"Fall Covered Bridge Tour" - Winterset
Tues, Oct 8 8:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
A morning step-on guided tour will cover the many famous covered bridges of Madison County.
Lunch will be served in charming downtown Winterset, with time for a little shopping before we visit the John Wayne Birthplace & Museum. On the way home, we visit the Bare Bison Ranch where we will have the chance to get up close and personal with these magnificent animals.
8:00 a.m. Depart from parking lot just to the east of Bonanza, 5029 NE 14th St., just north of I-80/35.
8:20 a.m. Second pick up in the far south area of the Hy-Vee parking lot, 555 S. 51st St., West Des Moines.
9:00 a.m. Arrive in Winterset at the Welcome Center. After a quick restroom break, we will depart for a two-hour step-on guided tour of the covered bridges.
11:30 a.m. Lunch at the Northside Cafe, delicious hot roast beef, salad, sides, dessert and a beverage!
12:30 p.m. Shopping in the quaint town square. Many cute boutiques, gift shops, quilt shops, apparel stores and much more!
2:00 p.m. We visit the John Wayne Birthplace & Museum, the largest diversified exhibit of the Duke's artifacts in existence! You'll see original movie posters, film wardrobe, scripts, artwork, and even one of his last customized automobiles.
3:15 p.m. Board the motor coach and head north to the Bare Bison Ranch where you will tour the ranch, see the Plains Bison up close, and learn more about these magnificent mammals while enjoying refreshments.
4:30 p.m. Depart Winterset area.
5:10 p.m. Estimated Arrival back at Hy-Vee parking lot.
5:30 p.m. Estimated Arrival back at Bonanza parking lot.
(Itinerary may be subject to change.)
Cancellation Policy - Payment is 100% refundable if canceled 30 days prior to tour. Payment may be credited toward a future trip. Registrations are also transferable. In the case of inclement weather, every attempt will be made to reschedule.
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