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5-Point Star: 2015 Tour Schedule

June 2015

Mackinac Island Lilac Festival

3 days - June 13-15, 2015

Relive the simple pleasures of life on Mackinac Island, an Island suspended in a forgotten, more innocent time.  Enjoy the one of the Island’s biggest attractions - The Lilac Festival, a celebration that blends the Island’s historic varieties of lilacs. Many of which were brought here during the colonial era.

Yellowstone

11 days - June 20-30, 2015

Since 1872, Yellowstone National Park continues to be America’s most beloved park. Located in the heart of the Rocky Mountains, Yellowstone has over 2 million acres of the most pristine scenery, waterfalls, wildlife, and of course hydrothermal features that exist nowhere else in the world. Yellowstone holds the planets most diverse and intact collection of geysers, mudpots, hot springs, and fumaroles.  Its more than 300 geysers make up two thirds of all those found on earth. Fairyland, Geyserland, and Wonderland—- through the years, all have been used to describe the natural wonder and magic of this unique park.

July 2015

New York City

6 days - July 13-18, 2015

New York City’s skyline is truly a breathtaking panorama of iconic skyscrapers, bridges, waterways, islands, a monuments instantly recognizable worldwide. In the heart of Manhattan and spanning 843 acres, Central Park is one of the world’s greatest urban oases, encompassing a diverse landscape of rolling fields, walking trails, and tranquil bodies of water - all sculpted by human hands.  Today, Central Park (NYC’s green space)is the centerpiece of the City’s public parks systems.  The Statue of Liberty is a gleaming beacon of generations of immigrants seeking a better life in America and perhaps NYCs most recognizable historic landmark. 

August 2015

Apostle Islands

3 days - August 17-19, 2015

Apostle Islands National Lakeshore includes a group of 21 islands in Lake Superior, off the Bayfield Peninsula in northern Wisconsin, and is great vacation or weekend getaway.   Stunning natural scenery, windswept beaches, historic lighthouses, rock formations, sea caves, marine wildlife and underwater mysteries of Lake Superior will forever be etched in your mind.

September 2015

National Treasures with Vegas

12 days - September 9-20, 2015

Join as we discover many Nationals Treasures as we make our way to and from Las Vegas. We will enjoy breathe taking views of Petrified Forest National Park, Grand Canyon National Park, Zion National Park, Hoover Dam Visitors Center, Anasazi State Park Museum, Capitol Reef National Park, and Arches National Park.  Don’t forget your camera to capture all his National beauty. 

New York City & Atlantic City

8 days - September 12-19, 2015

New York City’s skyline is truly a breathtaking panorama of iconic skyscrapers, bridges, waterways, islands, a monuments instantly recognizable worldwide. In the heart of Manhattan and spanning 843 acres, Central Park is one of the world’s greatest urban oases, encompassing a diverse landscape of rolling fields, walking trails, and tranquil bodies of water - all sculpted by human hands.  Today, Central Park (NYC’s green space)is the centerpiece of the City’s public parks systems.  The Statue of Liberty is a gleaming beacon of generations of immigrants seeking a better life in America and perhaps NYCs most recognizable historic landmark.  Explore the boardwalk in Atlantic City. 

Tunica Mississippi

6 days - September 13-18, 2015

Tunica has non-stop excitement with its nine world-class casino hotels that have the best gaming, sensational dining, and the greatest live entertainment between Atlantic City and Las Vegas.  There is more to Tunica than world-class 24/7 casino excitement. If you look beyond the slot machines and table games, you will discover unique shopping, exceptional restaurants, and relaxing day spas.

New England

13 days - September 27-October 9, 2015

Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hamhsire, Vermont, and Rhode Island are six very unique States making up the New England Region.  All are easily reached through the gateway city of Boston.  During these thirteen days we will discover the metropolitan culture, picturesque shorelines, beautiful lakes and countrysides, charming towns, photogenic villages, and roads that wind past expansive lakes and towering peaks that combined make this region distinctive and rich in history.  Watch out for the Moose and behold the regions flaming red leaves during the panoramic fall foliage season. 

Treasure Island

3 days - September 28-30, 2015

Enjoy a Cruise down the Mississippi River aboard the La Crosse Queen. We sail the upper Mississippi, one of the most scenic stretches with its diverse wildlife. We will also enjoy 2 nights gambling at the Treasure Island Resort Casino in Red Wing, MN.  Treasure Island also has a pool and 2 hot tubs for your relaxation. Shopping in historic downtown Red Wing is one-of-a-kind with it’s unique shops, galleries, boutiques, specialty merchants, and antique stores.

Cactus SunsetWalking Bryce Canyon, UTDelicate Arch: Arches National ParkHoover Dam, Aerial ViewStrip from Mandalay Bay, North

October 2015

Capital Colors

9 days - October 19-27, 2015

No first trip would be complete without a tour of the city’s iconic monuments and memorials.  The city is a living book of powerful moments and memorable experiences.  DC is the only city in the world where you can visit a 19-foot President Lincoln, read the real U.S. Constitution, soak in internationally acclaimed art, and explore space travel - all in one day. 

South Dakota: Cowboys, Horses, & Mammoth

6 Days - August 24-29 2013

Deadwood, South Dakota, is where Wild Bill Hickok’s luck ran out, but yours begins!  Find your riches and your inner outlaw as you walk in the footsteps of legends like Wild Bill Hickok, Calamity Jane, and Seth Bullock.  Not much has changed in Deadwood, it is still a town wild at heart.  From the history of the first inhabitants to the diversity of America today, Mount Rushmore brings you face to face with the rich heritage we all share.  The Crazy Horse Memorial honors the culture, tradition, and living heritage of North American Indians.  Continuing the progress on the world’s largest mountain sculpture, carving a memorial to the spirit of legendary Lakota leader Crazy Horse and his culture.