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Country Travel Discoveries 2021-2022

Country Travel Discoveries 2022

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Vintage Illinois Visit the Land of Lincoln, Route 66 & the Great River Road Route 66, Abraham Lincoln, and the Great River Road deliver a spectacular array of vintage visits. Abe will inspire in many ways, highlighted by a moving "lowering of the flag" ceremony at his grave. We travel back to the mid 1900's with retro stops along Route 66, including a vintage ice cream cone at Twistee Treat. Some of the most spectacular scenery along the Mississippi, Missouri and Illinois Rivers form our backdrop for several visits, including vintage towns and picturesque Pere Marquette State Park. You'll love this journey back in time! SEP 12-16, 2022 5 DAYS • 8 MEALS 5 DAYS • 8 MEALS DAY 1—WELCOME TO THE LAND OF LINCOLN Join your fellow travelers and meet your Discovery Director this evening for a warm Welcome Reception! DAY 2—LINCOLN SHRINES Abraham Lincoln's "hometown" of Springfield is where Honest Abe spent 30 years of his life. Today, we'll visit his Presidential Library & Museum, a state-of-the-art experience providing an immersive and emotional journey through his life. A highlight is a reproduction of the White House as it looked in 1861. We'll also visit the Lincoln Home National Historic Site, which reveals Abe as a husband, father and politician…along with Springfield's Old State Capital, where Lincoln argued cases before the Illinois Supreme Court, confronted Stephen Douglas, and delivered his famous "House Divided Speech". Honest Abe himself will visit us along the way, and we'll drop in on the Bunn family at Bunn Gourmet Chocolates and Nuts for an entertaining and delicious visit. Tonight, we pay our respects at Lincoln's Tomb at a moving flag lowering ceremony. B, L DAY 3—ROUTE 66 Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, a vintage piece of hand-laid brick road is a segment of 66 completed in 1931…we'll stop for a quick look. In Carlinville, we'll walk through its Million Dollar Courthouse, see "Cannonball Jail", and the nine block Visit with "Abe" while in Springfield Visit Springfield Visit Springfield Million Dollar Courthouse Litchfield Museum and Route 66 Welcome Center Melvin Price Lock & Dam Saint Charles Pere Marquette State Park Springfield Collinsville Alton Kruta Bakery 2 1 1 IL MO First Night Last Night Overnight Highlight Cruise Route Tour Route 52 AUTHENTIC TRAVEL EXPERIENCES |

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