2018 Great River Road Caravan

September 10 - October 21, 2018 Bemidji, MN

Headwaters Of The Mississippi, Mississippi River Cruise, Mark Twain, Graceland, Nottoway Plantation, French Quarter, Seaplane Tour
What a great time you will have on this caravan as you travel the Great River Road through eight of America’s Mississippi River states with an incredible array of unforgettable attractions and unique events. Caravan members will rendezvous in Bemidji, Minnesota where a chartered coach will take you on a tour of the Itasca State Park. Here you will be able to walk across the Mighty Mississippi where this small creek in Minnesota starts its winding journey 2,552 miles to the Gulf of Mexico.

Days 1-2: Bemidji, MN
• Welcome Social
• Caravan Orientation
• Headwaters of the Mississippi
• Welcome Dinner
• Presentation of “The Lost Voyager”

Days 3-4: Brainerd, MN
• Mille Lacs Indian Museum Trading Post
• Charles Lindbergh Historic Site
• Lunch at Fort Ripley Steak House

Days 5-9: Prior Lake, MN
• Twin Cities Highlights Tour
• Lunch at M Street Cafe
• The Cathedral of St. Paul
• Wabasha Street Caves
• Chanhassen Dinner Theater
• Mississippi River Cruise
• Brunch at Mystic Lake Casino
• Free Day

Day 10-11: Prairie du Chien, WI
• Free Day

Days 12-14: Galena, IL
• Trolley Tour of Galena
• National Mississippi River Museum and Aquarium
• Free Day

Days 15-16: Eldridge, IA
• Lock & Dam 15 tour
• Driving Tour of the Rock Island Arsenal
• Tour John Deere Pavilion
• Lunch at Johnny’s Italian Steak House

Days 17-18: Hannibal, MO
• Trolley Tour of Hannibal
• Mark Twain Home & Museum

Days 19-22: St. Charles, MO
• Anheuser-Busch Tour
• Lunch
• St. Louis Basilica Cathedral
• Driving Tour of the City of St. Charles
• Gateway Arch & Museum
• Lunch & Tram Tour at the Botanical Gardens
• Free Day

Day 23: Cape Girardeau, MO

Days 24-27: Memphis, TN
• Tour of Graceland
• Mud Island
• Lunch
• Memphis Cotton Museum
• Driving Tour of the City of Memphis
• Beale Street
• Free Day

Days 28-29: Vicksburg, MS
• National Military Park Tour
• Historic Tour of Vicksburg
• Lunch
• Old Courthouse Museum
• Cedar Grove Mansion

Days 30-32: Vidalia, LA
• Frogmore Plantation
• Lunch
• Tour of Natchez Mansions Synonymous with Antebellum History
• Free day

Days 33-35: Baton Rouge, LA
• Tour and Lunch at Nottoway Plantation
• The Old Governor’s Mansion
• Louisiana State Capital
• Free Day

Days 36-41: New Orleans, LA
• Jazz Brunch Buffet at the Court of Two Sisters
• French Quarter
• National World War II Museum
• Swamp Tour
• Lunch
• Tour of Mardi Gras World
• New Orleans Bayou Seaplane Tour
• Free Day
• Farewell Dinner

Day 42
• Farewell Continental Breakfast

PRICE INCLUDES: Event hosts, camping fees for the nights listed, admission to attractions and meals noted in the schedule, bussing for majority of the tours (tow cars will be used when it is impractical to bus a short distance), taxes and gratuities.

NOTE: Winnebago Outdoor Adventures reserves the right to run this caravan without a tailender if we do not meet the minimum number required for two host units.

NOTE: This event is subject to change without prior notice due to circumstances beyond our control, or for the best interest of the participants.
Tow cars are recommended. CB Radios are required

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