River Valley Treasures & Fall Colors
October 1-5, 2019
$1175.00 per person – two to a room
Day 1, Tuesday, October, 1, 2019 – Welcome aboard as we meet our fellow passengers and enjoy the scenic fall foliage as we travel in Indianapolis, IN. Fall colors will be on stage at the White River Gardens and Conservatory. The stunning scenery of this 3-acre attraction includes the indoor Hilbert Conservatory as well as the outdoor DeHaan Tiergarten. After our kickback reception at the hotel we enjoy the delightful Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre this evening. (DT, Reception)
Day 2, Wednesday, October 2, 2019 – This morning we visit the Falls of the Ohio State Park. The 386-million-year-old fossil beds are among the largest exposed Devonian fossil beds in the world. The park features a spectacular interpretive center overlooking the fossil beds and new interactive, immersive exhibits can be seen. We then travel to Williamstown, KY to experience The Ark Encounter. It is a one-of-a-kind, historically themed attraction that presents a number of historical events centered on Noah’s Ark as recorded in the Bible. As the largest timber-frame structure in the world, the 510-foot-long, full-size Ark is designed to be family-oriented, historically authentic, and environmentally friendly. We have included lunch at Emzaras Restaurant on sight. We will be staying at the Drury Inn & Suites for the next two nights in the Cincinnati, OH area. Enjoy a kick-back reception with beverages and an assortment of finger foods to enjoy. (B,L,Kick-Back Reception)
Day 3, Thursday, October 3, 2019 – This morning we visit the Mt. Tabor Alpaca Farm located in Aurora IN. Hour hosts will explain the commercial importance and care of Alpacas and an opportunity to get acquainted with these loving animals. Next we’ll visit Aurora Feed & Garden Seed Company. Originally a feed and milling business at the turn of the century the business today handles animal feeds and supplies as well as bulk garden seed. The four story building is a mecca of colorful advertising and memorabilia. After free time for lunch (on own) in Aurora, we travel to Lawrence, IN to visit Casey’s Out Door Creations. They have something for everyone – gardening enthusiasts, nature lovers and inspiration for those of you who want to tackle projects around your home. Their historical cabin and antique farm equipment are favorites of those that have an appreciation of days gone by. Later this afternoon we travel to Guilford, IN and visit Beiersdorfer Orchards. With fall colors and harvesting in full swing this will be an excellent opportunity to purchase produce and enjoy a compliment cup of fresh squeezed apple cider! Enjoy dinner at the popular Whiskey’s Restaurant famous for their awarding winning ribs, in addition to its other specialties and traditional offerings. Return to hotel. (B,D)
Day 4, Friday, October 4, 2019 – We travel to Petersburg, KY and visit the Creation Museum Center. This 75,000-foot facility allows families to experience earth history as God has revealed it in the Bible. Nearly 15 exhibits feature fearsome animatronic dinosaurs, talking heroes of the faith, and professional displays that honor God’s Word. The museum also boasts a special effects theater, a state-of-the-art planetarium, a petting zoo, nature trails, and more. Next we visit Holtkamp Winery for a fall festive wine tasting and information on Ohio River Valley Wines. We check into our hotel in Clarksville, IN to freshen up. Tonight, we have reserved seats at the Derby Dinner Theatre. (B, DT, Reception)
Day 5, Saturday, October 5, 2019 – This morning we visit Fair Oaks Farms for a tour of this automated mega farming operation. What better way to complete the tour than with an ice cream treat! Enjoy the fall foliage scenery as we travel home arriving in the late afternoon. (B, Treat)
Tour includes*: Deluxe motor coach transportation; four nights’ accommodations; eight meals; two receptions; all admissions as highlighted in the itinerary; Tri-State Travel tour director; luggage handling for one suitcase not to exceed 50 lbs.; taxes and gratuities on included accommodations, attractions, meals, Tri-State Travel; tour director and motor coach driver.
Tri-State Travel reserves the right to change any arrangements listed in this itinerary. Should conditions necessitate changes: substitution of equal value or cancellations of the arrangements may occur.
Payment and reservation are due by Friday, July 26, 2019. Please contact Karen at 563.585.8584 or ktegeler@DuTrac.org for additional pricing and information.