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Quote of the Month

 Why do you go away?  

So that you can come back.

So that you can see the place you came from with new eyes and extra colors. And the people there see you differently, too. Coming back to where you started is not the same as never leaving.

Terry Pratchett 


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January 2015

I just returned from the annual marketplace of the American Bus Association - as always a great source of information for group travel professionals.  This year we convened in St. Louis, the beginning of the Lewis & Clark Trail, and one of my favorite cities for both touring and conventions.   

July 31-August 15, 2015

Thomas Jefferson called this exploration one of the greatest adventures in American History.  Share some of that excitement as you follow in the wake of the Corps of Discovery from St. Louis to the Pacific Ocean.  This very special Vanishing Trails Expedition features living history, speakers, special events, authentic meals, Lewis & Clark interpretive centers, numerous historic sites, boat rides on the Missouri River, and much more!

Civil War Tours 


2015 is the final year of the 150th Commemoration of the nation's Civil War.  Throughout this time period we have offered a variety of interpretive programs which lend insight into the conflict and its causes.  If you missed them, we still have two of the best for this year:
Civil War:  Early Years - September 3-7
The Final Salute - September 9-14
More Honors for South Dakota
South Dakota Tourism


In December Frommer's selected South Dakota as one of their "Best Places to Go in 2015." The prestigious travel guidebooks series was founded in 1957 and also includes the website Frommers.com. For a full list of the Frommer's "Best Places to Go in 2015," click here.  

Well done, South Dakota! 
Trains, Trains and More Trains
Legendary North Dakota

Meet one of many legendary characters
of the northern plains on this Vanishing Trails Expedition.  Follow Custer's 7th Cavalry as they marched out of Fort Abraham Lincoln and into the pages of history.  Learn why Theodore Roosevelt proudly stated he would never have become president if it weren't for the time he spent in North Dakota.  Learn more.
Sunset on the Missouri River by Ron Laugesen
Feel free to contact us with any questions at 800-888-8306.


We look forward to seeing you on the trail this season.


Happy Trails! 
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