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Oklahoma - Land of Many Cultures

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Program #19624RJ
6 Days | 5 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Easy
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding — and rewarding — programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.

Itinerary for Apr 28 — May 3, 2013

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Type: Hotel

Contact info:
401 South Meridian Ave.
Oklahoma City, OK 73108 USA
phone: 405-947-7681
web: www.biltmoreokc.com

Room amenities: Fitness Room, Lighted Tennis Courts, Wireless Internet, Free Local Calls, 24 Hour Security, Complimentary Airport Shuttle, Free Parking, Room Service & Housekeeping, Barber Shop, Laundry Facility, Indoor & outdoor pools,

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Additional nights before: $72.00
$72 for additional night in Oklahoma City

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day One: Sunday, April 28 - Check-In/Welcome Reception/Dinner
Afternoon: 5:00 P.M. Orientation at hotel in Oklahoma City

Evening: Catered dinner at the Biltmore Hotel in Oklahoma City

Lodging: Biltmore Hotel

Type: Conference Center

Description: The self-contained center includes nicely appointed rooms with private bath. Climate controlled.

Contact info:
23009 Kerr Mansion Rd
Poteau, OK 74953 USA
phone: 918-647-8221
web: www.carlalbert.edu

Room amenities: TV, coffee makers, hair dryers

Facility amenities: There are 10 spacious rooms in the main house, each with its own private bath. Ten newer rooms are just a short walk from the Mansion. There is an outdoor swimming pool on premises. Tennis and golf are within 5 minutes. Museum on grounds.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.


Day Two: Monday, April 29 - Oklahoma City Stock Yard Field trip with Carol Jo...
Oklahoma City Stock Yard Field trip with Carol Jordan/Nat'l Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum/Will Rogers Museum/Dinner at Amish home in Choteau

Breakfast: At the Biltmore Hotel

Morning: Depart for Oklahoma City Stock Yards with step-on guide – Carol Jordan

The colorful, working world of the Stockyards provides a view of history unique to the present day activities. Begun in 1910, the stockyards and meat packing plants were Oklahoma City's first major industrial installations and represented the heaviest concentration of labor in the capitol city. When the number of saleable cattle soared to 919,280 head in 1973, the stockyards took the nation's lead. Today the stockyards remains the world's largest stocker and feeder cattle market.

Continue to National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum

The National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum is America’s premier institution of Western history, art and culture. Founded in 1955, the museum collects, preserves and exhibits an internationally renowned collection of Western art and artifacts while sponsoring dynamic educational programs and ground-breaking scholarly research to stimulate interest in the enduring legacy of our American West. More than 10 million visitors from around the world have sought out this unique museum to gain better understanding of the West: a region and a history that permeates our national culture.

Lunch: At the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum

Afternoon: Depart for Will Rogers Museum in Claremore

Opened in 1938 the 16,652-square-foot, eight-gallery museum was built of fossilized limestone quarried nearby. The museum frames the family tomb in the sunken garden. Spread across the southern horizon is the Tiawah Valley. The twenty-acre museum grounds, purchased by Will Rogers in 1911 for $500 an acre, was his planned retirement home site. Following his untimely death, his widow and children donated the land, along with great parts of the collection. The 2,400-square-foot library serves as offices for the staff of the Will Rogers Memorial. Included in the library are more than 2,000 volumes by, about or referencing Will Rogers, in addition to texts on Indians, vaudeville, early motion pictures and the 1879-1935 era.

Depart for Choteau, OK

Dinner: Enjoy a family style dinner at an Amish home in Choteau

The Choteau town motto is ”Where cultures come together”. Chouteau consists of two different cultures coming together with one purpose, to make a better community.

Evening: Depart for Poteau

On arrival, check into the Kerr Conference Center

Lodging: Kerr Conference Center

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Type: Conference Center

Description: The self-contained center includes nicely appointed rooms with private bath. Climate controlled.

Contact info:
23009 Kerr Mansion Rd
Poteau, OK 74953 USA
phone: 918-647-8221
web: www.carlalbert.edu

Room amenities: TV, coffee makers, hair dryers

Facility amenities: There are 10 spacious rooms in the main house, each with its own private bath. Ten newer rooms are just a short walk from the Mansion. There is an outdoor swimming pool on premises. Tennis and golf are within 5 minutes. Museum on grounds.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.


Day Three: Tuesday, April 30 - Cowboy culture with Davie Spindle learn the origi...
Cowboy culture with Davie Spindle learn the origins of the Cowboy and Great Trail Drives

Breakfast: At the Kerr Center

Morning: Cowboy Culture with Davie Spindle learn about the origins of the cowboy and the great trail drives. What makes a cowboy a cowboy. What they wear, how they talk and the basic equipment

Lunch: At the Kerr Center

Afternoon: Horses and cattle, without them there is no cowboy. Learn about Rodeo's and Rodeo stars as well as cowboy music and movie stars. Finish up with cowboy poetry, humor and wild tales

Dinner: Dinner at Kerr Center

Evening: Native American Cultures with Jeff Chronister

Lodging: Kerr Conference Center

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Conference Center

Description: The self-contained center includes nicely appointed rooms with private bath. Climate controlled.

Contact info:
23009 Kerr Mansion Rd
Poteau, OK 74953 USA
phone: 918-647-8221
web: www.carlalbert.edu

Room amenities: TV, coffee makers, hair dryers

Facility amenities: There are 10 spacious rooms in the main house, each with its own private bath. Ten newer rooms are just a short walk from the Mansion. There is an outdoor swimming pool on premises. Tennis and golf are within 5 minutes. Museum on grounds.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.


Day Four: Wednesday, May 01 - Native American Art with Carol Smith - This class...
Native American Art with Carol Smith - This class covers the evolution of Native American art from the late 1800's to present day artists of Oklahoma

Breakfast: At the Kerr Center

Morning: Native American Art with Carol Smith - This class covers the evolution of Native American art from the late 1800's to present day artists of Oklahoma.

Lunch: At the Kerr Center

Afternoon: Field trip to Spiro Mounds

Spiro Mounds is one of the most important pre-Columbian archaeological sites in the United States. Located in Eastern Oklahoma near the modern town of Spiro, it is under the protection of the Oklahoma Historical Society and open to the public. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Spiro is the western-most known outpost of the Mississippian culture that arose and spread along the lower Mississippi River and its tributaries between the 800s and 1500s.

Dinner: At the Kerr Center

Evening: Native American Music with Carol Smith - gain an understanding of the history, instruments, and meanings of music in native America. Learn how the pow-wow's of today have developed since wwII. There will be a local flute player.

Lodging: Kerr Conference Center

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Type: Hotel

Contact info:
401 South Meridian Ave.
Oklahoma City, OK 73108 USA
phone: 405-947-7681
web: www.biltmoreokc.com

Room amenities: Fitness Room, Lighted Tennis Courts, Wireless Internet, Free Local Calls, 24 Hour Security, Complimentary Airport Shuttle, Free Parking, Room Service & Housekeeping, Barber Shop, Laundry Facility, Indoor & outdoor pools,

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Additional nights before: $72.00
$72 for additional night in Oklahoma City

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Five: Thursday, May 02 - Historic Guthrie with Carol Jordan
Breakfast: At the Kerr Center

Morning: Travel to Guthrie Oklahoma by motorcoach

Lunch: At a restaurant in Guthrie, OK

Afternoon: History of Guthrie, Oklahoma with step on guide Carol Jordan

Guthrie was the territorial and later the first state capital for Oklahoma. Guthrie is nationally significant because of its outstanding collection of late nineteenth and early twentieth-century commercial architecture. The Guthrie Historic District has been designated a National Historic Landmark. Victorian architecture provides a unique backdrop for Wild West and territorial-style entertainment, carriage tours, replica trolley cars, specialty shops, and art galleries.

Dinner: Dinner and show at the Pollard Theater in Guthrie

Evening: Check into Biltmore Hotel, Oklahoma City

Lodging: Biltmore Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day Six: Friday, May 03 - Graduation and departure
Breakfast: At the Biltmore Hotel

Morning: Graduation farewell and departure

Meals Included: Breakfast

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