MISSISSIPPI RIVER DASH

Off Trail to Branson

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35 DAYS 2049 MILES
MAY 30 – JULY 3, 2021
Two Person 1 RV $6500 / One Person 1RV $4400
Additional Guest $2700

(Inaugural Trip Rate)

Meet us at the north end to Dash Down the Mississippi River unlike any adventure you have every experienced. We’re traveling as group and stopping at area’s off and on the tourist grid. Every detail of this trip is planned out sweepingly in order to Maximize Your Experience. Feel confident knowing you have the BEST of the BEST leading you! We never forget to bring FUN too! This All Inclusive Trip Includes: Camping Fees, listed Meals, Breakfast and Coffee Mornings, Nightly Get-Together’s, Entertainment, Ticket Admissions, Shows, Listed Tours, Professional Caravan Staff, Trolley Rides, Boat Cruises, Gratuities, and Much More in Below Itinerary! Remember, a great part of this trip is all of us. Just get there and let us do our thing! We Hope to See You!

DAY 1 – 2BEMIDJI, MINNESOTA
  • Orientation (Hour by Hour Itinerary Booklet Provided and Goody Bag)
  • Icebreaker Meal & Dessert
  • Guided Tour of the Bemidji Area
  • Paul Bunyan Statues
  • Bemidji Woolen Factory Tour
  • Itasca State Park – Cross the Headwaters of the Mississippi River
  • Cruise Lake Itasca and Lunch
DAY 3 – 7BRAINERD / MINNEAPOLIS, MN
  • St Paul Cathedral
  • Twin Cities Guided Bus Tour
  • Enroute – Optional — National Eagle Center
  • Crooks Tour of St Paul
  • Visit Mall of America
  • Wabasha Street Sandstone Caves
  • Old MN Post Office/Court House
  • Mississippi River Lunch Cruise
DAY 8 – 9LA CROSSE/CUBA CITY, WI
  • Fort Crawford Center
  • La Crosse Queen Dinner Cruise
  • Optional – Villa Louis Historic Site
  • Get-Together and Cookout
  • Old MN Post Office/Court House
  • Field of Dreams
  • Dubuque Arboretum and Botanical Gardens
  • Fenelon Place Elevator Company
DAY 10 – 13DAVENPORT, IA
  • Herbert Hoover Presidential Library
  • Iowa 80 Trucking Museum
  • Guided Area Bus Tour
  • Amana Colonies Lunch and Tour
  • John Deere Pavilion & Historic Site
  • ENROUTE – National Mississippi River Center
  • Davenport Skybridge
DAY 14 – 15HANNIBAL, MO
  • Trolley Tour
  • Rockcliffe Mansion
  • Ole Planter’s Restaurant
  • Mark Twain Boyhood Home
  • Mark Twain Himself – Reinactment
  • Planter’s Barn Theather
  • Guided Tour of Mark Twain Home and Area
  • Mark Twain Cave Guided Tour
  • Pastries and Coffee
DAY 16 – 18ST. LOUIS, MO
  • Gateway to the West Arch Tour & Ride
  • Tucker Theatre
  • Riverboat Cruise
  • Lunch at Biergarten
  • Guide Bus Tour – St. Louis
  • ​Anheuser Busch Brewery Tour
  • Anheuser Clydesdales
DAY 19 – 22BRANSON, MO
  • Branson City Bus Tour
  • College of the Ozarks
  • Showboat Branson Belle
  • Celebrity Station Pavillion Pancake Breakfast
  • Shepherd of the Hills Historic Homestead Tour and Inspiration Tower
  • Shepherd of the Hills Outdoor Drama Dinner
  • Shepherd of the Hills Outdoor Drama Show
DAY 23 – 25MEMPHIS, TN
  • Elvis Experience Tour
  • Elvis’ Private Jet
  • Lunch at Vernon’s Smokehouse
  • Graceland
  • Group Get-Togetehr at Campground
  • Staff Prepared Meal
DAY 26 – 27MERIDIAN, MS
  • MSU Riley Center
  • Staff Prepared Brunch
  • Mississippi Arts + Entertainment Experience
  • Guided Tour Mississippi Industrial Heritage Museum
  • RANKY TANKY Jazz Show and Fine cuisine
DAY 28 – 29VICKSBURG, MS
  • Guided Bus Tour of Vicksburg National Military Park and Battle Field
  • Vicksburg City Tour
  • Riverfront Muralsground
  • Civil War Battle Ground
  • USS Cairo Ironclad Warships
  • Ameristar Casino and Buffet
DAY 30 – 31NATCHEZ TRACE, MS
  • Historic Area of the Southern Mississippi
  • Guided Tour at Magnolia Hall Mansion
  • Lunch at Pig Out Inn
  • Guided Tour at Auburn Antebellum Home (National Historic Landmark)
  • Group Get-Together
DAY 32 – 34NEW ORLEANS, LA
  • Oak Alley Plantation Tour and Cajun Lunch Buffet
  • Mardi Gras World
  • Swamp Boat Tour and Lunch
  • Lunch at Sicily’s Italian Buffet
  • Cafe du Monde beignet shop (City Park)
  • Explore the French Quarter
  • Creole Queen Lunch Cruise
  • Ice Cream Social
  • Now for the Crunch… Hugs and Goodby’s…

Customer’s Review

'21 Southwest Caravan

★★★★★
6 *'s ... Have you ever looked at an itinerary and thought : What is that place / location ??? Why are we going THERE ?? SW is loaded with suprises ... Turquoise Museum was my first ( and best ) eye opener. I could spend a week there ....
- George Parker

Exciting trip

★★★★★
The Great American Caravan staff did an excellent and professional job. Constantly informing us of the upcoming event and any changes needed. It was a great variety of tours and social events. We were never bored. Made many new friends. Will be going on another G.A.C. real soon. TY Paul & Austin
- Paul W. Ambs

Southwest Core

★★★★★
Ryan, what a wonderful trip! Vera, Jim, Doug,Deana are all very special. We saw sights we would have never seen by ourselves. Everything was wee planned. The only negative was the transportation company in Sedona. They do not rate to be part of this adventure. We are looking forward to the Rocky Mtn trip in August. Thanks to our hosts for everything.
- Larry Tipton