Day 1 - Sunday, August 20, 2023 (MBS)We will leave Grand Rapids at 7:30 am and head to Fenton, Missouri, where we will enjoy an evening kickback featuringhot food and cold beverages. Dinner is on your own this evening at either the Cracker Barrel adjacent to the hotel, or at Bandana’s Bar-B-Q about a half block away.
Day 2 - Monday, August 21, 2023 (B, D)After breakfast at the hotel this morning, we will depart for Branson, Missouri. Once we arrive, we will meet our local guidebefore dinner at The Uptown Cafe. This evening we will see a performance by The Duttons, a high-energy group whose showincludes a variety of musical genres.
Day 3 - Tuesday, August 22, 2023 (CB, D)After a deluxe, continental breakfast at our hotel, we will depart for our tram tour of Dogwood Canyon Nature Park. The parkfeatures crystal-clear streams, cascading waterfalls, unique hand-built bridges and bottomless blue-green pools. After ourtime at the park, we will have some time to shop at Branson Craft Mall. In the evening, we will board the Showboat BransonBelle for dinner and a live show featuring Pierce Arrow. This five person vocal group will amaze you with thier wonderfulharmonies!
Day 4 - Wednesday, August 23, 2023 (CB, D)We will see start the day with a show featuring Doug Gabriel and his “Mufftar”, a guitar made out of a ‘69 Thunderbird muffler!This show has a talented cast, comedy, and an ensemble of musicians. After some time on your own for lunch and shopping,we will have dinner at Florentina’s Ristorante. This evening’s show will be Clay Cooper’s Country Express! This show hassomething for everyone!
Day 5 - Thursday, August 24, 2023 (CB, D)This morning, you are on your own to spend some time doing whatever you’d like. We will see an afternoon show called NewJersey Nights which features the music of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons. Dinner will be at Paula Deen’s Family Kitchen.After dinner, we will enjoy The Haygoods at Clay Cooper Theater. The Haygoods bring down the house every night withtight harmonies, energetic choreography and performances on over 20 different instruments.
Day 6 - Friday, August 25, 2023 (B, D)Today we will depart for Champaign, IL, where we will visit Hardy’s Reindeer Ranch and enjoy the Reindeer Experience Tourand a chance to meet the reindeer up close. After the tour, we will walk over to Western Style Banquet Hall for a chuckwagondinner, complete with a tin plate and mug.
Day 7- Saturday, August 26, 2023 (B)After breakfast at our hotel, we will continue our journey home,stopping for a quick lunch on your own along the way. No dinnerstop. Approximate return in Grand Rapids is 3:00 pm.
Meals Included Key: MBS = Morning Breakfast Snacks, CB=Continental Breakfast B = Breakfast, L = Lunch and D = Dinner