INA, Ill. - Rend Lake College Institute of Lifelong Learning announces the upcoming day tours scheduled for the Fall semester.
Bisons, Hayride, and Food, Oh My! is a very unique tour! The first stop on the tour is a Bison ranch. Participants will tour the ranch and get an opportunity to see the beautiful and majestic bison up close and personal. The next stop will be lunch at the Trenton House restaurant. Lunch choices include items such as Bison chili or a Bison burger. The last stop on the trip will be to Jefferson Barracks, a historical military base from 1826 to 1946, now used as a Missouri State Park site. At Jefferson Barracks, participants will enjoy a living history hayride. Re-enactors will be portraying soldiers from the Revolutionary War, Civil War, and World War II eras. This tour will be held on Saturday, September 11 from 8a.m. to 6p.m. The bus will depart from the RLC campus Historic Schoolhouse at 8a.m. and from the RLC Marketplace in Mt. Vernon at 8:20a.m. The tour fee is $60 and includes fees, lunch, gratuity and transportation.
Day at the Gateway Tour will be held on Thursday, September 23 from 8a.m. to 6:30p.m. The first stop on this tour will be to The Old Cathedral. Built in the early 1800s, this is one of the oldest standing buildings in St. Louis. Next, the group will experience a one-hour paddleboat cruise on the Mississippi. Participants will get the opportunity to sit back, relax, and enjoy lunch on the boat. The last stop of the day will be at the National landmark, the Gateway Arch. A tram ride to the top of the Arch, a visit to the museum, and a movie about Lewis and Clark's adventure will be part of the experience. Those participating should expect a day of moderate walking. The tour fee is $70 and includes admission fees, lunch, gratuity and transportation. The bus will depart RLC campus Historic Schoolhouse at 8a.m. and the RLC Marketplace in Mt. Vernon at 8:20a.m.
German Country Days Tour will be provide a fun filled day of shopping and browsing the Deutsch Country Days Festival in Marthasville, MO. Participants will get the opportunity to watch artisans and craftspeople as they portray early German Settlers from the 1820s. Over 11 original and restored building are located on this private farm including a covered bridge, steam-powered sawmill, and a 1840s frontier log house. Only open to the public two days of the year, participants will enjoy watching over 80 crafts people spin wool, make pottery, chair cane, hook rugs, quilt, make ropes and brooms and much more. Participants will do lunch on their own at the festival. The tour will conclude with dinner at a local Missouri German winery.
Participants should expect moderate walking. The tour fee is $55 and includes admission fee, dinner at winery, gratuity and transportation. This tour will be held on Saturday, October 16 6a.m. to 8p.m. The bus will depart the RLC campus Historic Schoolhouse at 6a.m. The bus will depart the RLC MarketPlace in Mt. Vernon at 6:20a.m.
Anyone interested in attending the tours, can contact Rend Lake College Community Education at 618-437-5321 x1267 or x1714 for registration information.