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Tours and Trips

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Offered through Continuing Education

@ Florissant Valley | Forest Park | Meramec | Online | Off-Site

See the sights and embark on journeys to explore regional destinations and hidden treasures of the area.

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314-984-7777

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Fish and Ferris Wheel

Venture to downtown St. Louis and visit the newest Union Station additions: St. Louis Aquarium and St. Louis Ferris Wheel. From the local streams and rivers to the depths of the oceans, explore the hidden treasures of the Missouri and Mississippi waterways. Delight in a ride on the new wheel in fully enclosed, climate-controlled gondolas that each seat up to six adults. Ferris wheel passengers will take three to four rotations high over the St. Louis skyline during a 15-minute ride. Enjoy lunch at Favazza’s on the Hill. Admission, lunch and gratuities included in fee. Pick up for Florissant Valley campus at 7:45 a.m. at the top of circular driveway between Administration and Social Sciences Buildings. Pick up for Meramec campus at 8:30 a.m. at Lot E on the NW side of Meramec campus. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to departure time. Withdrawal date for refund is May 21.*
TRIP-701 | 1 session | $119 AGE 60+ | $119 REG
S01 Th 7:45 a.m.-2:45 p.m. | AWTY: Dea Hoover
June 3 | FV/MC-Off Campus

Hannibal: America’s Hometown

Ever wondered what it would be like to walk in the shoes of Tom Sawyer or Huck Finn? Grab a friend and travel to the boyhood town of Mark Twain: Hannibal, Missouri. Tour Twain’s home and museum and attend a private museum curator talk: “Is Mark Twain Relevant Today?” Take a midday break to enjoy the sights and lunch at Mark Twain Riverboat dockside. Take a one-hour cruise on the Mark Twain Riverboat. Finish your Hannibal adventure with Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn in Richard Garey’s “Mark Twain Himself” performance at the Planter’s Barn Theater. Tour includes professional tour guide, motorcoach transportation, visit and tour of Mark Twain Boyhood Home & Museum, private curator talk, lunch dockside and one-hour sightseeing cruise, performance at Planter’s Barn Theater, and all driver and guide gratuities. This is a light walking/standing tour. Pick up for Meramec campus at 8:30 a.m. at Lot E on the NW side of Meramec campus. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to departure time. Withdrawal date for refund is June 4.*
TRIP-702 | 1 session | $129 AGE 60+ | $129 REG
S01 F 7:30 a.m.-7 p.m. | AWTY: Dea Hoover
June 18 | MC-Off Campus

Close Encounters of the European Kind

Interested in improving your travel? Learn the ins and outs of European adventures from a seasoned traveler. You’ll laugh as you learn the dos and don’ts for a truly memorable trip experience.
TRIP-703 | 1 session | $19 AGE 60+ | $25 REG
S01 Th 7-9 p.m. | Mike Ochonicky
June 24 | Online

Explore the Valley of Coal in Glen Carbon

Spend a day getting to know the village of Glen Carbon. You’ll start with a visit to the 100-year-old brick school that now houses Heritage Museum and Old City Hall/Fire House. From there, you’ll explore vibrant exhibits and learn how the Madison Coal Corporation impacted the community with its company town approach to mining. After enjoying a catered lunch by Wooden Nickel Pub and Grill, you’ll experience the history and lingering wood smoke smells of Yanda Log Cabin, which served as home to a blacksmith family with 10 children. Delight in a guided driving tour of Glen Carbon including the site of the former Acme schoolhouse, Glen Carbon covered bridge and doughboy statue. Before heading home, we’ll stop at Bobby’s Frozen Custard, home of the famous turtle sundae, to appreciate a refreshing treat. Tour includes professional tour guide motorcoach, all listed attractions, speakers, experiences, inclusive lunch and all gratuities to driver and guide. Meet tour bus at the Meramec Campus (7:45 a.m.) on Lot E, or at the Florissant Campus (8:30 a.m.) at top of circular driveway between Administration and Social Sciences Buildings. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to departure time. Withdrawal deadline for refund June 10.*
TRIP-702 | 1 session | $119 AGE 60+ | $119 REG
S04 F 7:45 a.m.-4:45 p.m. | AWTY: Dea Hoover
June 25 | MC/FV-Off Campus

Land of Lincoln

Travel to the land of Lincoln and visit the only home he ever owned, now a National Park Service historic site. Discover how a four-block neighborhood reveals an intimate look at Lincoln as husband, father, neighbor and politician. Tour Lincoln’s Tomb and Presidential Museum and see breathtaking monuments and historical significance. Price includes professional tour guide, motorcoach transportation, one-way train fare, entrance to Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum and Lincoln Tomb Historic Site, and lunch at Maldaner’s. Tour requires moderate amounts of standing and walking; you must be able to lift leg 12 inches to board Amtrak train. If Amtrak schedule changes, transportation will be by motorcoach. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to departure time. Meet the tour bus on Lot E on NW side of Meramec campus. Withdrawal deadline for refund is June 8.*
TRIP-702 | 1 session | $109 AGE 60+ | $109 REG
S02 Tu 8 a.m.-8 p.m. | AWTY: Dea Hoover
June 29 | MC/FV-Off Campus

Music and Mill in Cape

Enjoy lunch at Celebrations while attending a private musical performance by Jerry Ford. A fixture at the Purple Crackle and the Colony Club in East Cape Girardeau, Ill. for many years, Ford has entertained audiences throughout the Midwest since 1957, providing back-up to Bob Hope, Red Skelton, Ray Stevens, Bobby Vinton, Ted Lewis and others. We’ll next visit Bollinger Mill Historic Site, home of Burfordville Covered Bridge, the oldest of its type in Missouri. Also, learn how the milling process works and, if river levels allow, observe a milling demonstration. Tour includes professional tour guide, motorcoach, all listed attractions, speakers, experiences, inclusive lunch and all gratuities to driver and guide. Meet tour bus on Lot E on NW side of Meramec campus. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to departure time. Withdrawal deadline for refund is June 8.*
TRIP-702 | 1 session | $124 AGE 60+ | $124 REG
S03 Tu 9:30 a.m.-5:15 p.m. | AWTY: Dea Hoover
July 20 | MC-Off Campus

We care about your comfort during our tours and trips!

It's important you are aware that these outings may require navigation of stairs or uneven surfaces. By nature, walking tours may offer limited access to seating.

If you are a person with a disability who requires accommodation in order to participate in any program or activity, please contact the Continuing Education Access Office at 314-984-7704 as soon as possible in advance of the program for consideration of your accommodations request. For trips and tours, it is helpful to receive advance notice of up to one month. With less advance notice, it may be difficult to meet the needs of interested members.


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