7-Day Book of Mormon Evidence Tour

Guided by Rod Meldrum

 

 

NEW! 2016 Tour Schedule

 

June 5th - 11th 2016

(with optional extension to Branson, June 12th - 14th, $650 pp)

 

Sept 4th - 10th 2016

 

Guided by Rod Meldrum

$1,100 per person double occupancy

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Tour Includes:

6 night hotel accommodations

Deluxe motor-coach transportation 

Museum entry fees 

Expert guide 

6 breakfasts, 2 lunches, and 2 dinners

 

ITINERARY

 

Day 1   ARRIVE - COLUMBUS AIRPORT, OHIO

Flights should arrive before 10:00 pm. After collecting your luggage, guests will be shuttled to the hotel near the airport where you will be staying the night, prior to beginning the tour the next morning.

 

Day 2   HOPEWELL MOUNDS

Our first stop will be to see Flint Ridge, from there we travel south to the the Johnson-Humrickhouse Museum in Coshocton, Ohio. This museum houses the famous “Holy Stones”, found in a Hopewell mound near Newark, Ohio.  These stones, inscribed with ancient Hebrew writings, demonstrate a North American connection to the Old World.  As we continue toward Newark, you’ll discover that this area is filled with the most extensive and monumental earthworks in the world, including the Great Circle and Great Octagon, built by the Hopewell Civilization.  They date between 150 AD and 250 AD, during the peaceful time following Christ’s visit.  Scientists have recently discovered embedded astronomical alignments proving this was a highly advanced civilization.  You’ll have a chance to ascend the 30 foot embankments and walk the ‘place of entrance’ of the Great Circle.  You’ll learn more as we discuss the ancient Hopewell Mound Builder civilization that inhabited this area during Book of Mormon times. We’ll spend the night near Newark, Ohio. (B,D)

Day 3   HOPEWELL MUSEUM – MOUND CITY – SEIP MOUND – FORT HILLSERPENT MOUND

After breakfast, our first stop will be the Hopewell Museum at Mound City in Chillicothe, Ohio.  This restored Hopewell site features displays of artifacts of copper, silver, and stone that may have been made by Book of Mormon people.  We continue through the Ohio River Valley, visiting ancient archaeological sites including Seip Mound, and Fort Hill, a Hopewell hilltop fortress with its ancient stones walls still visible.  We'll stop at an Amish Bakery to get lunch and other goodies for a picnic at Fort Hill. We’ll see the world famous Serpent Mound with its mysterious coils forming astronomical alignments.  We’ll overnight near Cincinnati, Ohio.  

(B, L)

Day 4   FORT ANCIENT - MIAMISBURG ADENA CULTURE MOUND 

Today we journey to Fort Ancient, another hilltop fortress with miles of embankments and trenches before exploring the Miamisburg Adena Culture Mound. Then we'll have some quality discussion time about this ancient civilization that has over 25 correlations to the Book of Mormon, as we continue on toward Springfield, Illinois, where we will spend the night. (B,L)

Day 5   ZELPH'S MOUND - ZARAHEMLA - DICKSON MOUNDS

After breakfast you'll continue your journey, "roving over the plains of the Nephites" as the Prophet Joseph wrote to his sweetheart Emma while on Zion's Camp march in 1835. Our first stop, Zelph's Mound, is perched high upon a bluff above the Illinois River. A short climb takes you to the site where Joseph Smith had a vision of a righteous Lamanite warrior named Zelph, who was buried in this mound after dying in the final struggle between the Nephites and Lamanites. From there you will travel to the Dickson Mounds Museum to see the impressive collection of Hopewell artifacts and displays. Then you'll enjoy the afternoon in Nauvoo, majestic Temple, high on a bluff, symbolically facing the west. Across the Mississippi River you will have a wonderful view of Montrose, near the place the Prophet Joseph said was the site of Zarahemla, as indicated by the Lord in D&C 125:3. (B)

Day 6   CAHOKIA - STONE FORT

Today we'll discover the largest city in North America before European settlement, Cahokia, just outside of St. Louis. The museum is world class but the magnitude of Monks Mound, the largest earthen temple mound structure in North America is awe inspiring.  From there we'll ride to Stone Fort, an ancient fortified hilltop with stone walls perched atop a bluff. We will be staying the night in Poplar Bluffs near Stone Fort. (B,D)

Day 7  BIG SPRINGS

Today we'll drive to see one of the wonders of North America, Big Springs, the proposed "Waters of Mormon" based on location, distance and description. Then drive back to St. Louis airport to catch your flight home. (B)

Optional Extension to Branson

Day 7 BRANSON

Guests that are continuing on to Branson will travel west from Big Springs. We'll enjoy the incredible production of "Moses" at the Sight and Sound Theatre. We'll enjoy dinner as a group before heading to the Dutton Family Theater to see the Duttons.

Day 8 BRANSON

This morning, we will have an opportunity to attend sacrament services at a local ward in Branson. That afternoon we'll enjoy dinner cruise on the Mississippi on board the Branson Belle Showboat. Overnight Branson.

Day 9 BRANSON

Guests will have free time this morning to enjoy the pool, shopping or to go see a show of your choice. That evening we will have dinner and attend an amazing show with SIX, at the Mickey Gilley theatre.

Day 10 RETURN HOME FROM KANSAS CITY

We will depart the hotel this morning and drive to the Kansas City airport. Flights can depart after 2:30 pm.

Legacy Tours and Travel, LLC reserves the right to alter the itinerary and/or substitute sightseeing and/or other tour features if deemed necessary.

 

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Rod Meldrum served as senior scientific researcher for 7 years on a natural sciences book to be published in the near future.Brother Meldrum is a third generation member of the church, served a mission in Milan, Italy and has served faithfully in many church leadership callings, most recently Young Men’s President of his Provo, Utah ward.He began his study of issues surrounding the controversy over DNA and the Book of Mormon in 2003 which lead to questioning the origins of proposed geographical settings of the Book of Mormon. In addition he completed intensive study of the Book of Mormon itself and the historical background and documents associated with this subject. In 2007 he began sharing his research in free presentations done at his own expense in the Intermountain Region of the United States.Interest in the research reached a point that it was no longer possible to accommodate all those who wanted to learn more and it was suggested that the presentation be recorded, which resulted in creation of a DVD titled “DNA Evidence for Book of Mormon Geography.  Brother Meldrum has since given presentations across the United States and has spoken to many thousands of faithful members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on his findings in support of the truthfulness of Book of Mormon and the gospel of Jesus Christ.  The comprehensive 4 hour DVD has now reached tens of thousands of viewers across the globe who have overwhelmingly expressed gratitude and excitement about the information, many stating that it “just makes sense” intellectually as well as spiritually.

 

  
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