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March! Our thoughts turn to springtime fun such as March Madness, Baseball Opening Day, and the smell of delicious barbeque smoking on the grill! Start your spring off right with a trip to Kansas City. Our first stop will be the "K" known otherwise as Kauffman Stadium.  We will get a guided tour of the Royals press box, dugout and interview room as well as the Royals Hall of Fame. After the tour, we will head to Jack Stacks located in the converted Freight House for some delicious Kansas City BBQ. Then it is off to Kansas City's historic 18th and Vine Jazz District, home to the American Jazz and Negro Leagues Baseball Museums. We will tour both facilities where you will see such artifacts as a Louis Armstrong trumpet and rare 19th century baseball memorabilia. We end the day at the College Basketball Experience and the National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame. We will stop for dinner before returning to Wichita.

Facilitator: 
Beccy Tanner, Adjunct Instructor, Department of History, Wichita State University

TOUR LENGTH: 1 day, Saturday, March 23
7:00 a.m.             Depart MX
10:00 a.m.           Arrive Kauffman Stadium
12:00 p.m.           Depart Kaufmann Stadium
12:30 p.m.           Arrive Jack Stack BBQ Freight House
1:30 p.m.             Depart Jack Stack BBQ Freight House
1:45 p.m.             Arrive Negro Baseball Museum and American Jazz Museum
3:45 p.m.             Depart Museums
4:00 p.m.             Arrive The College Basketball Experience  
5:30 p.m.             Depart College Basketball Experience
6:15 p.m.             Dinner in Olathe
7:15 p.m.             Depart for Wichita
10:00 p.m.           Arrive at MX 

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


Click HERE to Register for the Baseball, Basketball, BBQ & Blues Saturday, March 23, 2019
Frank Phillips, founder of Phillips Petroleum was one of the original oil barons. Join us as we travel to Bartlesville, OK and see where he lived, worked and played. Our first stop will be the Frank Phillips Historic Home where you will take the Director's Tour, which will allow you to explore places in the home not open to the public. We will also
visit the Phillips 66 Museum and learn how Phillips became an industry leader by transforming basic oil and gas resources into an array of useful products. After lunch
it is on to the WOOLAROC Museum and Lodge, the ranch retreat of Phillips. The ranch is a 3,700 acre-wildlife preserve, which is home to a museum with an outstanding
collection of western and Native American art and artifacts. We will stop for dinner in Ponca City before heading home.

Facilitator: 
Beccy Tanner, History Reporter, Wichita Eagle

TOUR LENGTH: 1 day, Saturday, February 23
6:30 a.m.              Depart MX
8:40 a.m.              Arrive Frank Phillips Historic Home
9:00 a.m.              Director's Tour
10:40 a.m.            Depart for Phillips Petroleum Museum 
10:45 a.m.            Tour of Phillips Petroleum Museum
Noon                     Lunch at Montana Mike's Steak House
1:30 p.m.              Depart Murphy's Steakhouse
1:45 p.m.              Arrive and tour WOOLAROC Museum, Lodge and Wildlife                                                Preserve 
4:45 p.m.              Depart WOOLAROC
6:00 p.m.              Dinner at Enrique's Mexican Restaurant
7:15 p.m.              Depart for Wichita
8:30 p.m.              Arrive back at MX 

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


Click HERE to Register for the Explore Bartlesville Saturday, February 23, 2019
Join us for a nostalgic trip on Route 66 through central Oklahoma. Along the way,we will see some of the icons both old and new on this historic stretch of highway. Our first stop will be Stroud, where we will dine at the Rock Café, whose owner inspired the Disney movie "Cars" character Sally Carrera. We continue our travels west to Chandler and a stop at the Route 66 Interpretive Center, where you can watch historic videos about Route 66 while relaxing in vintage car seats or a bed honoring the Route 66 motels of the past. From there it is on to Clinton and a stop at the Route 66 Museum.We will also visit the National Route 66 Museum in Elk City, where you will see classic automobiles of the past and can watch a black and white movie at a mock drive-in theater while sitting in a classic Chevy Impala. After a stop at the legendary Route 66 Lucille's Roadhouse Diner in Weatherford, it is back home to Wichita.

Facilitator: 
Beccy Tanner, Adjunct Instructor, Department of History, Wichita State University

TOUR LENGTH: 1 day, Saturday, April 6
6:30 a.m.             Depart MX
9:00 a.m.             Breakfast Rock Café, Stroud OK 
10:00 a.m.           Depart Stroud
10:30 a.m.           Arrive Route 66 Interpretive Center, Chandler, OK
11:30 a.m.           Depart Chandler
2:00 p.m.             Arrive Route 66 Museum, Clinton, OK  
3:00 p.m.             Depart Clinton
3:30 p.m.             National Route 66 Museum, Elk City, OK  
5:00 p.m.             Depart Elk City
5:40 p.m.             Dinner in Weatherford, OK - Lucille's Roadhouse Diner 
7:00 p.m.             Depart Weatherford
10:30 p.m.          Arrive Wichita, MX 

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


Click HERE to Register for the Route 66 Trip Saturday, April 6, 2019
Step back into the Wild West with a visit to Dodge City, Kansas. We begin our visit with breakfast at the Dodge House Restaurant and a guided city tour where you will visit the original locations of the Longbranch Saloon, Gospel Hills, Front Street and more. We will follow the path of the Santa Fe Trail and hear some colorful stories along the way. We will then visit the Gunfighters Wax Museum and see life-size wax figurines of famous western personalities including Wyatt Earp,Doc Holliday, Calamity Jane, Miss Kitty and even Festus. We will also visit the world famous Boot Hill Museum and
Historic Front Street where you can stroll down the boardwalk and have the opportunity to visit the original Boot Hill cemetery. On the way home, we will stop at Historic Fort Dodge and the Fort Dodge Cemetery before dinner in Greensburg.

Facilitator: 
Beccy Tanner, Adjunct Instructor, Department of History, Wichita State University

TOUR LENGTH: 1 day, Saturday, May 11
7:00 a.m.             Depart MX
10:00 a.m.           Arrive Dodge City/Breakfast - Dodge House  
11:00 a.m.           Trolley Tour 
12:00 p.m.           Tour Ends
12:15 p.m.          Tour Gunfighters Wax Museum  
1:15 p.m.             Visit Historic Front Street and Boot Hill Museum   
3:15 p.m.             Depart for Fort Dodge
3:30 pm.              Old Fort Dodge and Fort Dodge Cemetery  
4:30 p.m.             Depart for Wichita
5:30 p.m.             Crazy Mule - Greensburg for dinner
8:30 p.m.             Arrive at MX 

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


Click HERE to Register for the Wild West Trip Saturday, May 11, 2019