I’m no stranger to travel or to accompanying groups, but I have to confess that the lead-up to each departure is a mix of excitement and anxiety. I want everything to be just-so and pride myself on attention to detail. I’m confident that we’ve checked and rechecked each and every detail for St. Louis; I don’t leave anything to chance.
We’re due at St. Louis’ Lambert Airport at 11:00 a.m. and we hit the ground running, heading directly to the Missouri History Museum. The afternoon includes the Cathedral Basilica with its famed mosaics and the City Garden. Our first day wraps up with dinner on The Hill and a stop at Ted Drewes for frozen custard.
Thursday begins with the Arch, Ride-to-the-Top, and the Museum of Westward Expansion. An afternoon replica paddleboat ride on the mighty Mississippi and a docent-led tour at the St. Louis Art Museum round out the day.
A St. Louis Symphony “coffee concert” with guest maestro Pinchas Zukerman fills Friday morning. The afternoon will be spent at the renowned Missouri Botanical Garden. Before departing on Saturday afternoon, the group will visit the American Kennel Club’s Museum of the Dog and Laumeier Sculpture Park.
This relatively short get-away covers quite a bit of St. Louis turf and major attractions, including architectural and artistic highlights and a range of specialty foods. A winning combination, really: excellent art and music, historic sites, distinct cuisine, and delightful traveling companions. Who could ask for more?!
P.S. The Woodson Art Museum generally offers one short (two to three days) and one long (four days or more) trip each year. We share advance information with those who have traveled with us previously and those who have asked to be included on our Preferred Traveler List. If traveling with the Museum interests you and you’re not already on our list, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Kathryn Piffl at 715-845-7010 with your name and contact information.