The rebirth of Excelsior Springs is being contributed to by individuals, businesses and organizations, alike. New owners of the Elms Hotel have completed an award-winning $20 million renovation to the hotel and spa. Renovation to downtown buildings for new businesses and housing and the fast-growing west side shopping districts are all contributing factors.

The newest park, Century Park, is located on the west side of town near the high school and middle school campuses featuring two 28-ft. gazebo-style shelters, playground equipment, a walktrail and a handicapped-accessible fishing dock for the stocked pond.

The Excelsior Springs School District has provided a state-of-the-art Performing Arts Center and professional-quality Tiger Sports Stadium, while also improving curriculum, technology and security for students in the classroom. The Excelsior Springs Hospital completed a $9 million Outpatient Clinic and Wellness Center in 2009.

A City Master Plan "Vision 2020" addresses important issues for taking Excelsior Springs into the 21st Century and beyond.

A variety of housing stock makes Excelsior Springs a great place to relocate to. From historic bungalows clinging to the steep valley walls, to two-story historic homes adjacent to the golf course, from ranch homes in established neighborhoods to new luxury homes in exclusive communities, Excelsior Springs provides an attractive investment in quality of life.

Area cultural attractions located in Excelsior Springs include:

• Excelsior Springs Hall of Waters & Cultural Museum
• The Elms Resort & Spa
• Excelsior Springs Museum & Archives
• 12 parks covering 220 acres
• Creekside Inn Bed & Breakfast
• Paradise Playhouse
• Wabash Blues Garden
• Excelsior Springs Golf Course
• Excelsior Springs Community Theatre
• Excelsior Springs Gatsby Days
• Chamber of Commerce Waterfest
• Excelsior Springs Mineral Water Bowl Game
• Second Friday Art Crawls
• Hall of Trees
• Gatsby Days Celebration
• Wine and Jazz Festival
• Missouri Wine arts Arts Festival
• Sanctioned BBQ on the River and Fly-in
• Valentine's Day Weekend Chocolate Tour
• Girl's Night Out events

See page 11 for event highlights and check the Events Calendar on the Excelsior Springs Chamber of Commerce website for event listings.