Fall Trip - Walt Disney and J.C. Penney Museums

  • MarcelineTravel by a luxury motor coach to Maercline and Hamilton, MO to visit these towns famous for being the boyhood home of Walt Disney and birthplace of J.C. Penney. 


    Our first stop will be in Marceline to visit the boyhood home of Walt Disney. In 2006, the Atlantic Monthly ranked him #26 of 100 Most Influential Americans of All Time. Another list ranked him #4 of the greatest business geniuses of all the 20th Century. He won 7 Emmy Awards and 22 Academy Awards. 


    Walt was born in Chicago but moved with his family when he was five years old to a farm outside of Marceline. We'll see that farm along with the location of The Dreaming Tree, where he sat and dreamed up some of his ideas. We'll also tour the Disney Museum, celebrating its 21st year with refurbished displays showing where his boyhood story is told on two floors. The museum has over 3,000 artifacts donated directly from the Disney Family and story-stations to guide you to help bring Walt's childhood stories to life. We'll see his original school desk, the Midget Autopia car that was moved from Disneyland to Marceline, and a commemorative stamp that was issued by the U.S. Government to celebrate Walt's life and legacy. Plus, there is a gallery full of memorabilia from the film, The Great Locomotive Chase, which can be seen at the museum. For lunch, we'll enjoy an assortment of sandwiches, salads, hand-made desserts and beverages served buffet-style.  


    Our next stop will be in Hamiliton, MO, hometown of J.C. Penney, one of America's greatest merchandisers. We will tour the house he was born in as well as the one-room Penney Museum with its various displays that explain his life and career. Hamilton, also known as the Quilt Capital of the World, is the headquarters of the Missouri Star Quilt Company, which was voted America''s #1 in Small Business in 2015 by the SBA. Our bus will be met by one of their representatives who will give each person a "goodie bag" of quilt items, including a ticket to tour their quilt museum. You'll have some free time to shop for quality supplies in some of their 14 stores. Finally, we will have catered box dinner to eat before heading home. Oh yes, there is a Man's Cave Store for those not interested in quilting. 

    Boarding Information: Board Wednesday, Sept. 28 at 8:45 a.m., leave at 9 a.m. SHARP from Raytown Schools Education and Conference Center parking lot (10750 E Ste. Rt. 350, Raytown, MO 64138). Return around 6:30 p.m.

    Requirements: Proof of vaccination is required to attend this trip.


    Date: Wednesday, Sept. 28 | Price: $150 per person

    Price includes: Motor coach transportation, a light buffet lunch, afternoon snack, and prizes on board. 

    Not Included: Souvenirs, quilt purchases, snacks, and gratuities to bus driver. 


    Enroll by 12 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2022 (No refund after this date)


    Minimum needed for the trip: 23 | Bus capacity 38


    Tour guide: Don Davidson