Homes for Rent in Excelsior Springs


The following are home rental listings found in the Town & Country Leader for Thursday, January 3, 2019

House for Rent: 2 bedroom, 900 sq ft with large deck. Newly remodeled with hardwood type floors throughout, new counter-tops, dishwasher, glass top stove, fridge, and washer dryer hookup and lots of closet space. House located near Excelsior Springs. 816-248-3028

Apartment for Rent: $504, 2 bedroom apartment in Richmond; Income restrictions apply; Call Mike at 816-776-3958

Apartment for Rent: Apartment Unit available. 3 bedroom, 2 full baths, washer/dryer hookup, newly remodeled. $750 per month. Call 816-332-1219

Apartment for Rent: Nice apartment units available. New flooring, counter tops, fresh paint, quiet area, washer/dryer hookup, 2 full baths. Call Ken at 816-332-1219

House for Rent: 2-3 bedroom house in Hardin. $480 plus deposit. References, large yard, no pets. 660-229-1052.

Commercial Property for Rent: One space is 950 sq. ft. and one space 475 sq. ft. 2001 W Jesse James Rd., Excelsior Springs. Call 816-630-2520.

House for Rent: 3 bedroom, 1 1/2 bath in the country. Rent is $700 per month, Richmond school district. No pets. Call 816-776-2628 to apply and get further details.

Apartment for Rent: Excelsior Springs West side location. 1 bedroom – $435, 2 bedroom – $535, 3 bedroom – $575. Call 816-985-1749. No dogs.

Apartment for Rent: 2 bedroom apartment for rent. Excelsior Springs West Side location. 816-838-2981

House for Rent: 4 bedroom, 1 bath home in Richmond. Call 816-776-2628 to apply and get further details.



ESHS Transformed Into Egyptian Temple

Excelsior Springs High School Art Appreciation classes have transformed their hallway into an Egyptian Temple that looks amazing! Rebecca Ryan and Sherie Renne’s students have done a great job of making one feel like they are in the middle of a pyramid! Have a look:

Episode 1 – Courtney & Sam – A Podcast of Ramblings

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Courtney and her friend Samantha Kilgore team up to record ramblings as they rumble along to Kansas City each week. In this first edition’s podcast, Sam and Courtney reflect on why working at Job Corps is so great.


Have a topic that you want to hear us discuss? Contact Courtney or Samantha on Facebook and check back here weekly for links to our next episode!

5 Christmas Things To Do in Excelsior Springs Area



While in Excelsior Springs there are ongoing events such as the Lane of Lights, Hall of Trees, and seasonal sales in all of the stores, there are plenty of other things happening just outside the area that folks might want to partake in!

1. World’s of Fun – Winterfest

World’s of Fun isn’t just for summertime happenings! With Winterfest, the park is transformed into a winter wonderland of fun for you to enjoy! Here are some of the details from their promotions:

Come for the sights, sounds and festive fun of the holiday season during WinterFest. This event is packed with holiday spirit and unique experiences for friends and families to enjoy. Experience Worlds of Fun like never before and become immersed in the season’s spirit with a grand display of holiday lighting, festive décor, live entertainment and fanciful experiences, including a selection of your favorite rides.

What’s the holiday season without the food? The Worlds of Fun culinary team has you covered. Our executive chef thoughtfully crafts a holiday-style menu with special dining locations and food offerings throughout the park. Treat yourself to a hearty helping of smoked turkey, glazed hams and traditional fixings; or, try our homemade holiday breads and desserts that leave you with dreams of sugar plum fairies.

From millions of shimmering lights and hands-on activities to exceptional shopping and live shows, WinterFest is the grandest holiday event in Kansas City!

Click here for more details about Winterfest!


2. Olde World Christmas Weekend Tours – Kansas City, Kansas


The Strawberry Hill Museum and Cultural Center (720 N 4th St., Kansas City, KS 66101) has decorated for the holidays and will be giving weekend tours! You purchase tickets ($10 each) at the door with either cash or check only.


Click here for more details about Strawberry Hill


3. Santa Dives at Kansas City Zoo


What’s red and white and swimming with the penguins at Helzberg Penguin Plaza? Santa! Get a one-of-a-kind photo of Santa as penguins torpedo around him. Watch the penguin bubbles trail the man in the red suit and hear the children giggle. Dives are at 2 p.m. December 22nd and 23rd.

Click here for more info on the Santa Dives at the KC Zoo


Also, watch for Santa Dives at the Sea Life Aquarium in Kansas City December 18, 19, and 20 at 11:00am. Santa will join the deep sea fun as he dives into the Ocean Tank to see all of the good little fishies this holiday season! They’ve decked the halls of Stingray Bay where you can write a letter to your favorite sea creature!

Please note, all activities are included with the regular price of admission to SEA LIFE Aquarium. Purchase tickets online in-advance to save on individual admission! Tickets available online at:

Click here for more details

4. Local Choirs at Crown Center

Click here for more details and for a list of choirs performing


5. Christmas Day Blanket Handout to Homeless


The UAW 249 Local’s Motorcycle Committee is preparing to hand out blankets on Christmas Day to our area’s homeless. They are looking for help in handing out items, but also collecting blankets, for those who may have some to donate.

Click here for more information on getting involved in this effort

For related posts made on this subject, visit:

Excelsior Springs Lane of Lights Schedule

12 Christmas Events in Excelsior Springs

7 Activities in Excelsior Springs This Week

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There’s a lot going on in Excelsior Springs every day that you won’t want to miss out on, but here are seven activities coming up this week that you won’t want to miss!

• Wednesday, December 5 at 9:00am – Mid-Continent Public Library Opening Celebration
Our citizens have eagerly been awaiting the new construction that has been underway at our beloved library! Join them this Wednesday morning for a formal opening, with entertainment and treats, too!

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• Wednesday, December 5 – 9:30am – MOPS (Mothers of Pre-Schoolers) Monthly Meeting
There’s a new Mom’s group in Excelsior Springs through the First United Methodist Church. Be sure to join other area pre-school aged moms with their children for some fun and fellowship each month! Click here for more details!

• Thursday, December 6 – 11:30am-1:00pm – SAFE Meeting
The Substance Abuse Free Environments (SAFE) committee will be holding its monthly meeting at the Excelsior Springs Hospital. There will be a special presentation given by ES Hospital CEO Kristen DeHart regarding access to opioid addiction treatment that will be offered through our hospital. For more details, see the Friday, Nov. 30th edition of the Excelsior Springs Standard.

• Friday, December 7 – 12:30pm – Chamber Meet & Eat
This Friday the Excelsior Springs Chamber will be having a Meet & Eat gathering at Price Chopper for lunch. Join in on this networking event and get more details by clicking here!

• Friday, December 7 – 7:00pm – Atlas Saloon
Every Friday evening, the Atlas Saloon downtown on Broadway will have Karaoke Friday’s! Swing in for a beer from their new brewery at the location and get your sing on!

Saturday, December 8 – 5:45pm and 7:45pm – Holly Jolly Trolley Tours & Taste of Christmas
This Saturday, the Excelsior Springs Chamber will be offering Holly Jolly Trolley Tours throughout town to see the houses competing in this season’s Lighted Displays! Click here for more info!

Get tickets to the Taste of Christmas and you’ll have access to visit 15 Excelsior Springs businesses to enjoy tasty treats and shopping on December 8th from 1:00-4:30pm! Click here for details!


• Lane of Lights – Lover’s Lane and 10 Hwy – Donations for Entry
The Lane of Lights is open 5:30pm-10:00pm on Fridays and Saturdays and 5:30pm-9:00pm on Sundays through Thursdays. Proceeds go to the group that is sponsoring the Lane for that night and the Christmas Committee! Here’s the list for this week’s hosts:

Monday – Excelsior Springs Optimists
Tuesday – ESHS Band Boosters
Wednesday – Ice Crushers Baseball
Thursday – Boy Scout Troop 309
Friday – Westview PAWS
Saturday – Cyclones Softball
Sunday – Good Samaritan Center


Looking for more information regarding Excelsior Springs? Be sure to check out these recent blog posts:

12 Christmas Events in Excelsior Springs

Excelsior Springs Lane of Lights Schedule

5 Things Excelsiorites Want the Community to Know

12 Christmas Events in Excelsior Springs

Christmas in Excelsior Springs
One of the things that Excelsior does best is Christmas! This season, there is a whole list of upcoming Christmas events taking place here in town. See below for a list and click on each for more info!

1. Hall of Trees


The Hall of Trees inside the historic Hall of Waters, 201 E. Broadway, will be open Monday through Saturday from 10:00am to 4:45pm. Open throughout the holiday season with beautifully and uniquely decorated Christmas trees on display surrounding the world’s longest mineral water bar.

Click here for more information.

2. Lane of Lights

The Lane of Lights is located along Lovers Lane in East Valley Park and is open through December 31. The Christmas Committee has created this lighted drive-through holiday display to give families and friends a destination on cold winter evenings. It’s a great way to top off or start an evening out to dinner or the movies, the school holiday performance or your family get-together. Admission by donation. The Christmas Committee partners with local organizations for this fundraising event.

November 30-December 31 – Open daily 5:30pm-10:00pm (Fridays and Saturdays) and 5:30pm-9:00pm (Sundays through Thursdays)

Click here for more information.

3. Holiday Homes Tour


Visit 5 beautifully decorated homes on December 1 from noon to 6:00pm. Regular tickets are $10 in advance and are available here. Tickets that include trolley transportation are $15 in advance and are available here: Noon Tour,  2pm Tour3pm Tour

Click here for more information.

4. Taste of Christmas


Visit 15 Excelsior Springs businesses to enjoy tasty treats and shopping on December 8 from 1:00-4:30pm! Tickets are $15 in advance and are available here. Tickets that include trolley transportation are $20 and are available here.

Click here for more information.

5. Holly Jolly Lights Tour


See the lights of Excelsior Springs from the comfort of the Chamber Trolley!

December 8, early tour 6:00pm
December 8, late tour 7:45pm
December 15, early tour 6:00pm
December 15, late tour 7:45pm
December 22, early tour 6:00pm
December 22, late tour 7:45pm
December 24, early tour 6:00pm
December 24, late tour 7:45pm

Click here for more information.

6. Christmastime Tour of Churches


Get tickets now for the Museum’s 2nd annual Christmastime Tour of Churches — by trolley ($15) or you drive ($10) online at Or call 630-0101 to reserve a spot on the trolley — limited seating!

Click here for more information.

7. Christmas on the Farm


Please join us for Christmas on the Farm at Watkins Woolen Mill State Park! Admission is free for the event and there will be an open house at the Watkins family home for the duration of the event. Activities at the home will include holiday caroling, reading of family letters, free samples of traditional holiday treats, flaming of the plum pudding demonstrations, and an opportunity for children to visit with Father Christmas. Activities at the visitor center will include kids crafts and live traditional holiday music.

Click here for more information.

8. Mingle and Jingle – Chamber After Hours at Broadway Bar & Grill

Click here for more information.

9. December Sketchout at Hall of Waters – Hall of Trees

Saturday, December 1st Sketch Crawl will be at the Hall of Waters, Hall of Trees exhibit in historic downtown Excelsior Springs, MO.

Theme: Holiday Trees at Hall of Trees
Location: Hall of Waters, 201 E Broadway St, Excelsior Springs, MO 64024
Time: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

*10:00 am meet & check-in at Main Spring Arts Gallery & Studios
*10:15-12:15 pm sketch the Hall of Trees exhibit at Hall of Waters
*Around 12:15 pm return to the check-in area to share your work and take a group photo
*Stick around afterwards and eat lunch with the group at Willow Spring Mercantile before heading out to shop or tour other locations, like the Elms Hotel

USkKC collaborated with partner location, Main Spring Arts Gallery & Studios (110 S Main Street, Excelsior Springs, MO 64024) nestled between theaters, antique shops, and boutiques that keep this town bustling.

Click here for more information.

10. Candy Cane Hunt – Excelsior Springs Parks and Recreation


Click here for more information.

11. Free Pictures with Santa and Ride on the Polar Express

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12. ReeceNichols Santa Event


Click here for more information!


Excelsior Springs Lane of Lights Schedule

Lane of Lights

Our Christmas Committee here in Excelsior Springs does such a fabulous job of making things nice throughout the holiday season! Something that has become quite a tradition for those living here is participating in the Lane of Lights held in Lover’s Lane Park each year. This year, the committee was even able to purchase a lighted tunnel that has been a big hit among locals!

Hours for the Lane
November 30-December 31 – Open daily 5:30pm-10:00pm (Fridays and Saturdays) and 5:30pm-9:00pm (Sundays through Thursdays)

Each night is sponsored by a local club or organization, raising money through donations to go back to their cause. Following is a list of those that we know are participating!

November 30 – Re/Max (ES School District – lunch accounts)
December 1 – 4-H2O
December 2 – Main Spring Art Gallery
December 3 – Excelsior Springs Optimists
December 4 – ESHS Band Boosters
December 5 – Ice Crushers Baseball
December 6 – Boy Scouts Troop 309
December 7 – Westview PAWS
December 8 – Cyclones Softball
December 9 – Good Samaritan Center
December 10 – VCU Youth Group – Missions to Haiti
December 11 – Cub Scout Pack 4313
December 12 – After Prom Committee
December 13 – Girl Scout Troop 3653
December 14 – Girl Scout Troop – Scarbrough
December 15 – Excelsior Springs Chamber of Commerce
December 16 – Lewis PALS
December 17 – Elkhorn SOS
December 18 – ReeceNichols – Claypool Team
December 19 – ReeceNichols – Halberstadt Team (proceeds to Reno Ranch Pet Rescue)
December 20 – SkillsUSA – Excelsior Springs Area Career Center
December 21 – ReeceNichols – Hightower Team (proceeds to Rebuilding Together – Clay County)
December 22 – Advance America (hosting on behalf of the ES Christmas Committee)
December 23 – Excelsior Springs Rotary Club
December 24 – ES Christmas Committee
December 26 – Stealth Baseball
December 27 – MOPS of Excelsior Springs Methodist
December 28 – Small Town Sidekicks
December 29 – Cancerkickers – Relay for Life Team
December 30 – ES Knuckleheadz Baseball

If you have others to add, please message me on Facebook or post details into our community group!

Updated: Excelsior Springs Closures

Excelsior Springs Closures

Due to the blizzard that’s been hitting our community all day, businesses have been closing early and public schools have already been closing for tomorrow. In an attempt to help, below is a list of local closings. If you see one that isn’t here, message me on Facebook or post it into the community Facebook group.

UPDATE: Closed Tuesday, November 27:
• Excelsior Springs School District
• Rockin’ Tiger Club
• Noah’s Ark Christian Preschool
• Excelsior Springs Senior Center
• AAA Senior Strength Class at Community Center
• Excelsior Springs Museum & Archives

Closed Early, Sunday, November 25:

• Drive-In Convenience King (D.I.C.K.’s)
• Y Liquor
• Tiger Bowl – Sunday Social League, Adult/Youth (Tiger Pack League) cancelled
• It’s $5
• El Maguey Mexican Restaurant
• Finders Keepers of Excelsior Springs
• Excel Nutrition
• Excelsior Springs Community Center
• Spring Delivery
• Wabash BBQ
• Lane of Lights
• Eagles Club – Ham & Beans Dinner Cancelled
• Broadway Toyz
• Mid-Continent Public Library
• Palermo’s Italian Restaurant
• Ziggy’s General Store
• Four Horses and a Dog
• Amigo’s soccer game
• Papa Murphy’s
• Main Spring Arts Gallery & Studios
• McDonald’s
•Price Chopper

Local Church Cancellations:

• Flack Memorial
• Barbee Memorial Presbyterian Church
• Excelsior Springs Church of Christ
• United Christian Presbyterian Church
• Excelsior Springs Church of the Nazarene

Closed Monday, November 26:

• Excelsior Springs School District’s Professional Development Day
• Excelsior Springs School District’s Rockin’ Tiger Club
• ESMS Lady Tiger Basketball – tournament has been moved to Wednesday the 28th and Friday the 30th. 7th grade game is at 4:00pm on Wednesday followed by the 8th grade game at 5:10pm.
• Ray’s Lunch
• Annie’s Furniture and Gifts
• Subway
• Wabash
• Opportunity Cafe



Dear Courtney – Week of August 6th


Questions I’ve Been Asked The Week of August 6th

• How do you make a donation to the school lunch program?

There has been an account formed under the Excelsior Springs Educational Foundation that provides funding for lunch debts and other student needs. The account is called “Tiger in Need.” Individuals wanting to make a donation are encouraged to reach out to the school district.

• What will happen to the Museum and Hall of Waters now that the Museum tax didn’t pass?

We will move forward with trying to find solutions to fund the renovations that are needed at both locations. The Museum will continue to fundraise just as it always did. The City may look for private businesses to move into the space of the Hall of Waters in order to bring revenue in to cover renovation costs. If the structure is found to be unsafe, it may have to be closed off for pedestrian traffic.

• Can you explain the QT insanity to me?

For the last three years I have heard the citizens of Excelsior Springs cry out in unison for a QT to be opened here. In order to make their voices better heard, a QT campaign was launched. Each day last week the citizens were challenged to make social media posts tagging QT and asking them to come to Excelsior Springs. This was just for fun and didn’t produce very good results, other than the initial announcement that it was happening.

• Can I register my child for school online?

There is an online e-registration that parents can do, but at this point, you will need to reach out to your child’s school. Especially if your child has never attended the Excelsior Springs School District before.

• We found a new, retractable geological chart. Where should we take it?

Donor was encouraged to reach out to the middle school and high school to determine if any teachers would be interested in the maps.

• What’s going in next to Talented Tots?

Thunderbird Electric is going in to the old Feldman’s building. They will have a large lighting showroom and electrical counter. They will stock anything you would need for electrical material, including but not limited to, LED lamps, switches, receptacles, etc. as well as tools. They will have a Grand Opening. Stay tuned!

• What year did the Ball Clinic close?

The Ball Clinic building was closed in 1963. (Hat tip to Brett Vaughn for finding the answer to this!)

• Any info on the new Broadway Toy Store?

The store plans to open around Oct. 15th and will have new toys from infants up! The store is located on Broadway across the street from Bobkorn and Broadway Bar & Grill.

• What did the property off of St. Louis Avenue used to be?

It used to be rental cottages.

• Is any of our water supply from the Springs? 

Our water supply isn’t pulled from the Springs. Each of the Spring wells have been capped by Missouri DNR.

What year did the bottling of our mineral waters end? 

By 1967, the bottling operations had lost $25,000, and the city decided it was time to put the mineral waters behind them. In 2008 there was another attempt at bottling the waters, but the production demands too much to keep up with competition of other, more well-known bottled waters.