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Cowboys, Indians, & Oil Barons - 9 Days

Cowboys, Indians & Oil Barons

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October 8, 2018 - October 15, 2018 $2,449
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Cowboys, Indians, & Oil Barons
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An epic getaway filled with diverse experiences, historic sites, and vibrant American Indian and Cowboy Cultures Explore the life of Oil Barons and see iconic sites along Route 66. This American journey is one everyone should experience!

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Explore Oklahoma’s Frontier, Travel on Historic Route 66, Visit Will Rogers Home and Explore American Indian Culture.

Visit Oklahoma City, the capital of Oklahoma, where we will visit the reflecting pool and empty glass and bronze chairs of the Oklahoma City National Memorial which recalls the victims of the 1995 bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building.  Enjoy a fun evening "Date with the Duke" at the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum. Visit the Woody Guthrie Museum and Will Rogers Museum and Ranch.   Submerse yourself in the art and gardens at the beautiful Philbrook Museum.  Explore the rich cultures of American Indian tribes of the Chickasaw, Osage, Pawnee, and others.  This  American journey is one everyone should experience!

Day 2
Monday, October 8

Fly to Oklahoma City and meet your Tour Manager. Transfer to your home for the next 3 nights. We enjoy a cocktail meet and greet reception in famous Bricktown. The rest of the evening is free to dine on own and explore.

Day 3
Tuesday, October 9

After our included breakfast, we depart for a day of touring. We visit the National Weather Center on the University of Oklahoma Campus.

Later this morning we experience Native American culture at the Chickasaw Cultural Center complete with an authentic Chickasaw lunch. We then stop at the Bedre Fine Chocolate Shop, which supplies Neiman Marcus and is the only Native American Chocolate shop in the country. We return to Oklahoma City and enjoy an authentic Chuckwagon Dinner.

Day 4
Wednesday, October 10

Today we tour the Oklahoma City area with a local guide. We stop at the Centennial Land Run Monument which commemorates the opening of the Unassigned Land in the Oklahoma Territory. Then at the American Banjo Museum we learn of the rich history and vibrant spirit of this versatile instrument. This afternoon we enjoy a canal boat ride thru Bricktown. Mid-afternoon we arrive at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum. Here we see an incredible collection of classic and contemporary Western art including works by Charles Russell, Frederic Remington and others. Then we enjoy a “Date with the Duke” which includes a cash bar, BBQ Buffet and a private film screening of “The Cowboys” a John Wayne film from 1972.

Day 5
Thursday, October 11

This morning after our included breakfast our Tour Manager will escort us for our day of touring. We depart for Tulsa along historic Route 66! Stop at POPS, an iconic stop along the Mother Road. A four ton, 66- foot sculpture of a soda bottle covered in dazzling multicolored LED lights in front of POPS can't be missed and pays tribute to the main attraction in POPS: over 600 kinds of soda from berry to classic cola, POPS has it all! Then we are off to make a stop at the Route 66 Interpretive Center for a photo op and where we will enjoy displays of chrome and neon "Dust Bowl" pictures. Next enjoy and included lunch at Rock Cafe and learn about it's fascination history- Over the year, the Rock Cafe has served many celebrities including Led Zeppelin front man Robert Plant and "The Simpson's" creator, Matt Groening. After lunch we'll continue to Tulsa where we meet our local guide for a tour of Tulsa which includes a photo op at The Golden Driller and learn about the oil center of the USA. Tour beautiful Boston Avenue Church, considered to be one of the first examples of ecclesiastical art deco architecture in the United States. Next we tour the Woody Guthrie Center to learn about his cultural and political influence. Dinner this evening is on own.

Day 6
Friday, October 12

We enjoy local touring today starting with a photo opportunity at the famous Blue Whale along Route 66. We then experience the Will Rogers Memorial Museum and enjoy a tour of his birthplace ranch. Lunch is included today in an Amish Barn. This afternoon we visit the PhilBrook Museum of Art. Serving over 160,000 visitors annually, Philbrook has become a poignant testimony to Tulsa's past while building a shining example of this city's bright future. We return to our hotel later this afternoon. The evening is free to explore and have dinner on your own.

Day 7
Saturday, October 13

This morning we visit the Woolaroc Museum and Wildlife Preserve. The 3,700 acre wildlife preserve is home to more than 30 varieties of native and exotic animals and birds. Lunch is included here. We then visit the Pioneer Women Statue & Museum which honors the legacy of all women. At the Conoco Museum we learn about the growth of the Conoco Oil Company from the early days to an international energy empire. Our included dinner this evening is at the E.W. Marland Mansion owned by the oil baron Marland family.

Day 8
Sunday, October 14

Today we visit the Standing Bear Park to learn about the history of Oklahoma’s six Indian Tribes. This afternoon we visit the Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum which remembers those who were killed, those who survived and those whose lives changed forever in the 1995 bombing. Our farewell dinner is included at Toby Keith’s “I Love this Bar & Grill”

Day 9
Monday, October 15

Fly back home to Detroit.

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  • October 8-15, 2018
  • $2449
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