Course Detail: CE--HOTRTRIP - Home on the Range Trip
From 1854 to 1929, an estimated 250,000 orphaned, abandoned, and homeless children were placed in homes throughout the United States and Canada during the Orphan Train Movement. We will be visiting the National Orphan Train Complex in Concordia to learn about the orphan trains and the children and agents who rode them. We will then travel to Smith Center to see the restored Home on the Range cabin, where the lyrics to the Kansas state song "Home on the Range" were written by Dr. Brewster Higley VI in 1872. After lunch, it's on to Lebanon and a stop at the Geographical Center of the 48 contiguous states. Our final stop will be Cawker City where you will visit the World's Largest Ball of Twine. Guide: Beccy Tanner, History Reporter, Wichita Eagle

Trip Itinerary
1 day, Saturday, October 14, 2017

7:00 a.m. - Depart Metropolitan Complex
8:15 a.m. - Arrive Salina - Iron Skillet (Breakfast)
9:15 a.m. - Depart Salina
10:00 a.m. - Arrive Orphan Train Complex (Concordia)
11:30 p.m. - Depart Orphan Train Complex
1:00 p.m. - Arrive Home on the Range Cabin (Athol)
1:45 p.m. - Depart Home on the Range Cabin
2:00 p.m. - Lunch at Las Conteras (Smith Center)
3:00 p.m. - Depart Las Conteras
3:30 p.m. - Arrive Geographic Center Marker
4:30 p.m. - Arrive Cawker City Ball of Twine
5:00 p.m. - Depart Cawker City Ball of Twine
8:45 p.m. - Arrive Metropolitan Complex

Fee: $119 per person, includes transportation, admissions, breakfast & lunch

Trip Cancellation:
A 15% administrative fee will be assessed on all cancellations received 7 days prior to departure. NO REFUNDS will be issued on cancellations received 6 days or less prior to departure.

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