Country Travel Discoveries 2017 Discovery Tours Catalog (Final Edition) : Page 38

Medora Musical North Dakota Legends J Ga Jim G a llo l o p/ ll p/N p /N N D To o uri u ri i s sm m Discover Treasures Tucked Away in America’s Least-Visited State North Dakota has been dubbed the “least visited” state in the country, but after touring vistas that go on for miles, visiting the rugged badlands, and meeting some of the state’s most interesting residents—human and wildlife—you’ll wonder why you haven’t spent more time here. Explore this fascinating frontierland in the footsteps of Lewis & Clark, dine at a Native American earth lodge, and stay in a hotel that hosted President Theodore Roosevelt, in the shadows of the remarkable national park that bears his name. Frontier Spirit Abounds DAY 1 –WELCOME TO THE CAPITAL Enjoy meeting your fellow travelers and Discoveries Director at a welcome reception in downtown Bismarck. DAY 2—HORSE CONSERVANCY/HISTORIC CHURCH/SUNFLOWERS The day begins with a scenic drive along the Missouri River, south of Bismarck. Lewis and Clark traveled this area of rolling hills on their way to the Pacific. At Linton’s Nokota Horse Conservancy, get up close to the magnificent descendants of wild horses of the Northern Plains. Next, a guided tour of historic St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Hague will amaze you. After lunch, farm owners Mark and Jenny Rohrich explain their blooming, beautiful sunflower operation, and how a “Prairie Californian” transitions to North Dakota life. Tonight, explore Bismarck on your own or take an optional riverboat dinner ride. B, L Op Option -Lewis & Clark Boat Ride The best way to see the Bismarck area is as Lewis & Clark did—by boat. Except your cruise on the Missouri River includes a fresh pizza dinner and narrated history of the capital city. D Price: $28 per person. d T o Ti og ga St t a an le y R gb Ru by Min not New Town N Ft. Berthold Reservation Theo Th od dore d Roosevelt ev National al Par rk Harvey y Ga G a rr r ris i son o D a am m NORTH DAKOTA Me M ed do ora a E c h Enc han te ha ted Hig h Hi hway hw Bismarck B MR M R I IS S A AR R I ns n titu ute Li nt ton Ha agu ue e DAY 3–STATE CAPITOL TOUR/ROBOTICS INSTITUTE/ENCHANTED HWY. Before leaving Bismarck, go on a guided tour of North Dakota’s unique capitol building—a 21 story tower offering sweeping views of the Great Plains. Then, John and Victoria Siegel of the MRISAR Institute explain how they design, fabricate, and market robotic creations, which have been featured in museums worldwide and in movies. Next, ride the quirky Enchanted Highway with its very creator, Gary Greff, a retired school teacher who has spent decades constructing giant, North Dakota-themed sculptures along this rural route. B, L DAY 4–THEODORE ROOSEVELT NP (SOUTH)/POTTERY/PITCHFORK FONDUE/MEDORA MUSICAL The South Unit of the Theodore Roosevelt National Park is known for its towering badlands, prairie dogs, and free-roaming buffalo and wild horses. Learn its secrets from local step-on guide “Cowboy Lyle”, who says he’s “authentic as cow dirt”. Spend free time exploring all that Medora 38 TRAVEL EXPERIENCES: Personalized, Different, Real | Jas Ja J as a s o on n Li L nds n ey nd ey/ y/ y / N ND D To uri u sm m e! anc h C Last

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