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Country Travel Discoveries 2021-2022

Country Travel Discoveries 2022

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Oklahoma's Frontier Country Saddle up and get ready for an adventure to the Sooner State! We invite you to explore the wide open spaces of Oklahoma's Frontier Country. From visits to Ree Drummond's Pioneer Woman Mercantile, of Food Network fame to the birthplace of Will Rogers, to learning about Cherokee Indian history and visiting the memorial in Oklahoma City to honor the lives lost at the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building, this tour is sure to be memorable. Saddle up and get ready for an adventure to the Sooner State! DAY 1—WELCOME TO THE SOONER STATE Welcome to Oklahoma, the home of Will Rogers, Garth Brooks and Mickey Mantle. Join your fellow travelers and meet your Discovery Director this evening for a warm Welcome Reception! DAY 2—PORT OF CATOOSA/CHEROKEE HERITAGE CENTER Oklahoma lies virtually in the center of the US, and has a fascinating mix of Western history, Native American culture and genuine Southern charm. We set out this morning to start our exploration of the state with a visit to the most inland river port in the U.S. Run by the Army Corps of Engineers, we'll see barges loaded with products such as grains, oil and gas and much more. The goods eventually connect to the Mississippi River and down through the Gulf of Mexico. Next, we head to Tahlequah to experience the Cherokee history and gain a better understanding of the Cherokee people. Learn about how they lived in the 1700s to the Trail of Tears in the mid-1880s, to 1890s. Tonight, unpack for two nights in an area of Oklahoma City called Bricktown, known for its lively entertainment and repurposed warehouses turned into restaurants, wine lounges and specialty shops. B, L DAY 3—NATIONAL COWBOY & WESTERN HERITAGE MUSEUM/NATIONAL WEATHER CENTER/WATER TAXI Howdy Partner! Today we visit the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum to explore the collection of over 28,000 American Indian and Western works of art and artifacts. The museum houses both classic and contemporary Western art, including works by Frederic Remington and Charles M. Russell, as well as sculptor James Earle Fraser's magnificent work, The End of the Trail. Afterwards, we visit the National Weather Center. Here we experience behind-the-scenes workings of this important weather office. Return to Bricktown for an afternoon water taxi ride. B, L See Clydesdales at work Two 2022 Departures 7 DAYS • 12 MEALS 7 DAYS • 12 MEALS Lori Duckworth/ Oklahoma Tourism Express Clydesdales First Night Last Night Overnight Highlight Tour Route 1 1 OK 2 1 1 Oklahoma City Ponca City Bartlesville Tulsa Pryor National Cowboy Center Pioneer Woman Mercantile 50 AUTHENTIC TRAVEL EXPERIENCES |

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