Villages of Van Buren - Fall

Villages of Van Buren - Fall

Come escape to the beautiful Villages of Van Buren County with us!

The Villages of Van Buren County

September 6, 2018

 

$104 per person

$4 membership discount is available

 

Escape to the Villages of Van Buren County with one of our friendly on-board hosts that will meet you as you board our deluxe motor coach from the available location of your choice.

 

The first stop on your exploration of Van Buren County is at Morris Park. Morris Park will take you back in time as you browse through the park’s buildings and artifacts that reflect Iowa’s agricultural heritage. A museum of antique farm equipment, a one room school house and several other restored buildings allow guests to explore a piece of the 1800’s lifestyle. You will enjoy fresh homemade cinnamon rolls and drinks.

 

Tour the Pearson House Museum, an old brick and stone house, built in 1845-47, this home served as a hiding place for run-away slaves prior to the Civil War. The home is restored with period furnishings and you can view the secret hiding place under the floor boards.

 

Learn all about Double B Duck Calls when you visit. They have been commissioned by the very popular "Duck Dynasty" empire to produce specialty, one-of-a-kind duck calls to be sold. Hear their story of how they became associated with Duck Dynasty and how they have evolved their business.

 

Enjoy lunch at Sunrise Bakery, the county’s only Amish Bakery, located at their new spacious location. You will be served delicious old-fashioned Amish home cooking by some of the friendliest people around. After lunch, we will head to Wickfield Farm Sales Pavilion. This 3-story round barn was constructed in the 1920’s as a sale bar, but also served at the county’s speakeasy. It has a very colorful past and tours through this old barn will get your curiosity flowing.

 

Your next stop will be the Dutchman’s Store in Cantril, which is filled with bulk food items and dried goods. It is also known as "A Quilter’s Paradise" with thousands of bolts of quilting material and supplies. Don’t be surprised to see an Amish horse and buggy tied up at the hitching post, as the areas’ very large Amish and Mennonite community do their grocery shopping.

 

On our way out of the area, we will stop for a quick visit at the Milton Creamery and learn how this Mennonite family processes Amish milk into delicious award-winning gourmet chesses that are distributed across the nation!

 

Payment & Refunds:

A $25 deposit per person is required within one week of reservation.

Payment is due in full by August 3, 2018. No refunds will be issued after August 3, 2018.

Travel protection is available; please call to inquire.

 

Activity Level 2:

Travelers may be required to walk on uneven surfaces (dirt paths, cobblestone streets, or hilly terrain) and up to a distance of 1/2 mile at a time.

 

 

 

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Name Address Contact Details
Davenport, IA CASI 1035 W Kimberly Road
Center for Active Seniors
Muscatine, IA Muscatine - Wal*Mart 3003 US-61
Wapello, IA Wapello, Jack N Jill on Hwy 61
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