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Gardening, Grazing and Gazing - June 5, 2014
Offered By: Butler Motor Transit
Welcome to “planting” time and everything summer has to offer on this trip into the Ohio countryside! Join us as we start our summer off right!

Operates: No scheduled departures
Tour Length: 1 Day
Departs From: Butler, PA * Kittanning, PA * Natrona Heights, PA * Pittsburgh, PA

Adult - $114.00

Tour Description

Welcome to “planting” time and everything summer has to offer. Today we start off our touring at the Urban Growers as we meet the “Master Gardner” and tour his wonderful state-of-the-art greenhouse. John grows a large variety of annuals and perennials and his knowledgeable staff is always ready to answer your questions about gardening. Everyone receives a small flower pot to take home to remember the day ! Next stop will be the Welshfield Inn which was built in the 1840’s and used to be part of the Underground Railroad. Here you will enjoy a delicious lunch prepared for our group as we dine amidst this historic masterpiece. You will then enjoy an “Out of this World” experience at the Geauga Park District’s Observatory Park as you hear the story of how this amazing park went from the ground to the galaxies. See the Oberle telescope, be a human sundial, visit the weather station and explore the entire solar system through the digital planetarium show. There is time for shopping at the Amish family market and bakery which offers bulk foods, fresh bakery items, deli, local cheese, hardware, wagons and much, much, much more. Grace through the market as you try many great snacks which are offered. We will end our great day at the new Sharon James Cellars with wine tastings and delicious dessert to top off our day before heading home.

Departure Details:

Departure City
Departure Time
Location Address
Pittsburgh, PA 5:30 AM Wyndham Grand Hotel (formerly Hilton Hotel), Downtown
Liberty Ave. Side
Natrona Heights, PA 6:15 AM Walmart Parking Lot
4015 Freeport Road, Upper Front Lot near road where the white lines are
Kittanning, PA 7:00 AM Hilltop Plaza
Old Route 422, Across from King’s Restaurant
Butler, PA 7:30 AM Butler Motor Tours
210 South Monroe Street, Rear Lot


For more information call

Butler Motor Tours 724.282.1000 or 1.800.222.8750

Terms and Conditions:

Prior to 30 days from your departure date a full refund will be made (with the exception of special event and/or show tours, air tours and cruises which will be different - be sure to ask about these details when your booking is made). There is no refund for cancellations made within 30 days prior to your departure date. But you are welcome to send someone in your place and let us know the name change (this does not apply to air and cruise tours which have various restrictions, strict cancellation policies and name change charges).

To ensure passenger comfort, we have a "NO SMOKING" policy on all of our tours, which also includes e-cigarettes. Ample comfort stops are made for smoking and restroom convenience. Feel free to request a smoking or non-smoking hotel room when making your reservations. No alcohol is allowed on any tour at any time. We reserve the right to refuse boarding under such circumstances that these policies are not followed.

Butler Motor Tours reserves the right to cancel any tour that has not reached a minimum number of reservations. We also reserve the right to change tour prices and itineraries if so dictated by circumstances beyond our control. We always avoid canceling a tour if at all possible, as we understand the inconvenience to you - our valued customer. Feel free to ask about any departure, especially if you are taking vacation days at your place of work.

Butler Motor Tours acts as an agent in arranging hotel and other accommodations and cannot be held responsible for non-performance.

Any person or group which requires an ADA accessible bus is requested to inform us at the time of reservation, and must notify us in writing no later than 48 hours prior to the charter's departure.