Fort Smith Arkansas Autumn Foliage

Featuring the Cherokee Nation, Ozark Folk Center and the A & M Railroad

7 DAYS • 14 MEALS Explore two of America's unique cultures in one trip. First, learn about the history and way of life of the Cherokee Nation. Then immerse yourself in a truly Ozark experience, with live music, Victorian homes, and a scenic rail journey through the Ozark Mountains during leaf peeping season.
This tour departs from the Chicagoland/Wisconsin Area
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  • Free home or local pickup and return
  • 14 Meals (5 dinners, 3 lunches and 6 breakfasts)
  • Spend 3 nights in Fort Smith, Arkansas and meet “Miss Laura”
  • Tour the Fort Smith Visitor Center, a lovingly restored Bordello
  • Visit Fort Smith National Historic Site, home of famed Judge Parker
  • Dinner and live entertainment by Miss Laura’s Players
  • Touring in the Cherokee Nation including Sequoyah’s Cabin, the Greek revival-style George Murrell Home and the Cherokee Heritage Center to learn of the “Trail of Tears”
  • Narrated tour of Fort Smith with its Historic District and future site of the U.S. Marshals Museum
  • Enjoy a scenic excursion aboard the Arkansas & Missouri Railroad through the mighty Arkansas River Valley and majestic Boston and Ozark Mountains
  • Included lunch and tour at Clayton House, the Victorian home of the Judge Parker’s Prosecuting Attorney
  • Visit the Fort Smith Museum of History, dedicated to preserving the region’s rich history
  • Narrated tour of Fayetteville to see Bill and Hillary Clinton’s first ome and visit Terra Studios known for their Blue Bird of Happiness glass figurines
  • Spend 1 night in The Ozark Folk Center State Park cabins
  • Includes Ozark dinner and live musical entertainment
  • Engage in two Hands-On Experience Workshops at the Ozark Folk Center
  • Farewell dinner at Lambert’s café, Home of the Throwed Rolls
  • $35 in Mayflower Money
Tour Activity Level
LEVEL 3: A blend of longer and shorter days on this program with more walking tours mixed with some periods of standing. Expect more of the touring to be over uneven surfaces or involve stairs.