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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...

TD Ameritrade Park

Take a trip to the TD Ameritrade Park and see the home of the NCAA Men’s College World Series up close. This is a fantastic place to visit for all sports fans, whether collegiate fans or those just looking for somewhere fun to go on a field trip that’s a little different from the usual. The stadium has been built to make taking in a sporting event a truly enjoyable experience, and there are a total of 24,000 seats that can be packed with sports fans. There is no shortage of baseball games scheduled throughout the season, so catching a game should be no problem. If you are travelling with a group you will be pleased to know that there is ample parking for the stadium with a dedicated area for motorcoaches and buses – the ideal way to get your group to the game in safety and comfort. If you want to buy tickets for games you can choose to buy them in advance and reserve the seat that you want (with the perfect view of course!), or you can simply show up on the day and make buy your ticket. In the TD Ameritrade Park you certainly won’t go hungry! There are plenty of concession stands throughout the stadium, selling a wide range of products, so if you get hungry or thirsty you will be able to satisfy your cravings and keep yourself going all the way to the bottom of the ninth! So for those times when you want to get in on the action and go somewhere a little different with friends or as part of a...

The Governor’s Mansion in Lincoln, NE

The Governor’s Mansion in Lincoln is the perfect setting for a really interesting day out revolving around politics and history, making it a great choice for older students, political-enthusiasts and history buffs alike. The mansion is a proud Georgian Colonial building that has been gradually modified over the years since it was built back in 1957. Although it is still the official residence of the Governor of Nebraska, it is a popular attraction and you can enjoy well-organised and informative guided tours of the building. The Governor’s Mansion was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2008 which means that it has a protected status and so cannot be altered or knocked down. Tours of this impressive 31-room mansion are scheduled every half hour, but only on Thursday afternoons. So if you want to guarantee your place on a tour you should definitely book in advance. As you can imagine, this is even more important if you are planning a visit with a group. Once on the tour, you will be shown the inside of the mansion. Prepare to be astounded by the stunning architecture of this remarkable building. In one of the rooms there is a great doll collection, which includes the state’s first ladies wearing their inaugural gowns. This is both interesting and fun, one of the many unexpected but pleasant little touches around the mansion. So if you wish to learn more about the political history of the State of Nebraska, the Governor’s Mansion in Lincoln is a fantastic place to visit and will be enjoyed by all who come. If you would like to...

Lincoln Children’s Museum

Lincoln Children’s Museum is an absolutely wonderful place to bring groups of children for school or family outings. The main focus of this engaging museum is to present and promote learning & education in an interesting and exciting way – they really want to encourage the imagination and natural sense of wonder in children, helping them to learn lots about the world around them. The museum has many fixed exhibits as well as seasonal exhibits, which means that there is always something new and stimulating to experience. The newest area of the Lincoln Children’s Museum is the Tiny Town of Big Imagination. This is a community-designed space, created to be the right size for children. Kids find this so much fun, and the area includes the Lincoln Fire & Rescue and Police Departments, Pet’s Vet, Sam & Louie’s Pizzeria, the BNSF Railways Train and much more. Seasonal events include such things as Super Hero Day – kids can dress up as their favourite super heroes and get into the spirit of fun and learning with themed activities. The museum is spread over three floors and it is ideal for younger children, although plenty of older kids have visited who loved the experience! Opening hours are Tuesday to Saturday from 9.30am – 5.30pm and Sundays from 1.00pm – 5.00pm. The museum is not open on Mondays. With plenty of parking space and discounts for larger groups the museum is ideal for field trips and there are activities which are arranged based on the age group of the children attending. Birthday parties can also be held here and are an interesting twist on...

Chase Field (Phoenix, AZ)

Chase Field (Phoenix, AZ) might be a baseball stadium that is home to the Diamondbacks, but you don’t just have to enjoy baseball to visit this awesome sports arena. This stadium is loved by sports fans and music lovers alike as a really great mix of events are held here on a regular basis. In fact if you love to have a good time you will find an event that you love at Chase Field. The stadium was built in 1998 and since then it has gone from strength to strength. From top class sporting teams to plucky amateurs, Chase Field has welcomed them all – which is why so many people love to get tickets for events. Coach parties who are interested in visiting will find that they can park close to the stadium with ease of access, and all of their needs will be met. You will be able to contact the stadium to make sure that you get the best possible price for your visit and plan your trip in advance. In addition to sporting events Chase Field is also a great venue for live music, exhibits, trade shows, motor sports events, running events and religious gatherings. It is the fact that this purpose built stadium is so well equipped that keeps people returning here time after time. You can choose to hold your own events here too, so if you would like to hold a conference, enjoy a meal as a coach group after a tour of the stadium or even have your wedding here you will find all that you need and much more besides. For your Free Travel Quotation, simply...

The Grand Canyon (Arizona)

The Grand Canyon is one of the most popular tourist attractions in the US (named a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1979) and each year many thousands of people visit this stunning geological formation. The Grand Canyon itself is over 17 million years old and stretches for an almost unbelievable length of 277 miles – and in some places it is up to 18 miles wide! There are many places along the Grand Canyon that are excellent viewing points. If you want to get the best vantage to view this wonder of the natural world, Arrow Stage Lines will take you there in comfort, safety and style! When you travel to the Grand Canyon on a motorcoach trip you will be taken to places such as the South Rim where you can reach the top of the Tanner Trail. This is a trail that is much-loved by hikers who want to see amazing views of the Canyon. Coach parties who are looking to follow the trail can park at the South Rim car park and continue their journey from here. It is also possible to take a helicopter over the Grand Canyon so that you can see it from a bird’s eye point of view, although this experience is definitely not for the faint-hearted! If you are feeling really brave, you might want to take a stroll out on the Skywalk. This transparent horseshoe-shaped bridge will give you the giddy thrill of being suspended right over the edge of the Canyon, and it required nerves of steel! Many will take a trip to theGrand Canyon as part of a Las Vegas vacation, we definitely suggest you do the same – adding a visit to this...

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