Pre & Post FAMs

Networking Opportunity at the 2017 UMA EXPO

Grapes BBQ & All That Jazz

Experience award-winning tastes of Missouri before savoring Show-Me State history and culture on this cross-state adventure featuring charming small towns and bustling cities. Along the way you’ll enjoy the rolling hills and German heritage of Hermann, well-known for its fabulous wineries and dining spots. Next up is Independence, the hometown of President Harry S. Truman and the site of the Truman Presidential Library and Museum. Cap the tour with a fascinating look at Kansas City, with stops spotlighting collections of the Arabia Steamboat Museum, National WWI Museum and American Jazz Museum.

Areas included:  Hermann Wine Country, Independence and Kansas City

Early arrivals on Wednesday, Feb. 22.  Rooms will be provided at the Drury Inn St. Louis Airport.

FAM Begins: Thursday, Feb. 23, 8:30 a.m.  Depart St. Louis Drury Inn St. Louis Airport.

Ends:  Saturday, Feb. 25th at St. Louis Convention Hotels at approximately 4:30pm.

Highlights:  Lunch and sightseeing in Hermann Wine Country, Harry Truman Sites, 1856 Arabia Steamboat Museum, National WWI Museum, American Jazz Museum.

Sips & Stars: All Roads Lead to Branson

Relive the heyday of The Mother Road when you travel Route 66 across Missouri. Classic neon signs, drive-ins and motor courts are highlights of this epic road trip through The Show-Me State. In Pulaski County, an area rich in outdoor fun and Route 66 history, you’ll grab a bite to eat at one of the region’s most-popular restaurants. The adventure continues when you explore Branson, a city known for its high-energy live shows, amazing attractions and outdoor adventures.

Areas included:  Route 66, Branson

Early arrivals on Wednesday, Feb. 22.  Rooms will be provided at the Drury Inn St. Louis Airport.

FAM Begins: Thursday, Feb. 23, 8:30 a.m.  Depart St. Louis Drury Inn St. Louis Airport.

Ends:  Saturday, Feb. 25th at St. Louis Convention Hotels at approximately 4:30pm.

Highlights:  Lunch in Pulaski County on Historic Route 66, St James Winery, Branson attractions

 


 

Post FAM Tour

American Tapestry: Central Missouri Sampler

Prepare to be wowed by the architecture featured on this tour, which passes through the heart of Missouri as it winds its way to wine country. Explore the National Winston Churchill Memorial which is housed beneath the circa 1677 St. Mary the Virgin Aldermanbury Church, which was moved to Fulton from London in the 1960s. Missouri’s Capitol, perched above the Missouri River, stands 238 feet tall and dominates the skyline of downtown Jefferson City.

A few blocks from the Capitol, the now-decommissioned 1836 Missouri State Penitentiary welcomes visitors to explore its grounds, which include the iconic A Hall, a housing unit built in 1868. An hour to the east, the Hermann Living History Farm depicts the life of German immigrants who settled the area in the 1830s, with the circa 1850 Greek-revival style Husman House among the highlights. A tour of the Hermann area’s wineries is a delightful cap to this relaxing tour.

Areas included:  Fulton, Jefferson City, Hermann Wine Country

Begins:  Friday morning, March 3.  Depart from Convention Hotels

Ends:     Sunday, March 5, 12:00pm at St. Louis Lambert Airport

Highlights:  National Winston Churchill Memorial, Jefferson City Missouri Penitentiary tour, Hermann Living History Farm, Hermann wineries.


PLEASE NOTE: The deadline to register for pre FAM tours is January 10, 2017, post FAMs is January 17, 2017.  The fee per person is $50 ( US ), per tour.  Registration is limited tour operators/buyers with a maximum participation of two people per company, per tour.  No refunds issued after deadline. Please click here to register for one of the FAM tours.

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