Mississippi River
Mighty Mississippi: Bridging America
Immerse yourself in history as you learn about the life of Mark Twain, enjoy insight from a local historian and explore the mighty Mississippi aboard an authentic steamboat.
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Program No. 20726RJ
12 days
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12 days
11 nights
32 meals
11B 10L 11D
St. Louis, MO
St. Louis, MO
St. Louis, MO
St. Louis, MO
Hannibal, MO
Dubuque, IA
On the Mississippi River aboard the American Queen
La Crosse, WI
La Crosse
Red Wing, MN
Red Wing
Saint Paul, MN
Program Concludes
Saint Paul, MN
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At a Glance

Explore the Upper Mississippi aboard the magnificent American Queen, an authentic paddlewheel steamboat that recalls the romance and adventure of the past. From the Gateway Arch to the Wisconsin Amish Country, fill your heart with the spirit of expansion and feed your mind with the historic events and fascinating figures that define this iconic corner of America.
Activity Level
On Your Feet
Walking up to one mile per day.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Explore Hannibal, Missouri, and learn how it inspired the work of its most famous son, Mark Twain.
  • Learn about the impact that the steamboat had on the development of the United States from a historian.
  • Set out into St. Paul to discover how the confluence of the Mississippi and Minnesota Rivers helped shape the city’s history.
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Charlene Corris
When the youngest of Charlene’s four children started kindergarten, she saw took the opportunity to finish her education. Charlene earned degrees in Travel Administration and International Relations and has worked in travel for 25 years, working in group sales development and operations and managing a retail travel agency prior to opening her own business, Custom Travel Concepts. Her knowledge of history and geography has given her a keen ability to develop historical programs and has positioned her as a leader in her field.

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

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Micki Sigmon
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