Canteen Spirit Tour
North Platte Canteen Spirit Group Tour
The WWII North Platte Canteen tells the story of local volunteers who severed more than six million servicemen and women throughout World War II. On this tour you will tour the official North Platte World War II Canteen exhibit, be fed a Canteen style dinner, and hear the World War II North Platte Canteen Presentation.
5:00 pm -6:00 pm-Golden Spike Tower and Visitors Center
Step out onto an eight story enclosed deck and view the world’s largest rail yard, Union Pacific Bailey Yards. North Platte’s newest attraction features an outdoor deck at seven stories, gift shop, educational displays and informational kiosks. $6 per person. www.goldenspiketower.com
6:15 pm 8:00 pm – Buffalo Bill Ranch
Arrive at the Buffalo Bill State Historical Park. The bus will be greeted by our Buffalo Bill look-a-like on his white horse. The group will then tour Buffalo Bill’s home and Barn where he lived while he toured the country with his Wild West Show. The group will gather in the barn for a catered dinner and entertainment by a Cowgirl Poet. Cost: $40 per person.
8:00 am 10:00 am – Panel with the Canteen Workers at the Lincoln County Historical Museum
You will start off this wonderful tour by walking though the North Platte Canteen Exhibit. Next the Canteen volunteers will tell you their stories of the famous Canteen, followed by a question and answer session where your group will learn more about serving America’s troops in the spirit of The North Platte Canteen. Cost: $5 per person.
10:15 am -11:00 am – Cody Park Train Museum
The museum features the only Challenger 3900 series steam locomotive on public display, accompanied by a 6900 series diesel locomotive. These two locomotives have a combined horsepower of more than 12,000. Also on display a fully restored railroad depot, several rail cars, and caboose and railroad memorabilia. Cost: Free
11:15 am- 12:30 pm – Lunch
Lunch at a locally owned restaurant
12:30 pm – Departure
Depart North Platte
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