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MAR 2017

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M A R C H 2 0 1 7 5 0 A M E R I C A ' S C R O S S R O A D S parlor in the Old Munichburg Historic District. Some locals claim it as Jefferson City's best feature. "Even when it's 30 degrees Fahrenheit, there are people lined out the door," said Reed. w w w .vi s i t j e f f e r s o n c i t y . c o m Groups will find no shortage of attractions in Oklahoma City, from the eclectic offering of museums to the vibrant entertainment district of Bricktown. In the Oklahoma City Museum of Art, visitors will be awed by the glittering glass art exhibit and three-story glass tower by renowned artist Dale Chihuly. Just five minutes away, groups can witness glassblowing in action at the Blue Sage glassblowing facility. The National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum offers a special experience called Date With the Duke, where groups dine at a banquet, watch John Wayne's classic film "The Cowboy" and receive a private tour of the Western Performers Gallery. At the Oklahoma City National Memorial Museum, which honors the victims, survivors and rescuers involved in the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing, groups can stroll across the beautiful outdoor area in Courtesy OKC CVB Oklahoma City's Boathouse District hosts a variety of special events throughout the year. H E R M A N N F A R M M U S E U M Missouri o ted on 20 cres of f rm- l nd in Missouri's sweeping wine country, the Herm nn F rm Museum commem tes the history of Germ n settlers in the region. e the f rm o erm n immigr nt n med George Husm nn, the museum invites visitors to step b ck through tim s they tour the property. Every det il of the building s been metic- ulously designed to embody lif n 1800s settlement, from wooden shoes on the floor in the c bin to nd-sewn quilts in the spirit house. "There's so much to see here," s id Jo n Tries, m rketing directo t the f rm. "Y n come into the mer ntil nd pick u ew jelli kes or some re lly wonderful Missouri-m de cr fts." The couple who founded the site, Ji nd M ry Diergerg ve spent n rly 30 y rs invest- ing in the Herm nn community, h ving opened the Herm hof Winery d restored other historic fe tures of the town. W W W . H E R M A N N F A R M . C O M g g TOURFORTSMITH.COM stor y ' t the onl y g that ' s color f ul ... g g 13 INTERNATIONAL STREET ARTISTS + 24 TOWERING MURALS = 1 OF THE NATION'S MOST UNIQUE WALKABLE ART EXPERIENCES IN HISTORIC DOWNTOWN FORT SMITH, ARKANSAS! Carolyn Joyce | TOUR & TRAVEL SALES DIRECTOR | CALL: 800.637.1477 TOURISM @ FORTSMITH.ORG @ EXPERIENCEFORTSMITH @ EXPFORTSMITH

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