Country Travel Discoveries 2017 Discovery Tours Catalog (Final Edition) : Page 40

2017 al! the e at Celebr Sesquicentenni Nebraska Scotts Bluff National Monument NEW Petrified Wood Gallery Western Nebraska Life Discover the Warmth, Bounty and Industry of the Cornhusker State Discover hidden gems of Nebraska’s Western Panhandle. Walk in the footsteps of pioneers on the Oregon Trail and meet local artisans (vinegar-maker, bootmaker, wine bottlers and herb farmers). Visit a lush national forest, discover ancient fossil beds, enjoy a Wild West dinner show, tour working cowboy and big game ranches, get a towering view above the world’s largest railyard, learn about the life and legend of Crazy Horse through art and stories, and more. SOUTH DAKOTA DAY 1—WELCOME TO NORTH PLATTE Start your adventure with a welcome reception in North Platte, the city where Western Nebraska truly begins (Or, catch the convenient, optional shuttle from Denver airport to our hotel for just $47.) DAY 2—BUFFALO BILL RANCH/RAILROAD TOWER/SMALL CHURCH/GALLERY Begin today at Buffalo Bill State Historical Park ( aka “Scout’s Rest Ranch”), where famed showman William Cody built the 18-room mansion he called home for years. Next, marvel at the world’s largest railroad yard from your bird’s-eye view atop the eight story Golden Spike Tower. Over lunch at Ole’s Big Game Steakhouse, learn about the café’s unique décor. Afterwards, visit the Little Church at Keystone, and hear how this small community came together to build a house of worship serving two different faiths at the same time. In Ogallala, meet twins Howard and Harvey Kenfield, who spent 50 years making beautifully crafted art from petrified wood. B, L Chadron Chadron Ft F t Rob binson Agat e Fossil B e Fo ed ds Sc cotts s bluff blu b uf ff Lewe llen L Lew Va V ale n nt in e NEBRASKA R North th Platte e COLORADO Og allala Op Option–Ogallala: ll l Nebraska’s “Cowboy Capital” (July Only) The Crystal Palace Revue and Shoot Out is Nebraska’s longest-running summer theater, a musical comedy family show where dance hall girls kick up their heels and shots ring out. Enjoy a hearty pre-show dinner at Front Street Steakhouse. Also check out the adjacent Cowboy Museum, including a jail, barbershop, funeral parlor, and authentic cowboy and Native American artifacts. D Price: $47 per person . Co DAY 3—KINGSLEY DAM/CATTLE RANCH LUNCH/1 7 RANCH WINERY Start today with an exclusive, behind-the-scenes tour of the normally “off limits” Kingsley Dam, led by Central Nebraska Public Power’s Nate Nielsen. Next, tour Haythorn Land & Cattle Company, a working ranch where cowpokes will serve up a specialty lunch; they prepare and ship mesquite-smoked meats and homemade butter fudge across the nation. At 17 Ranch in Lewellen, join Bruce and Ellen Burdick to tour their winery and top off the visit with a taste. Settle in for the next two nights in Scottsbluff, deep in the Nebraska Pandhandle. B, L 40 TRAVEL EXPERIENCES: Personalized, Different, Real | Neb N Ne eb b ra ras r a ka k a Li L fe f e

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