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BEGINS IN: PEORIA, ILLINOIS

The Illinois River: Paddleboats, Canals and Treasured State Parks

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Program #4267RJ
4 Days | 3 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.
Start of Program
Jun 8, 2014
Check-In begins at 3:00 PM at hotel in Peoria, IL.
You will be staying at the The Mark Twain Hotel that night.
Location: Peoria, IL
Nearest city or town: Peoria
Nearest highway: I-74
Nearest airport: Peoria Airport (PIA)
Transportation to site: Free hotel shuttle from Peoria airport.

End of Program
Jun 11, 2014
2:30 PM at hotel in Peoria, IL.
You will be staying at the Starved Rock Lodge the night before.
Location: Utica, IL (Starved Rock State Park)
Nearest city or town: Utica
Nearest highway: I-74
Nearest airport: Peoria Airport (PIA)
Transportation to site: Free hotel shuttle to Peoria airport.
Type: Hotel

Description: Built in 1967, the building now known as the Mark Twain Hotel was purchased by the former mayor of Peoria in 1990. Guests are greeted by a style that is hip, yet warm and comfortable, beginning with the moment you walk in – you can even smell it in the atmosphere. Sink into the soft leather chairs in the lobby, cozy up to the custom-built oak fireplace and relax to the sounds of upbeat music and friendly conversation. Open up your laptop, reader or tablet - wireless internet access is always complimentary to Mark Twain Hotel guests. If you didn't bring yours, borrow a tablet from the front desk so you can catch up on your email or check on the weather. Or sip on a complimentary Starbucks coffee or cocoa as you browse 300+ titles in our DVD library. This is the Mark Twain Hotel and yes, you are still in Peoria.

Contact info:
225 NE Adams Street
Peoria, IL 61602 USA
phone: 309-676-3600
web: www.marktwainhotel.com

Room amenities: 100% Non-Smoking Guestrooms Cable/Satellite TV Iron/Ironing board Coffee Maker Microwave Flat Panel TV with DVD player Hair Dryer Room Service Mini-Fridge Contact Road Scholar if you need to make a reservation requiring special request such as an ADA compliant room.

Facility amenities: Airport Shuttle Fitness Center Free Local Calls Cable Coffee Maker Microwave Flat Panel TV with DVD player Hair Dryer Iron/Ironing Board Room Service Restaurant on Premises Mini-Fridge Fitness center on-site *Pool: There is no pool on-site, however you can ask at the hotel desk for a River Plex pass and shuttle ride to the Peoria River Plex where a pool is available. The River Plex is located a few blocks from the hotel.

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

Elevator: Yes

Check in time: 3:00 PM

Type: Hotel

Description: Located within Starved Rock State Park, Illinois' premier state park. Starved Rock Lodge and Cabins were designed by Joseph F. Booten and constructed by the Civilian Conservation Corps. The lodge has a central lounge, known as the Great Hall, hotel wings and a dining room wing. On its exterior, the lodge is primarily constructed of stone, unhewed logs, clapboard and wood shingles. Booten’s design intended to impress upon visitors the idea of a “woodsy retreat”. This is seen in the way he designed round log purlins whose unevenly hewn ends extend beyond the lodge’s eaves. Despite the changes through modernization the lodge still retains much of the charm its architect intended. Relax in the rustic beauty and comfort of Starved Rock Lodge.

Contact info:
PO Box 570
Rt. 178 and 71
Utica, IL 61373 USA
phone: 800-868-7625
web: www.starvedrocklodge.com

Room amenities: 100% Non-Smoking Rooms Flat-screen TV Cable Hair Dryer Iron/Ironing Board Wireless internet Contact Road Scholar if you need to make a reservation requiring special request such as an ADA compliant room.

Facility amenities: Historic building with modern amenities Indoor pool Hot tub Sauna Outdoor patio On-site restaurant On-site lounge Computers available on second floor to check email Access to trails

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

Elevator: Yes


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3 nights of accommodations
9 meals: 3 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 3 dinners
7 Expert-led lectures
1 Field trips
1 Hands-on experiences
4 Performances

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