El Dorado Springs, Missouri: Healing Spring of the Osage

Natural spring in the city park was used by the Osage Indians. Its healing powers were so wonderful that it became a medical destination, and then a town was built around it.

140 S. Main St., El Dorado Springs, MO
From US-54 downtown, turn north at the stoplight onto MO-92/Main St. Drive about one mile. You'll see the entrance to City Park on the left.
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Healing Spring of the Osage

The Spring that founded the town and healed the Osage Indians is in a park on South Main Street. Plan to spend a little time here relaxing. It has the original stone from 1881 that marked the spring. A gazebo built from local stone is the focal point, with a fountain of running water made of the same stone. Look for the old basin made of a solid stone quarried locally, as well as a few monuments.

[Gan Nunnally, 08/27/2020]

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