Join us on this wonderful brand new tour and lets skip town and leave the Rally behind!! This is a small premium Group Tour in our Mercedes Sprinter - maximum 12 people!! We will visit -
Day 1 - Spearfish to Dakota Dunes – (475 miles)
This morning we head east on I-90 and then south on I-29 to Dakota Dunes, SD arriving late afternoon.
Overnight Country Inn and Suites – Welcome dinner included
Day 2 - Dakota Dunes to Hannibal, MO (7am) - (435 miles)
After an early breakfast we depart at 7am for the town of Hannibal, MO which is the boyhood home of Mark Twain. Here we explore the buildings and museum of this American humorist, novelist, and travel writer. Today he is best remembered as the author of The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1876) and Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1885). Twain is widely considered one of the greatest American writers of all time.
Overnight Quality Inn and Suites – Breakfast included
Day 3 - Hannibal to Dry Ridge, KY – (457 miles)
This morning we depart the hotel at 8am and head for Dry Ridge, Ky which is just a few miles from the Arc Encounter… we arrive late afternoon (add 1 hour to Eastern Time)
Overnight Hampton Inn – Breakfast included
Day 4 - The Arc Encounter & The Creation Museum.
After breakfast this morning we drive first to the town of Petersburg where we find the wonderful Creation Museum…The state-of-the-art Creation Museum allows you to venture through biblical history, stunning exhibits, botanical gardens, planetarium & Zoo. This afternoon we take the short drive to Williamstown and The Arc Encounter… Looking up at the massive structure and incredible workmanship of the hull is only the beginning of your encounter with the Ark. Their commitment to historical accuracy and artistic excellence continues inside on three decks full of beautifully crafted teaching exhibits that will inspire you to think differently about the biblical account of Noah’s Ark.
Return to Hampton Inn – Breakfast included.
Day 5 - Dry Ridge, KY to St Louis, MO – (364 miles)
We leave the hotel at 8.am for our drive west to St Louis, MO. During the course of the day we return to Central time so our arrival time will be mid-afternoon. After checking in at our hotel we head down to the mighty Mississippi and board our Riverboat & Dinner Cruise taking in magnificent views of the City and Gateway Arch.
Overnight Hampton Inn Gateway Arch Hotel – Breakfast and Supper included.
Day 6 - St Louis to Iowa City (West Branch) – (317 miles)
Today we leave the hotel at 8am and head in a northerly direction to West Branch / Iowa City, IA.
Here we find the Presidential Library and Museum of Herbert Hoover… Herbert Hoover, mining engineer, humanitarian, statesman, and 31st President of the United States, was born August 10, 1874 in a simple two-room cottage in West Branch, Iowa. His Quaker family had helped settle the town, and their principles of honesty, hard work, simplicity, and generosity guided Hoover throughout his life of service to the nation and the world. Herbert Hoover (1874-1964), America’s 31st president, took office in 1929, the year the U.S. economy plummeted into the Great Depression. Although his predecessors’ policies undoubtedly contributed to the crisis, which lasted over a decade, Hoover bore much of the blame in the minds of the American people. As the Depression deepened, Hoover failed to recognize the severity of the situation or leverage the power of the federal government to squarely address it. A successful mining engineer before entering politics, the Iowa-born president was widely viewed as callous and insensitive toward the suffering of millions of desperate Americans. As a result, Hoover was soundly defeated in the 1932 presidential election by Democrat Franklin D. Roosevelt.
Overnight the Highlander Hotel – Breakfast included
Day 7 - Iowa City to Sioux Falls, SD – (185 miles)
We leave the hotel at 9am this morning and drive to Sioux Falls, SD. Today, something special as we explore Brilliant butterflies. And Exotic sea creatures. (No swatting please) A year-round tropical environment where you can Immerse yourself in the wonders of the natural world in the Butterfly House & Aquarium. Discover animal and plant life from every corner of the globe as you kick back, relax and enjoy this lush rainforest in the center of Sioux Falls.
Overnight Clubhouse Hotel and Suites – Breakfast & Farewell Supper included
Day 8 - Sioux Falls to Home – (353 miles)
After a leisurely breakfast we leave the hotel at 9am and head back home to the Black Hills with an estimated arrival of mid-afternoon.
Starts: Tuesday August 3rd 2021
Ends: Tuesday August 10th 2021
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