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The Wild West…Pioneers, Cowboys & Boot Hill

August 28 - September 5

HIGHLIGHTS:  Branson with 3 Shows, Walton Tour, Will Roger’s Museum, the “Pioneer Woman”, Dodge City, Long Branch Saloon, Boot Hill, North Platte & Buffalo Bill Home, Denver, & lots more … 16 Meals  

PRICE OF TRIP:  $1899  based on Double Occupancy   

SINGLE SUPPLEMENT:  $450

OPTIONAL TRAVEL PROTECTION: $137

DEPOSIT REQUIRED To Make A Reservation:  $200   

FINAL PAYMENT DUE:  JULY 15, 2021

 

AUG 28…  This morning we begin this trip that takes us to the Rocky Mountains with so many interesting and fun sights along the way.  Travel across Georgia and Alabama, we arrive in Tupelo, MS for our first night, birthplace of Elvis.   Welcome Dinner in the hotel.      (D)

AUG 29BRANSON BELLE… Traveling into Arkansas and the Ozark Mountains, we arrive in Branson, Missouri mid-afternoon for some leisure time before an evening of fun and entertainment. Dinner and a show aboard The Branson Belle. We stay in Branson for 2 nights. (B,D)

AUG 30TWO GREAT SHOWS … Breakfast, and if you are in Branson, what do you do?  See Shows!  So this morning we take in BROADWAY’S GREATEST HITS … The songs are hand-selected from over 25 different shows, offering something for everything. If you are a musical-lover, you’re bound to have a fun time dancing and singing along to some of your favorite musical numbers.   The singers are dressed in sparkling, extravagant costumes and many smash songs are choreographed for a stunning and fast-paced performance.  After some shopping at Branson Landing & Old Town and dinner, we take our seats this evening at another wonderful show. (B,D)

AUG 31WALMART BEGINNINGS … Only an hour away is the home of Sam Walton, founder of Walmart. When SAM WALTON opened his 5&10 on the Bentonville town square in 1950, he had no idea he’d planted the seeds for what would become the global leader in retail. Today, that humble little dime store is the location of The Walmart Museum. A family-friendly experience in three parts, the museum features a world-class exhibit gallery, Walton’s 5&10, and The Spark Café Soda Fountain. After lunch in Bentonville, we cross the border into Oklahoma and travel to the museum of one of the state’s most famous native sons, WILL ROGERS. Overnight in the Tulsa area.  (B,L)

SEP 1PIONEER WOMAN & DODGE CITY This morning we arrive in the small town of PAWHUSKA, Oklahoma for a special visit. This is the home of Ree Drummond, “the PIONEER WOMAN”, who is a best- selling author and the host on the Food Network with her show, “The Pioneer Woman Cooks”. We will have time at the Pioneer Woman Mercantile for some shopping before enjoying a family style meal in her restaurant. Later in the afternoon we arrive in DODGE CITY, Kansas, one of the most infamous and rowdy towns of the wild west. Our group will stay here for 2 nights. (B,L)

SEP 2BOOT HILL … Established in 1872 in an area 5 miles from old Ft Dodge and near the Santa Fe Trail, the town flourished by furnishing supplies to settlers traveling the Trail. When the railroad arrived, and cattle drives, the town thrived. It’s lawless reputation with 19 saloons and rowdy cowboys was restored to order by WYATT EARP & BAT MASTERSON, the west’s most famous lawmen.  We might want to pull out some old episodes of “Gunsmoke” to relive those colorful days.  Our group will visit the Boot Hill Museum this afternoon before a special dinner. Slow roasted Kansas fed beef, oven fried tators n’ onions, sweet cream & butter corn, creamy coleslaw, hot biscuits with honey and Grandma Sally’s apple crisp will satisfy your craving for a down home country dinner.  Served at 6:00pm each night during the summer, the Country-Style Dinner will not disappoint. Dinner is followed with a performance by the World Famous Boot Hill Gunfighters and the light-hearted Long Branch Variety Show.  (B,D)

SEP 3BUFFALO BILL … Breakfast and let’s “Get the HECK out of Dodge” today to “Ride With The Wild Bunch”, as we travel to North Platte, Nebraska. Our group will arrive at the Buffalo Bill State Historical Park for a visit to the home and ranch where Buffalo Bill and his wife, Louisa, lived during the heyday of the Wild West Show. Next we take a hayrack ride around the property to the old western prairie village of the Lincoln County Museum, and later be treated to a true pioneer style dinner cooked outdoors in Dutch Ovens. (B,D)

SEP 4 … DENVER … Breakfast & we travel into Colorado arriving in the “Mile High City” of Denver.  We drive through Capitol Hill, see the Victorian buildings of Larimer Square, for an orientation to this great city of the west.  Later we check into our hotel with Dinner  (B,D)

SEP 5 … Breakfast and transfer to the airport for the flight back home.  (B)

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Start:
August 28
End:
September 5

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