Thursday, September 20, 2018

7:30 am CDT (8:30 am EDT) Depart from Lakeside Commons (N. Green River Rd by ONB)

7:50 am CDT (8:50 am EDT) Depart from US 41 + I-64

8:30 am Depart from Grayville

Along the way, we will take a break.

10:45 am Inside the Economy Museum

Here in the Federal Reserve Bank in St. Louis, you’ll see an interesting explanation of the economy and your role in it. (We will pass through a security screening as we enter “the most secure building in St. Louis” so please be prepared.)

Lunch is included at Charlie Gitto’s Downtown St. Louis.

1:30 pm Gateway Arch National Park

For 50 years visitors from around the world have visited the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial in St. Louis. In July 2018, after a $380 million renovation, the renamed Gateway Arch National Park is ready to welcome a new generation of visitors. The “CityArchRiver” project included new landscaping and construction of a “lid” over the highway, which now connects downtown to the Arch grounds and to the Mississippi River.

Old Courthouse

Our visit to the Gateway Arch National Park starts at the Old Courthouse. This was the site of the initial decision of the famous Dred Scott Case. This case was eventually settled by the US Supreme Court and was instrumental in the struggle that eventually lead to the Civil War. We will take the two-block walk through the new Arch landscaping, over “the lid” to the Arch. Here again we will have to go through a security screening.


Under the Arch is the newly expanded Museum. In its six galleries, the Museum tells the story of the Native Americans, the explorers and the pioneers who are all part of the story of St. Louis and of America’s expansion.

3:00 pm “Monument to the Dream”

In the Museum’s theater we will see this documentary about the Arch.

The film tells the story from the idea of a National Park to recognize America’s westward expansion through

the construction of this unique monument.

4:10 pm Ride to the Top

Board the tram to get to the top of the 630’ high Arch. (If you would prefer to not go to the top, please feel free to spend more time in the Museum or walk the Arch grounds.)

5:15 pm Depart from St. Louis

We will stop at Cracker Barrel for dinner (on your own) .

9:30 pm Return to Evansville


  • Refunds in full will be given until August 30, 2018.
  • No Refunds or Credits will be given after August 30, 2018.
  • Balance will be due August 30, 2018.
  • TourSecure Trip Cancellation Insurance is Available.
  • Must be purchased by August 30, 2018 to cover this tour.
  • For your safety, please remain seated while the bus is in motion.
  • Thank you for respecting the sound-space of your fellow travelers by using your cell phone during breaks outside the motorcoach.
  • Times shown are CDT (Evansville time).



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