Your 10 Day adventure Itinerary

Your 10 Day adventure Itinerary

An unforgettable 10-Day family adventure from New York City, NY. to Kansas City, MO.

Day 1

Fly Into New York City

Thursday, July 14

Day 1: Fly into New York City and get ready for the trip of a lifetime! Before you leave the airport you’ve already done your homework and know that our tour is unlike any other church history tour on the market.

Meals: Dinner 

Hotel : TBD

Day 2

New York, Baby!!

Friday, July 15

Day 2: Today will start with a light breakfast and a beautiful walk through central park to the pool of bethesda for our morning devotional and introduction to our theme for the week.  After the devotional we will walk a few blocks to the Manhattan NY temple for photos and to experience the stark contrast of the craziness of New York and the Peace you feel as you walk inside the temple lobby. From there you take a bus tour through NYC and see sites like (The Statue of Liberty, Trump Towers, Radio City Music Hall, Rockefeller Center, and many more) as we head to the 9/11 memorial and museum.  We take a few hours and walk the sacred grounds of the memorial and pay for you to go into the museum to give you the chance to reflect on those who died that day, but also look for the Savior through the examples of the many who laid down their lives to save others. We will meet up at 5:30 at a designated area to leave for our castle hotel in Parsippany NJ. 

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner. 

Hotel: Sheraton Parsippany

Day 3

Translation Home/Peter Whitmer Farm

Saturday, July 16

Day 3: Today is our official start of the church history side of the trip, we will start by visiting Harmony, PA and the Susquehanna River. Most of the translation of the Book of Mormon took place here, along with the baptism of Joseph and Oliver and the restoration of the Priesthood. The site includes Joseph and Emma’s Home, the Isaac Hale Home, Cemetery and burial site of Joseph and Emma’s first child as well as Emma’s Parents.  You will love this spot and feel the sacred nature of what happened here. We will leave here for a personal favorite lunch spot called Red Rock BBQ and Ice Cream, with mouthwatering BBQ and sandwiches with the best Ice Cream you will ever have. Next, we will get back on our beautiful buses, with leather reclining seats, with AC, DVD’s, Wifi, chargers for phones, and bathrooms, and head to a U-Pick berry farm. We will have an hour to pick and eat all the berries you want.  If you have never had berries fresh, this will be an experience you will never forget. We will stop along the way for a chance to enjoy some waterfalls and scenery that is second to none. We then journey on to Fayette, NY and visit the Peter Whitmer Farm.  Here in Fayette, the Church was officially organized in the home of Peter Whitmer. It was also in Fayette that the Three Witnesses saw the angel and the plates. The Book of Mormon translation was completed, and Joseph began work on the inspired translation of the Bible here.  We then will head for our amazing hotel and stop at a place for dinner on your own tonight.

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch.
Hotel : Woodcliff Inn and Spa

Day 4

Palmyra/Church/ Smith Farm/Sacred Grove/Grandin Press/Niagara Falls at night

Sunday, July 17

Day 4: This will be a Sunday never to be forgotten. We will spend the day in Palmyra NY, visiting sites like: The Sacred Grove, the Smith family farm, the E.B. Grandin Press (where the first editions of the Book of Mormon) were printed, as well as attending a local sacrament meeting and walk the temple grounds. Sister Carraway will give us a devotional in the Sacred Grove that will be a memory you will have forever. We will return to our beautiful hotel, where we will have a delicious plated dinner, and have a testimony meeting together with any and all who would like to participate. 

Meals : Breakfast, Dinner
Hotel : Woodcliff Inn and Spa

Day 5

Niagara Falls/Kirtland

Monday, July 18

Day 5: After Breakfast we will drive to Niagara Falls, the oldest state park in the USA. We will board the Maid of the Mist boat which passes directly in front of the falls and enters Horseshoe Basin. This is a fun activity you don’t want to miss! After free time for lunch, shopping and laundry, we’ll travel to Kirtland, OH. We will then go to Historic Kirtland Village where we’ll see the reconstructed Kirtland Schoolhouse, the Kirtland Ashery and Tannery, and a reconstructed water-powered sawmill, then on to The Kirtland Temple. It was here that the Savior appeared to Joseph and Oliver. Moses, Elias, and Elijah also appeared and restored the Keys of the Priesthood associated with the temple ordinances.  We will visit the historic village of Kirtland, where we will see the Church Visitors Center, the Newell K. Whitney home (where Joseph and Emma lived) and the Newel K. Whitney store (which included the School of the Prophets and where many revelations, including the Word of Wisdom, were received) after you have been able to explore Kirtland we will head for our hotel near Cleveland OH for dinner. Tonight’s hotel promises to be among the best you have ever stayed in and will allow you to enjoy downtown Cleveland.

Meals : Breakfast, Dinner.

Hotel: The Arcade

Day 6

Choose Your Own Adventure

Tuesday, July 19

Day 6: Optional hike 7am- Any wanting to wake up early can go for a 1.5 mile hike and see the beautiful Brandywine falls, a 60 ft waterfall accessible by boardwalk. The rest of you can sleep in or just enjoy the beauties near the hotel. 

Hold on to your hats today is going to be filled with excitement! Depending on your desires you will get to choose your own adventure: 

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Museum and downtown Cleveland or…

Cedar Point Amusement park (the roller coaster capital of the world)

We will meet up in the evening and watch a movie as we make our way to South Bend Indiana (Home of Notre Dame)

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner 

Hotel: SpringHill Suites

Day 7

Temple Beach Day/ Abraham Lincoln Library & Museum 

Wednesday, July 20

Day 7: After enjoying an Amish breakfast and enjoy the sights and sounds of the Amish people we will board the bus for Springfield IL, the birthplace of Abraham Lincoln, where we will be able to go to the Lincoln Library and Museum.  After opening in 2005 The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library rapidly became the best attended of all the Presidential libraries and one of the most studied new museums in the world. The 200,000 square foot complex, which includes an Archive, Library and Museum, features public experiences, galleries and theater presentations that are more than 50% larger than any other presidential library. This is just another evidence that this tour is unlike any other. We will close the library down at 5 and then head for Quincy, IL for dinner and hotel. 

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner Hotel: Stoney Creek Inn

Day 8

Navoo

Thursday, July 21

Day 8: Today we will enjoy Old Nauvoo, including the homes of Brigham Young, John Taylor, Heber C. Kimball, Lucy Mack Smith, and the Jonathan Browning Gun Shop. This afternoon we will visit Joseph Smith’s homestead; the grave sites of Joseph, Emma, and Hyrum; the Mansion House; and the Red Brick Store. Walk around the Beautiful Nauvoo temple grounds.  We will take a drive in the afternoon to Carthage Jail, the place that Joseph was Martyred, you may want to bring some tissues for this one. After Carthage we will come back to Nauvoo for dinner and sunset on the Mississippi and a walk down the trail of Hope, surely a night to remember.

Meals : Breakfast, Dinner. 

Hotel : Stoney Creek Inn

Day 9

Missouri

Friday, July 22

Day 9: On our last full day together we will be ending our church history tour and begin our church future tour! We head into Missouri to visit sites like Adam-Ondi-Ahman, Independence, and Far West, where we know there is still much of the church’s future to happen here. We will discuss the past and prepare for the future as we also visit sites like Liberty Jail, (a prison temple) where the Prophet Joseph spent several months while the saints suffered persecution in Missouri. We will end our final night with a nice plated dinner and slideshow of the week in review.  

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Hotel: TBD

Day 10

World War 1 Museum & Memorial

Saturday, July 23

Day 10: We will make a quick stop at the World War I Museum and take pictures and say our final goodbyes.  The bus will take us to the Kansas City airport and we will be to the airport by 10:30 so please plan your flights home accordingly. WOW what a trip!!!

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