Welcome to The Great Plains
To best comprehend this vast and underappreciated region in the heart of the US, you need to split up the name. The first word, 'great,' is easy. Great scenery, great tornadoes, great people: all apply. The problem is with 'plains.' 'Humdrum' and 'flat' come to mind. Neither word applies. Amid the endless horizons are cosmopolitan oases like Kansas City, alpine wonders in the Black Hills, and soaring bluffs along... Read More
Top experiences in The Great Plains
The Great Plains activities
Black Hills Monument Tour
This tour gives you the option to be picked up at your home, campground or hotel within the city limits of Rapid City, and departs at 9am. While in transit, you will have the option to watch an informative video about the Black Hills and all the great sites you don't want to miss. These luxury limousines are always stocked with complimentary drinks and snacks.You will arrive in Keystone at approximately 9:45am for a brief stop to enjoy a little shopping.Next, the tour will depart for the Black Hills which is home to the world famous Mt. Rushmore, our nation's "Shrine of Democracy". Your guide will give you a brief history of the mountain carving, and set you on your way to explore the monument's museum, gift shop and sweets parlor, where you can taste the first ever recipe for ice cream, created by our nation's second president, Thomas Jefferson!The tour will depart Mt. Rushmore at 11:30am for a scenic 30 minute drive to the world's largest mountain carving in progress, Crazy Horse Memorial. This towering sculpture honors our Native American ancestors and offers a museum, expansive viewing decks, a short film highlighting the timeline of this amazing work of art, and the Crazy Horse gift shop.Upon departing the Crazy Horse Memorial, we'll journey to the "Heart of the Hills", Hill City. This sleepy center of the Black Hills has transformed into a top destination, offering many unique art galleries, t-shirt shops, and an official Harley Davidson memorabilia store.Hill City is renowned for it's friendly local business owners, many who have been there for generations.A 30 minute return to Rapid City will have you arriving at approximately 4pm. Avoid the crowded buses and vans and experience these top Black Hills destinations in the luxury and comfort of a stretch limousine!
Food Tour of the St Louis Delmar Loop
Allow your enthusiastic and knowledgeable tour guide to shepherd you from restaurant to restaurant as they offer offer a variety of historical, architectural and civic information as you walk through one of Saint Louis’ most eclectic, beautiful neighborhoods. The restaurants selected for you (subject to change on based on availability) range from one of the hippest taco joints in the city to an old world bakery that serves up traditional Italian pastries. You will visit America’s original soda microbrewery that churns out delicious robust and creamy root beer. You will also get to see one of the highlights of one of the newer neighborhoods that that serves Texas style BBQ straight from the smoker; a Middle Eastern gem that specializes in family recipes made with the freshest ingredients. You will also check out the original location of the most-acclaimed pizza joint to call Saint Louis home in years.
St Louis Food Tour: The Dish
Meet your guide and small-group of fellow foodies in the Central West End to start your walking and tasting tour. After introductions, stroll to your first destination while your expert guide fills you in on the history of the neighborhood. Throughout the 3-hour tour, you get a taste of the newer hot spots and venerable old-timers. Expect to walk about 1.5 miles (2 km) at a leisurely pace, stopping plenty to see points of architectural and cultural interest. Throughout your tour, sample enough tasty dishes to make up a meal. Your local guide gives you the inside scoop on restaurants, cafes, galleries and nightlife venues, providing both local residents and out-of-town visitors fodder for their next meal. You might kick off the tour with a stop at a renowned Welsh pub established in the mid-1900s, when the area was known as Gaslight Square. After sampling hearty pub fare, head to a cafe that serves up dishes made with produce grown in a large urban farm across the street. Then pop into an acclaimed new pizza joint that serves delicious deep-dish and thin-crust pizzas. You also visit one of the city’s best Italian restaurants to taste fine Italian cuisine. For a taste of dessert, stop over at a chocolatier that makes a variety of mouthwatering chocolate treats. At the end of your 3-hour food and walking tour in the Central West End, say farewell to your guide and stay on your own to further explore the neighborhood or make your way to your next destination.Please note: This itinerary is intended to give you an idea of places you may visit during your tour, however exact venues and tastings can change due to availability.
SEA LIFE Kansas City Aquarium
SEA LIFE Kansas City provides visitors with a mix of educational and interactive activities through more than 30 aquarium displays that feature diverse ocean species in authentically themed habitats. See thousands of creatures as you make your way through exhibits that include an ocean tank and underwater glass tunnel — you’ll find something for every member of the family.Spy the elusive giant pacific octopus, considered the most intelligent of all invertebrates, and discover why its favorite meal consists of shellfish and crustaceans. Watch a variety of tropical seahorses slurp up their food and don't miss the rescued green sea turtle on the ocean floor. Observe cute clown fish and see jellyfish floating inside cylindrical tanks that mimic ocean tides and currents. Stop by an ocean tank of blacktip reef sharks which come from the coral reefs of the Indian and Pacific oceans and watch them swim overhead via an underwater tunnel. You'll also spot cownose rays which use their synchronized flaps to stir up ocean sediment on the tunnel floor. Learn about the creatures that inhabit the shores and coastal tides such as starfish, sea anemones, sea urchins and horseshoe crabs.Passionate about preserving marine habitats and the species that live in them, the informative staff at SEA LIFE Kansas City celebrates everything about the sea. The aquarium hosts educational demonstrations and shark and ray feedings throughout the day. Learn about successful breeding programs for endangered animals and discover how the aquarium supports worldwide conservation projects.
SIX - Live Entertainment in Branson
Kicking off the 2017 Season, the award-winning show, SIX will continue to amaze you with their ability to consistently deliver powerhouse vocals, impeccable harmonies, and high-end professional production unparalleled in Branson.Awarded Branson's "Best New Show", "Best Show", "Entertainers of the Year", as well as, "Fan Favorite"(by BransonCritic [& Branson Show Awards]), SIX® is made up of six real-life brothers, (Barry, Kevin, Lynn, Jak, Owen and Curtis), who take musical entertainment to a whole new level. Dubbed "An Orchestra of Human Voices", these multi-talented brothers sound like a band using only their mouths. Infusing lively choreography and dysfunctional family comedy into the show that only brothers can do, they perform everything from contemporary pop, to R&B, to classic rock-n-roll, to doo-wop, to Gospel, to Patriotic. Once you experience it, you will understand the power of SIX®! SIX is Branson's Show of Choice and one you don't want to miss!Whether you’re bringing a group, your family, or just flying solo, SIX is a phenomenal experience or, as we like to say, “SIXperience”, where Boomers to Millennials are ultimately left wanting more.
Legends in Concert Branson
Internationally recognized as The World’s Greatest Live Tribute Show, Legends in Concert dazzles men, women and children alike with spectacular, fun filled entertainment the whole family will enjoy. Using authentic costumes and their own natural voices, the Legends In Concert cast captures the very essence of the stars they re-create with such emotion and attention to detail – you have to see it to believe it! See tributes to the stars of yesterday and today such as Johnny Cash, Michael Jackson, Kenny Chesney, Adele, Taylor Swift, The Blues Brothers™ and Elvis rock the house at Dick Clark’s American Bandstand Theater!Located on the world famous Highway 76 “strip” in the heart of Branson, Missouri, Dick Clark’s American Bandstand Theater, the ultimate Branson rock n’ roll complex, was built in 2006 and boasts 900 seats. Its innovative design creates an intimate concert space with great sight lines to the stage, cushy comfortable seats with generous leg room, a dance floor, state of the art projection screens, and a brand new million dollar spectacular stage set. Fascinating memorabilia from Dick Clark’s American Bandstand archives, recalling the historic roots of rock n’ roll and country, is also featured in the lobby of this world class facility.