2017 MIA+BSI Study Tour


LIMITED CAPACITY!  Attendance will be limited to a two motor coach capacity maximum.

MIA+BSI will host three full days of touring quarries and fabrication facilities from within the Indiana limestone belt. We’ll base our operations from the historic West Baden Springs Hotel. Expect to view a full range of quarry, fabrication and carving operations, including an underground quarry, and experience some fun, networking activities.

Inclusive Registration:
Registration packages include 3 nights lodging, (or 4 nights lodging for Optional Day package registrants), at West Baden Springs Hotel; Sunday and Tuesday dinners; breakfasts; lunches; and all event transportation. Additional nights lodging are available pre and post event, if desired, and based on hotel occupancy.  Non-lodging and Dinner Only packages are also offered. See itinerary below for event details. Online Registration will close August 11 or at our maximum capacity of two buses. Click here for registration and sponsorship.

Download the 2017 Study Tour Flier

Transporation:  Attendee is responsible for transportation from airport to hotel. Uber does operate out of Louisville Airport.  See rate example below:

  • uberX: $72-95 
  • uberXL: $112-148
  • UberSELECT: $147-195  Rates will vary with time of day and demand.


$1195 pp  Single Attendee Full Event 3 Nights
$ 595 pp  2nd in Room Full Event 3 Nights

$1495 pp  Single Attendee Full Event 4 Nights
(includes Wednesday activities)
$  665 pp  2nd in Room Full Event 4 Nights (includes Wednesday activities)

$  595 pp  Non-Lodging Full Event
(all 4 days of event activities EXCEPT lodging and breakfasts)

$ 100 pp  Sunday Dinner Only

$ 100 pp  Tuesday Dinner Only

$  50 pp  Wednesday Optional Day Tour Only 

Additional Nights Lodging $210 


NOTE:  A meeting of the MIA+BSI Joint Board will precede the Study Tour events.  Any MIA and BSI Board Member and Past President is invited to attend.  Prior registration for this meeting is required. Contact Pam Hammond with questions (440) 250-9222.

Sponsorships are needed and are a great way to further advance your connection to the attendees. Multiple sponsors are welcome for most levels. All levels at and above $500 receive website, onsite, newsletter recognition and logo on T-Shirt.
                Pete Dye Pavilion Sponsor $1500 (sign at venue) (1)
                Sunday Reception/Dinner Sponsor $1000 (sign at venue)
                Tuesday Reception/Dinner Sponsor $1000 (sign at venue)
                Open Bar Sponsor $750 (sign on bar)
                Transportation Sponsor $500 (bus signage)
                T-Shirt Only Sponsor $250

THANK YOU to our sponsors to date:

3D Stone Company
Diamond Stone Technologies
Indiana Limestone Company
Indiana Limestone Institute
TexaCon Cut Stone
Women in Stone

Architectural Stone Sales

Eurostone Machine USA

Halquist Stone
Indiana Limestone Institute

Eurostone Machine USA
Indiana Limestone Fabricators
Northern Stone Supply

Bonstone Materials
Buechel Stone
Diamond Stone Technologies
Lyons Sandstone
Masonal Stone
Ontra Stone Concepts
TexaCon Cut Stone
Tompkins Bluestone

MIles Supply



ITINERARY (times may be subject to change)

Sunday September 10th

2-3pm BSI Board Meeting

3-4pm Town Hall Meeting - Open to All

6pm Reception/Dinner at West Baden Hotel
- Key Note Speaker – George Ridgway, Cook Group and Chief Architect of French Lick Springs   Hotel and West Baden Springs Hotel historic restorations - Sponsored by Indiana Limestone Institute

Monday September 11th – Bloomington Day

8am Depart West Baden Hotel (one bus to Bybee, one to ILCO, then each will switch)

9:30am Arrive at Bybee Stone

10:45am Depart Bybee Stone

11:30am Arrive at Indiana Limestone Company Victor quarry – No fabrication plant tour

12:30 – Depart ILCO for TexaCon Cut Stone

1:00pm Arrive at TexaCon Cut Stone

LUNCH sponsored by TexaCon Cut Stone

2:00 pm TexaCon Cut Stone tour

3:00pm Depart TexaCon Cut Stone for 3D Stone

3:15pm Arrive at 3D Stone for Tour

4:15pm RECEPTION & Wine and Stone event
     Sponsored by 3D Stone and Women in Stone

5:30pm Depart for West Baden Hotel - refreshments on bus sponsored by ILI

6:30pm Arrive West Baden Hotel - Evening on own


Tuesday September 12th – Bedford Day (REVISED 6/13/17)

8:30 am Depart West Baden Hotel

9:30 am Arrive at W.F. Meyers Company

10:30 am Depart for Elliott Stone Company

12:45 pm Depart for Diamond Stone Technologies

1:00 pm LUNCH Sponsored by Diamond Stone Technologies

3:00pm Depart for West Baden Hotel

4:00pm Arrive West Baden Hotel - refreshments on bus sponsored by ILI

5:30 Bus to Pete Dye Golf Course pavilion – dinner


Wednesday September 13th – Optional Day  (register through 4 night packages)

9am Depart for Indiana Limestone Company Empire quarry

10:15am Tour Empire facilities

Noon – Lunch at ILCO – Sponsored by Indiana Limestone Company

1pm Depart for Bloomington – Indiana University campus

1:45pm Indiana University Campus Tour – Sponsored by ILI

4pm Depart for West Baden Hotel - refreshments on bus sponsored by ILI

5:30pm Arrive West Baden Hotel - Evening on own


Sunday night dinner - resort dressy. 
Meetings and site tours - casual.

Event is rain or shine. Hard hats and safety glasses will be provided as required. Closed toe shoes are recommended for site tours.

Average high 78. Average low 56.

Hotel Amenities:

Complimentary shuttle to all hotel venues
Gaming Casino at French Lick Hotel
Indoor/Outdoor pools
Fitness Center
Horseback riding stables
Bicycle rentals
Bowling at French Lick Hotel
Walking paths
Quaint downtown

Preferred Airport to West Baden Springs Hotel:
SDF - Louisville International Airport is closest airport to West Baden. About 1.5 hours (65 miles).
IND - Indianapolis International Airport is about 2 hours (92 miles).



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