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  Open Kitchen Travel: Ireland
Join us for nine days of chef-guided, food-focused travel in Ireland. Experience a lesser-known side of the Emerald Isle as we explore the rich culinary traditions of Ireland. Chef Brian O’Malley, executive director at the Institute for the Culinary Arts, will guide you beyond the plate into the kitchen where you’ll meet cheesemakers, chefs and teachers; on tours where you’ll discover brewing, distilling and tasting; into the wild where you’ll experience sea salt production, salmon fishing and mussel harvesting. Package includes: Chef Guide, Irish Guide, private transportation, exciting culinary tours, spectacular hotels, local food experts, hands-on cooking and 13 meals.
17/AP-COOK-208N-70
Sept. 19-27
COSTS:
$1749 + airfare
$2749 estimated total
$500 due upon registration
More information can be found on the itinerary

Spring 2017 Tour Schedule

Sandhill Crane Migration*
Requirement: moderate walking
Witness the world’s largest concentration of sandhill cranes from the banks of the Platte River in south-central Nebraska. Every year during March and early April, more than 500,000 sandhill cranes, along with hundreds of thousands of ducks and geese, converge on the Platte River Valley. There will be several opportunities to view the cranes. You’ll meet experienced staff guides of the Nebraska Nature Center and Fort Kearney Historical State Park during this tour. Each of these sites are located right in the heart of this magnificent sandhill crane staging area where the birds can be viewed in the fields and in gatherings on their roosts along the Platte River.
Your first stop is the Crane Trust Nature Center in Wood River, Neb., which provides a place where you can connect to nature along the Platte River. The spacious interpretive center offers exhibits on cranes, waterfowl and endangered species. The center also includes the Crimson Crown Gift Ship and an art gallery highlighting Nebraska’s top photographic artist. There’s a 35-foot observation tower that offers a commanding view of the valley and the nearby herd of bison. Next, enjoy buffet-style dining at the Alley Rose with an entrĂ©e, several side dishes, salad bar, dessert and beverage for lunch.
In the afternoon, you’ll visit the Museum of Nebraska Arts (MONA), home to the state’s only collection of art created solely by Nebraskans. Then, explore the famous Frank House with an interesting guided tour of the three-story mansion. The Frank House is listed on the National Register of Historic Sites and was built in 1889. It was the first residence in the region to have electricity and indoor plumbing.
The facade is Colorado Sandstone. Interior highlights include a Tiffany stained glass window, hand-carved oak woodwork, fabulous chandeliers and authentic Victorian period pieces. Afterward, a special surprise stop will be included before an early dinner at a fast food restaurant. Fort Kearney is the next destination in the early evening. View the historical fort which includes a blacksmith-carpenter shop, powder magazine and split stockade. Visit the historical campground site for watching the cranes. Then follow the 1/3-mile trail to a bridge that overlooks the Platte River. Hear and see the cranes roosting for the evening at a distance during sunset. Wear comfortable shoes, a warm jacket, a hat and bring a flashlight. Avoid wearing the color orange. Be sure to bring your camera and binoculars to capture excellent views of the river and wildlife.
Cost paid to MCC is for bus transportation, Frank House guided tour, buffet luncheon (including tax and gratuity), Museum of Nebraska Arts tour, the surprise stop tour and the Fort Kearney park fee. Bring money for shopping, snacks and evening dining. Our deluxe motor coach departs promptly at 8 a.m. from Sarpy Center; park and meet the bus in the northeast parking lot. Return is approximately 11:30 p.m. Sorry, no discount. Refunds will not be allowed within seven days of the trip. The trip leader is Kevin Kowskie.
Sarpy Center, 9110 Giles Road
TRVL-405N-80     F     8 a.m. - 11:30 p.m.     03/17-03/17     $115
 
Exquisite Gem on the Plains*
Requirement: moderate walking
Visit the best of Concordia, Kansas during May. The first stop is the National Orphan Train Museum to meet your step-on guide for the day. The museum takes you back to a forgotten time in our history when many children lived in terrible conditions in eastern cities; 200,000 children, during 70 years from 1853 to 1929, were relocated throughout the Midwest and Canada with the hope of being given an opportunity for a better live. Several books have been written and a PBS TV special was produced about the Orphan trains. Next, visit a WWII German POW Camp. Learn the camp’s fascinating history covering September 1942 to November 1945, including information about the Nazi officers in confinement, how the camp was run and the life that existed there during the war. Later, view the largest carved wall mural in America. The wall is a wondrous piece of sculptural architecture and is referred to as the “Exquisite Gem on the Plains” by towns people. The three-dimensional mural measures 140’ wide by 15’ in height and includes 6,400 individually hand-carved bricks. Your guide will provide a story about each of the events depicted on the wall. Marla’s Joy Tea House in downtown Concordia will provide a delicious lunch including a sandwich, salad, soup, dessert and beverage.
After lunch, receive a guided tour of the Nazareth Convent and Academy. A joyful and inspiring visit, the Motherhouse is a magnificent structure that offers living quarters to retired Catholic nuns. Even if one is not religious, the art and architecture collected all in this one place is a treasure to be seen and appreciated. Perhaps some of the most striking pieces are the stained glass windows. The building is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Afterward, visit the gift shop, which includes artwork, jewelry, lace, afghans, quilts, dolls, greeting cards and woodcraft. A special surprise stop will be included that involves, weather permitting, a wagon ride pulled by Belgian horses! A fast food dinner stop is planned.
The cost paid to MCC is for bus transportation, the National Orphan Train Museum tour, the WWII German POW Camp tour, the Wall Mural tour fee, and the surprise stop fee. Bring $18 in exact change for the luncheon (includes the price of the meal, tax and gratuity) and the Nazareth Convent/Academy fee, which will be collected as you board the bus. Bring money for shopping and evening meal. Our deluxe motor coach departs promptly at 6 a.m. from Sarpy Center; park and meet the bus in the northeast parking lot. Return is at approximately 9 p.m. Sorry, no discount. Refunds will not be allowed after March 24. The trip leader is Kevin Kowskie.
Sarpy Center, 9110 Giles Road
TRVL-407N-80     F     06:00A-09:00P     03/31-03/31     $104
 
Mansions and Neighborhoods of Abilene, Kans.
Requirement: moderate walking
Spend a beautiful day in Abilene, Kansas creating special memories. Enjoy the luxurious Seelye Mansion, one of the finest Georgian style homes in the nation! There you’ll receive a guided tour of 25 elegant rooms, including 11 bedrooms, ballroom, bowling alley and music room with gold French furniture and Steinway Grand piano. The mansion features the original furniture, a Tiffany-designed fireplace and Edison light fixtures. For your midday meal, enjoy a delicious home-style luncheon (salad, entree, roll, dessert and drink) at the famous Mr. K’s Farmhouse Restaurant. In the afternoon, visit the Dwight D. Eisenhower Presidential Library and Museum.
Learn about the private life of the famous Five-Star General of the Army and our 34th President. The Museum building has a circular traffic pattern and contains exhibits covering every phase of Eisenhower’s life. From the museum, you’ll proceed to the final resting place of the president, his wife Mamie and their first-born son. An on-your-own option is a tour of his boyhood home. Afterward, there will be a special side trip to see and ride the famous 1901 C W Parker Carousel. Before returning home, tour a candy kitchen. Specialties include silky fudge with real butter, handmade confections, hand-dipped chocolate covered strawberries and gourmet caramel apples. There will be a stop for fast food on our return trip.
The cost paid to MCC includes bus transportation and the Eisenhower Museum fee. Bring $30 in exact change for Mr. K’s luncheon (includes tax and gratuity), Seelye Mansion guided tour and C.W. Parker Carousel, which will be collected as you board the bus. Bring money for shopping and evening dining. Our deluxe motor coach departs promptly at 6 a.m. from Sarpy Center; park and meet the bus at the northeast parking lot. Return is approximately 10:30 p.m. Sorry, no discount. Refunds will not be allowed within seven days of the trip. The trip leader is Kevin Kowskie.
Sarpy Center, 9110 Giles Road
TRVL-086N-80     SA     06:00A-11:00P     04/08-04/08     $116
 
Historical Pella: A Touch of Holland in Iowa*
Requirement: moderate walking
Imagine strolling next to a canal surrounded by an authentic Dutch windmill, a drawbridge and stately old buildings. This charming town of Pella is filled with sights, tastes and sounds reminiscent of Holland. Settled by Dutch immigrants in the mid-19th Century, the area preserves its heritage in the still-operating 1850s Vermeer Windmill, one of the tallest in the U.S. The adjoining canal, with working drawbridge, flows through the town center. Pella’s architecture gives visitors the feeling of visiting Amsterdam, along with wooden shoes, delicate Dutch pastries and the musically animated Klokkenspel, a carillon clock with eight four-foot animated mechanical figures that move to music. These are just some of the many unique attractions you will see on this tour, which will make you feel Dutch for the day! Also, a delicious Dutch meal will be served on china and linens at Central College’s Grand Conference Center.
After the luncheon, enjoy a special performance specifically done for our group by the Dutch Duchesses. Next, enjoy a visit to the Pella Historical Village. At the quaint 23-building village, walk amid Pella’s famous tulip beds, receive a guided tour of the 135-foot Vermeer windmill and see Wyatt Earp’s boyhood home. Bring your camera for memories of these great sites. Discover the many historical, garden and shopping treasures of Pella on your own time. There should be gorgeous tulips at Sunken Gardens and Central Park. Visit stores like VanVeen Chocolates, where they import chocolate from the Netherlands, Best of Thymes, Van Den Berg’s, two Dutch bakeries for some of the best baked goods in the region and Ulrich’s for their famous Pella bologna, house-cured meats and gourmet cheese.
There will be a special trip to Tassel Ridge Winery, known for many local awards, located in Leighton, Iowa. The winery offers a great variety of wines, including Chardonnay, Marquette rose, Edelweiss, Riesling and Merlot. In addition, a short visit to Frisian Farms will be included where authentic Holland Gouda cheese is produced. A fast food stop will be made on the way back to campus.
The cost paid to MCC is for bus transportation, the Pella Historical Village fee, the Vermeer windmill guided tour and the Tassel Ridge wine tour/tasting. Bring $20 in exact change for the traditional Dutch meal served by Central College Catering, room rental and performance fee by the Dutch Dutchesses, which will be collected as you board the bus. Bring money for shopping and evening meal. Our deluxe motor coach departs promptly at 7:30 a.m. from Sarpy Center; park and meet the bus in the northeast parking lot. Return is at approximately 10:30 p.m. Sorry, no discount. Refunds will not be allowed after April 14. The trip leader is Kevin Kowskie.
Sarpy Center, 9110 Giles Road
TRVL-423N-80     SA     07:30A-10:30P     04/22-04/22     $110
 
Omaha Underground*
You know when you go to a city and you wonder where the locals eat and play? Well, how about discovering what Omaha’s local hot spots are?! Discover the local food and sights. On this one-day tour, you will experience seven districts in Omaha including, West Omaha, Midtown, Downtown, Old Market, Little Italy, South Omaha and North Omaha. We’d tell you where we are going, but it would give all the surprises away. Don’t worry, it’s a tour full of food and fun! Get your friends together for this one-of-a-kind tour with our new partner in travel, Excite Experiences!
The tour departs promptly at 9 a.m. from the Fort Omaha Campus. Park and meet in the lot west of Building 10. Refunds are not allowed within seven days of trip. The cost paid to MCC includes all admissions, food, transportation and guide service.
Fort Omaha Campus, 30th and Fort streets
TRVL-424N-80     SA     09:00A-06:00P     04/22-04/22     $109
 
Discovering Highway 275*
Requirement: moderate walking
Want to treat yourself and someone special to a day traveling northeast to explore interesting places? Join us for spring scenery along country lanes that bring us to Clarkson, Royal and Neligh, Nebraska. Our tour begins at Clarkson, a town that celebrates its Czech heritage each year. Enjoy a stop for a kolache/coffee break at the Clarkson Bakery. Then receive a guided tour of the Czech Museum, a two-story building with more than 5,000 Czech heritage artifacts. In addition, take a trip to the past by seeing the farm and ranch room which contains saddles, ropes, harnesses and various implements used by the pioneers in Clarkson.
While in town, visit the famous Bluebird Nursery. The nursery’s wholesale division ships millions of perennials, herbs, grasses and wild flowers to garden centers, landscapers, mail order firms, botanic gardens, parks and zoos throughout the U.S. and Canada. They offer more than 2,000 different plants which are propagated from seed, cuttings, layers, division and tissue culture in Bluebird’s eight acres of greenhouses.
There will be a quick stop for lunch on your own.
Have you ever been on a fossil dig? Receive a warm welcome at Ashfall Fossil Beds in Royal, Nebraska. Our guide will lead us around the grounds to important volcanic dinosaur fossil beds, which are ongoing excavation sites. The area is distinctive enough that the Public Broadcasting Service’s series Nova featured the site and a photo article appeared in National Geographic Magazine. This tourist stop attracts 25,000 visitors a year. According to bone hunter, Dr. Voorhies, “Ashfall is the only place in the world that has skeletons of large prehistoric animals in the ground. Their rib cages are still bulging up just like a live animal, and that’s really what makes this place unique.” The park’s enclosed Rhino Barn with the intact skeletons is the star attraction. It was recently expanded and is currently eight times larger than its original size. Bring your camera for some great photos! Next, enjoy a guided tour of the Neligh Mill State Historic Site in Neligh, Nebraska. Sift through the story of milling in Nebraska and tour a mill with its original 1880s equipment still intact. Explore the mill, restored mill office, reconstructed flume and penstock and the remains of the mill dam. The Museum displays explain the history of the mill and provide information about other water-powered mills once located throughout the Midwest. Make a final stop in West Point, Nebraska for a complete buffet dinner!
The cost paid to MCC is for bus transportation, the evening buffet dinner, the Czech Museum and Neligh Mill’s guided tour. Bring $10 in exact change for the Ashfall Fossil Beds’ guided tour, which will be collected as you board the bus. Bring money for the kolache break, lunch and shopping. Our deluxe motor coach departs promptly at 7 a.m. from Sarpy Center; park and meet the bus at the northeast parking lot. Return is at approximately 9:30 p.m. The trip leader is Kevin Kowskie.
Sarpy Center, 9110 Giles Road
TRVL-087N-80     F     07:00A-09:30P     04/28-04/28     $108
 
Celebrate Spring in the Amana Colonies*
Requirement: moderate walking
Maifest is an original spring celebration that blossoms with German folk music, Maipole dancing, Festhalle Barn activities and fun entertainment in the Village of Amana, Iowa. If you’ve never experienced a trip to Germany, then this is the next best thing. Enjoy a Maifest Holiday parade. Then, experience free craft demonstrations, including blanket weaving, wood carving and basket making. For lunch, there’s a tasty variety of meal options at famous family-style dining restaurants and vendors operated by local organizations to satisfy your Bavarian appetite.
While in Amana, visit the Woolen Mill, the Amana Furniture Shop and the various small shops offering gifts and crafts. There are numerous wineries around town that offer interesting varieties of fruit wines and free samples for you to taste. Maipole dancers will perform at several locations around the village with colorful German costumes.
In the afternoon, tour the Amana Colonies, a journey that takes you past the beautiful and serene Lily Lake. Begin at the Amana Meat Shop and Smokehouse. The tradition of the smokehouse began during communal times, when families enjoyed meals together in a roomy kitchen house. The shop is confident you’ll savor their Old World flavors with handcrafted products. Bring your cooler if you wish to bring back ham, bacon, summer sausage, jerky or any of the wonderful selections of cheese.
Our next stop is the Amana Heritage Museum where you will learn why a settlement was made in this county. In High Amana, visit the Art Guild, which was a former Community of True Inspiration church building. In High Amana, strolling through the General Store will remind you of a simpler time. Next, a short drive to West Amana, for a stop in the Broom & Basket Shop to see the largest wooden rocking chair on the planet. This is a great photo taking opportunity for those of you brave enough to climb up on such an extraordinary chair. Then, visit Tanger’s famous Outlet Mall in Williamsburg, Iowa for a quick dinner and receive a discount coupon booklet for extra savings. The mall is known for great bargains from the major name brand retailers like Liz Claiborne, Coach and Ralph Lauren.
Cost paid to MCC is for bus transportation, the Amana Heritage Museum and other Amana Heritage sites. Meals and shopping are not included. Our deluxe motor coach departs promptly at 6 a.m. from MCC's Sarpy Center; park and meet the bus at the northeast parking lot. Return is approximately 11:30 p.m. Sorry, no discount. Trip leader is Kevin Kowskie.
Sarpy Center, 9110 Giles Road
TRVL-119N-80     SA     06:00A-11:30P     05/06-05/06     $117
 
Lovely Gardens Spring Tour*
Requirement: moderate walking
Explore the best of central Iowa’s gardens. Reiman Gardens, Iowa’s largest public garden on the Iowa State University campus in Ames, will be an unforgettable stop. Tour the Christina Reiman Butterfly Wing and 14 acres of amazing outdoor gardens. Stroll the outdoor gardens to see the Jones Rose Garden, children’s gardens, herb gardens and water features combined with unique prairie-style architecture. The 5,000-foot conservatory houses an ever-changing floral display.
While in the Ames area, see the star attraction, the Iowa Arboretum, on 378 acres in scenic Boone County. The Library of Living Plants showcases hundreds of species of trees, shrubs and flowers in a tranquil setting. Take a short hike through native woods with century-old oak trees. Afterward, Hickory Park Restaurant will provide us a hearty BBQ meal, which includes a beverage and dessert.
The Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden, a world-class public garden, provides a diverse horticultural and botanical experience. Enjoy the start of their Spring Garden Festival and a signature opportunity to celebrate gardening in Iowa. The festival will have a limited edition plant sale offering 500 different perennials, annuals, vegetables, tropicals and shrubs for all garden styles. The outdoor garden area features a meadow and wildflower garden, exotics/succulents garden, rose garden, conifer garden, and ornamental tree and shrubs. Take in the Courtyard Fountain by Des Moines artist Peter Morasco. The glass geodesic dome conservatory offers a beautiful retreat in all seasons and has abundant tropical foliage, colorful orchids and a cactus garden. Afterward, see a thousand varieties of hostas on 20 wooded acres at Flying Frog Farms of Indianola. Many are available for purchase. Also, shop the sale barn for vintage furniture and home and garden items. A fast food stop is planned before returning home.
The cost paid to MCC is for bus transportation, the fees for the Reiman Butterfly Wing, Reiman Garden, Iowa Arboretum, Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden and Festival, Flying Frog Farms and the luncheon (including tax and tip). Bring money for shopping and other meals. Our deluxe motor coach departs promptly at 7 a.m. from Sarpy Center; park and meet the bus in the northeast parking lot. Return is at approximately 9:30 p.m. Sorry, no discount. Refunds will not be allowed within seven days of the trip. The trip leader is Kevin Kowskie.
Sarpy Center, 9110 Giles Road
TRVL-422N-80     TH     07:00A-09:30P     05/11-05/11     $117
 
Lewis & Clark Expedition Tour*
Take part in the Lewis & Clark Expedition Journey up the Missouri River for the day! Starting in Omaha, visit the National Lewis & Clark Trial Head visitor center. Next, we are on to Onawa, Iowa, and Lewis & Clark State park to see a floating replica of the Lewis & Clark keelboat. As we move from point to point on the experience, we will learn stories of their hardships and tales of exciting interactions with the natives.
Next, we head into Sioux City where we will have lunch and view Sergeant Floyd Monument and the Chief War Eagle Monument. We will also visit the Lewis & Clark Interpretive center where we will see firsthand paintings, murals and artifacts from their voyage. Our travels today take us all the way to Vermillion, S.D., where we will visit the museum of music. As we make our way back down the river to Omaha, we will visit the Lewis & Clark monument in Council Bluffs to cap off our experience with a breathtaking view of Omaha!
The tour departs promptly at 8:30 a.m. from the Fort Omaha Campus. Park and meet in the lot west of Building 10. Sorry, no discount. Refunds are not allowed within seven days of trip. The cost paid to MCC includes all admissions, meal, transportation, guide service and step-on guide service. The trip leader is JJ Bell.
Fort Omaha Campus, 30th and Fort streets
TRVL-425N-80     SA     08:30A-06:30P     05/13-05/13     $119
 
Mystery Tour*
Requirement: moderate walking
Enjoy an exciting journey into the unknown with plenty of fun with friendly travelers just like you. Explore with us on a trip that will give you a new travel experience! Learn all of the details, but first, you must enroll—then board our comfortable deluxe motor coach the morning of the departure. A couple of hints for you—the destination is interesting and you will be treated to a meal and enjoy an evening performance - all included in the price of the tour. Delight your senses by embracing intrigue. Tell your friends to join us for a day of mystery and fun. This tour will be offered only once during the spring session. Register early to secure your place.
The cost paid to MCC includes bus transportation, luncheon (including tax and gratuity), attraction fees and evening performance. Bring money for shopping and evening meal. Our deluxe motor coach departs promptly at 10 a.m. from Sarpy Center; park and meet the bus in the northeast parking lot. Return is approximately 11:30 p.m. Sorry, no discount. Refunds will not be allowed within seven days of the trip. The trip leader is Kevin Kowskie.
Sarpy Center, 9110 Giles Road
TRVL-413N-80     TH     10:00A-11:30P     05/18-05/18     $99
 
Tulips and a Taste of Holland*
Requirement: moderate walking
Feel like you’re in 19th Century Holland by visiting the tulip festivities in a charming Dutch village in northern Iowa. It’s an entertaining celebration of the best of small town America—a tulip showcase for the multitude of visitors in this community’s rich Dutch heritage. Festivities include fun ethnic food treats, music and dancing by hundreds of children and adults in intricate authentic costumes, a special parade, an arts and crafts show, and thousands of gorgeous tulips in lanes lining avenues, parks and small gardens throughout Orange City. The Tulip Town Bulb Company Gardens offers a colorful array of more than 40 varieties of imported Dutch tulips! There will be an opportunity for you to place your tulip bulbs order for fall delivery.
The morning tour begins at the Vogel windmill, which is a working replica of the mills in Holland, afterward, visit the lovely Century House and the Tulip Gardens (where bulbs can be ordered). Later experience how blocks of wood are formed into wooden shoes at the De Klompen Maker.
To satisfy your hunger for lunch, try the market area, food tent, the multitude of vendors or the village’s cozy restaurants. Those hankering for special Dutch treats can try almond patties, Wilhelmina Peppermints, Stroopwafels layered with caramel and Dutch fudge puppies, which are like long johns dipped in chocolate and topped with whipped cream. Or, find the line to a bakery’s supply of puffy corn-sized poffertjes. Watch a spectacular Volksparade in the afternoon with your reserved seat! Enjoy viewing provincial costumes, the presentation of the Tulip Queen, her Royal Court, Dutch children’s games and singing, folk dancers and colorful floats. Afterward, you’ll be entertained by a Dutch song and dance performance in a cozy theater. Be sure to visit the Straatmarket for fun activities, and bring comfortable shoes. See the Dutch street organ, one of only two in the USA, and more windmills for your enjoyment. There will be a stop for fast food on our return trip.
Cost paid to MCC is for bus transportation, the Volksparade reserved seating, the Century House tour, and Dutch Song and Dance theater performance. Bring money for food and extras you might enjoy like horse drawn street tours or shuttles. Our deluxe motor coach departs promptly at 7:30 a.m. from the Sarpy Center; please park and meet the bus at the northeast parking lot. Return approximately at 9 p.m. Sorry, no discount. Refunds will not be allowed within seven days of the trip. The trip leader is Kevin Kowskie.
Sarpy Center, 9110 Giles Road
TRVL-097N-80     SA     07:30A-09:30P     05/20-05/20     $94
 
Spirit of Brownville River Cruise*
Requirement: moderate walking
Join us for a day of adventure exploring the town of Brownville, “Nebraska’s Oldest Little River Town” and Indian Cave State Park near Shubert, Nebraska. Once served by the steamboats that maneuvered the currents from St. Louis to Montana, the town of Brownville is full of historic buildings, bookstores, fine art, shops and antiques. A highlight of the tour will be a one-hour luncheon cruise on the ‘Spirit of Brownville’ paddle wheeler. Then, stop at the River Inn Resort to see the state’s only floating boutique bed and breakfast. There will be time to shop the annual spring flea market or visit historical sites and art galleries upon arrival in Brownville. Treasures include antiques, art, gifts and clothing. Other options include the Bill Farmer Gallery and the Lyceum, which house thousands of nearly new and rare, collectible books. The Governor Furnas Arboretum, at 5th and Main Street, has more than 200 trees, plus shrubs and flowers from 6th Street to the river.
Another option is Whiskey Run Creek Vineyard and Winery, housed in a 100-year old refurbished barn, which is located a few blocks further west from Main Street. During your free time, you may choose to do wine tasting and visit their 1886 cave, which they use as an underground wine cellar. Indian Cave State Park, an area which covers 3,052 acres of natural beauty, is the next destination. The park takes its name from a large sandstone cavity of uncertain age which is a natural formation with Indian petroglyphs (picture writing) etched on the walls. View the wildflowers and listen to the lovely songbirds along our path as you view the site. Also, explore St. Deroin which once existed here as a small town. Visit the general store and the school house; plus, learn about how the settlers made soap and candles. Afterward, a special surprise stop will be included before departing back to campus.
The cost paid to MCC is for bus transportation, the Brownville riverboat cruise/luncheon and the park fee. Bring money for shopping, snacks and optional wine tasting at Whiskey Run Creek. Our deluxe motor coach departs promptly at 7:30 a.m. from Sarpy Center; park and meet the bus in the northeast parking lot. Return is at approximately 7 p.m. Sorry, no discount. Refunds will not be allowed after May 19. The trip leader is Kevin Kowskie.
Sarpy Center, 9110 Giles Road
TRVL-036N-80     SA     07:30A-07:30P     05/27-05/27     $99