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Username: 2400wattman

Post Number: 335
Registered: 11-2005
Posted on Tuesday, May 01, 2007 - 1:20 pm:   Edit Post

My band is off for four days in St. Louis which is'nt bad since there is plenty to do here. I mean there is the Budweiser Brewery Tour, The Arch and if the Cardinals are in town you can go see a game. There are so many different and inexpensive things to do where does one start? Well let me tell you. Rent yourself an economy car and make the 220 mile trip north to Fairfield, Iowa and visit Will Gunn's shop(actually his home). The drive up is very laid back with minimal hwy. construction and traffic. Will's place is easy to find and a beautiful place to inspect one of the instruments he has in stock or to make plans for a future custom. Will is very personable, friendly and extremely knowledgeable about Alembics, and with that knowledge he can point you in the right direction in designing your dream custom. I spent a good deal of time there talking Alembics history, my future custom, the music biz in general. It was a very cool experience and I highly recomend the trip, and if you can't make it give him a call and talk shop. He really enjoys what he's doing and that translates to good business. Check him out guys!
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Username: hydrargyrum

Post Number: 261
Registered: 3-2004
Posted on Tuesday, May 01, 2007 - 2:38 pm:   Edit Post

If you are inclined, Hermann Missouri is only about an hour and a half away from STL, and there are quite a few wineries in the area. The area on HWY 100 has quite a few, and will also yield some interesting river views. If you happen to be heading west on your tour, I recommend you stop at the Flat Branch in Columbia for the best small brewery in missouri. Don't forget to check out U-City and the loop while in STL.
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Username: hydrargyrum

Post Number: 262
Registered: 3-2004
Posted on Tuesday, May 01, 2007 - 2:40 pm:   Edit Post

Oh yeah, forgot about the Botanical Gardens in St Louis, the Science center, and the Zoo (which is pretty awesome, and is also free).
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Username: alembic76407

Post Number: 512
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Wednesday, May 02, 2007 - 6:14 am:   Edit Post

don't forget about the Bowler's Hall of Fame
A must!!!!!!
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Username: kmh364

Post Number: 2127
Registered: 9-2003
Posted on Wednesday, May 02, 2007 - 9:51 am:   Edit Post

Harley's plant in KC is a good stop...and there'e those steaks/ribs/jazz/blues (LOL!) in KC as well.

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