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BEGINS IN: ST. CHARLES, MISSOURI

On the Road: Following In the Footsteps of Lewis and Clark from Missouri to Oregon

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Program #4002RJ
18 Days | 17 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.
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.
Meals: 49 total, 17 breakfasts, 16 lunches, 16 dinners

The following meal choices available when requested in advance: Vegetarian.

If you have dietary restrictions due to medical requirements, please call (800) 454-5768, to see if we can accommodate your needs.

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Country Inn & Suites: St. Charles, MO, 2 nights
Type: Full Service Hotel

Description: Situated on Main Street in the historic area of St. Charles with its sidewalks lined with real brick streets. Main Street has long been the hub of commercial activity for St. Charles and boasts a bevy of shops, restaurants and businesses.

Contact info:
1190 South Main Street
St. Charles, MO 63301 USA
phone: 636-724-5555
web: www.countryinns.com/saint-charles-hotel-mo-63301/mostchar

Room amenities: Each room features complimentary high-speed Internet access, a 39'' flat screen TV, a data port, a microwave, a refrigerator, a hairdryer, large work space with desk, iron/ironing board, and in-room coffee maker.

Facility amenities: Featuring 86 spacious guest rooms, the Country Inn & Suites St. Charles provides guests with complimentary high-speed Internet access, Fitness Center, Business Center, heated indoor pool and whirlpool as well as a daily breakfast buffet. Additional amenities include valet laundry service, on-site parking and a USA Today newspaper on weekdays.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Call hotel for best rate
Please identify yourself as a Road Scholar participant.

Check in time: 3:00 PM

Higher Ground Hotel: Independence, MO, 1 nights
Type: Inn

Contact info:
200 North Delaware
Independence,, MO 64050 USA
phone: 816-836-0292
web: www.highergroundhotel.com

Room amenities: TV, Private Bath.

Facility amenities: Laundry facilities, elevator, vending area, and outdoor smoking area.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Comfort Suites: Council Bluffs, IA, 1 nights
Type: Hotel

Contact info:
1801 S. 35th St.
Council Bluffs, IA 51503 USA
phone: 712-323-9760
web: www.choicehotels.com

Room amenities: TV, Iron/Ironing Board, Microwave, Refrigerator, Air Conditioning.

Facility amenities: Computer Hookup, Exercise Room, Continental Breakfast, Free Newspaper, Fax Machine, Laundry Facilities, Indoor Pool, Whirlpool/hot tub.

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

Elevator: Yes

Best Western Vermillion Inn: Vermillion, SD, 1 nights
Type: Motel

Contact info:
701 W Cherry Street
Vermillion, SD 57069-1139 USA
phone: 605-624-8333
web: www.bestwestern.com/index.asp

Room amenities: •Cable or satellite television, CNN® or other 24-hour news station in guest room •In-room movies, HBO® •AM/FM alarm clock •Coffee/tea maker •Refrigerator •Hairdryer •Iron, ironing board •Dataports •High-speed Internet access •Direct dial telephone

Facility amenities: •Indoor pool, heated •Steam room •Hot tub •Exercise facility, open from 6:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

ClubHouse Hotel & Suites: Pierre, SD, 1 nights
Type: Hotel

Contact info:
808 West Sioux Ave
Pierre, SD 57501 USA
phone: 605-494-2582
web: pierre.clubhouseinn.com

Room amenities: All of the 79 guestrooms and suites (all non-smoking) are decorated in an elegant style with a contemporary twist – rich textures of black, bronze, brown, creme, and reds accentuate hardwood and leather furniture pieces and contemporary lighting fixtures. The bathrooms feature striking stone tile flooring and showers with granite countertops. Rooms include Beauty Rest by Simon pillow-top mattresses with triple sheeting, microwave and refrigerator, in-room coffeemaker with complimentary coffee, ergonomic desk chair, blackout drapes and bedtime beats for the perfect night's sleep, iron and full-size ironing boards, hairdryers, alarm clocks with iPod/Phone capabilities, HD flat-screen TV with free HBO, complimentary high-speed Internet.

Facility amenities: The Clubhouse Hotel & Suites features complimentary wireless internet throughout hotel; 24-hour fitness center featuring treadmills, elliptical machines, and bicycles with personal TVs, free weights, yoga mats, and a large whirlpool; 24-hour business center; Indoor water playland, pool, and whirlpool; bicycles available for guests to ride along the bike path; market area, coin laundry, and valet laundry service (Monday - Friday).

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Comfort Suites Bismarck: Bismarck, ND, 1 nights
Type: Full Service Hotel

Description: The Comfort Suites is located on the North side of Bismarck adjacent to the Gateway Mall.

Contact info:
929 Gateway Ave.
Bismarck, ND 58503 USA
phone: 701-223-4009
Room amenities: Rooms offer, cable TV, wireless internet.

Facility amenities: The Comfort Suites has an indoor hot tub and indoor heated pool, business center, courtesy transportation, and exercise room.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Rough Riders Hotel: Medora, ND, 1 nights
Type: Hotel

Description: This charming, historic hotel is newly renovated and currently under expansion.

Contact info:
301 3rd Ave
Medora, ND 58645 USA
phone: 701-623-4444
web: www.medora.com/rough-riders

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Best Western Clocktower Inn: Billings, MT, 1 nights
Type: Full Service Hotel

Description: The Best Western Clocktower Inn is located in the center of historic Billings.

Contact info:
2511 1st Avenue North
Billings, MT 59101 USA
phone: 800-628-9081
web: www.ichotelsgroup.com

Room amenities: Cable TV, dial-up internet access, voicemail, hairdryer, coffee/tea maker, and iron/ironing board.

Facility amenities: Restaurant which serves breakfast and lunch, an outdoor swimming pool, dry sauna, and fitness room, plus a small gift shop.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Jorgenson's Inn and Suites: Helena, MT, 1 nights
Type: Motel

Description: Six blocks from State Capitol and Montana Historical Society.

Contact info:
1714 11th Ave.
Helena, MT 59601 USA
phone: 800-272-1770
web: www.jorgensonsinn.com

Room amenities: Free local newspaper, free Wi-Fi, LCD TV with cable and movie channels, a coffeemaker, air conditioning, iron and ironing board, a refrigerator and microwave.

Facility amenities: A business center with a fax machine, copier, and computers with internet access; complimentary access to Capital City Health Club with three pools and full fitness facilities; and guest laundry.

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

Elevator: Yes

Townhouse Inn: Great Falls, MT, 2 nights
Type: Inn

Contact info:
1411 10th Avenue S.
Great Falls, MT 59405 USA
phone: 406-761-4600
web: www.townhouseinngreatfalls.com

Room amenities: Complimentary in-room coffee and tea, 32" flat screen TV with cable, DVD players available, internet access, microwave, refrigerator, wake-up calls, turndown service

Facility amenities: Casino and poker room, indoor heated pool, hot tub, sauna, ATM, business center, free deluxe continental breakfast, fresh baked cookies every evening, free newspapers in lobby, game room, gift shop, guest laundry facilities, courtesy shuttle service, and free parking.

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

Ruby's Inn: Missoula, MT, 1 nights
Type: Inn

Contact info:
4825 N Reserve
Missoula, MT 59808 USA
phone: 406-541-7829
web: www.rubys.montana.com

Room amenities: 32" HD flat screen TV, expanded basic cable with premium movie channels, coffeemaker, and iron and ironing board.

Facility amenities: Hot breakfast, 24-hour airport shuttle, BBQ and Horseshoes along Grant Creek, outdoor hot tub, outdoor heated pool, picnic area, fitness center, computer available in lobby for guest use, free wireless internet, fax and copy services, and guest laundry.

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

Red Lion Inn: Lewiston, ID, 1 nights
Type: Hotel

Contact info:
621 21st Street
Lewiston, ID 83501 USA
phone: 208-799-1000
web: www.redlionlewiston.com

Room amenities: Complimentary wireless internet.

Facility amenities: Outdoor pool and hot tub, an indoor pool, hot tub, and sauna, free parking, a restaurant, MJBarleyhoppers Bar & Grill featuring home-made microbrews.

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

Elevator: Yes

Best Western Plus Hood River Inn: Hood River, OR, 1 nights
Type: Hotel

Contact info:
1108 E. Marina Way
Hood River, OR 97031 USA
phone: 541-386-2200
web: www.bestwesternoregon.com/hotels/best-western-hood-river-inn

Room amenities: Refrigerator, microwave, coffeemaker, cable TV, iron/ironing board, and hairdryer.

Facility amenities: Fitness room, outdoor heated pool and spa, indoor spa, dry rock sauna, and riverside walk.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Holiday Inn Express (Astoria, OR): Astoria, OR, 1 nights
Type: Hotel

Description: Riverfront lodging. Most rooms offer a magnificent panoramic view of the mighty Columbia River and a warm, cozy fireplace.

Contact info:
204 W Marine Dr.
Astoria, OR 97103 USA
phone: 503-325-6222
web: www.astoriahie.com

Room amenities: Air conditioning, refrigerator and microwave, data port, ironing board and iron, coffeemaker, hair dryer, & remote TV/DVD player.

Facility amenities: Indoor heated pool and whirlpool, high speed Internet access, exercise room, game room, guest laundry and gift shop.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Clarion Hotel- Portland International Airport: Portland, OR, 1 nights
Type: Hotel

Description: Hotel is perched along Lake Mayes near the Columbia River, offering bird-watching pleasures as well as ready access to downtown Portland, 10 miles away. Walking path nearby.

Contact info:
11518 NE Glenn Widing Drive
Portland, OR 97220 USA
phone: 503-252-2222
web: www.clarionhotel.com/hotel-portland-oregon-OR166

Room amenities: Air conditioning, cable/satellite, TV, refrigerator, coffee/tea maker, hair dryer, microwave, high speed Internet access, clock radio and iron/ironing board.

Facility amenities: Indoor heated pool, hot tub, exercise room, business center, on-site guest laundry, meeting rooms and complimentary airport shuttle. Hotel is handicap accessible.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights after: Call hotel directly
The hotel offers a special rate for participants, based upon availability. Make reservations by calling 503-252-2222 for early arrivals or stay-overs. Be sure to mention you are with the Road Scholar group.

Check out time: 12:00 PM


The prices listed for commercial services and facilities that are not included in the program cost, such as airport shuttles or extra nights lodging, are subject to change without notice. Since Road Scholar cannot guarantee the accuracy of these prices, we strongly suggest contacting the companies directly for the most up-to-date information.

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Included
at no additional cost on this date ...
17 nights of accommodations
49 meals: 17 breakfasts, 16 lunches, 16 dinners
8 Expert-led lectures
37 Field trips

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