnic and we will help you pair it with wine. On days we have live music, be sure to come early and get a good seat.
Check the 'join the fun' section of our website to see the events in which you can participate. Join the Winegrower Program for the full experience.<p>
Kids and pets are welcome, but you need to clean-up after both. Kites, a bottle of bubbles, a Frisbee and your bocce set are always welcome. We have a book exchange, board games and cards to use while you relax at the vineyard.
Located 40 minutes from downtown Kansas City. Visit our website for details, events and music schedules.
Please note: It is against Missouri law to carry any outside wine, liquor and beer onto a winery’s property – leave your beverages in the car.
Known as the City of Health for the rejuvenating spring waters, the dead walked among the living as people without hope flocked to Excelsior Springs looking for a cure.
The tour features The Elms, one of the top five most haunted locations in Missouri; also, a school, the downtown business district and other locations.
Please wear comfortable shoes and clothing. Because of the sensitive nature of the tour, only those ages 12 and older may participate.
Tour departs at 8 p.m. from the Atlas Saloon, downtown.
The Hall of Waters was built in 1936-1937 as a bottling facility and distribution point for the healing, medicinal mineral waters of Excelsior Springs. This beautiful, one-of-a-kind, Art Deco building held the world’s longest water bar, an indoor swimming pool, a Polio pool, the water department, a spa both men, and a spa for women.
Today, the Hall of Waters houses city offices and the Hall of Waters Visitor Center and Cultural Museum. A self-guided walking tour is available.
The Visitor Center offers information on area attraction, shopping and events.
Stately 1915 Georgian Colonial mansion on 22 acres, surrounded by two crescent-shaped ponds. The ten guestrooms include private bath, most with whirlpool tub. Enjoy the outdoor seven-person hot tub; swimming pool; fishing; paddle and bass boats; and walking path. There is a computer available. A full, hot breakfast is served. Located 30 minutes from Kansas City; 15 minutes from William Jewell College.
Chocolates with a gooey twist. Indulge yourself with an Oooey Gooey's decadent chocolate treat. Chocolate covered pretzels, cakes, cookies and other sweet can be made into gift baskets for all occasions. Online ordering available.
This 1889 Victorian Inn offers three guestrooms with private baths, all on the second floor. The parlor includes a fireplace, games, books and a piano. There is a DVD library and a guest refrigerator. Enjoy homemade cookies and desserts. We are three blocks from William Jewell College; six blocks from downtown, boutiques and restaurants. Check room availability and book online. Call regarding children younger than 15.
A circa 1912, 153-room hotel and spa. Rest your head where the famous (Harry S. Truman) and infamous (Al Capone) have slept. Amenities include a 19,000-square-foot spa; hot tubs; pools; and a restaurant.The Elms is 30 minutes north of downtown Kansas City. The hotel completed a massive renovation in 2012.
Our Spa at the Elms has a comprehensive and welcoming selection of relaxing spa treatments.
Our restaurant offers fine dining in a relaxing atmosphere.
In operation since 1888, this is one of Missouri's oldest therapeutic spas. It features many distinct and therapeutic treatments sure to soothe body and soul. Drawing from the natural environment to rejuvenate the body and spirit, you'll depart relieved of tension, stress and anxiety.
Located in The Elms Hotel and Spa; the spa has been closed for a multi-million dollar renovation project. Please call ahead to check on the availability of spa services.
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