Linder Farm Dubuque & Galena

DAY 1 – July 12, 2005: Home to Dubuque
Today we depart for Dubuque, Iowa. Lunch will be included along the way before we make a special stop at the Northeast Iowa Community College Dairy Fountain. Tour this modern training center for young dairy farmers. A fully operating dairy, laboratory, educational displays and stare-of-the-art technology are the hightlights of this educational stop. Continue to Dubuque and check into the Holiday Inn featuring comfortable guest rooms. We will be welcomed with a wine and cheese reception. This evening join us for our dinner, with entertainment and our guest speaker.
4Included Meals: Lunch, Dinner
4Hotel: Holiday Inn Dubuque

DAY 2 – July 13, 2005: Dubuque
Enjoy an included full breakfast at the hotel before we make our way to a John Deere Two-cylinder Expo featuring hundreds of John Deere Vintage Tractor & Implement Exhibits! You’ll also have a chance to tour the John Deere Dubuque Works! Later take a historical journey as we visit the National Mississippi River Musuem and Aquarium. Explore dynamic exhibits, hands-on touch pools, high-def theater and more.. Depart for Breitbach’s Restaurant in Balltown for one of the most unusual dining experiences you’ll ever have.. Lunch is served as were surrounded by hundreds of agricultural memorabilia covering the walls and ceiling. This is the oldest continuously operating restaurant in the state and has been open every day since 1852. A one-of-a-kind restaurant. This afternoon we’ll visit the historic town of Galena and tour the home of our 18th President, Ulysses S. Grant. This Italianate home was presented to U.S. Grant , Civil War General, in 1865. Take some time to browse the charming shops of historic Galena. Others may want to join us for a tour of the Galena Cellars Vineyard with a chance to taste some of their award winning wines. Return to the hotel and freshen up for a delightful evening. Join us for an expectional dinner as we dine at Rafters, once a beautiful mansion estate turned church and now a unique restaurant. After dinner enjoy reserved seating at The Grand Opera House. Enjoy the performance of Forever Plaid – A musical revue of the nostalgic pop hits of the 50’s.
4Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 3 – July 14, 2005: Dubuque
An included breakfast is served at the hotel before another great day of farm touring. Our first stop will be Pattison Bros. Mississippi River Terminal, Inc. a facilities set up to receive, store and ship between 30 and 80 million bushels of both commerical and value-added grain by truck, rail, barge and container. Tour the underground storage facility with fourteen miles of underground passageways. Their people are the real foundation to Pattison Bros. – putting complex systems, tight scheduling and ‘round-the-clock hours during peak harvest into superior service for our many customers… from the producer to the end user. Enjoy an included lunch before we visit the Koether Farm at Giard to learn how this farmer grows tasty beef on grass alone. The focus is on the grass not the animal. “If you take care of the grass, the grass will take care of the cows.” The Koether’s will give you a sample of their beef and you’ll be looking at their agricultural systems with new eyes after you hear these folks’ story. Nearby is the site of the creation of the first gasoline tractor, John Froelich built here in 1898. The Froelich was eventually bought out by what became the John Deere. See a replica of the tractor, the one-room schoolhouse, the blacksmith shop and the old Burlingame Mercantile that still has much of its original inventory. A step back in time. We’ll make a special stop in Guttenberg, a charming German Town on the river. Take some time to stroll, stretch, shop, have an ice cream cone and watch the activities at the Lock and Dam fro the park along the Mississippi. Return to the hotel and freshen up for the evening. Join us tonight as we board the nostalgic paddle wheeler the Spirit of Dubuque for a dinner cruise on the mighty Mississippi River. Enjoy outstanding food, entertainment and beautiful river scenery.
4Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 4 – July 15, 2005: Dubuque to Home
Depart Dubuque after an included breakfast at the hotel. Our morning stop will be at the Hawkeye Buffalo Ranch for an interesting tour. We’ll be transported to the herd and observe them in their natural setting. Lunch will be enroute as we continue our journey home with memories of another great farm tour!
4Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Dates: July 12-15 , 2005 4 Days

Price Per Person: Double: $ 595 Triple: $ 565
Quad: $ 545 Single:$ 695
Optional Insurance Per Person: $40

Price includes 10 meals, pre-dinner receptions each evening, quality hotel, motorcoach, all events and
admissions to everything stated in this brochure.
$100 deposit per person due at reservation.
Pick-up locations will be decided at a later date.

Motorcoach Per Person Pricing Information

Double: $595
Single: $695
Triple: $565
Quad: $40

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Price Includes

Single:  $695
Double:  $595
Triple:  $565 

Single:  $40
Double:  $40

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Tour Highlights

Price includes 10 meals, pre-dinner receptions each evening, quality hotel, motorcoach, all events and admissions to everything stated in this brochure.
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