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Departing: Friday, October 12, 2018
4 Days
“A road trip in the spring of 2017 brought me to many of these attractions ... some new to TURNER and some old favorites not visited in a few years. I designed this tour over fall break for Vigo County Schools so that it would be available for our travelers who are in school or work at school.” -Annette

Daily Itinerary:
Day 1 Travel southeast to Bush’s Beans Visitor Center in Chestnut Hill, Tennessee.  Walk through the century-old history of an iconic business.  Enjoy the interactive exhibits in the Bush’s Store and shopping in the old-fashioned General Store.  Afterwards, sit down and relax while enjoying a homemade dinner in the Bush’s Family Café.  Travel onto Morristown, Tennessee and our home for the night.
Day 2 Our tour starts at the Davy Crockett Museum, which was built on the site of the boyhood home of Davy Crockett.  It is a reconstruction of the 1790s John Crockett Tavern.  Our next stop takes us to the General Longstreet Museum.  The historic Nenney House was occupied during the winter of 1863-1864 by General James Longstreet. Travel the Cumberland Road to Harrogate, Tennessee and The Abraham Lincoln Library and Museum.  Home to one of the most diverse Lincoln and Civil War collections in the country offering something for every Abraham Lincoln enthusiast.  Exhibited are many rare items - the cane Lincoln carried that fateful night at Ford's Theatre, two life masks, the tea set he and Mary Todd used in their home in Springfield, and numerous other artifacts.  At Cumberland Gap National Historical Park, the first great gateway to the west, follow the buffalo, the Native American, the longhunter, the pioneers ... all traveled this route through the mountains into the wilderness of Kentucky. Modern day explorers and travelers stand in awe at this great gateway.  We will see the film and exhibits in the Visitors Center before traveling onto Cumberland Falls State Park Resort in Kentucky.  The solid hemlock beams and knotty pine paneling complement the massive stone fireplaces in historic DuPont Lodge, our home for the next two nights.  Relax on the beautiful, large observation deck overlooking the Cumberland River winding thru the hillside, enjoy a home cooked meal, and a presentation by a park ranger. (This hotel is not elevator equipped, but we will do our best to honor requests for handicap and ground floor rooms.)
Day 3 Our day starts by exploring Cumberland Falls State Resort Park which is located in the Daniel Boone National Forest.  Cumberland Falls is known as the "Niagara of the South," the waterfall forms a 125-foot-wide curtain that plunges seven stories into a boulder-strewn gorge. The mist of the falls creates the magic of the moonbow, only visible on a clear night during a full moon.  This phenomenon appears nowhere else in the Western Hemisphere!  Leave the park to take a ride on the Kentucky and Tennessee Railway.  A three hour, 14 mile round-trip into the Daniel Boone  National Forest and Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area.  The trip is full of spectacular scenic vistas, lush vegetation, and mountain streams as it descends 600 feet into the gorge before stopping at the Blue Heron Coal Mining Camp, a National Park Service outdoor interpretive site.  Return to the Cumberland Falls State Resort Park for dinner and a relaxing night.
Day 4 This morning, we say goodbye to the lodge and head to Mammoth Cave National Park. The park preserves the cave system and a part of the Green River valley and hilly country of south central Kentucky. This is the world's longest known cave system, with more than 400 miles explored. Early guide Stephen Bishop called the cave a "grand, gloomy, and peculiar place," but its vast chambers and complex labyrinths have earned its name - Mammoth.  Our tour will be a 1 1/2 to 2 hour walking tour and includes stairs. We will not know what portion of the park we will explore until the day of our visit.  Lunch will be prior to our afternoon at the National Corvette Museum, “America’s Sports Car.”  The Museum features over 70 Corvettes, from the earliest classics, race cars, prototypes, one-of-a-kind cars, to the late model beauties.  See Corvette’s history unfold and the evolution of the corvette’s cutting edge technology.  Explore the “Corvette Cave In” exhibit to witness the aftermath of the sinkhole that swallowed eight Corvettes. Depart for home arriving mid evening.

TOUR INCLUDES: Round-Trip Transportation via Deluxe TURNER Motorcoach • Accommodations Three (3) Nights • Eight (8) Meals [One (1) Continental Breakfasts, Two (2) Breakfasts, One (1) Box Lunch, One (1) Lunch, and Three (3) Dinners] • Group Admission Charges, Sightseeing, Baggage Handling, Taxes, and Gratuities

ADDITIONAL INFO: $15.00 bee buck (thank you) certificate. Deposit: $100.00 per person. Final payment is due August 29, 2018. No refunds will be issued after the final payment date for multi day tours. If you must cancel you may sell, give away, or contact TURNER to see if we have a wait list. You must notify TURNER of any name changes. Subject to change!

PRICE PER PERSON:
$759.00 Double Occupancy