K.C. City Scout: Explore the Golden Age

Gatsby Days is a highlight of arts and culture in Kansas City. Bank robbery reenactments, live jazz, poetry readings, window displays, a fashion walk, escape room games, and more allow you to explore the culture and history of the Golden Age at this annual event in downtown Excelsior Springs.


Pizza, A Wine Festival, The Iron District, and More in Kansas City

Gourmet pizza, local wine, creative containers and more in Kansas City


Discover the Best of Missouri Life Awards

The 2020 reader’s choice awards are here.


The Elms Resort Excelsior Springs 1931 Robbery Kansas City

November 5, 1931

On this day, forty shots were fired in the Elms Hotel lobby and veranda in a robbery gone bad. The Excelsior Springs police shotgun squad chased the robbers from the hotel to Kansas City where they were caught, tried, and convicted. You can still visit the Elms today. 


The Overnight: Excelsior Springs

A pool, a lake, a spa, and a Hall of Waters lure people to Excelsior Springs.


World State Fair in Missouri

2019 Discover the Best of Missouri Life Awards

You voted. We counted. Now you can discover some best-kept secrets and surprises around the state in eight different categories, such as culture, destinations, food, lore and legend, and more.