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Corral West Horse Adventures: Become a Cowboy for the Day! (Phoenix, AZ)

Every child has surely wondered what it would be like to be a cowboy. If you have, then you will love Corral West Horse Adventures where the emphasis is on having fun with all of the family. Here you will be able to enjoy different activities on horseback which include rides such as a 1 to 2.5 hour Trail Ride Loop and Sunset Rides. On these trails rides you get to live out that quintessential cowboy fantasy experience: riding into the sunset! Both of these options will include your leader taking into account the experience of the riders in your group so that no one feels out of their depth. Corral West Horse Adventures also do cookouts and campfires, where you can take a ride into the desert and enjoy a good old-fashioned cowboy-style cookout under the stars. This is great for people of all ages and children under five will go free. Wagon rides are the perfect choice for anyone who does not feel so confident in the saddle but who still wants a wonderful experience. These can be a 45 minute ride or a longer ride where you will go further and have a campfire in the desert before heading back home. There is a minimum of 10 people that can book onto these making them a good choice for parties or special occasions. As well as being able to live like a cowboy for a day you can buy Sheriff’s badges, straw cowboy hats and western bandanas to make you look the part. So if you want to live like a cowboy for a day this is the...

Heard Museum (Phoenix, AZ): Experience the Culture and Art of American Indians of the Southwest

The Heard Museum is absolutely unmissable for anyone who wants to know more about the art and culture of the American Indians of the Southwest. The museum is open 7 days per week and has so much to see and do that you might need a full day to explore everything. Inside the Heard Museum there are exhibitions of American Indian art, photos, videos and stories which are designed to be inspirational and thought provoking. In addition to the exhibitions, you might also want to take a look at the Art Fence. This is an installation that is based on an ocotillo fence and mixes contemporary touches with the traditional. The Heard Museum also has the “Fear of a Red Planet” mural that takes you back through history, showing scenes of different events that have affected the lives of American Indians. The museum is also home to a huge collection of Katsina dolls and if you like the look of them you can buy your own from the gift shop and learn how they are carved. Children will love the galleries and the interactive activities where they can make their own items including bandolier bags and paper flowers. Once they have finished their creations they can take them back home to show off to friends and family. If you would like to purchase a gift, simply go the Heard Museum Shop which is packed full of American Indian-inspired items. The Courtyard Cafe is the perfect place to stop off for something to eat and drink before you find out even more about American Indians in this fascinating museum. If you would...

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...

Ashfall Fossil Beds State Historical Park: Experience the ancient past!

Ashfall Fossil Beds State Historical Park provides the ultimate “into-the-past” experience – there’s nowhere else quite like it. About 12 million years ago the area was blanketed in a thick layer of volcanic ash, which had an absolutely devastating effect on the area wildlife. Large numbers of the ancient creatures died immediately, with many more perishing over time, and many of the skeletons of these long-dead beats were preserved. These remains form large parts of the many exhibits here at the park. Ashfall Fossil Beds State Historical Park is filled with lots of fantastic things to do and is suitable for all ages. Visitors can enjoy time at the Dickinson Fossil Heritage Center which has many interactive exhibits including bone puzzles and a fossil dig for children, a look at what causes petrified wood, and information on the Nebraska river system which is very remarkably interesting. The Hubbard Rhino Barn is another area of the park that you will want to discover, especially if you are a budding palaeontologist. Here visitors can watch as a real, live archaeological dig takes place! This is truly something to experience, and you never know, you might even see new fossils being unearthed during your trip! There are also slideshows and videos which you can view that will keep you up to date on the work that is going on in the park. These make sure that no one misses out on any of the amazing finds that have been uncovered here over the years. The Ashfall Fossil Beds State Historical Park is certainly worth visiting and it is ideal for family days out, school trips,...

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