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Illinois’ Great River Road
Featuring Two Nights at Pere Marquette Lodge
 4 Days • 7 Meals

Motorcoach Holiday

Enjoy 7 meals during 4 days and experience the rolling waters of the Mississippi River and magnificent limestone bluffs on a scenic drive along the Great Rivers National Scenic Byway. Spend two nights at Pere Marquette Lodge in Pere Marquette State Park and travel the Great Rivers National Scenic Byway along the Mississippi river. Visit the National Great Rivers Museum and tour the Melvin Price Locks and Dam, Lewis and Clark State Historic Site, and visit the boyhood home of noted author Carl Sandburg.

 Highlights
  • Free home or local pickup and return
  • 7 Meals: 3 breakfasts, 1 lunch and 3 dinners
  • Spend two nights at Pere Marquette Lodge in Pere Marquette State Park
  • Travel the Great Rivers National Scenic Byway along the Mississippi River
  • Visit the National Great Rivers Museum and tour the Melvin Price Locks and Dam
  • Photo stop at the statue of Robert Wadlow, the world’s tallest man
  • Lewis and Clark State Historic Site
  • Visit the boyhood home of noted author Carl Sandburg
  • Dinner and live entertainment at the Circa '21 Dinner Playhouse
  • Visit the John Deere Pavilion and learn how one man changed farming forever
  • Narrated lunch cruise aboard the Celebration Belle sternwheeler on the Mississippi River
  • $20 in Mayflower Money

 Itinerary
Day 1  Pere Marquette State Park
At the confluence of the Illinois and Mississippi Rivers sits the rustic Pere Marquette Lodge. The native stone and rustic timber architecture is highlighted by the mammoth stone fireplace in the lobby. Tonight, enjoy dinner at the lodge featuring their famous fried chicken. Meal: D
Day 2  The Great River Road Scenic Byway
Experience the rolling waters of the Mississippi River and magnificent limestone bluffs on a scenic drive along the Great Rivers National Scenic Byway. Stop at the National Great Rivers Museum to learn about life on the Mississippi and tour the Melvin Price Locks and Dam.

Make a photo stop at the statue of Robert Wadlow, the world’s tallest man at 8 feet, 11 inches. Later, visit the Lewis and Clark State Historic Site to learn about the planning of their journey and see the 55-foot keel-boat. Meals: B, D
Day 3  Carl Sandburg and Circa '21 Dinner Playhouse
In Galesburg, stop at the boyhood home of noted author Carl Sandburg. See the cottage he was born in, visit the museum and spend time in the visitor center. This evening, enjoy dinner and live entertainment at the Circa '21 Dinner Playhouse, who has been producing professional live shows since 1978. Meals: B, D
Day 4  John Deere Pavilion and Celebration Belle Lunch Cruise
At the John Deere Pavilion learn about the man who changed farming forever. Then, climb aboard the Celebration Belle for a narrated lunch cruise on the Mississippi River before arriving home. Meals: B, L

 Accommodations
Days 1-2  Pere Marquette Lodge, Grafton, IL
Days 3  Element Moline, Moline, IL
 

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 Dates and Rates
Departure Dates Per Person twin Single Room Availability
October 27, 2021 Request a Quote $999 + $329 Available

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