The allure of the Oklahoma moon is calling. The breezes are blowing across the prairie. Cowboys are out rounding up their cattle. The Osage Indians are sharing their folklore through dance and stories. Oil is spurting into the sky from a gusher. The chuckwagons are circled 'round for dinner. The aroma of wood-fired steaks is in the air. Stories and rope tricks are taking place around the campfire. Come with us, it's time for an Oklahoma Adventure!
The allure of the Oklahoma moon is calling. The breezes are blowing across the prairie. Cowboys are out rounding up their cattle. The Osage Indians are sharing their folklore through dance and stories. Oil is spurting into the sky from a gusher. The chuckwagons are circled round for dinner. The aroma of wood-fired steaks is in the air. Stories and rope tricks are taking place around the campfire. Come with us, its time for an Oklahoma Adventure!
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Deluxe Roundtrip Motorcoach Transportation
On-board Friendly Host
5 Nights Hotel Accommodations
11 Meals Including:
- Freds Hickory Inn
- Eleven at Crystal Bridges
- Dog Iron Ranch
- Pioneer Woman Lunch
- Osage Feast
- Buffalo Steak Dinner
Waltons 5 & 10/Walmart Visitor Center
Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art
Dog Iron Ranch
- Will Rogers Stories & Rope Tricks
- Oklahoma! Music & Dancers
Pioneer Woman Mercantile
Native Woman Fashion Show
Osage Nation Museum
Ben Johnson Cowboy Museum
Heritage Music & Dance Presentation
Witness a Gusher at the Nellie Johnstone #1
- Bartlesville Buffalo Art
Woolaroc Museum & Wildlife Preserve
Oklahoma Celebrity Music Show
SIX - The Show
$1350 pp Double / $1650 pp Single
Non-members add $25
Pricing & Refunds:
A $250 deposit is due within one week of reservation. Must be paid in full by March 1, 2021. No refunds will be issued after March 1, 2021. Travel Protection is available; please call 319-753-2864 x162 for more information.
Activity level - Travelers may be required to walk on uneven surfaces and for up to an hour at a time at a moderate to gentle pace.
Day 1: Sunday, April 18, 2021
Join us this morning from the available departure location of your choice, meet your friendly on-board Trailways host, then settle in and get comfortable for the ride! Enjoy rest and refresh breaks along the way, as needed, while we travel today. Arrive at your Bentonville, Arkansas hotel this evening and have some time to refresh before departing for dinner at Fred’s Hickory Inn.
Fred’s Hickory Inn has been a Bentonville staple since 1970 when Fred first opened the doors. Offering an extensive menu hand crafted to provide a unique experience while staying true to Fred’s vision over 45 years ago, this Ozark jewel is a must visit.
Day 2: Monday, April 19, 2021
Enjoy breakfast at the hotel this morning before departing for Walton’s 5&10 / Walmart Visitor Center. Visit the original store in Sam Walton’s Walmart empire, circa 1945. While maintaining its authentic façade, its interior has been transformed from small town store to the Walmart Visitor Center. Complete with a blue-vested greeter at the front door, Walmart souvenirs and trade-show style displays depict the Walmart history.
Also visit the Walton Museum which includes memorabilia like Sam Walton’s Medal of Freedom and original office. See Mr. Sam’s iconic 1979 Ford F-150 pickup truck and don’t miss out on the Spark Café Soda Fountain offering ice cream treats in a fun ‘50’s setting.
Our next adventure today is at the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. Crystal Bridges was founded in 2005 by philanthropist and arts patron Alice Walton (Sam’s daughter) as a nonprofit charitable organization for all to enjoy.
The name of Crystal Bridges was derived from a nearby natural spring along with the bridge construction incorporated in the building, designed by world-renowned architect Moshe Safdie. Its permanent collection spans five centuries of American masterworks ranging from the Colonial era to the current day. Enjoy an included lunch while at Crystal Bridges at their very own restaurant, Eleven.
Stop into the hotel this evening for a quick check-in and drop off your luggage with possibly a little time to freshen up before departing for an included dinner at Dog Iron Ranch.
As we arrive at Will Roger’s Birthplace Ranch in Oologah, Oklahoma you’ll find that the Chuckwagons are circled and the steaks are on the grill! The Ranch is open only for specific group tours this evening so that you can explore the ranch house and grounds at your leisure on this working longhorn cattle ranch. It’s a true historical treat!
As the evening continues, you will be hearing words of wisdom as phrased by native Oklahoman Actor/Politician, “Will Rogers.” Be entertained by a trick-roping humorist and professional cowboy whose grandfather worked with Buffalo Bill and Geronimo, plus, he even has ties to the legendary Will Rogers by way of his grandmother!
With the sun setting, you will find the stage filled with singers and dancers performing a few tunes from the Broadway classic, “Oklahoma!” You may find yourself humming or singing along to popular tunes like “Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin’,” “Oklahoma!,” and “The Surrey With the Fringe on Top.”
Day 3: Tuesday, April 20, 2021
After breakfast at the hotel, depart for Pawhuska, Oklahoma. Pawhuska is home of the official headquarters of The Osage Nation. This tribe of Native Americans has a history similar to most tribes during America’s Westward Migration, but with one startling unique chapter. Oil was discovered on their land in 1894 and they quickly became the wealthiest group of people in America.
This is a Cinderella story that eventually turns tragic as told in “Killers of the Flower Moon,” a best-selling novel by David Grann in which Time Magazine listed as one of its top ten non-fiction books of 2017. It is soon to be a movie expecting release in 2021 starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Robert DeNiro.
Stop at the Pioneer Woman Mercantile to shop this morning in Ree Drummond’s (aka The Pioneer Woman from Food Network Stardom) beloved restaurant, bakery and store right in the heart of Osage County. Here you will find all kinds of kitchenware, home décor, cookbooks, children’s books and her own style of clothing for you to purchase. Enjoy an included Pioneer Woman lunch today prepared from Ree’s recipes while in Pawhuska.
Attend a fashion show today modeling the fashions of Native American women. A narrator will talk about their clothing styles and the reasons why they wear it. There will also be artifacts and jewelry on hand that you can purchase along with opportunities to have photos taken with the models.
Next, visit the Osage Nation Museum. Founded in 1938, this is the oldest tribally owned museum in the United States. Providing an accurate history of the Osage tribe from an Osage perspective, the museum uses technology and literature to provide an enhanced experience encouraging visitors to learn more about the Osage culture in a safe, pleasant environment.
Explore the Ben Johnson Cowboy Museum. Focusing on the western heritage of Osage County, this museum boasts to be the birthplace and home of Ben “Son” Johnson, the World’s Greatest Cowboy and the only man to have ever won an Academy Award and a Rodeo World Championship.
They also boast over 25 other World Champions from every discipline of equine sports: Rodeo, Racehorses, Polo, Jockeys and many others. It’s home to the World’s Greatest Cowboy Craftsmen of Bits, Spurs and Saddle Makers and home to some of the most iconic ranches in the history of the world, including Drummond, Mullendore and Chapman-Barnard Ranches.
Explore the World Class Art Gallery here featuring the works of award-winning artists such as John D. Free, Jim Hamilton and many more.
This evening’s main attraction beings with an Osage Storyteller who relates tribal history. That is followed by a traditional Osage Feast featuring authentic menu items such as Corn Soup with Pork, Fry Bread, Osage Indian Tacos and Grape Dumplings (all prepared by Osage Women.) Then, enjoy the rhythmic chanting and drums of a heritage music and dance presentation.
Return to the hotel for a good night of rest to be ready for tomorrow’s adventures!
Day 4: Wednesday, April 21, 2021
Fuel up on breakfast this morning for another full day of touring. Today you will be exploring the sights in and around nearby Bartlesville related to the discovery of oil and the magnificence of the American Buffalo. In this small town, we will witness a Gusher at the Nellie Johnstone #1, Oklahoma’s first Oil Well from 1897, which blows water into he sky replicating oil.
Discover Bartlesville’s Buffalo Art with more than 30 life-sized painted buffalo statues scattered about town. Lunch will on your own today while in Bartlesville.
We then visit Woolaroc Museum & Wildlife Preserve. Hidden away in the rugged Osage Hills, Woolaroc was the ranch retreat of oilman Frank Phillips and is now a 3,700-acre wildlife preserve and world-class art museum. You’ll see why Will Rogers called it “the most unique place in this country.”
Not only does the Woolaroc Museum house one of the most outstanding western art collections in the world, you can also explore Frank Phillips’ private collection of curiosities, including a race-winning monoplane and the world’s largest collection of Colt rifles.
View the exhibits that tell the alluring story of the American West. You will also find an 1840’s Mountain Man Camp, the Animal Barn and a herd of Buffalo roaming across the prairie with grasses blowing in the breeze and prairie flowers in bloom.
Our first night in Oklahoma we celebrated the legacy of Will Rogers and the music from the Broadway Show “Oklahoma!”. Last evening was the history and culture of the Osage Nation. Tonight, we celebrate modern country music as a local band entertains us after a Buffalo Steak Dinner with music of Oklahoma natives Toby Keith, Garth Brooks and Reba McEntire!
Day 5: Thursday, April 22, 2021
Enjoy breakfast at the hotel this morning before departing for Branson, Missouri. Arrive in the city that offers something for everyone just in time to have lunch at Branson Landing! Enjoy some free time at the Landing, located on the waterfront of beautiful Lake Taneycomo in downtown Branson. With over 100 shops and entertainment options, you will have free time to check it all out and have some lunch, on your own.
Spend the night in a beautiful, deluxe hotel with a great view of the Ozark Mountains. This great country setting offers easy access to several exciting Branson attractions. When you return to the hotel this evening, be prepared for the fresh-baked cookies, hot cobblers and soft-serve ice cream! In the morning you’ll partake in a delicious 25 item breakfast.
Dinner will be included at a local restaurant this evening before enjoying the evening performance of SIX, a contemporary vocal band on power mode, featuring six real brothers who take musical entertainment to a whole new level.
Critically acclaimed and dubbed as “an orchestra of human voices” and “masters of showmanship,” these multi-talented brothers sound like a band using only their mouths. These pioneers of Acapella are six of the ten Knudsen brothers who have been singing contemporary Acappella with incredible beatbox vocals and harmonizing since they were children, over 40 years in total.
Return to the hotel, and don’t forget to grab some hot cobbler and ice cream and/or a cookie!
Day 6: Friday, April 23, 2021
Enjoy the 25-item breakfast at the hotel this morning before departing for home. Enjoy rest and refresh breaks along the way, as needed, as well as a stop for lunch, on your own, before arriving home this evening.
Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.
Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.
|Davenport, IA CASI|| 1035 W Kimberly Road |
Center for Active Seniors
|Ft. Madison, IA|| Ft. Madison Prison Industries Parking Lot |
1st Street & Avenue E
|Mediapolis, IA|| Mediapolis, IA - Mepo. Foods |
111 N. Wapello Rd.
|Muscatine, IA|| Muscatine - Wal*Mart 3003 US-61 |
|Wapello, IA|| Wapello, Jack N Jill on Hwy 61 |
503 US 61, Wapello, IA
|West Burlington|| West Burlington, IA Westland Mall |
South Lot by AmericInn
|Departure Date||Pick-up Time||Drop-off Time|