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TRIP:701 Flounder Houses in St. Louis06/27-06/27  

St. Louis has more flounder houses than any other city in the world. These unique structures were built between 1860 and 1890, and we will learn what makes these houses so special. They have a distinctive shape, with one side wall higher than the other side wall. They often have a single window on the top floor, looking like an "eye". Our bus will travel to various neighborhoods of the city to show us these intriguing houses. We will even have lunch in a flounder house, home to a workingman's bar and grill. The tour begins at the Forest Park campus. Meet in the parking lot of the G Tower. Large amounts of walking required for this outing. Withdrawal deadline for refund: 6/6. Cost for adults 60 and over $64.00.

  • Registration Code= 201715 60611
  • Meeting Dates= 06/27-06/27
  • Meeting Days= T
  • Meeting Times= 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
  • Location= Forest Park - Off Campus (CE) 
  • Instructor= Douglas Schneider
  • Fees= $ 69.00
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314-984-7777
 
  Games People Play (FV)06/16-06/16  

Our adventure begins at Across the Board Games in Crestwood For a behind-the-scenes look at this homespun business created out of the love of old board games. You will meet the owner and hear her story of her passion of wooden board games the family can play together. Next, we will tour the World Chess Hall Of Fame, Home to the world's largest chess piece as verified by the Guinness Book of World Records. Our group will enjoy a guided tour and lecture of the Hall Of Fame as well as experience the current exhibit and we will venture over to the Chess Club for a Grand Master Lesson. Lunch will be pleasant experience at the chess-themed Kingside Diner, especially when there is a house-made cinnamon roll for dessert! Next, we will master our escape skills at Mastermind Room Escape-St. Louis. You will work with 10 other people to solve a puzzle that lets you out of the room. But hurry, you only have 60 minutes! We will finish our adventure at Pieces STL, the city's new board game cafe, and meet the creators. From entrepreneurial incubator to brick and mortar business, Pieces STL stands out among the crowd. Tour includes: Professional Tour Guide Dea Hoover, motorcoach transportation, all listed attractions, speakers, experiences, inclusive lunch, and all gratuities to driver and guide. Meet tour bus at top of circular driveway between Administration and Social Sciences Buildings. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to departure time. Withdrawal deadline for refund: 5/30. Cost for adults 60 and over $99.00. No senior discount.

  • Registration Code= 201715 60663
  • Meeting Dates= 06/16-06/16
  • Meeting Days= F
  • Meeting Times= 8:15 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  • Location= Flo Valley - Off Campus (CE) 
  • Instructor= CE Org Staff
  • Fees= $ 99.00
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314-984-7777
 
  Games People Play (MC)06/16-06/16  

Our adventure begins at Across the Board Games in Crestwood for a behind-the-scenes look at this business with the owner. Next, we will tour the World Chess Hall of Fame, home to the world's largest chess piece as verified by the Guinness Book of World Records. Our group will enjoy a guided tour of the Hall of Fame as well as experience the current exhibit and we will venture over to the Chess Club for a Grand Master Lesson. Lunch will be pleasant experience at the chess-themed Kingside Diner. Next, we will master our escape skills at Mastermind Room Escape-St. Louis. You will work with 10 other people to solve a puzzle that lets you out of the room. But hurry, you only have 60 minutes! We will finish our adventure at Pieces STL, the city's new board game cafe. Tour includes: Professional Tour Guide Dea Hoover, motorcoach transportation, 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: 5/30. Cost for adults 60 and over $99.00. No senior discount.

  • Registration Code= 201715 60612
  • Meeting Dates= 06/16-06/16
  • Meeting Days= F
  • Meeting Times= 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Location= Meramec - Off Campus (CE) 
  • Instructor= CE Org Staff
  • Fees= $ 99.00
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314-984-7777
 
TRIP:702 Hats Off to Washington, MO! via Amtrak07/08-07/08  

All aboard for this day-long trip to Washington, MO. Upon arriving at our destination city, we will dine for lunch at Hawthorne Inn, serving award winning food for 20 years and consistently voted the area's favorite restaurant. You'll have your choice of one of three menu items. After lunch, we will visit the home of milliner, Rose Monzyk. Rose designs hats and will give us a millinery demonstration and display her hats. Next, we will have a stopover at Gary Lucy Gallery on historic Main where we will meet the artist himself. Whether working in his floating river studio or in his home studio on the Missouri riverfront in Washington, MO, Gary captures the beauty and ruggedness of nature and river life. Enjoy a private demo by Gary and time to shop in the studio and surrounding nearby stores on Main Street. Tour includes: Professional Tour Guide Dea Hoover, motorcoach transportation, 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: 6/23. Cost for adults 60 and over $99.00. No senior discount.

  • Registration Code= 201715 60618
  • Meeting Dates= 07/08-07/08
  • Meeting Days= Sa
  • Meeting Times= 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Location= Meramec - Off Campus (CE) 
  • Instructor= CE Org Staff
  • Fees= $ 99.00
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314-984-7777
 
  Historic Homes of Springfield, IL (FV)06/23-06/23  

The first stop on this tour is the Floyd Lloyd Wright Dana Thomas House. The home, the 72nd building designed by Wright, contains the largest collection of site-specific, original Wright art glass and furniture. Next, we will visit the Pasfield House Inn to enjoy a tour and lunch. Built in 1896, this Georgian-Revival mansion is a remarkably preserved treasure that has a distinctive antebellum flair. Then we're off to Edward's Place Mansion. This Italianate mansion built in 1833 and remodeled in 1857 and was once a center for social activity in Springfield. Prominent citizens and politicians such as Abraham Lincoln, Stephen Douglas, governors, judges and lawyers were entertained at lavish dinner parties and the grounds played host to many summer picnics and political rallies. Lastly, we will visit the Elijah Iles House--the oldest known residence in Springfield. This Greek revival home is thought to be the only "raised cottage" with a full gallery or porch existing in the Springfield area. Many have called this house "home" including merchants, bankers, soldiers, senators and other politicians, and leaders in women's organizations. Tour includes: Professional Tour Guide Dea Hoover, motorcoach transportation, all listed attractions, speakers, experiences, inclusive lunch, and all gratuities to driver and guide. Meet tour bus at top of circular driveway between Administration and Social Sciences Buildings. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to departure time. Withdrawal deadline for refund: 6/9. Cost for adults 60 and over $99.00. No senior discount.

  • Registration Code= 201715 60664
  • Meeting Dates= 06/23-06/23
  • Meeting Days= F
  • Meeting Times= 8:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Location= Flo Valley - Off Campus (CE) 
  • Instructor= CE Org Staff
  • Fees= $ 99.00
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314-984-7777
 
  Historic Homes of Springfield, IL (MC)06/23-06/23  

The first stop on this tour is the Floyd Lloyd Wright Dana Thomas House. The home, the 72nd building designed by Wright, contains the largest collection of site-specific, original Wright art glass and furniture. Next, we will visit the Pasfield House Inn to enjoy a tour and lunch. Built in 1896, this Georgian-Revival mansion is a remarkably preserved treasure that has a distinctive antebellum flair. Then we're off to Edward's Place Mansion. This Italianate mansion built in 1833 and remodeled in 1857 and was once a center for social activity in Springfield. Prominent citizens and politicians such as Abraham Lincoln, Stephen Douglas, governors, judges and lawyers were entertained at lavish dinner parties and the grounds played host to many summer picnics and political rallies. Lastly, we will visit the Elijah Iles House--the oldest known residence in Springfield. This Greek revival home is thought to be the only "raised cottage" with a full gallery or porch existing in the Springfield area. Many have called this house "home" including merchants, bankers, soldiers, senators and other politicians, and leaders in women's organizations. Tour includes: Professional Tour Guide Dea Hoover, motorcoach transportation, 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: 6/9. Cost for adults 60 and over $99.00. No senior discount.

  • Registration Code= 201715 60617
  • Meeting Dates= 06/23-06/23
  • Meeting Days= F
  • Meeting Times= 7:45 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
  • Location= Meramec - Off Campus (CE) 
  • Instructor= CE Org Staff
  • Fees= $ 99.00
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314-984-7777
 
  Historic Route 66 I: Cuba, MO to Waynesville, MO06/15-06/15  

Join us for a narrated tour (with stops) along a portion of Route 66 (the Mother Road) in Missouri. Highlights will include lunch at the iconic Elbow Inn, ruins of days-gone-by and a dead-end (almost ghost!) town, a resort that hosted Mae West, the Trail of Tears, the finest pie in Missouri, scenic camera-ready overlook, some of the oldest (still operating) businesses on the route, a huge red rocking chair, and Route 66 murals. Tour includes transportation and tour guide, BBQ lunch with the fixin's, a slice of take-home pie, and gratuities. Meet tour bus in Lot E on NW side of the Meramec campus. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to departure time. Withdrawal deadline for refund: 6/1. Cost for adults 60 and over $99.00.

  • Registration Code= 201715 60614
  • Meeting Dates= 06/15-06/15
  • Meeting Days= Th
  • Meeting Times= 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  • Location= Meramec - Off Campus (CE) 
  • Instructor= Douglas Schneider
  • Fees= $ 109.00
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314-984-7777
 
  Historic Route 66 II: Eureka, MO to Cuba, MO06/22-06/22  

Take a bus ride on the Mother Road. Visit buildings unchanged since the heyday of Route 66, as well as repurposed Route 66 buildings and abandoned Route 66 buildings. Learn the role of the National Park Service in preserving this historic road. See tourist traps, petroliana, a winged moose, open mines, a haunted truck stop, historic neon signs, Civil War sites. Meet people who rehabbed a Route 66 building in Cuba. Lunch will be BBQ with cobbler, and you will get Route 66 baby cakes to take home. Tour includes transportation and tour guide, lunch, dessert and gratuities. Meet tour bus in Lot E on NW side of the Meramec campus. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to departure time. Withdrawal deadline for refund: 6/8. Cost for adults 60 and over $99.00.

  • Registration Code= 201715 60616
  • Meeting Dates= 06/22-06/22
  • Meeting Days= Th
  • Meeting Times= 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  • Location= Meramec - Off Campus (CE) 
  • Instructor= Douglas Schneider
  • Fees= $ 109.00
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314-984-7777
 
  Lewis and Clark: Behind the Scenes06/24-06/24  

Join us on a journey to re-discover Lewis and Clark! We will learn what went into the preparation for their journey, visit an early stop on their route, and learn what happened after they returned. We will stop in Cahokia, IL to view the official Post Office for the expedition and move along to Hartford, IL for the Number 1 historic site on the Lewis and Clark Trail and Camp du Bois before voyaging up the Confluence Tower in an elevator. After viewing the confluence of the Mississippi and Missouri Rivers, we will head to the Boathouse Museum in St. Charles. While in St. Charles, there will be a brief time for shopping on Main Street or treating yourself to dessert on your own. We will also visit Clark's grave in Bellefontaine Cemetery. The tour includes: bus, admissions, lunch and gratuities. Meet tour bus on Lot E on NW side of Meramec campus. Tour guide is Joan Huisinga. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to departure time. Withdrawal deadline for refunds: 5/18. Cost for adults 60 and over $79.00.

  • Registration Code= 201715 60613
  • Meeting Dates= 06/24-06/24
  • Meeting Days= Sa
  • Meeting Times= 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  • Location= Meramec - Off Campus (CE) 
  • Instructor= Joan Huisinga
  • Fees= $ 89.00
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314-984-7777
 
  National Road with Unusual Sights06/21-06/21  

Join us as we travel east on the Old National Road, also known as Highway 40. Our first stop will be at the Marcoot Jersey Creamery in Greenville, IL to observe cheese making and meet calves. Then we're off to Greenup, IL, the town of porches and antiques. Lunch will be in Casey, IL at the Whitling Whimsey next to the world's largest wind chime. Main Street in Casey is lined with the world's largest items: mail box, shoe, golf tee and knitting needles. Who knows, we may see them making more large items! On the way back we will stop at Blue Springs Cafe for Mile High Pie. Trip includes transportation, admissions, lunch, pie and gratuities. Meet tour bus on Lot E on NW side of Meramec campus. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to departure time. Withdrawal deadline for refunds: 5/31. Cost for adults 60 and over $100.50.

  • Registration Code= 201715 60615
  • Meeting Dates= 06/21-06/21
  • Meeting Days= W
  • Meeting Times= 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Location= Meramec - Off Campus (CE) 
  • Instructor= Joan Huisinga
  • Fees= $ 109.00
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314-984-7777
 
  Quincy: See the Unexpected07/28-07/28  

Board the coach to Quincy (don't worry, we will stop for a break in Bowling Green!) to see the unexpected. We will arrive at the Quincy Convention Center and meet our guide and head over to Underbrink's Bakery for a behind-the-scenes tour and enjoy a Sweet Tray! This authentic German Bakery has been open since 1929. We will explore St. Francis Catholic Church with their stunning interior murals and extensive white marble adornments done in a Gothic Revival Style. Built in 1884, this is a mainstay church in the river town of Quincy. Next, we will depart on a narrated architectural tour of this elite river city. Architectural styles range from an authentic Mediterranean villa built on the Mississippi bluffs in 1900 to the humble shotgun houses in the city's German District, Calftown. Groups are often astonished at the majestic mansions on renowned Maine Street and surrounding the East End Historic District. For lunch, we will dine at Tiramisu. After eating we will meet up with two individual homeowners to tour two private homes in Quincy's renowned East End Historic District. Each property has distinct design elements and has been meticulously restored. Tour includes: Professional Tour Guide Dea Hoover, motorcoach transportation, 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: 7/1. Cost for adults 60 and over $119.00. No senior discount.

  • Registration Code= 201715 60620
  • Meeting Dates= 07/28-07/28
  • Meeting Days= F
  • Meeting Times= 7 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
  • Location= Meramec - Off Campus (CE) 
  • Instructor= CE Org Staff
  • Fees= $ 119.00
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314-984-7777
 
  Ragtime Along the Rails via Amtrak07/25-07/25  

All aboard for Ragtime Along the Rails, a tour about Scott Joplin! Scott Joplin's Maple Leaf Rag was published by Sedalia's music publisher, John Stark, in 1899. An unprecedented contract between an African-American man, son of a slave, and a white man jump-started Ragtime as America's first truly original music and made Scott Joplin the "King of Ragtime." This contract, which provided royalties instead of a flat fee to a black composer for the first time, set a precedent in the music industry going forward. Upon arrival in Sedalia, MO, we will partake in lunch in the Historic Katy Depot with Nostalgia Vintage Apparel program. After eating, we will enjoy a historical tour at the Sedalia Katy Depot Historical tour and artifacts. Next, we will walk the path of Scott Joplin during a Joplin's Footstep Tour where you will visit 114 E. 5th Street, the location where his historic contract was signed. Tour includes: Professional Tour Guide Dea Hoover, motorcoach transportation, 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: 6/30. Cost for adults 60 and over $129.00. No senior discount.

  • Registration Code= 201715 60619
  • Meeting Dates= 07/25-07/25
  • Meeting Days= T
  • Meeting Times= 9 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.
  • Location= Meramec - Off Campus (CE) 
  • Instructor= CE Org Staff
  • Fees= $ 129.00
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314-984-7777
 
TRIP:701 Re-Live the 1904 World's Fair06/03-06/03  

Join us for an illustrated, narrated tour of the actual fair grounds of the 1904 World's Fair in and around Forest Park. Travel back in time through a special 3-D stereoscopic presentation, and then travel to the sites of the marvels you've just seen. Fee includes a light lunch of foods made famous at the fair and print materials (including maps). Special 3-D glasses are supplied. Some walking required. Provide own transportation for the tour. Rain date: 7/8. Cost for adults 60 and over $40.50.

  • Registration Code= 201715 60609
  • Meeting Dates= 06/03-06/03
  • Meeting Days= Sa
  • Meeting Times= 8:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
  • Location= Forest Park - G Tower 115
  • Instructor= Charles Koehler
  • Fees= $ 59.00
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  Route 66 in St. Louis06/07-06/07  

Get your kicks on the St. Louis portion of Route 66! The bus tour includes frozen custard at Ted Drewes, a peek into a classic Route 66 motel room, the site of a Parkmoor (curious what this is? come find out!), a Route 66 doughnut to take home, and a chance to walk the Chain of Rocks Bridge. And, of course, we will stop to mourn the loss of the Coral Court Motel. You don't want to miss this trip! The tour begins at the Forest Park campus. Meet in the parking lot of the G Tower. The bus will leave promptly at 1pm so plan to arrive 15 minutes early. Withdrawal deadline for refund: 5/17. Cost for adults 60 and over $54.00.

  • Registration Code= 201715 60610
  • Meeting Dates= 06/07-06/07
  • Meeting Days= W
  • Meeting Times= 1 p.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Location= Meramec - Off Campus (CE) 
  • Instructor= Douglas Schneider
  • Fees= $ 59.00
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314-984-7777
 
TRIP:702 Treasures of Osage County via Amtrak08/03-08/03  

All aboard to view the Treasures of Osage County! We will dine for lunch at Westphalia Inn. The Inn, built in the 1930s was a 30-room hotel before the owners turned it into a family-style restaurant that serves delicious food. Enjoy spending some time in the gift shop, Everchanging Shop, at the Inn. It is a treasure of antique glassware, china, jewelry, furniture, unique artwork, and creative gifts. After lunch, we will join Terry Neuner, owner of the Westphalia Vineyards, on the upper level of the Inn for a tasting of their award-winning wines. You will delight in hearing Terry tell about the history of the vineyards, stories about the Inn, and quaint histories of the village of Westphalia. Next, we will visit St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Westphalia. Founded in 1838, this is the oldest Catholic Parish in Osage County. This church holds the largest collection of relics in the Diocese of Jefferson City. The building features a unique double choir loft and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. A member of the parish will be available to visit with you about the history of the church. We will finish our trip with a tour of State Technical College of Missouri. The State Technical College of Missouri, founded in 1961, is located on 360 acres, has nine academic buildings with technical laboratories, and an enrollment of over 1200 students. Tour includes: Professional Tour Guide Dea Hoover, motorcoach transportation, 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: 7/10. Cost for adults 60 and over $109.00. No senior discount.

  • Registration Code= 201715 60621
  • Meeting Dates= 08/03-08/03
  • Meeting Days= Th
  • Meeting Times= 9 a.m. - 6:15 p.m.
  • Location= Meramec - Off Campus (CE) 
  • Instructor= CE Org Staff
  • Fees= $ 109.00
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314-984-7777