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Nooks and Crannies of the Heartland - 6 Days


September 23, 2019 - September 28, 2019 $899
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Nooks and Crannies of the Heartland

Experience and uncover the nooks and crannies in our own backyard.  With a variety of activities, there is sure to be something for everyone!

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Highlights Include:

  • Ballreich Potato Chip Tour
  • Wyandot Popcorn Museum
  • Lunch in a covered bridge
  • Glenn Ave. Soap Company
  • Hartman Rock Garden
  • Wescott Frank Lloyd Wright
  • Young’s Jersey Dairy
  • Madame Delluc Chocolatier
  • Hidden Valley Orchards
  • Rosemary Clooney Home
  • Brown County State Park
  • OPTIONAL: Zip lining
  • Indianapolis Speedway
  • The Hostess House
  • James Dean Gallery

Day 1
Monday, September 23, 2019

Depart downriver for a fun time with lots and lots of different events and attractions. Begin by visiting Ballreich Brothers Potato Chips to see a film and buy some delicious goodies. Continue to the Wyandot Popcorn Museum. Don’t forget your bag of popcorn. Now it is time for lunch and what better place than in a beautiful covered bridge with entertainment also. You are almost to Columbus, and there are 3 really neat stops near each other. Choose for yourself which to visit and how long to stay. There is the Book Loft. It is huge and a couple of blocks away is the Antiques on High (Street.) If Books and antiques do not interest you, how about Stauf’s Coffee Roasters? You are sure to enjoy one, two, or three of these. Arrive Drury Hotel. Enjoy heavy Snacks and drinks included at hotel. (L)

Day 2
Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Lucky you, visit the Glenn Ave. Soap Company where you will see Olive Oil Soap for everyone. Of course, we have a gift for you here too. Next stop Hartman Rock Garden. Yes, someone has designed a rock garden in their yard and it is open to the public. Lunch on your own at Young’s Jersey Dairy Store. Then make your way to Wescott Frank Lloyd Wright home with a guided tour. Overnight in the Dayton-Springfield area. (B)

Day 3
Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Next, depart for the Dayton Aviation Heritage Park and learn all about those Wright Brothers from Dayton. Enjoy lunch at Fly Boys Deli on your own and walk across the street to Madame Delluc Artisan Chocolatier to taste chocolate to die for. Next head over to Hidden Valley Orchards for a history lesson and a snack. Travel to the Kirkwood Inn, check in before a fun, fall activity to be determined later. It’s a mystery and includes dinner. (B,D)

Day 4
Thursday, September 26, 2019

After breakfast depart for the Brown-Augusta Ferry and cross over to Augusta, KY. Here you will visit the Rosemary Clooney home. Then travel to Fountain Square in Cincinnati to pick up a guide for a delicious food and city tour. Time permitting make one more stop at the Indigenous Cincinnati Gift Shop with free time to browse and shopping. Continue into Indiana for your overnight accommodations. (B. L.)

Day 5
Friday, September 27, 2019

Breakfast included. Travel to Columbus, IN for a one hour city tour. Learn how they attracted so many famous architects to build all those impressive buildings. Brown County State Park is known for beautiful color in the fall and you will be right in the middle of it. Enjoy Lunch, and then some free Time in Downtown Nashville OR take the optional Zip Lining for the time of their life. Return to the hotel before going to Boggstown, IN for a Murder Mystery Dinner productions. Return to the hotel to rest up for tomorrow. (B,D)

Day 6
Saturday, September 28, 2019

Breakfast included. Depart for the Indianapolis Speedway and ride around the track as well as visit the museum. Enjoy lunch at The Hostess House just prior to visiting the James Dean Gallery in Fairmount, IN. Return home just in time for a late supper. (B.L)

Trip Facts

  • September 23-28, 2019
  • $899
  • $1175
  • $839
  • $819