Iconic Oregon Trail landmarks are featured on Shebby Lee Tours’ six-night/seven-day itinerary scheduled for June 18-24, 2011. Beginning and ending in Denver, the program includes several Oregon Trail sites along with other attractions in the Old West Trail states of Nebraska, South Dakota and Wyoming. Participants will experience Fort Laramie, enjoy an Oregon Trail campfire supper under the stars, take a covered wagon ride in actual Oregon Trail ruts, view Chimney Rock, and tour Fort Robinson, plus the visit the outstanding National Frontier Trails Interpretive Center which pulls the story of America’s westward expansion together. Rounding out the itinerary are Mount Rushmore, Crazy Horse, Custer State Park, Historic Deadwood, and an interpretive tour of the Little Big Horn Battlefield led my a Native American guide.
Like all Vanishing Trails Expeditions, the Old West Trail features living history, special speakers and events, authentic meals, interpretive centers, historic sites and other activities specifically related to the theme of the tour. These programs allow participants to experience first-hand the sites where the pivotal events of the history of the West actually took place.
Included in the $1,150 package price (double occupancy) are 6 nights’ lodging, deluxe motorcoach transportation, professional tour director/historian to lend insights to the sites,10 meals, all admission and park entrance fees, group photo, baggage handling and airport transfers.
If you are fascinated with the story of America’s westward expansion, this is your chance to explore the West where legends live.
Full itinerary details online or call 800-888-8306 to receive a registration packet.
Shebby Lee is a historian, writer and tour operator specializing in the historic and cultural heritage of the Great American West. Her early training was in the theatre and she served a tour of duty as an entertainer with the USO. She is also an Admiral in the Nebraska Navy.