Spring Trip - A Visit to Three Famous Missouri Sites

  • Travel by a luxury motor coach to three famous Missouri sites, home to three historic Missourians.


    The first stop will be in Carthage, MO to visit the Precious Moments Park and Chapel founded by Sam Butcher, the man who created the endearing teardrop-eye children he called, “Precious Moments” as gifts for family and friends. Today the Precious Moments artwork is among the most recognized art in the world. We will tour the Chapel, the crowning work of Mr. Butcher, which will remind you of Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel in Italy. Lunch will be at the chapel following the tour, with free time to shop in the beautiful gift shop and tour the new museum.


    Following free time, there will be a short drive to Diamond, MO, the birthplace of George Washington Carver. Here we will tour the Carver Museum, dedicated to one of the most amazing people ever born! George Carver was an inventor, scientist, professor, lecturer, musician, and artist. From humble beginnings as the son of a slave, he rose to earn two doctorates and world acclaim for his contributions to agriculture chemistry. Among one of his fascinating discoveries was over 300 uses for the peanut.


    On the way back home, there will be a stop in Lamar, MO, to tour the birthplace home of Harry Truman, now the Harry S. Truman National Historic Site. Born May 8, 1884, his parents moved the family to Independence, MO in 1885. The rest is history as he became the 33rd president of the United States. You will want to bring money for gifts, souvenirs, and for a fast-food meal on the way back to Raytown, along with driver gratuity.


    Date: Thursday, April 20 | Price: $145 per person  


    Boarding Information: The bus will board on Thursday, April 20 at 8:40 a.m., leave at 9 a.m. sharp from the RSECC parking lot (10750 E Ste. Rt. 350, Raytown, MO 64138), and return around 7 p.m. 

    Requirements: Proof of vaccination is required before boarding.

    Price includes: Motor coach transportation (wifi on board), choice of lunch meals (menus available on bus) and prizes on board. 


    Not included: Souvenirs, snacks, food for the drive home, and gratuities to the bus driver.


    Tour guide: Don Davidson   


    Minimum needed for the trip: 25


    To Register: Call 816.268.7041 


    Enroll by 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 5, 2023. No refund after this date.  


    Precious Moments Chapel


    George Washington Carver


    Truman House Color