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Upper Mississippi River
Chicago to Kansas City
Exploring Unusual Societies:
A Touch of History, A Taste of Utopia
April 27 - May 3, 2014
7 days, 6 nights, 16 meals.
"This has been the most thought-provoking,
| Diane Van Wyngarden |
Visit personally with Old Order Amish inside their home; learn about their lifestyle and beliefs; see how they operate their kitchens and woodworking shops without electricity. Then cross the Mississippi River into Illinois to explore beautiful Nauvoo, home of the Mormons and lesser known Icarians. Back in Iowa, we are treated to a private peek inside Maharishi life in Vedic City and lunch at the Raj Resort, referred to as the "Mayo Clinic of natural healing."
Discover the history and humor of the Amana Colonies from a noted colony historian, who unveils the wonderfully rich story that lies behind the restaurants and shops that many people think of as the Amanas.
As we return to Pella, Iowa, we enjoy a day of ethnic foods, costumed Dutch dancing and parades at Pella's famous Tulip Festival. Savor themed dining of the societies we learn about each day. This program begins and ends in Des Moines.
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Upper Mississippi River Reflections:
Historic Towns, Trails and Tales
Program number 14948
Learn about the Mighty Mississippi from regional experts as we travel the river and the Great River Road,
exploring historic towns, seasonal foliage, migratory birds and local stories. River excursions include a seven-hour cruise on historic Victorian riverboat;
a half day chartered eco tour through locks and National Wildlife Refuge; and the personal stories by a commercial clammer on a large pontoon boat into backwaters.
Day trips include the National Eagle Center; historical tour of Galena, Illinois; Mississippi Research Lab and spectacular scenic overlooks along the route.
Enjoy six hotel nights in Bloomington, MN; Onalaska, WI and Dubuque, IA. Lead Instructor is Diane Van Wyngarden
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Chicago, St Louis and Kansas City
by River and Rail
Program number 21017 8 days, 7 nights, 15 meals
8 days, 7 nights, 15 meals
By boat, trolley and train, explore three signature American cities and the great waterways that sustain them. Gain insights into the story told by Chicago's skyline during an architectural survey by boat. Travel by train to St Louis for legendary landmarks, sprinkled with tales of this Mississippi River region. Continue by train to Kansas City for chronicles of sunken treasure in the Missouri River, and presidential humor personified at the Harry Truman Museum.
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