The Gateway Harmonica Club invites you to join us for the St. Louis Tours 2023
Two days of tours at popular attractions in the St. Louis area are planned for your enjoyment and convenience. We hope that you will sign up for one or both. Be ready for a lot of fun and walking.
Tour #1, Thursday, August 17, 9 AM – 4 PM, $55 per person (options extra)
Downtown St. Louis
Our day begins at Union Station, a historical landmark which began operation in 1894, as trains pulled into the station and St. Louis became a gateway to all of America. Now the grand architecture houses a wide variety of entertainment, shops and eateries.
Optional attractions at this location are the St. Louis Wheel ($17), a 200-foot-high observation wheel making three or four rotations during the 15-minute ride; and St. Louis Aquarium ($25), a new 120,000 SF experience of underwater worlds from local streams to global rivers. Wheel/Aquarium combo ticket $32.
Optional lunch, including sandwich, chips, water and dessert, is available ($12). Also, there is a café at the Gateway Arch. The Gateway Arch features an innovative and interactive museum celebrating America’s pioneering spirit, tracing the story of Native Americans, explorers, pioneers and rebels who made America possible. An optional ride to the observation deck at the top of the Arch is available ($17) as a tram will lift you 630 feet up to the top of the tallest monument in the US; sorry, tram ride is not fully accessible for those with mobility impairments.
Tour #2, Friday, August 18, 9 AM – 4 PM, $60 per person
Site of the 1904 World’s Fair, Forest Park offers 1,300 acres of history, beautiful landscapes, and cultural institutions. We’ll travel throughout the park, taking a look at breathtaking landscapes, popular destinations, and historic sites.
A Missouri History Museum tour will provide a look at history in the St. Louis region from the Mississippian people up to the present day. The historic building, opened in 1913 at the site of the original entrance to the 1904 World’s Fair, offers a look at the city’s baseball history, aviation accomplishments, life on the Mississippi River, the marvel of the 1904 World’s Fair, the Civil Rights movement, and more.
At the St. Louis Zoo, lunch is on your own at one of the many snack bars and restaurants. You can wander through exhibits, areas, and buildings, the home of over 14,000 animals, or, for a nominal fee, ride the Zooline Railroad. Recognized as one of the best zoos in the US, it’ll be a wonderful adventure!
For more information, contact Helen Allen at helenallen at att.net or 314-849-9111. These popular tours are offered on a first-come, first-serve basis. Only 38 seats are available for each tour. Reserve yours early! Overflow will be placed on a stand-by list in case of cancellations.
Final date to receive registration is July 1st. Requests for refunds for cancellations must be received by July 7th.
Print & Complete the form below and mail with your check to: Helen Allen, 9875 Richter Lane, St. Louis, MO 63126-2437
TOUR #1 (Thursday) $55 X ____ PERSONS
St. Louis Wheel $17 X _____ PERSONS Tram at the Arch $17 X ____ PERSONS
St. Louis Aquarium $25 X ____ PERSONS Lunch box (sandwich, chips, water & dessert)
Combination $12 X ____ PERSONS
Wheel/Aquarium $32 X ____ _PERSONS ____ Ham, ____ chicken, or ____ veggie
TOUR #2 (Friday) $60 X ____ PERSONS
TOTAL AMOUNT ENCLOSED $______ (Make check payable to “Gateway Harmonica Club”.)
Name __________________ Additional Attendees ______________ # With Wheelchair ______
Address _____________________________ City _____________ State _______ Zip ________
Cell Phone _____________________ Email address __________________________________