MISSISSIPPI RIVER DASH

Off Trail to Branson

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34 DAYS 2049 MILES
MAY 28 – JULY 1, 2023
Two Person 1 RV $7100 / One Person 1RV $5200
Additional Guest $2900

Meet us at the north end to Dash Down the Mississippi River, unlike any adventure you have ever experienced. We’re traveling as a group and stop at areas 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, 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
  • Inspiration Tower
  • Grand Jubilee 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
  • Show and Fine cuisine at the Riley Center
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

Rocky Mt.

★★★★★
Another great trip in the books ... meeting so many wonderful new friends. Great leadership and friendship by our wagon masters Julie and Mike and great job by tail gunners Howard an Kathleen We look forward to future trips
- Betty Burken

Caravanning around the USA

★★★★★
Having just completing our 3rd caravan this one through the Rockies, I can honestly say each one has been an experience we will forever cherish. We were fortunate enough to to have the same excellent wagon master Julie and Mike Madawi. Simply put they go above and beyond to ensure that each activity in this 38 day caravan was memorable and stress free. We did at trip up hills that provided views that were breath taking. To going on a night river light show. Each activity was inspiring and educational. Thank Mike and Julie, can’t wait for our next adventure.
- Jerry sidler

Rocky Mtn trip

★★★★★
What a wonderful trip!!! Great group of people. Each day got better and better. Julie and Mike did a great job leading the trip. Howard and Kathleen did a great job.
- Larry Tipton