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Our visit to St. Joe begins with a tour of the Walter Cronkite Memorial at Missouri Western State University. The next stop will be the historic Patee Museum and Jesse James House. We round out our day with a visit to the St. Joseph Museum Complex, where you will be able to pick and chooseamong four museums to visit including the St. Joseph Museum, The Doll Museum, the Glore Psychiatric Museum and the Black Archives Museum.

Guide: Beccy Tanner, History Reporter, Wichita Eagle.

Tour length: 1 day, Saturday, April 28
6:00 a.m. - Depart Metropolitan Complex
9:00 a.m. - Arrive Atchison - Paolucci's - breakfast
10:00 a.m. - Depart Atchison
10:30 a.m. - Arrive St. Joe - Walter Cronkite Memorial
11:30 a.m. - Depart Walter Cronkite Memorial
11:45 a.m. - Arrive Patee Museum & Jesse James House
1:45 p.m. - Depart Patee Museum & Jesse James House
2:00 p.m. - Arrive St. Joseph Museums
4:15 p.m. - Depart St. Joseph Museums
4:30 p.m. - Arrive Frederick Inn Steakhouse - dinner
5:30 p.m. - Depart St. Joe
9:00 p.m. - Arrive MX
Fee: $129 per person, includes transportation, admissions, breakfast & dinner

Cancellation Policy
TRIP CANCELLATION: A 15% administrative fee willbe assessed on all cancellations received more than 7 days prior to departure. NO REFUNDS will be issued within 6 days of trip departure.

From Lyons to Lindsborg, we will retrace the Spanish Conquistador's path as he searched for the Seven Cities of Gold in 1541. We will see the 26-foot tall granite cross that was erected in 1950 in honor of Juan de Padilla. We will tour the Coronado Quivira Museum in Lyons. From there, we will head to Lindsborg where we will tour the Old Mill in Lindsborg and eat at the famed Swedish Crown restaurant.

Guide: Beccy Tanner, History Reporter, Wichita Eagle

TOUR LENGTH: 1 day, Saturday, June 23
8:00 a.m. - Depart Metropolitan Complex
8:30 a.m. - Arrive Breadbasket, 219 N Main St., Newton, KS
9:30 a.m. - Depart Breadbasket
10:45 a.m. - Arrive Padilla Cross (4 miles west of Lyons on Hwy 56)
11:30 a.m. - Depart Padilla Cross
11:45 a.m. - Arrive Coronado Quivera Museum, 105 W Lyons, Lyons, KS
1:45 p.m. - Depart Coronado Quivera Museum
2:45 p.m. - Arrive Old Mill Museum, 120 E Mill St, Lindsborg, KS
4:15 p.m. - Depart Old Mill Museum
4:30 p.m. - Arrive The Swedish Crown Restaurant, 121 N Main St., Lindsborg, KS
5:30 p.m. - Depart The Swedish Crown Restaurant
6:45 p.m. - Arrive Metropolitan Complex

Cancellation Policy
TRIP CANCELLATION: A 15% administrative fee willbe assessed on all cancellations received more than 7 days prior to departure. NO REFUNDS will be issued within 6 days of trip departure.

Join us as we travel the Flint Hills Scenic Byway to some of Kansas' most beautiful, unique and rarely seen Flint Hill sites. Our first stop will be the Tallgrass Prairie Preserve. We will then head into Cottonwood Falls where we will have brunch at the historic Hays House Restaurant and stop at the Chase County Courthouse. From there it's on to Volland, Kansas where we will explore the stone arch cellars and shells of barns and houses that pioneering families created more than 150 years ago. Our last stop will be at the Trail Days Café and Museum where we will dine on Old World and Early American cuisine in the historical Rawlinson-Terwilliger Home.

Guide: Beccy Tanner, History Reporter, Wichita Eagle

TOUR LENGTH: 1 day, Saturday, May 19
7:00 a.m. - Depart Metropolitan Complex
8:30 a.m. - Arrive Tallgrass Prairie Preserve, 2480 KS Highway 177, Strong City, KS
10:30 a.m. - Depart Tallgrass Prairie Preserve
11:00 a.m. - Arrive Hays House, 112 W Main St., Council Grove, KS
12:00 p.m. - Depart Hays House
12:30 p.m. - Arrive Chase County Court House, 300 Pearl St, Cottonwood Falls, KS
1:30 p.m. - Depart Chase County Court House
3:00 p.m. - Arrive Stone Arches - 24098 Volland Road, Alma, KS
5:00 p.m. - Depart Stone Arches
6:00 p.m. - Arrive Trail Days Café - 803 W Main St, Council Grove
7:00 p.m. - Depart Trail Days Café
8:30 p.m. - Arrive Metropolitan Complex

Cancellation Policy
TRIP CANCELLATION: A 15% administrative fee willbe assessed on all cancellations received more than 7 days prior to departure. NO REFUNDS will be issued within 6 days of trip departure.

During the Age of Dinosaurs, Kansas was underwater near the center of a vast inland sea that covered the middle of Northern America. The fossils of the creatures left behind provide a fascinating look at prehistoric life. This trip will provide you an opportunity to time travel back to the Cretaceous Period for a glimpse of life in that ancient ocean. Our first stop will be Castle Rock, designated as one of the 8 Wonders of Kansas. We will then visit the Sternberg Museum of Natural History, Hays, KS where you will have the opportunity to see one of the best collections of flying reptiles in the world, some of the most complete mosasaurs and plesiosaurs in any museum, and the unique "Fish within a Fish" fossil.

Guide: Mike Everhart, Adjunct Curator of Paleontology, Sternberg Museum of Natural History.

TOUR LENGTH: 1 day, Saturday, March 24
6:30 a.m. - Depart Metropolitan Complex
7:45 a.m. - Breakfast at the Iron Skillet in Salina
8:45 a.m. - Depart Salina
10:45 a.m. - Bathroom break at Ogallah
11:00 a.m. - Depart Ogallah
11:30 a.m. - Arrive Castle Rock - Quinter, KS
12:15 a.m. - Depart Castle Rock
1:15 p.m. - Arrive at Gutierriz - lunch - 1106 E 27th St, Hays, KS
2:15 p.m. - Depart Gutierriz
2:30 p.m. - Arrive at Sternberg Museum - 3000 Sternberg Dr, Hays, KS
4:30 p.m. - Depart Sternberg Museum
6:45 p.m. - Arrive MX
Fee: $119 per person, includes transportation, admissions, breakfast & lunch

Cancellation Policy
TRIP CANCELLATION: A 15% administrative fee willbe assessed on all cancellations received more than 7 days prior to departure. NO REFUNDS will be issued within 6 days of trip departure.

We will travel to Springfield, MO to visit the NEW Wonders of Wildlife National Museum and Aquarium, which showcases more than 35,000 live fish, mammals, reptiles and birds. This immersive wildlife museum will bring you eye-to-eye with the greatest collection of record-setting game animals ever assembled. Wonders of Wildlife Aquarium consists of an all-new 1.5-million-gallon aquarium where you will encounter over 800 species of sharks, rays, jellies, ells, sport fish and more. Don't miss your opportunity to experience this unique museum that combines fun, adventure and education all under one roof.

TOUR LENGTH: 1 day, Tuesday, February 20
6:00 a.m. - Depart Metropolitan Complex
9:00 a.m. - Arrive Jimmy's Egg, 3103 N Broadway, Pittsburg, KS - breakfast
10:15 a.m. - Depart Jimmy's Egg
12:15 p.m. - Arrive at Wonders of Wildlife Museum and Aquarium, 500 W Sunshine St., Springfield. MO
4:15 p.m. - Depart Museum and Aquarium
6:15 p.m. - Arrive Lyons Twin Mansions, 742 & 750 S. National, Fort Scott, KS - dinner
7:15 p.m. - Depart Lyons Twin Mansions
10:15 p.m. - Arrive MX
Fee: $139 per person, includes transportation, admissions, breakfast & dinner

Cancellation Policy
TRIP CANCELLATION: A 15% administrative fee willbe assessed on all cancellations received more than 7 days prior to departure. NO REFUNDS will be issued within 6 days of trip departure.