Enjoy the Follow the Rails Art Trail and let someone else do the driving. Enjoy the Sandhills with your own private tour guide. This tour features stops that focus on arts and humanities, western culture and natural resources and history
3 Day/2 Night Trip – $550 per person, double occupancy
($625 per person, single occupancy)
Hotel accommodations, 7 meals including featured dining experience at Kinkaiders Brewery in Broken Bow, Cedar Hills Vineyard in Ravenna and Skyview Golf Course in Alliance are include in tour price. This tour is led by tour guide, Bill Burdett. Scroll to the bottom of this page to request more information.
Pickup Location: Walmart South – Grand Island, Nebraska
Crane Trust and Visitor center Headquarters south of Alda exit – breakfast and tour
Grand Island highlights and art activities
Cairo Roots museum
Interesting sights along the SJSB traveling through hard land in route to the sand hills
Broken Bow and surrounding area
SJSB Visitors Center, arts and artists, museums, and history
Lunch at the historic Arrow Hotel
Special “garden” treats on location – be prepared to be pleasantly surprised!
Connecting with the land and its people and understanding how Nebraska is the “Cornhusker State”
Wind farm visit
Evening choice of beverages with mouth-watering main course at Kinkaiders with live, family entertainment
Settle in for the night with modern, comfortable accommodations
Saturday, October 21, 2017
Honey at its finest in Anselmo – the sweetest stop on the tour in the Sandhills, be mesmerized as a ranch owner tells you about her love for the land and the cattle.
Nebraska National Forest, Halsey – this is a tall treat!
Cross Roads of the Sandhills Convenience store stop
Thedford Art Gallery
Little Girls Lost Memorial
Cottonwood tree carving
Seneca – definitely an “out-of-sight” town
Old hotel and museum
Mullen Art Center
Float the waters of the Middle Loup or the Dismal with Gliddens Canoeing and Tanking – learn all about it from the masters and schedule a time when you can return and experience it
Maybe we’ll spot some white pelicans at Pelican Beach!
Visit with a real-life, text-book cowboy!
Abbott Mansion – you’re going to love this one!
Feast your eyes on the old, historic Hyannis Hotel
Lunch at the town church
CaLinda’s Pot Shop – Sip and Stroke for a short time with Linda, if so inclined, and learn from the master potter and painter
Enjoy the various forms of art of several other artists
Ashby Floral Shop
Humorous cowboy fast draw demonstration in which real cowboys don’t really die
Old Spade Ranch and Morgan’s Store – the old history of the Sandhills will truly come to life for you here!
Old potash industry
Downtown businesses/art shops
Dinner/supper at Golf course along with entertainment
Lodging in Alliance
Sunday, October 22, 2017
More of Alliance
Carnegie Art Center
Doby’s Frontier Town
Cedar Hills Vineyard and Gardens
Return to Grand Island on Sunday evening.