DURATION: April 8-14, 2022 | 7 Days
DEPARTING: Lincoln, NE | Omaha, NE | Council Bluffs, IA | Des Moines, IA
PRICE: $999 Per Person, Double Occupancy | $1,239 Single Occupancy
$75 Deposit per person.
PRICE EXCLUDES: Any Private Expenses | Room Service Fees
INCLUDES: 6 Nights’ comfortable accommodations | 9 Meals: breakfasts, 3 dinners | Admissions for Listed Attractions | Tour Coordinator | Touring Motor Coach | Luggage Handling
TOUR HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE:
Today visit the Mark Twain Boyhood Home and Museum.
In Louisville, Kentucky, tour the famous Churchill Downs. After you’ve seen the horse racing mecca, it’s on to the Kentucky Derby Museum, and for lovers of our national sport – baseball – the Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory will be a home run.
A short hop to Bardstown brings you to Spalding Hall in Bardstown (built in 1826), home to the Oscar Getz Museum of Whiskey History and the Bardstown Historical Museum. You’ll wonder over the history of whiskey and to items relating to 200 years of area history: Indian relics, Abraham Lincoln documents, Stephen Foster memorabilia and more. You’ll visit My Old Kentucky Home State Park, inspiration for Foster’s famous ballad My Old Kentucky Home. Finish the day with live music at Bardstown Opry.
Clothing and artifacts tell the story of women’s role in the Civil War at the Women of the Civil War Museum. Find all the stuff you can’t live without in Shepherdsville at The Most Awesome Flea Market. Next, lunch on My Old Kentucky Dinner Train followed by sightseeing. End your day at the Civil War Museum of the Western Theatre.
Learn about the relocation of more than 12,000 Cherokee people who were forced to leave their land traveling north through Nashville into Illinois and Missouri and finally to Oklahoma at the Trail of Tears Commemorative Park and Heritage Center. You’ll enjoy dinner and entertainment in the evening in Clarksville, Tennessee, before your evening ends.
Tour the National Shrine of Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal. Locks and dams, river habitats, boat captains and the Civil War – learn about all of these at the River Discovery Center in Paducah, Kentucky.
Before arriving home, you’ll tour the Walt Disney Hometown Museum in Marceline, Missouri, which allows a view into the Disney family via a unique collection of family effects.