Travel the Great American West with award-winning historians who bring the legends to life.


Experience first-hand the sites where the pivotal events in the history of the West actually took place.  In addition to spectacular western scenery and national parks, programs feature living history, special speakers and events, authentic meals and music, interpretive centers, historic sites and other activities to help you to relate to the history that happened here.

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Go beyond astounding natural wonders and scenic beauty to uncover our rich cultural heritage.  Experience the places, artifacts and activities that authentically represent the stories and people of the past and present.  Memorable travel experiences don’t have to come from famous locales or breathtaking sights.  In fact, the richest memories often come from surprising sources, and provide the most meaningful experiences for travelers.

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Many of America’s most spectacular parks are located in the Great American West.  Experience the western parks as you’ve never seen them before, with the special insights and historical background provided by experts in the field.  Our tour directors are trained to provide the insights to the sights and encourage enlightening discussions among participants so that everyone comes away from their travel experience with a deeper appreciation of what they have just seen and explored.

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Shebby Lee Tours is a founder and co-owner of Travel Alliance Partners – 32 of North America’s premier tour providers. We are therefore able to offer hundreds of scheduled departures per year to the far corners of the globe.

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    April 29

  • Soon we'll be heading out on the trail again, but unlike the men of the Corps of Discovery, we won't have to row (or pole, or cordell). Join us for the adventure of a lifetime on the Lewis & Clark Trail July 15-30.

    Follow in the footsteps of history on this authentic Lewis & Clark Trail tour led by award-winning historian Shebby Lee. From St. Louis to the Pacific,

    April 28

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    Bison are on track to become the United States’ national mammal. The U.S. House of Representatives passed the National Bison Legacy Act Tuesday to make the American bison the official national mammal, and the Senate is expected to follow later this week. Afterward, all that’s needed is President Oba…

    April 27

From Our Trail Talk Blog

  • Seeing the Elephant

    “Seeing the elephant”, I’m told, is a purely American phrase which gained popularity in the early 19th century. Coincidentally, the first circuses reached these shores from Europe in the 1830’s and they invariably included exotic animals that no American had… read more >

  • Forgotten History

    Andrew Carroll in his excellent new book (Here is Where) about what he calls America’s “forgotten history”, raises the question about the difficulty of learning from history when so much of it is either mis-remembered, or worse, just plain invented…. read more >

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