Business Tours – Banks

Museums, Businesses and Manufacturers Offering Tours

General Business Museums

Labor & Industry Museum
P. O. Box 8242, 123 N. Church St., Belleville, Illinois 62222.
618-222-9430
http://laborandindustrymuseum.org
Documents the development of industry and the labor movement in the Belleville, Illinois area. It also focuses on Belleville’s role as the stove-making capital of the world. Housed in a former cigar factory

St. Louis Mercantile Library
University of Missouri- St. Louis
1 University Drive, St. Louis, MO 63121, 314-516-7243
http://www.umsl.edu/mercantile/
Oldest library and cultural center in continuous operation west of the Mississippi. Exhibits, events, tour, and library dedicated to the history of Missouri’s early commerce and transportation – this was originally housed in the Mercantile Bank downtown.

Soulard Farmers’ Market
7th & Lafayette Streets, St. Louis, MO 63104
314-622-4180
http://www.soulardmarket.com/
Historic Soulard Market, owned and operated by the city of St. Louis, is the oldest continuously operating farmers market in the country. Farmers and other vendors sell their products from a series of outdoor and indoor stalls Wednesday through Saturday. Offers docent tours.

Construction

Budrovich Excavating Headquarters
10328 Lake Bluff Drive, St. Louis Mo 63123
314-892-3030
http://budrovich.com/about/
Provides field trip opportunity to children ages 3-15. Students will learn about heavy equipment operation and application

Manufacturers

Anheuser Busch Brewery Tour
12th & Lynch Streets, St Louis, MO 63118
314-577-2626
http://www.budweisertours.com/z01/index.php/st-louis/overview/
State of the art brewery and bottling facility tour.

Big Shark Bicycle Company
6681 Delmar Boulevard, University City, MO 63130
314-862-1188
www.bigshark.com
Offers both introductory and advanced bicycle maintenance and repair clinics.

Bussen Quarries
Jefferson Barracks Plant, 5000 Bussen Road, St. Louis, MO 63129Contact: Mark Bussen
314 894-8777
http://www.bussenquarries.com/community/
Quarry tours offered to school groups.

Central States Coca-Cola Bottling Company
78 Progress Parkway, Maryland Heights Mo 63043
(636) 443-0800
Offers group tours of bottling plant.

Coca-Cola Factory
3800 Mueller Road, St. Charles, MO 63301
636-443-0800
Offers free tours.  Tour topics include recycling, water treatment, production process, health and safety, careers, teamwork, and technology.

Crown Candy Kitchen
1401 Saint Louis Ave, St Louis, MO 63106
314-621-9650
www.crowncandykitchen.com
Offers factory tour.

General Motors Wentzville Assembly Center
1500 E Highway A, Wentzville, MO 63385
636 327-5711
http://www.gm.com/vision/community_education/gm_open_house_events.html
Offers group tours of assembly plant.

Great Harvest Bread Co.
Olivette Plaza, Olivette, MO 63132
(314) 991-0049
www.greatharvestolivette.com
Offers tour of bakery and bread science knowledge.

Great Harvest Bread Co.
3843 Mexico Rd., St. Charles, MO 63303
(636) 939-4799
www.greatharveststcharles.com
Offers tour of bakery and bread science knowledge.

Great Harvest Bread Co.
125 W Argonne Drive, Kirkwood, MO 63122
(314) 821-1848
www.greatharvestkirkwood.com
Offers tour of bakery and bread science knowledge.

Krispy Kreme Doughnuts
http://krispykreme.com/home
1871 Bowles Avenue, Fenton, MO 63026
636-349-9988
10880 W Florissant Ave, St Louis, MO 63136
(314) 521-5515
6935 South Lindbergh Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63125
314-845-8400
Provides tours of baking facility.

Midwest Guitar Repair and Building School
2610 Cherokee Street, St. Louis, MO 63118
314-962-8822
By appointment only
www.midwestguitar.com
Contact: Mike
Guitar making and repair classes, demonstrations and tours.

Verlo Mattress
3025 Boschertown Rd., St. Charles, MO 63301
636-949-9140
http://www.verlo.com/stores/MO/SC
Factory tour demonstrating how mattresses are made.

Wick’s Organ Company
1100 Fifth Street, Highland, IL  62249
618-654-2191
e-mail organs@wicks.com
http://organ.wicks.com/index.php
Offers group tours of their organ manufacturing facility.

Miscellaneous Service Providers

Grocery Store Tours
Most branches of the following grocery store chains will host school tours.
Contact your local grocer.
Sam’s Club tour
http://www3.samsclub.com/clublocator/
Shop n Save
http://www.shopnsave.com/stores/searchstores?pageSource=findastore
Costco tour
www.costco.com/warehouse/locator.aspx
Schnucks
http://www.schnucks.com/stores/

Trader Joe’s Field Trip
http://www.traderjoes.com/stores/index.asp
Offers field trips for small school groups at the following locations:
Brentwood
48 Brentwood Promenade Court, Brentwood, MO 63144
314-963-0253
Des Peres
13343 Manchester Rd., Des Peres, MO 63131
314-984-5051
Chesterfield
1679 Clarkson Road, Chesterfield, MO 63017
636-536-7846
Creve Coeur
11505 Olive Blvd., Creve Coeur, MO 63141
314-569-0427

Chevy’s Fresh Mex
http://www.chevys.com/
Field trips offered to school groups.
O’Fallon, MO
3005 Hwy K
Phone: (636) 379-1166
Hazelwood, MO
5555 St. Louis Mills Blvd. #443
Phone: 314-227-5450
Olivette, MO
9119 Olive Blvd
Phone: (314) 997-3700
St. Charles, MO
2911 Veterans Memorial Parkway
Phone: (636) 946-3434
Ellisville, MO
1382 Clarkson-Clayton
Phone: (636) 256-8585
St. Louis, MO
12466 Tesson Ferry
Phone: (314) 472-0003
O’Fallon, IL
1305 Central Park Drive
Phone: (618) 632-6800

Great Harvest Bread Co.
Olivette Plaza, Olivette, MO 63132
(314) 991-0049
www.greatharvestolivette.com
Offers tour of bakery and bread science knowledge.

Great Harvest Bread Co.
3843 Mexico Rd., St. Charles, MO 63303
(636) 939-4799
www.greatharveststcharles.com
Offers tour of bakery and bread science knowledge.

Great Harvest Bread Co.
125 W Argonne Drive, Kirkwood, MO 63122
(314) 821-1848
www.greatharvestkirkwood.com
Offers tour of bakery and bread science knowledge.

Krispy Kreme Doughnuts
http://krispykreme.com/home
1871 Bowles Avenue, Fenton, MO 63026
636-349-9988
10880 W Florissant Ave, St Louis, MO 63136
(314) 521-5515
6935 South Lindbergh Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63125
314-845-8400
Provides tours of baking facility.

Red Robins Restaurants
Check website for nearest location. http://www.redrobin.com/
Offers school tours and talk on restaurant business.

Banks

ECONOMY MUSEUM
The economy. We hear about it every day, but how much do we actually know about it? A first, the topic may seem confusing and dull. But in the heart of downtown St. Louis, understanding the economy comes to life in a truly dynamic way. The award-winning Inside the Economy® Museum inside the historic Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis immerses visitors in a one-of-a-kind experience. Engage in a hands-on journey through interactive exhibits, games and videos that cover topics ranging from inflation to banking to the global economy. The Inside the Economy® Museum makes learning about the economy interesting and fun for nearly all ages.
The museum is open Monday-Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and admission is FREE to all visitors.
Address: 1 Federal Reserve Bank Plaza, Broadway and Locust Street, St. Louis, MO 63102
Phone: 314-444-7309
website: www.stlouisfed.org/economymuseum

Federal Reserve Bank
One Federal Reserve Bank Plaza
Broadway and Locust Streets, P.O. Box 442, St. Louis, MO 63166-0442
314-444-8444
http://www.stlouisfed.org/
Offers programs including conferences and workshops for educators; the annual Fed Challenge competition for high-school students; essay contest; print and electronic resources to help teachers and students understand economics and the Federal Reserve System; and tours for high school, college and community groups.

Meramec Valley Bank
199 Clarkson Rd., Ellisville, MO 63011
636 230-3500
http://www.meramecvalleybank.com/a_locations.htm
Tours and community scholarships.

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