Explorers Club Fall 2014 Trip Itinerary
All times approximate, and also subject to change just for fun.

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Friday, September 12

  6:00 am – Departure by school vans.  (Meet in WSC Lot #10 near Providence Medical Center)

  7:30 am – Breakfast at McDonald's in Onawa, IA off I-29.

12:30 pm – Arrive at 
Kansas City's National World War I Museum at Liberty Memorial, the only museum of its kind in the USA ($14 entry fee for adults, $12 student entry fee with ID).

 2:00 pm – After climbing down from the Liberty Memorial observation tower, head for lunch.

 2:30 pm – Real Kansas City BBQ lunch at Arthur Bryant’s BBQ (816-231-1123) located at 1727 Brooklyn Ave (approx. $12 for a complete meal).

 3:30 pm – Depart for Earth City, MO.

 7:30 pm – Arrive and and check-in at Holiday Inn Express-Riverfront near St. Louis, MO airport at Exit #231A off I-70 at Riverport Drive (314-298-3400).

 8:00 pm – Walk to Dave & Buster's nearby for late snack and games (optional).

 Saturday, September 13

   6:30 am – Breakfast begins in the lobby (included with your room cost: eat hearty!) 

   7:30 am – Depart for the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial (the Old Courthouse, the Arch, the Mississippi River). 

 11:00 am – Depart from the Arch

 11:30 am – Arrive Cahokia Mounds State Park in Illinois (1000 years ago, this was the largest city in North America).  Visit the Interpretive Center and hike the mounds.

  1:00 pm – Depart Cahokia Mounds.  (11:00-1:00 – Lunch will be on the fly depending on when folks want to eat.)

   2:15 pm – Swing by the old Pruitt-Igoe housing development site (will park at the Polish Heritage Center off Cass Avenue at 1413 North 20th Street).

   3:00 pm – Arrive at the Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis for a personal tour of the restored architecture and artworks.

   4:00 pm – Depart St. Louis Basilica.

   5:00 pm – Arrive at Old St. Charles (2 miles from our motel) for dinner on your own.

   7:00 pm – Depart from Old St. Charles back to our hotel for a good night's rest.

 Sunday, September 14

  6:30 am – Breakfast begins in the lobby (included with your room cost: eat hearty again!). 

  7:30 am – Depart Holiday Inn Express by school vans. 

  5:30 pm – Arrive back at WSC Garage.