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Truly Texas

No matter what your vision of Texas is, you'll find more than meets the eye with this unique itinerary - from trail rides and cattle drives to western art and campfire cooking - it'severything you want Texas to be! This itinerary is flexible, and can easily be packaged to suit your particular needs, interests or days of the week. (Only the Gospel Sunday Brunch is limited to Sundays).

Day 1


Your day starts at the spectacular Mustangs of Las Colinas, the world's largest equestrian sculpture. After a group picture in front of this majestic backdrop, you'll head to Las Colinas Equestrian Center, recognized as one of the finest equestrian facilities in the southwest. Home to the Las Colinas Polo Club as well as competitions throughout the year, it's a unique and up close view of some of the world's most amazing creatures. After a break for lunch at Big State Drug in historic downtown Irving, it's time to experience the National Scouting Museum. As the official museum of the Boy Scouts of America, it serves to honor and preserve the rich, 100-year history of the Scouting movement by collecting, organizing, sustaining and displaying a collection of Scouting's greatest treaseres. Finish the day with a serenade at sunset from a singing cowboy, as your group enjoys hayrides, horseback riding and a campfire cookout at Circle R Ranch.

Day 2


Today starts with a hearty breakfast at the Farmer's Market Grill, then into downtown Dallas for an up close-up look at Texas history. The Sixth Floor Exhibit offers the permanent educational exhibition of the life, death and legacy of President John F. Kennedy, and features nearly 400 historic photographs, artifacts, interpretive displays and 40 minutes of documentary film to recreate an unforgettable chapter in history. En route to the Dallas Museum of Natural History at the Texas State Fairgrounds, there's time for a quick photo opportunity at Pioneer Plaza, a sculpture recreation of an old west cattle drive. Shoppers will enjoy the next stop - the legendary Neiman Marcus flagship store, with an option for lunch in the café or the more formal Zodiac Room. Old City Park is nearby, with 37 restored historic homes, buildings and shops providing a step back to the 19th century. Then it's back to your hotel for a break before heading out to dinner at the Trail Dust Steakhouse - a few words of warning - NO TIES!

Day 3


Head west today for a mix of Texas fun in Fort Worth! You'll enjoy breakfast in this uniquesetting of the Fort Worth Zoo's Texas! Exhibit. Then it's off to the Amon Carter Museum and the Sid Richardson Collection of Western Art, to explore a different sort of cowboy culture. A trip to Texas wouldn't be complete without at least one Tex-Mex meal, so lunch at the legendary Joe T. Garcia's will give everyone a taste of the spicy side of Texas. Spend the afternoon wandering the shops of the Stockyards National Historic District, before line-dancing lessons at Billy Bob's. Don't forget to catch the daily cattle drive to and from the Stockyards. A dinner at the Cattleman's Restaurant, and then spend the evening exploring the Stockyards nightlife, including a rodeo.

Day 4


Consider a Winemaker's Brunch at the Delaney Vineyards, or spend the afternoon shopping at Grapevine Mills - Texas-sized values and Texas-sized, with more than 2 million square feet of "shoppertainment!"

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