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Lauren in Hall of WatersI'm not sure what this was used for, but the doors opened up and there was a seat to sit inside, with a hole for your head to be outside of the strange box.
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Jim in Hall of WatersThis was a separate room, with a bed to rest on a hole for your head to stick out of. It took some convincing to get Jim to lay down on the cot.
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A Water Bar and Strange Contraptions
On a recent assignment to the Excelsior Springs area, my husband, Jim, and I visited the Hall of Waters.
Built in 1937, the unique structure housed plenty of options for hydrotherapy (a popular treatment option due to stories of healing waters), including a water bar where mineral water from the area's springs was served, a spa, and a pool. The building even housed a department dedicated to research on the uses of waters in healing. Five types of mineral waters were bottled at the Hall of Waters Processing and Bottling plant and shipped around the world.
We spent the $1 to purchase a bottle of Excelsior Springs water (tasted like water) then explored the remnants of the women's bath department on the first floor.
It was, perhaps, one of the creepiest places I'd ever been to.
The spa area had all of these contraptions and separate rooms for different hydrotherapy treatments. Shiny nozzles and gauges stuck out of different pieces of equipment, their uses one can only imagine.
Enjoy the few pics we took of ourselves trying out the eerie devices!