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Experience the total solar eclipse while immersing yourself in spirituality and culture!
Guided by Russ Barlow and Rod Meldrum
with Special Guest Guide: Dean Sessions
April 1-11, 2024
$3,195 per person
10 Day Tour Includes:
- 9 Night hotel accommodations
- Deluxe motor-coach transportation
- Museum entry fees
- Expert guides
- 9 Breakfasts and 8 Lunches
- Airline baggage fees
- Tips for Coach Driver and guides
- Meals other than listed
- Additional trip cancellation and trip interruption insurance
Arrival in Kansas City, Missouri
The group will meet at the hotel near the Kansas City International Airport after flying in that day.
Strataca Salt Mine
We begin our tour by heading to the Strataca Salt Mine where we head deep undergound to learn about salt and the magnificient testimony it has for us.
Arabia - Liberty - Temple Lot
The next two days has our group roaming the Kansas City area at the place where the Garden of Eden was once located—the site where Joseph Smith laid out a city with 24 temples. We will talk about the significance of the United Nations Memorial built right next to where the New Jerusalem Temple will be built,
Before leaving the city for our next destination, we’ll walk through a time capsule from 1856, the same year the Martin and Willy Handcart company was stranded in the snow in Wyoming.
The riverboat Arabia was lost in 1856 to the muddy bottoms of the Mississippi for more than 150 years, but its discovery and restoration give us a first-hand look into the level of sophistication the Pioneers enjoyed
Fishing River -Farr West -Adam-ondi-Ahman
We’ll then visit the river where God showed His magnificent saving arm at Zion’s Camp in 1834- Fishing River. On our journey towards Nauvoo we visit Farr West; a place the Lord designated as the “Most Holy Site,” and then on to Adam-ondi-Ahman, the home of Adam and his family after being cast out of Eden.
Day at Nauvoo
Friday and Saturday will be spent around Nauvoo, learning about the rich symbolism encoded into the Nauvoo temple, visiting the “Tomb of Joseph” constructed near the temple site, visiting ancient Nephite sites, and discussing the crossing of the Mississippi River in the cold winter of 1846.
Before leaving the city for our next destination, we’ll walk through a time capsule from 1856, the same year the Martin and Willy Handcart company was stranded in the snow in Wyoming. A visit to the the Flood Museum will set the spiritual tone for our upcoming visit to the massive reproduction of Noah’s Ark. As we depart our group will enjoy a visit to Carthage before heading to St. Louis, MO.
Sunday will be a rest day that will allow time to watch the General Conference sessions in the comfort of your room. That night we will prepare for the events the next day with a presentation in the hotel.
Monks Mound -Eclipse in Cape Girardeau -New Madrid
Monday will have us up early and headed to the viewing site of the second total solar eclipse in the United States of this century. A total solar eclipse is one of the most spectacular natural events you will ever experience. Words cannot convey the grandeur of this occasion, and you’ll surely remember this for the rest of your life.
We will also visit the site of the 5 largest earthquakes recorded in history to ever strike America and learn about the connection between these quakes, the Book of Mormon, and the earthquake that happened in Jerusalem at the time of Christ’s crucifixtion.
Creation Museum & Big Bone Lick
On the last two days, we will visit the world-renowned Creation Museum and a park where the preserved bones of mammoths and other ice-aged animals are exposed, and we’ll discuss how the ice-age actually fits within the events of Noah’s Flood
Ark Encounter and Depart for Home
Journey back in time and join one of the most iconic Bible heroes, Noah, and his family aboard their incredible life-size Ark. Meet the pairs of animals that were saved from the great flood and discover the incredible tale of faith and perseverance. This isn’t just a static museum exhibit- it’s a full-blown theme park experience! The Ark Encounter offers exciting attractions for the whole family, including a thrilling zoo, daring zip lines, and a rustic timber-frame restaurant where you can refuel after a day of biblical exploration. Get ready to be immersed in a fascinating world where history and adventure collide!
Say goodbyes to the group and depart for home.
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Meet Your Guides!
Russ Barlow, Director of TruthSeekers Adventures, author and editor of many books, including the Universal Model, and other Church history books is the lead guide for all TruthSeekers adventure tours.
Rod L. Meldrum is a researcher, best-selling LDS author, and international lecturer on the validity of the Book of Mormon with an emphasis on its scriptural and physical evidences. His book titled, “Exploring the Book of Mormon in America’s Heartland” is the #1 LDS book about the Book of Mormon geography with or 40,000 copies printed.
Dean W. Sessions is the author of the Universal Model (UM) and the founder of the Millennial Science Foundation. Dean and his wife, Danette, are the parents of five children and ten grandchildren.
$300 pp deposit at time of booking
Final payment due 90 days before departure
Legacy Tours and Travel, LLC reserves the right to alter the itinerary and/or substitute sightseeing and/or other tour features if deemed necessary.