Palo Duro - Texas Muscial
June 3-5, 2021
$100 deposit per person
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The Texas Outdoor Musical is set in a scenic amphitheater in Palo Duro Canyon. This drama takes viewers back to the 1800s and brings to life the struggles and triumphs of historical settlers in the Texas Panhandle.
Day 1: As we board the coach, we eagerly await to see some of the natural beauty our country has to offer. Tonight we visit with the Cowboys and the Cowgirls of the West while enjoying a chuckwagon dinner. The working ranch has spectacular views along the rim of the Palo Duro Canyon. Our hotel for both nights will be in Amarillo. (D)
Day 2: This morning we go down into the second largest canyon in the United States with a knowledgeable step-on guide. We see the beautiful colors of the four geologic layers as we descend to the floor of the canyon. Afterward, we visit the Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum. Relive the stories of courage and hardship, victory and defeat over the past 14,000 years. Step back to the Old West in a life-size Pioneer Town. Our next stop for lunch and a tour is Cal Farley's Boys Ranch. Nestled in the rolling hills, the ranch is a residential community open to at-risk children ages 5 to 18. This afternoon we head to the Kwahadi Museum of the American Indian for an authentic dance performance. This evening, we again descend to the floor of the Palo Duro Canyon which becomes the backdrop for the “TEXAS” Musical. After our meal, we enjoy the open-air theater for the impressive outdoor musical drama. A lone horseman, carrying the flag of the great state of Texas, appears atop a 600-foot cliff, signaling the beginning of the musical. With a moving swell of the music, the horseman gallops away. Suddenly, a cast of more than 60 actors, singers, and dancers takes the stage to kick off the show. What an amazing show! Back to the hotel for a night's rest. (B, L, D)
Day 3: Today a step-on guide joins us for a city tour of Amarillo. The tour also includes a visit to the Route 66 Historical District. After an early lunch, it’s time to head back to familiar land. We make one last stop in Greensburg at the Kiowa County Historical Museum and Soda Fountain. Step back in time as you view a collection of artifacts from the region. We are in for a treat as we enjoy supper at the renovated Hunter Drugstore Soda Fountain, a fully functioning fountain built in 1951. (B, D)