Day 1: We are headed to Memphis, a city steeped in history and famous for its music. Our travel today takes us through Oklahoma and into Arkansas where we overnight in Little Rock.
2: A short drive this morning finds us crossing the Mississippi River into Tennessee and the city of Memphis. Our first stop is at the National Civil Rights Museum. This museum, housed in the Lorraine Motel where Martin Luther King Jr was assasinated, has many interpretive exhibits detailing key events in the civil rights movement. This afternoon a local guide joins us to show and tell us all about Memphis past and present. Following the tour we visit the Peabody Hotel to watch the famous duck march. Night two nights in Memphis.
3: No visit to Memphis would be complete without a visit to Elvis Presleyâ€™s Graceland. Our visit includes admission to the Graceland mansion, opportunity to go inside Elvisâ€™ two private jets as well as visit 3 other museums which house cars, clothes and other artifacts once owned by â€œThe Kingâ€ of rock and roll. Later we visit Mud Island where a scale model of the lower Mississippi River presents various aspects of life and culture along the river. We also tour the Gibson Guitar Factory where we get a behind the scenes look at the manufaturing of these musical instuments.
4: This morning we cross back to the west side of the Mississippi River and turn north through Arkansas and into Missouri. In the afternoon we visit Ste. Genevieve, MO, the first permanant settlement in the state of Missouri. French influence is evident in much of the architecture in this beautiful river city. Night in St Peters, MO.
5: Today we travel west through Missouri and back home to Kansas.
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