South Carolina Railroad Museum and
Rockton Rion & Western Railroad
Winnsboro, South Carolina
Looking for a unique and nostalgic experience for your tour? Look no further than Rockton Rion & Western Railroad, conveniently located five miles off I-77 in Winnsboro, South Carolina, and less than 20 minutes from Columbia. RR&W is the only passenger tourist railroad in the state and offers a 70-minute, 10-mile round trip through bucolic and historic Fairfield County. With historic sharecropper home remains, rustic hunter’s cabins, the historic Greenbrier School and a ride through a hand-hewn deep rock cut, the scenery offers vanishing vistas of a time long past. To continue reading click here.
Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum
Located in the heart of Nashville’s arts district, the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum offers motorcoach tour passengers a definitive Music City experience. The museum’s recently expanded 350,000-square-foot building houses a growing collection of more than 2.5 million artifacts – one-of-a-kind recordings, films, instruments, stage wear and more – that represent its mission to preserve and interpret country music and its southern roots. To continue reading click here.
Take Your Motorcoach Tour to Huntsville, Alabama
The high-tech city of Huntsville, Alabama is equally at home in the 19th or 21st century. Huntsville’s tourist attractions reflect the heritage of Alabama’s first English-speaking city, the struggles of its pioneers and the accomplishments of America’s rocket scientists.
The city is nicknamed “The Rocket City” for its close history with U.S. space missions. Huntsville has been important in developing space technology since the 1950s. And Huntsville’s U.S. Space & Rocket Center (USSRC) is Alabama’s No. 1 tourism attraction, hosting more than 650,000 visitors in 2015. Located just off I-565, it is a Smithsonian affiliate, the Official Visitor Center for NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center and has one of the largest collections of rockets and space memorabilia anywhere in the world. Among its displays: the original Mercury and Gemini capsule trainers; the Apollo 16 capsule “Casper”; a Skylab solar array; and many hands-on interactive exhibits and space travel simulators. It features its own permanent exhibits and regularly hosts traveling exhibits from around the world. Bus tour passengers may also enjoy daily screenings of films in the full-dome IMAX Theater or on the 52-foot high-definition screen in the National Geographic Theater. To continue reading click here.
Stetsion Mansion: The House That Hats Built
Tour one of TripAdvisor’s “Top 10 Things To Do In Florida.” Central Florida’s newest attraction was closed to the public for 100 years. Florida’s most historic home is restored, updated, furnished and still a private residence filled with excitement and life, not a museum.
Tour passengers will take lively guided tours of famed hat maker’s luxurious 1886 estate, the only “Gilded Age” mansion ever built in Florida. Bus groups welcome year round. Over-the-top elegant and elaborately designed decorations for the “Christmas Spectacular!” In five years, this Holiday Home Tour has grown from 800 to 10,000 visitors because of the excellence and emotional detail put into the display. The Christmas Spectacular is open daily Nov. 15-Jan. 15 each year. To continue reading click here.