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Strategic Air and Space Museum in Omaha, NE: Be awed by military aircraft and nuclear missiles

At the Strategic Air and Space Museum in Omaha visitors are able to take in some amazing sights and sounds and learn lots about life in the air. The museum is the perfect location for fans of aviation technology, air travel and military power, and is suitable for groups of visitors both young and old. All of the exhibits have been chosen with education and information in mind and this really shows while you are exploring. With all of the facilities that visitors would need, including a large car park for motorcoaches, you will be able to have a great time during your stay. The aircraft exhibits are some of the most popular and there are more than 15 fullsize airplanes on display, including: a B-1A Lancer, the F-101B Voodoo and the XF-8F Goblin. Go to the Spacecraft section to discover more about what space missions are really like and see the Apollo Boilerplate, the Apollo Command Space Module (CSM) 009 and the Atlantis Shuttle Trainer. Permanent exhibits look at war and air travel and are very thought provoking such as the Searching for Humanity: Veterans, Victims and Survivors of World War 2. (Image credit: Asten Rathbun) Add to this children’s education in the form of day camps, summer camps and workshops and you can see why so many people come here each year. The site is large but can be walked around with ease, and to get even more from your time here a tour is recommended. So to learn more about air and space travel a visit to the Strategic Air and Space Museum in Omaha is the perfect day...

The Durham Museum in downtown Omaha: Immerse Yourself in the History of the American West

The Durham Museum in Omaha, a fabulous Art Deco construction first opened way back in 1931, is located in the Union Station building. This stunning building was once a station that saw millions of people pass through its doors. Today the Durham Museum welcomes visitors from all over the country and the globe who want to explore the permanent and temporary exhibitions which range from the traditional to the amazing. The museum is open 7 days per week and it is ideal for visitors of any age and, thanks to the parking facilities which easily handle motorcoaches, large groups can easily be accommodated. Some of the often-changed temporary exhibits include: Women Who Rock and Girl Scouts, while the permanent ones include the Baright Home and Family Gallery, Bishop Clarkson Community Gallery and The Union Gallery Station. While entrance to the museum is free to Members, other visitors will have to pay an entrance fee. Groups from schools are well catered for here as there are educational exhibits and lectures that are very interesting. It is possible to choose from children’s programs, group tours, home school information, teacher resources and so much more. All of these together, plus the exhibits make a trip to the museum even more enjoyable. While you are in the building you can also visit the museum shop where you can pick up a variety of different mementos of your experience. Once you have completed your tour of the museum and are in need of refreshments, why not head on to the Soda Fountain and Candy Shop where you will be able to pick up a few...

Orpheum Theater: Take in a show at Omaha’s Historic Auditorium

The Orpheum Theater in Omaha is steeped in history, which is why so many people want to pay a visit when they are in the area. The site of the theater was first used as a branch of the US Army headquarters before being opened in 1898 as the Creighton Orpheum, the name was then shortened to The Orpheum. After a 1927 fire, the building was rebuilt at a cost of $2 million, and in 2002 the theatre was renovated back to its former glory. It is in these stunning and opulent surroundings that visitors can enjoy theatrical performances ranging from family shows to serious dramas. Just stepping into the Orpheum Theater makes you feel as though you have travelled back in time. From the highly decorated walls and ceiling of the Grand Lobby through to Slosberg Hall, which is the main auditorium to the Ticket Omaha Box Office you will be astounded at the care which has gone into restoring this theater. In fact such care has been taken that out of all of the fixtures, fittings and decorative items, 85% of them are originals which have been in the building for almost 100 years. Inside the theater you can spend a little time in the Weaver Lounge before watching one of the performances. Here you can sample the complimentary beer, soft drinks, wine and refreshments before heading into the main auditorium in time for the show. There is ample parking which makes this venue perfect for anyone who is travelling by coach. In addition to being able to go to The Orpheum Theater to watch performances it is also...

The Denver Centre for the Performing Arts

If you are looking for an interesting place for groups of people of all ages to visit, then theDenver Centre for the Performing Arts is a wonderful choice. Here you will find specialist education programs that cater for diverse interests and are suitable for all different age groups. These programs are very popular with school groups, who visit on a regular basis. In addition to these there are adult acting programs, public speaking courses, presentation courses, and much more available at the Denver Centre for the Performing Arts. As well as being a wonderful place for education, the Denver Centre for the Performing Arts is also home to several theatre groups who perform shows throughout the year. There are almost always choices of childrens’ or adult performances to choose from, so you will be able to find something suitable for your group. Many of the events and classes that are held here are free of charge, which is great news for anyone who wants to bring the family along to experience the performing arts. You can event book the venue for your own event, should you wish to and this has proved very popular with many people. If you are interested in seeing one of the performances at the centre it is a good idea to book your tickets well in advance. These can be booked online or in person. Then simply sit back and enjoy the show. If you would like to bring a group to the Denver Centre for the Performing Arts, Arrow Stage Lines will take you there and back in comfort and safety. Contact us here to...

Classic Car Museum at the Imperial Palace

If you are an auto-enthusiast, or just someone who appreciates classic cars, then you will not want to miss the Classic Car Museum at the Imperial Palace in Las Vegas. This is an absolute must for anyone who has a thing for these sleek and stylish machines that have so impressed people over the years. A lot of people don’t even realise that this museum is here, but once you are inside you will be blown away by what is on display. The museum has more than 1000 different classic cars that it exhibits, with more than 200 of them on special rotating displays which allow you to appreciatively gaze on them from all angles. One of the rooms is dedicated to Duesenberg motors and there are 12 of these special autos for you to enjoy. This is one of the most popular parts of the museum – when you go there you will understand why! The Classic Car Museum is located on the 5thfloor of the museum car park and it opens from 9.30am to 11.30pm seven days per week. You do have to pay for entry to the collection, and the prices vary based on the ages of the visitors. You do not need to book in advance to see the collection as the opening times are so long. This also means that you can visit whenever it is convenient for you during your time in Las Vegas. If you would like to bring a group to the Classic Car Museum at the Imperial Palace in Las Vegas, Arrow Stage Lines will take you there and back in...

The Ethel M Gourmet Chocolate Factory

If you love chocolate (who doesn’t?) you will love to take one of the Ethel M Gourmet Chocolate Factory Tours. These self-guided tours are available from Monday to Sunday from 8.30 am to 6.00pm. Tours of chocolate factories are perfect for trips out for schools, parties, or just for chocoholics who can’t get enough of this tasty treat. Ethel M Gourmet chocolate is one of the most well-known luxury brands in the US (think: Mars candy empire) and their products are popular with people of all ages. When you visit the factory you will get to see behind the scenes and learn how these products are made and find out all about their history (did you know that they have been for over 100 years?). Of course, you will also get the chance to sample one or two of the creations while you are walking around. At the end of your tour you can buy yourself something to take home with you or splash out on a chocolate gift for someone you care about. In addition to the factory tour you can also go on a tour of the wonderful Cactus Garden which has more than 300 species of plants. This is an unusual twist that you might not expect from a tour of chocolate factory, but it is really enjoyable and something that most people will want to do while there. Throughout the year there are various events, such as the Easter events, where you can get free chocolate and stock up on Easter gifts that your friends and family will just love. If you would like to bring...

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