The Group Travel Leader

MAR 2017

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M A R C H 2 0 1 7 A M E R I C A ' S C R O S S R O A D S 5 8 "It's been really fun to see the three states come together to work on a project of this scale." In April, the three states will kick off the anniversary celebration with galas, concerts and educational programs on cowboy culture. As fall winds to a close, the Chisholm Trail Heritage Center will hold a cowboy poetry night under the stars, where groups can settle next to a campfire and enjoy open-mic performances. w w w . o n t h e c h i s h o l m t r a il. c o m Wichita, Kansas Now celebrating 65 years, the Old Cowtown Museum in Wichita, Kansas, provides groups an unforgettable Western town experience with live gunfights and saloon girls dancing the can-can. "We try to tell history through the exhibits as well as live demonstra- tions," said Jacky Goerzen, executive director at the museum. As groups explore the 54 historic and reconstructed buildings in town, they can take a stagecoach ride or visit the printing, dressmaker and blacksmith shops, which contain authentic machinery and period furnishings. One of the biggest highlights for many visitors is seeing By Toni Hopper, courtesy Chisholm Trail Heritage Center Chisholm Trail Heritage Center exhibits depict the cowboy life traveling from Texas to Kansas.

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