The Group Travel Leader

MAR 2017

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A M E R I C A ' S C R O S S R O A D S 5 9 the live gunfights that take place twice each day. The attraction also hosts a variety of events throughout the year, such as a steam punk costume contest, a Roaring '20s event and a Civil War re-enactment. Over Labor Day weekend, Cowtown will feature extra shows, demonstrations and catered food in honor of the Chisholm Trail's 150th anniversary. Though it's open year-round, the museum's full slate of activities and shows is available spring through fall. w w w . o l d c o w t o w n . o r g P I O N E E R W O M A N M E R C A N TIL E Oklahoma ince th ioneer Wom n Mer ntile opened in whusk , k hom st ctober, the line of customer s r rely slowed. The 22,000-squ re-foot store fe tures kery el n et il section. The shop fe tures int ge yet chi estheti nd sells products such s en meled flor l bowls, little cowgirl towels nd le ther tote b gs. ner Ree Drummond beg n Th ioneer Wom n blog in 2006, writin bout life, foo nd f mily nd the incredible success of her work led t oo etwork sho nd sever l published books. Due to her loy l fol- lowing, m ny people w lk into the Mer ntil lre dy feeling like old friends. The century-old bric nd mort r buildin rich b ckground ving served v rious roles in the communit er ntil nd, l ter ub. During construction, workers found old whiskey bottl nd tion l Biscuit Comp ny mur l underne th the pl ster, which Drummond chose to keep s p rt of the store's unique decor. W W W .T H E M E R C A N TIL E . C O M Oklahoma City Oklahoma City Oklahoma City Oklahoma City Oklahoma City Oklahoma City has that big city has that big city has that big city has that big city Oklahoma City Oklahoma City has that big city Oklahoma City Oklahoma City Oklahoma City has that big city Oklahoma City Oklahoma City has that big city has that big city has that big city has that big city Oklahoma City has that big city has that big city Oklahoma City has that big city has that big city Oklahoma City Oklahoma City atmosphere atmosphere atmosphere with thE with thE with thE small town availability. small town availability. small town availability. there's a 'wow factor'. there's a 'wow factor'. there's a 'wow factor'. there's a 'wow factor'. there's a 'wow factor'. there's a 'wow factor'. #SeeOKC OKC-ing is believing. From whatever direction your tour approaches OKC, you'll fi nd the intersection of I-44, I-40, I-35 and Route 66 is a modern metropolis with loads of group-friendly attractions like the Bricktown Canal, the Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum and the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum. If OKC isn't already on your list, it's time to stop and OKC what you've been missing. Learn more at /GROUPS Jay Smith, President, Sports Travel and Tours

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