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Alabama

 

U.S. Space & Rocket Center

One Tranquility Base
Huntsville, AL 35805
Phone: 800-637-7223
Email: charitys@spacecamp.com
 www.spacecamp.com
Contact: Charity Stewart
 
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 The U.S. Space & Rocket Center, a Smithsonian Affiliate, is home to Space Camp and Aviation Challenge, the Apollo 16 capsule, the National Historic Landmark Saturn V rocket and world-class traveling exhibits. USSRC is the Official Visitor Center for NASA Marshall Space Flight Center and a showcase for national defense technologies developed at the U.S. Army’s Redstone Arsenal.

 

Alaska

 

Ciri Alaska Tourism Corporation

509 W. 4th Avenue
Anchorage, AK 99501
Phone: 907-777-2808
www.CIRITourism.com
Contact:  Dee Buchanon

 

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CIRI Alaska Tourism Corporation (CATC) offers tours to fit a variety of lifestyles and budgets.  CATC owns a package tour and booking company, three lodges and Alaska’s #1 wildlife and glacier cruise company.

 

 

Arkansas

 

Fayetteville Visitors Bureau

21 South Block Ave
Fayetteville, AR 72701
Phone: 479-521-5776
Email: jpennington@experiencefayetteville.com
www.experiencefayetteville.com
Contact: Julie Pennington
 

 

 

 

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Fayetteville isn’t just a part of Northwest Arkansas, it IS Northwest Arkansas. All of the area’s attractions are just minutes away with the best ones located right within our city limits. From historical sites and outdoor activities, to unique shopping and nightlife, Fayetteville has it all. Our tour packages will show you all of the region’s best activities, then bring you back to the area’s most energetic and vibrant city.

 

 

Fort Smith CVB

2 North B Street
Fort Smith, AR 72901
Phone: 800-637-1477
Email: tourism@fortsmith.org
www.fortsmith.org
Contact: Carolyn Joyce
 

 

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Fort Smith – Site of the future U.S. Marshal’s Museum and named the TOP TRUE WESTERN TOWN in America 2013 by True West Magazine!  Groups will “learn the Legends” and “live the history” as they visit Miss Laura’s (former bordello), walk in the footsteps of Judge Isaac C. Parker, the “hangin’ Judge” and Bass Reeves, the first black deputy marshal west of the Mississippi.  Ride the train, trolley, or a 1935 Ferris Wheel!  Customized itineraries, hub & spoke opportunities, step-on guides.  Videos/DVD’s available.  Come Live the History!

 

California

 

TRIPS

10941 Camarillo Street
North Hollywood, CA 91602
Phone:  888-558-7477
Email: brian@gotripsinc.com
  www.gotripsinc.com
Contact: Brian Doughty
 

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TRIPS is a familiar name in the customized group travel business.  With itineraries both international and domestic, TRIPS put a special “spin” on each departure.  Whether it’s tasting homemade mozzarella in Italy or sipping tea in an Irish home, TRIPS makes sure each bank club reaps all the benefits of these special tour inclusions.

 

 Colorado

 

Globus Family of Brands

5301 S. Federal Circle
Littleton, CO 80123
Phone: 866-821-2752
Email: mlundquist@globusfamily.com
 www.globusfamilygroups.com
Contact: Michael Lundquist
 

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With over 85 years in the travel industry and a longstanding reputation as the leader in group travel, the Globus family of brands has a vacation for everyone. Whether it’s a fully escorted, premium, independent, or river cruise vacation; with Globus, Cosmos, Monograms and Avalon Waterways you will get unmatched value, insider knowledge, and world-class customer service with every journey. We offer so much more than any competitor. Let us become your tour operator of choice today!

 

Kentucky

 

Shepherdsville-Bullitt County Tourism

395 Paroquet Springs Drive
Shepherdsville, KY 40165
Phone: 502-543-8687
Email: Tbeam@travelbullitt.org
www.travelbullitt.org
Contact: Troy Beam
 

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Shepherdsville, KY, just south of Louisville is Jim Beam Country.  Experience the best distillery tour on the KY Bourbon Trail.  Convenient lodging and attractions of all ages, Four Award Winning Wineries, Hawks View Glass Art Gallery and Café, Bernheim Forest, Shopping at Zappo’s 6pm.com shoes and more!  Enjoy short two-day getaways or week long hub and spoke adventures.

 

Illinois

 

Chicago Southland CVB

2304 173rd Street
Lansing, IL 60438
Phone: 888-895-3211
Email: grouptour@visitchicagosouthland.com
www.tourchicagosouthland.com
Contact: Jane Bushong
 

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Just minutes from downtown Chicago, the Chicago Southland offers group tour planners accessibility, affordability and versatility, all with a full complement of services. Conveniently accessible throughout the Chicago-area via Interstates 80, 90, 94, 294, 355, 55 and 57, the Chicago Southland is an ideal group tour location.

 

City of Geneva

22 S. First St.
Geneva, IL 60134
Phone: 630-938-4555
Email: grouptours@geneva.il.us
www.geneva.il.us/explore
Contact name: Jamie Heflin
 

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The picturesque town of Geneva, Illinois is a great place to get away for a day or a short stay. The easily walkable downtown is home to over 150 independent shops and restaurants, many tucked into historic homes. Geneva, Illinois hosts award-winning festivals and events throughout the year.

 

INTERTRAV CORP.

203 State Avenue
St. Charles, IL 60174
Phone: 800-624-8338
Email: mark@intertravcorp.com
www.grouptripsandtravel.com
Contact: Mark House

 

Group travel with InterTrav is easy; be as involved as you’d like or leave the planning to us. We feature: Flexible custom itineraries and group size; Bank Name recognition- your name and logo are featured

 

Indiana

 

Dearborn County Visitors Bureau

320 Walnut Street
Lawrenceburg, IN 47025
Phone: 812-265-6999
Email: smcwilliams@visitsoutheastindiana.com
www.toursoutheastindiana.com
Contact: Sally McWilliams
 

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Dearborn County, Indiana, offers hands-on Gardening Workshops and “Arty Parties”, Historic Home Tours, Victorian Teas, Twilight Tour Mansion Dinners, signature Tours for the Cure Luncheons, Hollywood Casino, Brewery Tours, Mt. Tabor Alpaca Farm0 and the closes hotel rooms to the Creation Museum.  A Marketing Support Program is available.

 

Iowa

 

Star Destinations

PO Box 456
Carroll, IA 51401
Phone: 800-284-4440
Email: pam@stardestinations.com
 www.stardestinations.com
Contact: Pam Corderman
 

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Star Destinations is a custom tour operator dedicated to creating unique and exciting travel programs for group of all sizes. The long-term relationship we have established with our valued clients and suppliers is our proudest accomplishment. Choosing Star Destinations as your partner will guarantee full-service travel management that is creative, value-driven and worry-free.

 

Louisiana

 

The National WWII Museum

945 Magazine St.
New Orleans, LA 70130
Phone: 1-877-813-3329 x222
Email: group.sales@nationalww2museum.org
www.nationalww2museum.org
Contact: Ruth Katz
 

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The National WWII Museum tells the story of the American experience in the war that changed the world™. Guaranteed to move and educate, The National WWII Museum features a 4D cinematic experience, interactive exhibits, soaring aircraft, personal histories and more.  An incomparable experience for all generations.  Open daily. Group rates available!

 

Maryland

 

Island In The Sun Cruises and Tours, Inc.

348 Thompson Creek Mall, $107
Stevensville, MD 21666
Phone: 410-827-3812
Email: bankclubs@crus-sun.com
www.crus-sun.com
Contact: Russ Rosenberry

 

A cruise-focused tour operator with worldwide cruise expertise specializes in packaging and customizing cruises and cruise-tours for bank clubs.  Work directly with the owners and gain invaluable destination and “sail what we sell” experience.  Let us surpass your expectations and your club will enjoy cruising time and time again.

 

 

Massachusetts

 

Grand Circle Travel

347 Congress Street
Boston, MA 02210
Phone: 800-866-3297
Email: srosenberg@gct.com
www.gct.com
Contact: Same Rosenberg
 

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Since 1958, more than two million Americans have traveled overseas with Grand Circle Corporation, whose mission is to “help change people’s lives.”  Through travel brands Overseas Adventure Travel, Grand Circle Cruise Line and Grand Circle Travel, Grand Circle offers 80+ small ship and river ships cruises, small group adventures, escorted tours, and extended stay vacations worldwide- at per diems that typically are $50-$500 less than those of other tour operators and cruise lines.

 

Minnesota

 

Landmark Tours

1304 University Ave. NE, #201
Minneapolis, MN 55413
Phone: 651-490-5408
Email: john@landmark-tours.com
www.landmark-tours.com
Contact: John Lyons
 

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Landmark Tours celebrates 25 years of providing well-planned domestic packages to group programs across the country. Our unique combination of personal service, excellent quality and flexibility has rewarded us with many longstanding partnerships. Ask us, or one of our partners, how Landmark Tours can help strengthen your group travel program.

 

Mississippi

 

Ohr O’Keefe Museum of Art

386 Beach Boulevard
Biloxi/MS/39530
Phone: 228-374-5547
Email: info@georgeohr.org
 www.georgeohr.org
 

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The Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art—designed by Frank Gehry, architect of the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao—pays homage to the exuberant avant-garde vision of George E. Ohr, America’s first art potter. OOMA’s stainless steel pods and adjacent galleries stand as tribute to the creative spirit of two American masters.

 

Mississippi Museum of Art

380 South Lamar Street
Jackson, Mississippi 39201
Phone 601.960.1515
www.msmuseumart.org
 

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Mississippi’s largest art museum, the Mississippi Museum of Art holds a permanent collection of 5,000 plus works, including the largest collection of art by and relating to Mississippians. The Museum also hosts world class traveling exhibitions and boasts a diverse calendar of events and programs. Visit www.msmuseumart.org to learn more.

 

Missouri

 

Cruises and Tours Worldwide

2440 S. Brentwood Boulevard
St. Louis, MO 63144
Phone: 800-435-2710
Email: anne@cruises-toursworldwide.com
 www.cruises-toursworldwide.com
Contact: Anne Davis
 

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Since 1981, we have specialized in customizing incredible travel experiences for bank travel clubs.  We offer unlimited earning potential and complimentary tours according to your requirements.  Find out why so many banks entrust us with their most valuable customers.

 

Greater St. Charles CVB

230 S. Main Street
St. Charles, MO 63301
Phone: 636-946-7776
Email: gmaxon@historicstcharles.com
 www.historicstcharles.com
Contact: Greg Maxon
 

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Founded in 1769, St. Charles is a city rich in historical sites. The brick paved street along our ten block Nationally Registered Historic District leads the way to over 125 specialty shops and restaurants, Missouri’s First State Capitol, the Foundry Art Centre, and the Ameristar Casino Resort and Spa.

 

Joplin Convention & Visitors Bureau

602 S Main, Joplin MO 64801
Joplin, MO 64801
Phone: 417.625.4790
Email: eslifka@joplinmo.org
www.visitjoplinmo.com
Contact: Erin Slifka
 

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Located on historic Route 66 at the crossroads of I-44 and I-49, Joplin is a convenient location for tour groups. From historical museums to art galleries, nature centers to a chocolate factory, Joplin is a wonderful and affordable destination for the entire family

 

New York

 

Twin Travel Concepts

451 Eichybush Road
Kinderhook, NY 12106
Phone: 917-575-6600
Email: nick@twintravelconcepts.com
 www.twintravelconcepts.com
Contact: Nicholas Calderazzo
 

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The cultural diversity of the Berkshires Mountains and Hudson Valley are an example of how we pair and customize each group’s experience throughout the Northeast.  Gardens and mansions of the Brandywine Valley; exotic and delicious Quebec, behind-the-scenes New York City; call/email to create a program that will wow your travelers.

 

North Carolina

 

Billy Graham Library

4330 Westmont Drive
Charlotte, NC 28217
Phone: 704 401-3200
Email: ssjohnson@bgea.org
www.billygrahamlibrary.org
Contact: Sonya Johnson
 

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Millions have been impacted by Billy Graham. Now many more can learn about him and be inspired by his message of God’s love. Through state-of-the-art multimedia exhibits, films, and memorabilia, you can relive the historic moments of his life and that of his wife, Ruth Bell Graham.

Nevada

 

Elko Convention & Visitors Authority

700 Moren Way
Elko, Nevada 89801
Phone: 800-248-3556
Email: tom@elkocva.com
www.exploreelko.com
Contact: Tom Lester
 

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Elko has over 2300 hotel rooms, 2 golf courses and 5 large casinos. While in Elko tour the Western Folklife Center, Northeastern Nevada Museum, Sherman Station and the new 20 million dollar California Trails Interpretive Center. Lamoille Canyon and Angle Lake scenic byways offer spectacular views, hiking, biking, wildlife and photography. 

  

New Mexico

 

Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad

500 Terrance Ave., Chama, NM &
5234 B Hwy 285, Antonito, CO 81120
Phone: 888-890-2737
Email:  groups@cumbrestoltec.com
  www.cumbrestoltec.com
Contact:  Corrine Williams
 

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The Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad is a narrow gauge scenic railroad running between Chama, NM and Antonito, CO.  Take the opportunity to experience the authentic west!  Trains run daily out of each depot at 10am from Memorial Day weekend through mid-October.  Lunch is included and group rates are available.

 

South Dakota

 

Rapid City CVB

444 Mt. Rushmore Rd. North
Rapid City, SD 57701
Phone: 605-718-8481
Email: whitcher@visitrapidcity.com
 www.tourrapidcity.com
Contact:  Julie Jones-Whitcher
 

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Do Big Things in Rapid City. Surrounded by bucket list-worthy experiences, like Mt. Rushmore and Crazy Horse, everyday has big potential. Rapid City offers the perfect home base for your Black Hills tour with a vibrant main street America experience, unique attractions and urban pleasures including accommodations, restaurants and shopping.

 

Sioux Falls CVB

200 N. Phillips Ave. Suite 102
Sioux Falls, SD 57104
Phone: 605-373-2028
Email: asteiner@siouxfalls.com
 www.VisitSiouxFalls.com/GroupTours
Contact name: Alexa Steiner
 

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South Dakota’s largest city offers many tours and expeditions conveniently located at the junction of I-29 and I-90. The Sioux Falls CVB can provide you with a variety of customized itineraries and compimentary group services. Request a  free guide to get started planning today!

 

Tennessee

 

Cracker Barrel® Old Country Store

Lebanon, Tennessee 37088-0787
Phone: 1-800-576-7693
 www.Crackerbarrel.com
 

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From our homestyle cooking to our country store filled with gifts and games for everyone, it’s like we were custom built just for you. It’s our way of making sure everyone on the road is taken care of.

 

Nashville Convention & Visitors Corporation

Nashville, TN  37219
Phone:  615-259-4730
Email:  amy@visitmusiccity.com
www.visitmusiccity.com
Contact:  Amy Spear
 

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It’s fascinating how what seems to be ordinary becomes the extraordinary! Where else can you experience legendary music and performances, trace the footsteps of history, stroll through breath-taking gardens and enjoy culture at its finest without leaving the city? Nashville! Now more than ever, Music City is the ideal group destination with world-class attractions, thrilling entertainment and dynamic group packages.

 

Maury County CVB

8 Public Square
Columbia, TN 38401
Phone: 888-851-1860
Email: bleifheit@maurycounty-tn.gov
 www.antebellum.com
Contact: Becky Leifheit
 

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The Antebellum Homes Capital of Tennessee invites you to enjoy beautiful historic homes, a Presidential site/exhibit hall, antiques, specialty shopping, great foods, and true Southern hospitality in Maury County, TN.  Less than an hour south of Nashville.  Visit  www.antebellum.com or call 888-852-1860.

Elvis Presley’s Graceland

3717 Elvis Presley Blvd.
Memphis, TN 38116
Phone: 901-332-3322 | 800-238-2000
Email: reservations@graceland.com
www.Graceland.com
 

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Experience the ultimate rock ‘n’ roll pilgrimage at Elvis Presley’s Graceland in Memphis. During your visit, explore Graceland Mansion while enjoying an enhanced audio-guided tour featuring commentary by Elvis and his daughter Lisa Marie. In addition you can check out Elvis’ car museum, his custom jets and much more.

 

Ole Smoky Moonshine

903 Parkway
Gatlinburg, TN 37738
Phone: 865-621-0925
Email: johnny@osdistillery.com
 www.olesmokymoonshine.com
Contact: Johnny Baker
 

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Come see “America’s Most Visited distillery” located in downtown Gatlinburg just through traffic light #8. We offer free distillery tours and moonshine tastings. Live bluegrass daily noon till close, Cracker Barrel rockers to sit in, relax and enjoy the music. Complete retail area with an array of Ole Smoky merchandise and our moonshine available for purchase. Public restrooms, motorcoach friendly with complimentary offsite parking, Bootlegger’s Winery and two restaurants make up the rest of what’s known as Moonshine Holler. Our second distillery is scheduled to open at The Island in Pigeon Forge in summer 2014.

 

Texas

 

Kerrville Convention & Visitors Bureau

2108 Sidney Baker
Kerrville, Texas 78028
Phone : 830-792-3535
Email :charlie@kerrvilletexascvb.com
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Contact: Charlie McIlvain, CTP, IOM
 

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Retreat.  Relax.  Take your time in Kerrville!  The Guadalupe River runs tranquilly through this unique community nestled in the heart of the Texas Hill Country.  Kerrville has a rare blend of arts, live theater productions and other cultural events, fishing, golf, tennis, canoeing, kayaking, festivals and special events, unique shopping and dining opportunities.  Experience an exceptional quality of life in Kerrville!

 

Washington, D.C.

 

Newseum

555 Pennsylvania Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20001
Phone: 202-292-6690
Email: groupsales@newseum.org
 www.newseum.org
Contact: Monica Garney
 

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Find out for yourself why everyone is calling the Newseum the best experience in Washington, D.C.  Seven levels of unique and interactive exhibits explore how news affects our shared experiences of historic moments.  There is something for everyone in the Newseum’s 15theaters and 15 galleries.

 

Wisconsin

 

Country Travel DISCOVERIES

13500 Watertown Plank Road, Ste 107
Elm Grove, WI 53122
Phone: (855) 744-8747
Email: groups@CountryTravelDiscoveries.com
www.CountryTravelDiscoveries.com/groups
 

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Our unique, handcrafted, off-the-beaten-path tours give groups a stellar travel experience and leaders peace of mind. Discounts on dozens of land, rail, cruise, international, and agricultural tours, custom/private-label options for larger groups, insurance, coop promotions and other benefits make planning, selling and enjoying the trip of a lifetime a snap!

 

Manitowoc & Two Rivers Area Visitor and Convention Bureau

4221 Calumet Avenue
Manitowoc, WI 54221-0966
Phone: 920-686-3077
Email: beichelberg@manitowoc.info
 www.manitowoc.info
Contact: Bill Eichelberg
 

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Located on the picturesque West Coast of Lake Michigan, the communities of Manitowoc and Two Rivers invites you to come and “Coast for a While.” Enjoy our Midwestern Hospitality as you find numerous unique, interesting, tasty and fun adventures. Check our website or give us a call. Come, visit and enjoy.

The Fireside Dinner Theater

1131 Janesville Avenue
Fort Atkinson, WI 53538
Phone: 800-477-9505
Email: Jackie@firesidetheatre.com
 www.firesidetheatre.com
Contact: Jackie Brisko
 

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A visit to The Fireside Dinner Theatre is so much more than you’d ever expect!  Superb Musicals, Fine dining, Spectacular Shops and Fabulous Service make The Fireside Wisconsin’s #1 year-round motorcoach.  Join us as we celebrate 50 years of Klopcic family hospitality and 37 seasons of professional theatre.

Visit Milwaukee

648 N Plankinton Ave., Ste 425
Milwaukee, WI 53203
Phone: 414-287-4249
Email: grouptour@milwaukee.org
www.visitmilwaukee.org
Contact:  Jill Hauck
 

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Come experience the unique mix of old-world charm and new-world vigor that makes Milwaukee an ideal tour destination.  Polish Fest, German Fest, Irish Fest, and African World Festival have all been named Top 100 Events by the ABA.  Mansions, gardens, world-renowned museums, breweries, sporting events and Potawatomi Bingo Casino offer year-round excitement.