Buffalo Roundup and Frontier Trails
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Day 1

PATTI’S 1880’S SETTLEMENT • PADUCAH:

Journey across the frontier where we experience life on the prairie. We travel through Tennessee on our way to Patti’s 1880’s Settlement for dinner. Our first night is in Paducah. (D)
Day 2

GATEWAY ARCH:

This afternoon we visit the Gateway Arch in St. Louis. It was from here that early pioneers embarked on their journey west. We board the tram to the top for incredible views of the Mississippi River. We overnight in Independence.
Day 3

OMAHA • BOYS TOWN • DINNER:

Today we travel to Omaha, NE. Here we visit Boys Town, established by Father Flanagan in 1917. This evening we enjoy a delicious Omaha Steak Dinner. (D)
Day 4

SIOUX FALLS PARK • LUNCH AT FALLS OVERLOOK CAFÉ • WORLD’S ONLY CORN PALACE:

We travel to Sioux Falls, SD and visit the waterfalls of the Big Sioux River. We have lunch near the falls at the Overlook Café. In Mitchell, we visit the World’s Only Corn Palace, decorated each year with bushels of corn, grains and native grasses. We overnight in Murdo. (L)
Day 5

WALL DRUG STORE • MOUNT RUSHMORE • CUSTER STATE PARK • COWBOY STEAK COOKOUT • WAGON RIDE:

We take a break at Wall Drug Store known as a thriving oasis. In the Black Hills, Mount Rushmore has been called the “Shrine of Democracy.” We’ll see the faces of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln and Theodore Roosevelt carved in stone. Dinner tonight is at Blue Belle Ranch in Custer State Park. We’ll have a cowboy steak cookout and a wagon ride. We stay two nights in Custer. (D)
Day 6

PANCAKE BREAKFAST • BUFFALO ROUNDUP:

We depart the hotel early this morning for the annual buffalo roundup. We have time for the pancake breakfast before the roundup begins. Bring your cameras and binoculars. 1,400 head of buffalo thunder by with the help of cowboys and cowgirls herding these giants into corrals. What a sight! Following the round-up, we return to Custer and enjoy a free evening. (B)
Day 7

FORT ROBINSON STATE PARK • CARHENGE • WILD BUNCH DINNER & EVENT:

This morning we travel to Nebraska’s largest state park, Fort Robinson. The historic outpost and museum is located in the 1905 post headquarters building. The exhibits here trace local history from the 1870’s to 1940’s. Our next stop is Carhenge. A replica of England’s Stonehenge, it’s made from vintage American automobiles. Next, we enjoy the “Wild Bunch Dinner & Event,” an experience with the ‘Wild West’ as Buffalo Bill lived each day; with horses, wagon rides, ranch-hands, gun fire, law-andno- order, and more. At the Lincoln County Historical Museum you’ll have opportunity to explore and learn about the history of the area. (D)
Day 8

GREAT PLATTE RIVER ROAD ARCHWAY • WICHITA:

Today in Kearney, we visit the impressive Great Platte River Road Archway, a 1,500 ton structure crossing over the interstate. This museum pays tribute to the enduring spirit of pioneers. This evening we overnight in Wichita.
Day 9

NIFTY NUT HOUSE • LUNCH • PHILLIPS PETROLEUM COMPANY MUSEUM • WILL ROGERS MEMORIAL MUSEUM:

At the Nifty Nut House we enjoy an amazing variety of nuts, milk & dark chocolate treats, gummies, dried fruits, mints, licorice, and many sugar free items. This afternoon we’ll have an included lunch in Bartlesville. Next we visit the state-of-the-art Phillips Petroleum Company Museum where we learn the history of the oil and gas industry. We stop in Claremore, where we visit the Will Rogers Memorial Museum. It’s home to the world’s largest collection of Will Rogers memorabilia and his entire collection of writings. We travel to Bentonville, Arkansas, for a two night stay. (L)
Day 10

BACKYARD BILLIONAIRES TOUR • WALTONS 5 & 10 - WALMART VISITOR CENTER • MUSEUM OF NATIVE AMERICAN HISTORY • CRYSTAL BRIDGES MUSEUM:

Today we learn about fortune 500 companies and the founders who helped form the success of this area with industry giants such as Walmart, Tyson Foods, and J.B. Hunt. Next, we visit Sam Walton’s original variety store that was the model for Walmart. With over 10,000 artifacts housed at the Museum of Native American History, we glimpse the lives and activities of the First Americans. We enjoy lunch together. In Bentonville, we visit Crystal Bridges, a wonderful collection of American Art. (L)
Day 11

MISS LAURA’S VISITOR CENTER • FORT SMITH NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE • MEMPHIS BBQ DINNER:

Today we travel to Fort Smith. Miss Laura’s, a house of ill-repute, has stood the test of time. Now, it is the only former bordello on the National Register of Historic Places, and has been fully restored to its original grandeur. Fort Smith National Historic site is our next stop. The museum houses exhibits on Indian Territories, US Marshals, outlaws, and regional history. Following a BBQ dinner, we overnight in Memphis. (D)
Day 12

HOME:

Today we reflect on the many amazing sights we’ve seen while out on the prairie. We arrive home late this afternoon.
Buffalo Roundup and Frontier Trails<br>(New Tour!)
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MEALS INCLUDED
Continental Breakfasts: 11
Lunches: 3
Dinners: 5
Activity Level: 4
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