Cowboys, Indians & the Ozarks

Cowboys, Indians & the Ozarks
Fri, Oct 23rd, 2020
Sat, Oct 31st, 2020
  • • "Triple" : Two Beds: $1775
  • • "Quad" : Two Beds: $1755
  • • "Single" : One Bed: $2600

One or Two Beds: $1795

9 Day Motorcoach Tour Featuring Fall Foliage in Missouri, Arkansas, Oklahoma & Kansas!

*Riley Tours purchases the Group Deluxe Protection plan with Trip Cancellation/Trip Interruption on behalf of all tour passengers*

Tour Highlights:

Showboat Branson Belle
#1 Hits of the 60's Show (and 50's too)
C.J. Newsom's Classic Country & Commedy Show
Dogwood Canyon Tram & Lunch
Clinton House Museum
Museum of Native American History
Walmart Museum
Museum of Native American History
Cherokee Culture Center
Date with the Duke at the Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum
Oklahoma City Memorial & Museum
Oklahoma River Cruise
Simpson's Old Time Museum
New Theater Dinner Restaurant Dinner & Show

Day 1 Blue Springs, MO
We board our motorcoach this morning
and take off on a grand adventure of the
Ozarks making our way south to our first
overnight in Blue Springs, Missouri.

Day 2 Branson, MO
Continuing our travels south, we’ll
boogie over to the live music capitol of
the world, Branson. Upon arrival, we’ll
check-in to our hotel before our evening
entertainment aboard the Showboat
Branson Belle. We’ll set sail on an
adventure in the open waters of Table
Rock Lake experiencing fall foliage, live
music, dancing, comedy, an included
dinner and more! (B, D)

Day 3 Branson, MO
This morning is at your leisure to relax at our
hotel, go to church or do some shopping.
Later this afternoon, we will attend the #1
Hits of the 60’s Show (and 50’s too!) More
than 100 costume changes and 100 songs
from the great artists of the 60’s and 50’s
including Elvis Presley, The Beach Boys, The
Supremes, Paul Anka, Buddy Holly, Petula
Clark, The Beatles... the list goes on and on.
Dinner will be included after the show at
one of our favorite restaurants in Branson
before we head over to the Americana
Theater and see C.J. Newsom’s Classic
Country & Comedy Show. From the sultry
vocals of classic Patsy Cline songs to the
high energy, foot-stomping arrangements
of Dolly Parton, Johnny Cash and Garth
Brooks, every well known melody comes
alive. (B, D)

Day 4 Bentonville, AR
We depart Branson this morning and
travel to Dogwood Canyon, a 10,000
acre paradise in the Ozarks where we’ll
board an open air tram for a wildlife tour.
Wind through the canyon floor, past
towering bluffs and waterfalls, and make
stops at the 1800’s-style Hope Wedding
Chapel, Thunder Falls Crossing to feed
the fish, and Glory Hole (a magnificent
blue-green pool where some of the
parks largest trout reside). Then, cross
the Arkansas border and enter the
Bison-Elk Country pasture where we will
encounter some of the largest residents
of Dogwood Canyon, American bison,
elk, whitetail deer and Texas longhorn.
Lunch is included here before we depart
for Fayetteville, Arkansas. Located deep
within the Ozark Mountains and home to
the University of Arkansas. Here, Bill and
Hillary Clinton taught at the University’s
Law School. We’ll tour the Clinton House
Museum, which is where they lived during
this time. The museum contains some
pieces of Clinton election memorabilia
from prior to his run for United States
President, rooms interpreted for the
1970s, and temporary exhibits related
to local history or the Clinton legacy of
public service and civic engagement.
There is also a replica of Hillary’s wedding
dress here because the two were marriedin
the living room. The house is located
on what was once California Boulevard;
the street was renamed Clinton Drive in
2010. From Fayetteville we’ll travel north
to Bentonville. The city was the staging
point for the Confederate Army prior to
the Battle of Pea Ridge during the Civil
War. We’ll check-in to our hotel before
we go to dinner, which is included at a
local restaurant. (B, D)

Day 5 Bentonville, AR
Today we will walk through America’s
past at the Museum of Native American
History. We’ll get a glimpse into what life
was like for America’s first inhabitants.
The museum is divided into five different
time periods that will guide you through
the constantly changing lives of the
Native Americans, as seen through their
artifacts. Bentonville is also known as
the birthplace of the retailer Walmart.
This afternoon we’ll visit the Walmart
Museum located downtown. The
museum includes founder Sam Walton’s
original five-and-dime store. (B)

Day 6 Oklahoma City, OK
We make our way to Tahlequah,
Oklahoma in the foothills of the Ozarks
to tour the Cherokee Cultural Center.
Home to an extensive collection of
historic documents, art, cultural objects,
and relics from the 1830s march along the
Trail of Tears and ancient artifacts from the
Cherokee culture from ancient to modern
times. The Ancient Village, located on
the grounds of the Cherokee Heritage
Center, is a complete reproduction of a
mid-18th century Cherokee Township
as it would have been encountered by
European explorers or settlers. We’ll see
a traditionally constructed, seven-sided
council house and a brush arbor as well
as demonstrations of traditional crafts,
hunting techniques, religious and cultural
practices. We continue on to Oklahoma
City, Oklahoma and check-in to our
accommodation for the next two nights.
Tonight, we’ll attend the Date with the
Duke Event at the Cowboy & Western
Heritage Museum. This includes a guided
tour of the museum, a BBQ dinner buffet
and a private screening of a John Wayne
movie in the museum’s theater. (B, D)

Day 7 Oklahoma City, OK
Today begins with a guided tour of
Oklahoma City with a local guide who
will share it’s impressive history and show
us it’s many interesting sights. Lunch
will be on your own in Bricktown before
we visit the Oklahoma City Memorial
and Museum. The Outdoor Symbolic
Memorial is a place of quite reflection
honoring the victims, survivors, rescuers
and all who were affected by the tragedy
of the Oklahoma City Bombing. We’ll go
inside to the Memorial Museum that will
take us through the story of April 19, 1995
and the days, weeks, months and years
that followed. This evening we’ll board
a boat and cruise along the Oklahoma
River to discover some of the cities hidden
treasure. (B)

Day 8 Overland Park, KS
We’ll jump on I-35 and travel north for
a bit before exiting Enid for a visit to
Simpson’s Old Time Museum to step
back into the old west! Listen to honkytonk
piano music and sip an ice cold
sarsaparilla in the 1880’s saloon. Come
witness how the cowboys lived in a real
link shack, shop in the General Store,
or have a quiet moment in the 1880’s
church. Lunch is included while we’re
here. We’ll head back to I-35 and travel to
Overland Park, Kansas. Tonight, we’ll go
to the New Theater Dinner Restaurant
for a delicious dinner and show. (B, L, D)

Day 9 Home
Today we’ll travel back home reminiscing
of our fun fall foliage tour to the Ozarks!
5 dinners 
1 lunches and 
8 continental breakfasts

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