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Program #9504RJ
6 Days | 5 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderate
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
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Itinerary for Jul 27 — Aug 1, 2014

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Type: Hotel

Contact info:
540 N. Jefferson Street
Lewisburg, WV 24901 USA
phone: 304-645-7722
Room amenities: Include digital cable, remote controlled color TV, in-room coffee maker, clock radio, free local calls, free wireless internet, iron/ironing board and hair dryer.

Facility amenities: Brier Patch Lounge offers the ideal combination of congeniality and genteel pleasures. Patrons may view 45-inch television and enjoy the ultimate in satellite sports station choices, while relaxing with their favorite beverage; play various computerized games, play a game of billiards or just enjoy an uncontrived atmosphere. Our out door swimming pool is a pure delight. You will enjoy embellishing yourself in our sparkling temperate waters after a busy day. The YMCA Weight Room & Nautilus Center (Located in The Brier Inn Complex) features state-of-the-art equipment. It is equipped to work every major muscle group in your body. The friendly staff and trainers are always willing advise you in the right direction. The Brier Inn Complex also features SubWay, Shoney's, Jim's Theraputic Massage, Hair Design, and Stop IN Convenient Store

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: $70.30 double occupancy
Additional nights are available by contacting the hotel directly.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day One: Sunday, July 27 - Arrival and Orientation
Afternoon: Arrival on Sunday at the Quality Inn in Lewisburg, WV. (Phone-304-645-7722) You may begin checking in at 3 p.m. We will not have a formal check-in for Road Scholar, but will meet in the dining room of the Quality Inn at 6 p.m. for dinner, introductions, and an overview of the week.

Dinner: We will meet for dinner in the dining room at 6 p.m.

Lodging: Quality Inn

Meals Included: Dinner
Type: Hotel

Contact info:
540 N. Jefferson Street
Lewisburg, WV 24901 USA
phone: 304-645-7722
Room amenities: Include digital cable, remote controlled color TV, in-room coffee maker, clock radio, free local calls, free wireless internet, iron/ironing board and hair dryer.

Facility amenities: Brier Patch Lounge offers the ideal combination of congeniality and genteel pleasures. Patrons may view 45-inch television and enjoy the ultimate in satellite sports station choices, while relaxing with their favorite beverage; play various computerized games, play a game of billiards or just enjoy an uncontrived atmosphere. Our out door swimming pool is a pure delight. You will enjoy embellishing yourself in our sparkling temperate waters after a busy day. The YMCA Weight Room & Nautilus Center (Located in The Brier Inn Complex) features state-of-the-art equipment. It is equipped to work every major muscle group in your body. The friendly staff and trainers are always willing advise you in the right direction. The Brier Inn Complex also features SubWay, Shoney's, Jim's Theraputic Massage, Hair Design, and Stop IN Convenient Store

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: $70.30 double occupancy
Additional nights are available by contacting the hotel directly.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Two: Monday, July 28 - Learn about the history of the logging town of Ca...
Learn about the history of the logging town of Cass,WV. Ride the Cass Scenic Railroad which was previously used to bring the logs off of the mountain. Visit the National Radio Astronomy Observatory.

Note: Due to the location of Cass and the National Radio Astronomy Observatory, we will be travel approximately 1 hour and 45 minutes by bus. If you tend toward motion sickness and take medication for that, please bring that with you. Also, due to the location of these sites, we will not be able to return to the motel until we return for the evening which will be around 7 p.m.

Breakfast: Breakfast will be in the hotel.

Morning: We will depart for Pocahontas County to visit the National Radio Astronomy Observatory. The Green Bank National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO) is one of the world's premier research facilities for radio astronomy. NRAO operates powerful, advanced radio telescopes spanning the western hemisphere. Scientists from around the world use these instruments to probe fundamental questions in astronomy and physics. Green Bank National Radio Astronomy Observatory is home to the largest fully steerable dish in the world. Simple film cameras are welcome all over the site, however, digital cameras, 35mm cameras with advanced electronics or video recorders are not permitted near the telescopes. The electronic devices create radio pollution which can ruin astronomers’ data. Feel free to bring your digital cameras, but there will be an area that they must be turned off. If you would want close up pictures of the telescopes, feel free to bring a simple film camera.

Lunch: Lunch will be included.

Afternoon: Visit Cass Scenic Railroad and enjoy a ride on the steam engine and learn of the history of Cass as a logging town.

Dinner: Dinner will be included.

Evening: Free time

Lodging: Quality Inn

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Hotel

Contact info:
540 N. Jefferson Street
Lewisburg, WV 24901 USA
phone: 304-645-7722
Room amenities: Include digital cable, remote controlled color TV, in-room coffee maker, clock radio, free local calls, free wireless internet, iron/ironing board and hair dryer.

Facility amenities: Brier Patch Lounge offers the ideal combination of congeniality and genteel pleasures. Patrons may view 45-inch television and enjoy the ultimate in satellite sports station choices, while relaxing with their favorite beverage; play various computerized games, play a game of billiards or just enjoy an uncontrived atmosphere. Our out door swimming pool is a pure delight. You will enjoy embellishing yourself in our sparkling temperate waters after a busy day. The YMCA Weight Room & Nautilus Center (Located in The Brier Inn Complex) features state-of-the-art equipment. It is equipped to work every major muscle group in your body. The friendly staff and trainers are always willing advise you in the right direction. The Brier Inn Complex also features SubWay, Shoney's, Jim's Theraputic Massage, Hair Design, and Stop IN Convenient Store

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: $70.30 double occupancy
Additional nights are available by contacting the hotel directly.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Three: Tuesday, July 29 - Trip to Beckley for the Play "Coal Camp Memories"...
Trip to Beckley for the Play "Coal Camp Memories" and Visit the Whipple Company Store and Tamarack

Breakfast: Breakfast will be in the hotel.

Morning: Travel to Beckley WV for Karen Vuranch's presentation of "Coal Camp Memories" and then on to the Canyon Rim Visitor Center to view a portion of the New River Gorge and the New River Gorge Bridge. The New River is a rugged, white water river, flowing northward through deep canyons, the New River is among the oldest rivers on the continent. Located in southern West Virginia, New River Gorge National River was established in 1978 to conserve and protect 53 miles of the New River as a free-flowing waterway. This unit of the National Park System encompasses over 70,000 acres of land along the New River between the towns of Hinton and Fayetteville. The park and surrounding area are rich in cultural and natural history, with an abundance of scenic and recreational opportunities.

Lunch: Lunch will be included.

Afternoon: We will visit the Beckley Exhibition Coal mine and learn of the day to day work of a coal miner through riding in a "man car" through the mine. Also enjoy various buildings that have been recovered and restored from various mine sites, such as the superindendent's home, miner's shanty, church and schoolhouse. We will also visit the Whipple Company Store. This store served the coal camp of Whipple, and will give insight into the very vital role the company store played in coal camps. Visit Tamarack - Tamarack is the nation's first and only statewide collection of handmade craft, art and cuisine showcasing "The Best of West Virginia." From hand-carved furniture to glass and pottery to Appalachian quilts, Tamarack offers only the best. You will also find an array of regional specialty foods and products

Dinner: We will enjoy dinner at Tamarack.

Evening: Free Time

Lodging: Quality Inn

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Hotel

Contact info:
540 N. Jefferson Street
Lewisburg, WV 24901 USA
phone: 304-645-7722
Room amenities: Include digital cable, remote controlled color TV, in-room coffee maker, clock radio, free local calls, free wireless internet, iron/ironing board and hair dryer.

Facility amenities: Brier Patch Lounge offers the ideal combination of congeniality and genteel pleasures. Patrons may view 45-inch television and enjoy the ultimate in satellite sports station choices, while relaxing with their favorite beverage; play various computerized games, play a game of billiards or just enjoy an uncontrived atmosphere. Our out door swimming pool is a pure delight. You will enjoy embellishing yourself in our sparkling temperate waters after a busy day. The YMCA Weight Room & Nautilus Center (Located in The Brier Inn Complex) features state-of-the-art equipment. It is equipped to work every major muscle group in your body. The friendly staff and trainers are always willing advise you in the right direction. The Brier Inn Complex also features SubWay, Shoney's, Jim's Theraputic Massage, Hair Design, and Stop IN Convenient Store

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: $70.30 double occupancy
Additional nights are available by contacting the hotel directly.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Four: Wednesday, July 30 - Tour the Greenbier Cold War Bunker and the Histor...
Breakfast: Breakfast will be in the hotel.

Morning: Tour the Greenbrier Cold War Bunker....code name "Greek Island." This was to be a relocation facility for the Congress of the United States in the event of a nuclear attack. This is a 90 minute walking tour.

Lunch: We will return to Lewisburg for lunch.

Afternoon: Visit the City of Lewisburg. A former mayor was fond of saying, "Only two kinds of people ever leave Lewisburg - those who will return and those who wish they could." In 1978, a 236-acre area in the heart of Lewisburg was designated a National Register Historic District. This 221-year-old town with many 18th- and 19th-century buildings is set amid the Allegheny Mountains and is where the steeple clock still tolls the hour and the church bells ring out on Sunday mornings. Old structures, converted to new purposes, are still in use, and antebellum homes (often remaining in the same families for generations) are still occupied. We will also enjoy a lecture at New River Community and Technical College.

Dinner: Dinner will be included.

Evening: Free time

Lodging: Quality Inn

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Hotel

Contact info:
540 N. Jefferson Street
Lewisburg, WV 24901 USA
phone: 304-645-7722
Room amenities: Include digital cable, remote controlled color TV, in-room coffee maker, clock radio, free local calls, free wireless internet, iron/ironing board and hair dryer.

Facility amenities: Brier Patch Lounge offers the ideal combination of congeniality and genteel pleasures. Patrons may view 45-inch television and enjoy the ultimate in satellite sports station choices, while relaxing with their favorite beverage; play various computerized games, play a game of billiards or just enjoy an uncontrived atmosphere. Our out door swimming pool is a pure delight. You will enjoy embellishing yourself in our sparkling temperate waters after a busy day. The YMCA Weight Room & Nautilus Center (Located in The Brier Inn Complex) features state-of-the-art equipment. It is equipped to work every major muscle group in your body. The friendly staff and trainers are always willing advise you in the right direction. The Brier Inn Complex also features SubWay, Shoney's, Jim's Theraputic Massage, Hair Design, and Stop IN Convenient Store

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: $70.30 double occupancy
Additional nights are available by contacting the hotel directly.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Five: Thursday, July 31 - Visit a 300-year-old Grist Mill in Monroe County ...
Visit a 300-year-old Grist Mill in Monroe County and the Greenbier Valley Theater

Breakfast: Breakfast will be in the hotel.

Morning: Travel to Monroe County and visit a Grist mill that has been in operation since the 1700s and hear the miller tell of the mill and it's operation.

Lunch: Lunch will be included.

Afternoon: Visit an orchard that specialized in various fruits and berries. While there we will get a "behind the scenes" picture of the workings of an orchard.

Dinner: Dinner will be included.

Evening: At Greenbrier Valley Theater - Lewisburg, WV. The Greenbrier Valley Theater, a performance venue that used to be a downtown department store, now designated the Year Round State Theater for West Virginia.

Lodging: Quality Inn

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Six: Friday, August 01 - Learn about Cherokee History and Culture, Lunch a...
Breakfast: Breakfast will be in the hotel.

Morning: Study the history, customs, philosophy and way of life of the Native Americans as presented by a Native American from the Cherokee tribe.

Lunch: Lunch will be included.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

Important information about your itinerary:
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5 nights of accommodations
15 meals: 5 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 5 dinners

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