Excelsior Springs is a vibrant, historic community of 11,000 in a prime viewing area to see the 2017 Solar Eclipse. The citys natural beauty and unique history make an exciting venue for this epic event on August 21, 2017 and will be hosting a plethora of activities on the weekend leading up to the event.
As the owner of a small home decor shop, I'm always on the hunt for inventory and inspiration. My 15-year-old daughter, Oakley, often joins me on my weekend trips, which makes for excellent bonding time.
It should be no surprise that one of Missouri's most historic hotels, is actually one of its most haunted places. The Elms Hotel & Spa in Excelsior Springs boasts luxury lodging and spa services, but that's not the only thing this hotel has to offer. The hotel has played host to many famous people over the years, but it also has been known to cater to the more supernatural guests.
Now that our children are school age and old enough to understand, we've started adding historical stops to many of our family road trips. They are fun and interesting way for them to learn a little bit of our country's history hands on and to better understand some of the things they learn in books and in class. It's always nice when one of our journeys takes us near an interesting historical place that we can explore and recently we had the chance to stop in at the Jesse James Birthplace in Kearney, Missouri.