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Itineraries:

Silver Dollar City

By Kathleen Somers When you think of Branson, you think of showstopping performances, right? Fair enough. But when you think of Silver Dollar City, you should think of one thing: SHOPPING. And not just any ordinary shopping, either. Sure, the words “unique shopping” are ubiquitous in the group travel world, but the shopping in Silver… Read more »


Shop Across Missouri

This sample itinerary can be customized for any time of year. Expect the unexpected as you shop your way across southwestern Missouri. With downtown shopping districts, outlet malls, and antique stores galore, your group has countless opportunities to find exactly what they’re looking for. DAY ONE – Joplin, MO Welcome to Joplin! Centrally located at… Read more »


Iron Spike Interactive Model Train Museum

Washington, MO Remember Christmas time as a kid? Setting up the electric train for Santa, or visiting a holiday train display in your favorite storefront window? It’s like that every day here at the Iron Spike! Bring your groups to this museum to enjoy a sense of wonder as the train chugs around the track,… Read more »


Historic Downtown Liberty

This sample itinerary can be customized for any time of year. Discover a timeless blend of fascinating American history along with upbeat cotemporary shopping and dining. Historic Downtown Liberty has a delightful mix of old and new stores located in architecturally beautiful buildings on the square, in addition to unique shops nestled on side streets… Read more »


River Views in Missouri

This sample itinerary is best during the warmer months, but can be customized for any time of year. DAY ONE 10:00am – 1:00pm The Lewis & Clark Boat House and Nature Center in St. Charles offers something for everyone. On display in the lower level are full-size replicas of the boats that Lewis & Clark’s… Read more »


Main Street Lake Cruises

Branson, MO Enjoy a private customized tour with your group! Main Street Lake Cruises is conveniently located at Branson Landing in historic downtown Branson, and offers sightseeing cruises and scenic tours along Lake Taneycomo. Your groups will enjoy breathtaking panoramic views of the majestic Ozark Mountains, take in the immense diversity of Branson’s wildlife, and… Read more »


St. Joseph Arts & Culture

This sample itinerary can be customized for any time of year. Whether your group is looking to make history or relive it, St. Joseph is the place to do it. Home to 17 distinctive area museums, 12 annual festivals, and over 17 districts listed on the National Register of Historic Places, there is literally a… Read more »


Art & Chocolate in Joplin!

This sample itinerary can be customized for any time of the year.   Welcome to Joplin! Centrally located at the intersection of Interstates 44 & 49 and the birthplace of Route 66, Joplin has unique history you won’t find anywhere else.   8 – 10:00am Start off your morning of murals at Joplin’s Welcome Center…. Read more »


Art, Nature, and History in Joplin

This sample itinerary is best during the spring and summer months. 10 – 12:00 pm Begin your Joplin visit at the Wildcat Glades Conservation & Audubon Center. Hike or walk the three miles of nature trails along the banks of Shoal Creek, across from the historic Redings Mill Bridge‘s scenic shoals and above the treetops… Read more »


The Main Street of the Midwest

Route 66 consists of 2,448 miles of highway and is sometimes called the Main Street of the Midwestern United States. For many during the Dust Bowl era, Route 66 became their exodus, as immortalized in John Steinbeck’s The Grapes of Wrath and his reference to “The Mother Road.” Route 66 crosses eight states and Missouri… Read more »


Entertainment Along the River

This sample itinerary can be customized for any time of year.   Day One   1:00 – 2:30 pm            Mount up and head for the Pony Express Museum. The famous mail delivery service started within these walls on April 3, 1860 (150 years ago).  Your guide will give a personalized tour of exhibits covering the… Read more »


Winter Along the River St. Joseph, Missouri

This sample itinerary may be customized for any time of the year! DAY 1 1 – 2:30 p.m.           Mount up and head for the Pony Express Museum. The famous mail delivery service started within these walls on April 3, 1860 (150 years ago). Your guide will give a personalized tour of exhibits covering the creation,… Read more »

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Branson Landing Waterfront Fountain Show

Branson Landing offers tours of Lake Taneycomo ranging from delicious lunch cruises to magical dinner cruises, from narrated sightseeing tours to special events and holiday cruises throughout the year. Every evening along the lakefront is a spectacular fountain show featuring 120-foot geysers, cannons, dazzling lights, flames and music. This spectacle of water and fire is… Read more »

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Saint Joseph Missouri Offers Arts and Culture

Whether your group is looking to make history or relive it, St. Joseph is the place to do it. Home to 17 distinctive area museums, 12 annual festivals and over 17 districts listed on the National Register of Historic Places, there is literally a story to tell around every corner. The Pony Express had its… Read more »



Pulaski County, Missouri – Home of Fort Leonard Wood

Pulaski County is centrally located in the Ozarks along Interstate 44 between exits 169 and 145, offering unique attractions and adventures. Pulaski County is proud to be called home to Fort Leonard Wood, one of the largest active military installations in the United States.


Where The West Officially Began To Get “Wild”

From Itineraries Midwest Spring 2010 Issue This sample itinerary can be customized for anytime of the year. 9 – 10:00 am Mount up and head for the Pony Express Museum. The famous mail delivery service started within these walls on April 3, 1860. Your guide will give a personalized tour of exhibits covering the creation,… Read more »


Pulaski County Missouri

From Itineraries Midwest Fall/ Winter 2009 Issue Day One 1 – 2:00 pm Patriotic pride on Fort Leonard Wood, begin your day taking a windshield tour of Fort Leonard Wood, the third largest training installation in the US.  Hear the sound of cadence in the distance by attending a military graduation. 2 – 4:00 pm… Read more »


Taste Of Columbia

From Itineraries Midwest Fall WInter Issue 2009 This sample itinerary can be customized year-round! Day One 9:45 – 10:00 am Arrive at the University of Missouri in Columbia. 10 – 10:45 am Begin a tour of MU’s Historic Francis Quadrangle. Explore the history of the first University in the Louisiana Purchase Territory, visit Thomas Jefferson’s… Read more »


Best Of Columbia

From Itineraries Midwest Spring Issue 2009 This sample itinerary can be customized year round! 8:30 – 9:00 am Start the day with a morning stroll through the Shelter Gardens which features a replica one-room school house, garden for the blind, rose garden, fern grotto, streams and pools. 9 – 9:30 am Arrive at MKT Spur and… Read more »