Midwest & More!
Tour Duration 12 Nights - From £1989*
Music of the Midwest and More!
On our Midwest and More Tour will take you from the Music Cities of Memphis Tennessee and Branson Missouri, through the American Midwestern cities of Tulsa and Oklahoma City. This fantastic escorted tour will take us all the way to the Lone Star State’s Dallas and Fort Worth Texas! On this fabulous tour we will include stops in FIVE different American States and follow the music wherever we go!
DAY BY DAY TOUR ITINERARY
Welcome to the Midwest and More Tour and Memphis Tennessee. After checking in we will have a welcome meeting at the bar - then you will be free to spend the evening as you wish.
This morning we will visit the legendary Sun Studio and Elvis Presley's Graceland Mansion. Later we will visit the Memphis Pyramid before heading to Beale Street for an evening of music and fun!
We will set off this morning for the Entertainment Capital of Missouri - the city of Branson, set in the beautiful Ozarks. On our way we will spend a short while i Little Rock Arkansas. This evening we will visit The Legends Theater for a wonderful night of entertainment.
Today you will be free to explore Branson at leisure. You may want to visit the shops, restaurants and bars that are found in abundance at Branson Landing or visit Silver Dollar City - a theme park nestled in the Ozarks. Perhaps you’d like to take in a Matinee performance of one of the Superb shows on offer on the strip! Then this evening be sure to enjoy The great entertainment of the area.
Leaving Missouri this morning we will make our way to Oklahoma, passing through the wonderful little city of Pawhuska in northern Oklahoma known for its Native American culture. We will stop for lunch at the city Mercantile and learn about "The Pioneer Woman" before continuing on to Tulsa - known for its art deco architecture. The downtown area houses the wonderful Woody Guthrie Center and some fantastic restaurants and music venues. This evening you will have free time to enjoy everything downtown Tulsa has to offer.
Today we will have a tour of Tulsa and visit the newly renovated Church Studio, housed in an old Church. During the 1970s it became closely associated with the genre of music known as the Tulsa Sound and with its owner, recording artist Leon Russell. Use your free time to discover all that Tulsa can offer at your own pace.
This morning we will begin the day by making the short journey to Oklahoma City, the capital of the U.S. state of Oklahoma. It's known for its cowboy culture and is surrounded by working oil wells. We will visit the reflecting pool and empty glass and bronze chairs of the Oklahoma City National Memorial and see The Survivor Tree, an American elm nearly destroyed in the attack, which is also part of the memorial. Later we will visit the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum before enjoying free time in the Bricktown area of the city.
We will visit Stockyards City this morning, which was founded in 1910. Since then Stockyards City has been the place for cattlemen, horsemen, farmers, ranchers and real cowboys to come for apparel, equipment, supplies, a good meal and the opportunity to catch up on what’s going on over a cold sarsaparilla with fellow cattlemen. We will take you to Cattlemen’s Steakhouse to enjoy a spot of lunch before leaving "Cow Town" Later, following a driving tour of the city, this evening we will spend time at Toby Keith's "I love that Bar & Grill" for some great food and music.
Today we will make the short drive to Sulphur, where we will continue our Midwest and More Tour with a visit to the Chickasaw Cultural Center and learn about the Native Americans of Oklahoma. From there another short drive will see our arrival in Tishomingo and Blake Shelton's Ole Red for lunch and perhaps a cold beer! We’ll have time to visit Blake’s Mum’s gift shop before heading to Dallas and the Lone Star State. This evening we will take you to the the lively Deep Ellum district - known for its vibrant street murals, quirky art galleries, Brewpubs, cocktail bars, Tex-Mex eateries and of course live music!
This morning we will visit downtown Dallas. This modern metropolis in north Texas is a commercial and cultural hub of the region. We will visit the Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza, which commemorates the site of President John F. Kennedy’s assassination in 1963, before travelling the short distance to Southfork Ranch. For thirteen years television sets were tuned into 356 episodes of Dallas and the ranch the Ewings called home. Now you can visit this famous Texas ranch in person and see for yourself the lifestyle portrayed in the series. This evening you will have free time to explore downtown Dallas.
After breakfast we will spend the day in Fort Worth. The authentic historic district has become a hub for those interested in the rich legacy of the old west. A must-see mecca for those wanting to experience a piece of the past and learn more about what it was like to drive cattle along the trail to a thriving destination where cowboy culture and commerce intersected. With its current collection of attractions, re-enactments, tours, live animals, restaurants, rodeo, hotels and retail stores the Stockyards are once again a thriving and vibrant destination, attracting visitors from around the country and across the globe. Later we will visit the world's biggest Honky tonk - Billy Bob's Texas! This iconic, huge country music venue has an indoor rodeo arena, mechanical bulls & dozens of bars
A leisurely breakfast is followed by free time to explore museums and attractions in Dallas. Perhaps a visit to the top of the Reunion Tower or maybe The Little Red Museum. There are so many things to see and do in Dallas - we thought we'd leave it up to you!