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Program #18729RJ
5 Days | 4 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Easy
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.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding — and rewarding — programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.

Itinerary for Aug 18 — Aug 22, 2013

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Type: Full Service Hotel

Description: Waterfront hotel overlooking a marina and Lake Superior.

Contact info:
300 Marina Drive
Superior, WI 54880 USA
phone: 715-392-7152
web: www.barkersislandinn.com

Room amenities: Cable TV, hairdryer, phone with dataport.

Facility amenities: On-site restaurant, indoor pool.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Around $100.00.
Please contact hotel directly for current rates and availability.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day One: Sunday, August 18 - Arrive and check into beautiful Barker's Island I...
Arrive and check into beautiful Barker's Island Inn. Be greeted by the Road Scholar Coordinator and receive your packet and schedule. Take some time to settle into your lovely room until dinner.

Afternoon: Arrive and check into beautiful Barker's Island Inn. Be greeted by the Road Scholar Coordinator and receive your packet and schedule. Take some time to settle into your lovely room until dinner.

Dinner: Enjoy a sit down dinner and afterwards the program, coordinator will officially greet everyone, review the schedule for the week and answer any questions that the group may have.

Evening: We will take some time after dinner to get to know one another and break the ice a little in anticipation of a great few days together.

Lodging: Barker's Island Inn

Meals Included: Dinner
Type: Full Service Hotel

Description: Waterfront hotel overlooking a marina and Lake Superior.

Contact info:
300 Marina Drive
Superior, WI 54880 USA
phone: 715-392-7152
web: www.barkersislandinn.com

Room amenities: Cable TV, hairdryer, phone with dataport.

Facility amenities: On-site restaurant, indoor pool.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Around $100.00.
Please contact hotel directly for current rates and availability.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Two: Monday, August 19 - Today we will be treated to several facinating le...
Today we will be treated to several facinating lectures about our areas of study and field trips (within walking distance) to the SS Meteor and Fairlawn Mansion.

Breakfast: Breakfast will be in The Galley restaurant - a full service restaurant overlooking the largest marina on Lake Superior. You will be treated to a sit down meal.

Morning: The director of the UW-Superior Transportation and Logistics Center will introduce us to the importance of rail and ships in our harbour city.

Lunch: A delicious lunch will be served in the Galley Restaurant in the hotel. Again, this will be a plated, sit down meal.

Afternoon: A lecture from the Port Authority and/or Coast Guard on our harbor traffic, some of the intricacies and challenges. Then a short trip to Fairlawn Mansion where we will get a tour and dine inside the mansion.

Dinner: Will be served at Fairlawn Mansion after tour.

Evening: A short trip to the SS Meteor for tour.

Lodging: Barker's Island Inn

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Full Service Hotel

Description: Waterfront hotel overlooking a marina and Lake Superior.

Contact info:
300 Marina Drive
Superior, WI 54880 USA
phone: 715-392-7152
web: www.barkersislandinn.com

Room amenities: Cable TV, hairdryer, phone with dataport.

Facility amenities: On-site restaurant, indoor pool.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Around $100.00.
Please contact hotel directly for current rates and availability.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Three: Tuesday, August 20 - A day long field trip to Soudan Underground Mine ...
A day long field trip to Soudan Underground Mine State Park and Burlington Northern Taconite Facility.

Breakfast: In the Galley Restaurant

Morning: Coach bus trip to the Soudan Underground Mine. Run by the Minnesota Historical Society, this mine was once a real working mine.

Lunch: Dine on boxed lunches during a picnic lunch.

Afternoon: Re board the bus and travel back to Superior and visit the Burlington Northern Taconite Facility.

Dinner: Dinner at the hotel restaurant.

Evening: Take a short trip to the Bong Veteran's Heritage Center and get a brief introduction from the Director and enjoy a self guided tour.

Lodging: Barker's Island Inn

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Full Service Hotel

Description: Waterfront hotel overlooking a marina and Lake Superior.

Contact info:
300 Marina Drive
Superior, WI 54880 USA
phone: 715-392-7152
web: www.barkersislandinn.com

Room amenities: Cable TV, hairdryer, phone with dataport.

Facility amenities: On-site restaurant, indoor pool.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Around $100.00.
Please contact hotel directly for current rates and availability.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Four: Wednesday, August 21 - Trips to Midwest Energy Resources Co. (operator o...
Trips to Midwest Energy Resources Co. (operator of the largest coal terminal on the Great Lakes) and the Maritime Museum.

Breakfast: In the Galley Restaurant.

Morning: Field trips to Greymont and a Vista Fleet sightseeing tour.

Lunch: You will be served a delicious lunch.

Afternoon: Field trip and tour of Midwest Energy Coal Terminal.

Dinner: Our last dinner together, in the banquet room of our hotel.

Lodging: Barker's Island Inn

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Full Service Hotel

Description: Waterfront hotel overlooking a marina and Lake Superior.

Contact info:
300 Marina Drive
Superior, WI 54880 USA
phone: 715-392-7152
web: www.barkersislandinn.com

Room amenities: Cable TV, hairdryer, phone with dataport.

Facility amenities: On-site restaurant, indoor pool.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Around $100.00.
Please contact hotel directly for current rates and availability.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Five: Thursday, August 22 - Program wrap up with a morning lecture.
Breakfast: Breakfast in the Galley Restaurant.

Morning: A presentation from Dr. Mary Balcer of UW-Superior on the Great Lakes Exotic Species.

Lunch: A boxed lunch will be provided for you today.

Lodging: Barker's Island Inn

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch


Free Time Opportunities


Superior, Wisconsin
Fairlawn MansionOne of "America's Castles", this 42 room Victorian mansion, built in 1889, was the private residence of Matrin and Grace Pattison and family. Fairlawn recalls the elegance and prosperity of Superior's early boomtown days.
For additional information, visit: www.superiorpublicmuseums.org
Richard I. Bong World War II Heritage CenterInteractive exhibits, fully restored P-38 Lightening, and Pacific-European Theater displays will let you experience history through the eyes of those who lived it.
For additional information, visit: www.bongheritagecenter.org
S.S. Meteor Maritime MuseumLaunched from Superior in 1896, she is the world's only remaining innovative "whaleback" ship. Hear the ship's whistle and see the original 1896 steam engine as you tour from pilothouse to cargo holds.
For additional information, visit: www.superiorpublicmuseums.org

Important information about your itinerary:
Please know that while we do everything we can to finalize all aspects of our programs well in advance, there are logistics that occasionally must be altered. Our website will reflect the most recent information, and we are committed to providing you with final program details no later than eight weeks prior to the start of programs outside the U.S. and three weeks prior to the start of programs within the U.S. If you ever have questions about your program, please don't hesitate to contact us and we will be happy to assist you.
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