MCHA Plans Chicago Tour in Fall
The Moore County Historical Association announces a trip to the "Windy City," Chicago, departing on Sept. 5.
An information session will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday, April 16, at the Shaw House for all interested travelers.
The tour lasts five days and includes six meals, four breakfasts and two dinners as well as air fare from Raleigh.
Rates are $1,179 per person for a double; $1,679 for a triple; and $2,309 for a single.
Highlights include a theater performance at Oak Park, a tour of the Field Museum, and a scenic cruise on the Chicago River, highlighting the unique architecture of downtown.
Known as the "Second City," the "Windy City," the "City of Big Shoulders," and "Chi-town," Chicago is celebrated for its beautiful lakefront, breathtaking architecture, world-class museums, great theater, cutting-edge restaurants and fantastic shopping. You will enjoy a welcome dinner with fellow travelers the first night.
The first full day begins with the quintessential sightseeing tour that includes the historic Water Tower, Pumping Station, famed Michigan Avenue, Millennium Park, Wrigley Building and the Loop and Lake Front.
That afternoon tour-goers may shop on the Magnificent Mile or take in views of the city from the top of the famous Sears Tower. That night an exciting theater performance is on tap.
The next day the group will travel to the village of Oak Park to visit the home and studio of legendary architect Frank Lloyd Wright. This is where he lived and worked for the first 20 years of his career.
It was here he developed and perfected his signature Prairie Style architecture.
Next will be the Victorian home of Ernest Hemingway, the famous American novelist, short-story writer and essayist whose style left a lasting influence on American literature. An Oak Park native, Hemingway was awarded the 1954 Nobel Prize for literature.
That afternoon the tour takes the group to the Field Museum located at Chicago's Museum Campus.
The Field Museum is perhaps best known as the home of Sue, the world's largest and most famous T-Rex. There are more than 35 additional world-renowned exhibitions.
Lodging is at Four Points Sheraton.
For more information, contact the Moore County Historical Association at 692-2051 or Carolyn Burns at 692-8344.
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