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Eagles, Owls, Laura Ingalls Wilder & More

July 13 - July 18

Image of Laura Ingalls Wilder's Little House on the Prairie Book cover.

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Join us we follow the footsteps of Laura Ingalls Wilder (L.I.W) on this journey through Wisconsin, Iowa and Minnesota. We begin our adventure with a visit to the International Owl Center in Houston, MN. We’ll learn about the fascinating lives of owls and have an opportunity to get up close with these birds of the night. Our next stop will be the amazing Lark Toys in Kellogg, MN. Lark’s hand-made, old-fashioned toys, their hand-carved wooden carousel ride and incredible toy store make this a very fun stop. Driving north alongside the Mississippi River we’ll arrive in Wabasha, MN, home to the National Eagle Center. At this incredible museum we’ll enjoy an enlightening program introducing us to a live eagle. We venture to Pepin, Wisconsin where Laura Ingalls was born. With the help of a local guide we’ll visit the L.I.W. Museum and Little House in the Big Woods. Little House is a recreation of the Wilder’s 1876 log cabin that sits on the actual site of Laura’s birth. Another fun stop, at the remarkable SPAM Museum in Austin, MN is sure to be a hit. On to Walnut Grove, MN where again a local guide will help us explore Laura’s life including a visit to Plum Creek and the L.I.W. Museum. A special treat will be a live performance of the Walnut Grove Wilder Pageant which brings the stories of Laura’s books to life. We continue to Burr Oak, Iowa the site of Laura’s only childhood home still on its original site. We’ll visit the Burr Oak’s L.I.W. Museum and welcome a step-on guide who will provide unique insights into Laura’s childhood. We’ll end our adventure with a Mississippi River Pizza Cruise on La Crosse Queen Riverboat. All breakfasts and all evening meals are included. Motor coach transportation. Moderate walking.

JULY 13 – 18, 2022    (6 DAYS)

Cost per person: $1,495 – Double       $1,415 – Quad        $1,845 – Single/ADA

Pick up Locations: Stevens Point, Waupaca Appleton, Oshkosh, Fond du Lac, Allenton, Dubuque, Platteville, Madison, Mt Horeb, Milwaukee, WI Dells, Tomah, La Crosse, East Troy, DeForest, Portage


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