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  • Overland Park

    Overland Park is a unique blend of metropolitan amenities and suburban hospitality packaged in a fresh, contemporary setting. Located less than 15 minutes from downtown Kansas City,it offers an abundance of attractions including over 250 restaurants, great shopping, theaters and more than 80 public parks.

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    A Prairiefire is burning bright in Overland Park! One of the Midwest's most dynamic shopping and entertainment districts, this open-air district is anchored by the Museum at Prairiefire - the heartland outpost of the American Museum of Natural History.

    The 300-acre Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens, open year-round, features a natural setting with walking trails, waterfalls, colorful flowers and a variety of gardens including a children’s discovery garden, Monet garden and a legacy garden.

    At Deanna Rose Children’s Farmstead, visitors enjoy a turn-of-the-century farm including animals, birds of prey, vegetable and flower gardens, a one-room country schoolhouse, fishing pond, horse-drawn wagon and pony rides, an Indian Encampment, dairy barn, a butterfly garden and a Prairie Playground.

    Shopping is abundant in Overland Park with everything from upscale boutiques to discount retailers. Oak Park Mall is the largest indoor-shopping mall in the region with over 185 stores and specialty shops. Historic Downtown Overland Park is home to quaint eateries, antique stores, art galleries and a variety of other locally-owned shops.

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  • Cowboy Days & Indian Ways

    Begins in and ends in Kansas City, Kansas

    15 Days / 14 Nights

    Departures: year round

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    Your fly drive includes

    • Round trip scheduled flights
    • Intermediate 4 door car hire, including insurances and satellite navigation.
    • Accommodations as stated
    • Personalised Road Book
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    Arrive Kansas City

    Depart the UK on your chosen scheduled flight to Kansas City. Upon arrival, collect your rental car and take the short drive to Lawrence, where you are based for the first two nights of your stay.

    Hotel: The Eldridge

    43Mi/69Km

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    Lawrence

    Playing a crucial role in Kansas’ history, Lawrence is a thriving and unique town. Visit one of the four great museums, stroll the boutique shops or take a drive out of town to Fort Leavenworth, built to protect the Permanent Indian Frontier, the Santa Fe and Oregon Trails. Alternatively try the 172 acre National Agricultural Center and Hall of Fame at Bonner Springs.

    Hotel: The Eldridge

    97Mi/160Km

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    Cottonwood Falls

    Depart Lawrence for the beautiful Flint Hills as you travel south to Cottonwood Falls. The Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve showcases the tallgrass prairie ecosystem; perhaps take the seven mile bus tour where narrative is offered. On your second day, why not take the Overland Wagon Tour, a western adventure highlighting the pioneers of the 1840’s and 1850’s?

    Hotel: Grand Central Hotel

    121Mi/194Km

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    Salina

    This morning head north on the Flint Hills Scenic Byway to Council Grove, which is designated a National Historic Landmark. En route, make a stop at Lindsborg, filled with unique shops, museums and art galleries. Discover Abilene’s history at the Dickinson County Historical Museum. On your second day, we suggest a circle day trip. First visit Kansas Safari at Rolling Hills Zoo, then head west to Ellsworth, renowned as the ‘wickedest cow town in the west’! The spirit of the Old West is still alive at Drover’s Mercantile, featuring 1870s style clothing. Next take the 16 mile Post Rock Scenic Byway, winding through the beautiful Smoky Hills.

    Hotel: Courtyard Salina Marriott

    81Mi/130Km

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    Wichita

    Today your journey takes you south to the largest city in Kansas. Wichita is located at the point where the Big and Little Arkansas Rivers join together and was named for The Wichita Indians. A dozen museums are scattered throughout the city, or, if you’re looking to enjoy the outdoors you’ll enjoy the 136 municipal parks which cover almost 3,000 acres of the city. Beautifully landscaped, many offer walking and biking trails.

    Hotel: Hyatt Regency Wichita

    161Mi/258Km

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    Oklahoma City

    Make an early start to Oklahoma City as there is plenty to keep you entertained. The National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum features art from the finest contemporary artists in the nation, as well as botanical and natural gardens, a turn of the century western town and American Cowboy and American Rodeo Galleries. On your second day Oklahoma City’s stockyards, the largest feeder cattle market in the world, is a must see.

    Hotel: Sheraton Oklahoma City Hotel

    106Mi/171Km

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    Tulsa

    Today travel the ‘Main Street of America’ Route 66 to Tulsa. Quaint roadside diners, old fashioned service stations and eclectic shops line the route. You may wish to take a day to visit Tahlequah, the end of the Trail of Tears for the eastern Cherokees and the capital of the Cherokee Nation. Visit the Cherokee Heritage Centre and the National Museum and Murrell Home, the only remaining Antebellum Plantation home in Oklahoma. Perhaps call at Fort Gibson en route back to Tulsa, the first army post in the Indian Territory. Once the oil-producing capital of the nation, Tulsa is both an affluent and pretty city. Stroll Cherry Street and the historic shopping district in the heart of town.

    Hotel: The Mayo Hotel

    233Mi/374Km

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    Overland Park

    Your final full day takes you back along Route 66, along the historic Frontier Military Scenic Byway to Fort Scott National Historic Site, a restored 1842 frontier military fort. Before arriving in Overland Park you may choose to visit Mine Creek Battlefield State Historic Site.

    Hotel: Sheraton Overland Park Hotel

    28Mi/45Km

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    Journey Home

    Enjoy your last morning in Overland Park before making the short journey back to Kansas City Airport for your flight back to the UK.

    Prices

    From £2235 per person based on twin occupancy of Standard rooms in low season. Other prices available on request.

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