Food & Garden Television Tour

Food & Garden Television Tour

Join us on this NEW tour for 2018 as we take in several places that are featured on the Food Network, HGTV, PBS & DIY Channels!


Join us on this NEW tour for 2018 as we take in several places that are featured on the Food Network, HGTV, PBS & DIY Channels!

FOOD NETWORK - Pioneer Woman Mercantile


The Pioneer Woman Mercantile is a destination bakery, deli and general store in the heart of Osage County, Oklahoma. They’ve got gorgeous goods and comfort foods, and plenty of fun to dish out. We’ll stop in, stay awhile, enjoy a delicious dinner and leave with a smile! Ree, Ladd and the whole crew at the Merc would love to see you.


HGTV - Chip & Joanna Gaines, Magnolia Market at the Silos


Fans of HGTV’s Fixer Upper know that Chip and Joanna Gaines recently undertook their biggest rehab project ever in acquiring a sprawling downtown Waco property that included two huge grain silos and a 20,000-square-foot barn. More than a year in the making, the new complex had its grand opening in 2015! Pictures can’t quite do the Magnolia Market justice, because it’s so large. The Magnolia Market is a place to look and buy items, a community center, an expression of Gaines family values and a sort-of shrine to their lifestyle. The architectural finishes and design flourishes both inside and outside are super nice and well thought-out. Even the restrooms are elegant, with heavy black wooden doors, striking black-and-white tile floors, white subway-tile walls and framed illustrations taken from circa- 1800s copies of Vanity Fair, like the Duke of Northumberland, a dashing old man in a top hat.


PBS - P. Allen Smith Garden & Farm


Allen’s Arkansas home, Moss Mountain Farm, which The New York Times hails as a “stunning estate,” is an epicenter for promoting the local food movement, organic gardening and the preservation of heritage poultry breeds. The farm serves as a place of inspiration, education and conservation. We invite you to come see and experience first-hand how Allen is helping write a new chapter in the evolution of the classic American farm and a celebration of the cuisine of the South! Everyone on our trip will experience a private afternoon tour followed by a private dinner!


HGTV & DIY - West End Architectural Salvage


This is an adventure in treasures, texture and tradition. You will find visual experiences that will overwhelm your senses in a delightful way. Every corner, every floor and every moment is filled with discovery as you walk your way through this unique and inspiring place!


Oklahoma Sites

You enjoy time to explore the Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum. Remember those who were killed, those who survived and those who were changed forever. This memorial was made to offer comfort, strength, peace, hope and serenity. Learn more about the events of April 1, 1995 and the remarkable response that captivated a nation. The Memorial Museum will take you on a chronological, self-guided interactive tour through the story of April 19, 1995, and the days, weeks, months and years that followed the bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building. Touring the Memorial Museum is essential to understanding the entire story of April 19, 1995 and its impact. Dinner one night will be at the Ole Red Entertainment Venue in Tishomingo, Oklahoma which is opening at the end of 2017! This was the creation of country music star, Oklahoma native, and resident of Tishomingo, OK, Blake Shelton and Ryman Hospitality Properties.


Texas Sites


We’ll take a narrated sightseeing tour of Dallas and Fort Worth, TX to learn about the culture and history of the area. Dinner is included in the legendary Fort Worth Stockyards! Tour the Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum which is the home of the State designated memorial of the Texas Ranger service. It commemorates the services and sacrifices of 30 Texas Rangers who gave their lives in the line of duty or made significant contributions to the development of the service. Did you know that Waco, Texas is the home of Dr. Pepper? On this tour of the Dr. Pepper Museum you will learn the story of the invention of Dr. Pepper and the growth of the soft drink industry. Meet the inventor in the Old Corner Drug Store, explore the bottling room, enjoy exhibit areas around the museum and see the soda jerk “shoot a Waco” in the Soda Fountain!


Arkansas Sites


Enjoy a tour of Hot Springs, learn about Bathhouse Row, travel the Grand Promenade and hear the 4,000 year old story of how rainwater becomes hot spring water and how the water was used for therapeutic baths. Enjoy dinner at the Castle on Stagecoach with its unique architecture and decor. Completed in 1935, the Castle House was designed by Little Rock architect Ed Brueggeman for Dr. Clarence W. Koch and his wife. We’ll take a history tour of Little Rock, Arkansas followed by some time for you to tour the Presidential Library & Museum.


Independence, MO Sites


Board a covered wagon for a tour of Independence, Missouri. Start where three trails began, two Civil War battles were fought and one President lived. You will see the Truman Home, The Noland Home (Truman’s headquarters while courting his Bess), Truman’s Masonic Lodge, Crisscrossing Independence’s two Civil War battlefields, Cannon Hill scene of a furious Civil War combat, a home still scarred with Civil War Bullets and hear the history of the boarder wars, Quantrill’s guerrillas, the rise of the notorious James Brothers and much more!

Day 1

- Overnight & Kickback Dinner at the Drury, Kansas City


Day 2

- Pioneer Trail Adventure Covered Wagon tour of Independence, MO
- FOOD NETWORK - Dinner at The Pioneer Woman Mercantile in Pawhuska, OK
- Overnight in Bartlesville, OK

B, D

Day 3

- Depart for Oklahoma City, OK
- View the Oklahoma City Memorial & Museum
- Dinner at the Ole Red Entertainment Venue, creation of Oklahoma native and country music star Blake Shelton and Ryman Hospitality
- Overnight at the Best Western Plus Sand Bass Inn & Suites in Madill, OK

B, D

Day 4

- YEEHAW we’re off to Texas
- Sightseeing Tour of Dallas and Fort Worth, TX
- Dinner in Fort Worth’s Stockyards
- Check-in for a 2 night stay at the Best Western Fort Worth

B, D

Dya 5

- Day trip to Waco, TX
- Tour the Texas Rangers Hall of Fame & Museum
- Tour the Dr. Pepper Museum
- HGTV - Afternoon at Magnolia Market at the Silos, the creation of Chip & Joanna Gaines

B, D

Day 6

- Depart for Arkansas
- Guided tour to see Hot Springs National Park & Bathhouse Row
- Check-in for a 2 night stay at the Best Western JFK Inn & Suites in North Little Rock
- Dinner at the Castle on the Stagecoach - not featured on a television show yet - but it should be!

B, D

Day 7

- Sightseeing tour of Little Rock
- Tour the President Clinton Library & Museum
- PBS - Arrive at the P. Allen Smith Garden & Farm for a guided tour
- PBS - Private Dinner at P. Allen Smith Garden & Farm

B, D

Day 8

- Overnight at Dinner Kickback at the Drury in Des Moines, IA

B, D

Day 9

- HGTV & DIY-Visit West End Architectural Salvage
- Return home


B=Breakfast, D=Dinner

Hotel Accommodations

Day One - Drury Hotel, Kansas City, MO

Day Two - Holiday Inn Express, Bartlesville, OK

Day Three - Best Western Plus Sand Bass Inn, Madill, OK

Day Four - Five - Best Western, Fort Worth, TX

Day Six - Seven - Best Western JFK Plus Inn, North Little Rock, AR

Day Eight - Drury Hotel, Des Moines, IA




Driver and Tour Director gratuities are not included and are at the passengers discretion.

This tour has a higher activity level which will require walking longer distances and standing for 30 or more minutes.

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