1st Day: Today we travel to the world’s largest Amish community – the Ohio Amish Country. Upon arrival we will visit the Warther Museum. Experience the story of the Warther Family and see how their beloved hobbies of carving, button collecting, and knife making have left behind an amazing family legacy. Ernest Warther turned his joy of carving wood and ivory into creations that the Smithsonian has called “priceless works of art”. You’ll see an amazing display of hand-carved wonders, including steam locomotives, trains, an 18th century steel mill, and many other intricate carvings. Our home for the next two nights will be in the Dover, OH area.
2nd Day: This morning we’ll begin our guided tour of the Amish Country, including a stop at an Amish Farm to see how the Amish people still live as they did 100 years ago. The Farm has two homes, a barn with an animal petting area, buggy rides, one-room school house, and more. Also included will be a visit to a Bakery and Farmer’s Market, and a cheese factory. Additionally, we will go to the Amish & Mennonite Heritage Center. Discover the heritage of the Ohio Amish Country! See why the people live the way they do. Experience a tour of Behalt Cyclorama–the stunning 265-foot mural-in-the-round depicting the history of the Amish and Mennonites. Enjoy a video, as well as displays, to learn more about local life, faith, culture and beliefs. Dinner tonight will be a wedding-style feast in an Amish Home. After dinner we will go to the Amish Country Theater, a new Amish Country must see! The theater features a family comedy variety show that is guaranteed to entertain the whole family. This unique show includes live music, hilarious actors, a nationally recognized ventriloquist, and more. Returning to the hotel after the show. (CB, D)
3rd Day: We return home today, stopping in West Virginia at the New River Bridge and Gorge, where there are two overlooks that give spectacular and breathtaking views of the wild New River and the New River Gorge. At one time, the Bridge was the longest in the world. Continuing home after our visit to the New River Gorge. Arriving back approximately 7:00 PM. (CB)
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Deluxe motorcoach transportation; (2) nights lodging; (2) continental breakfasts; (1) dinner in an Amish Home; Warther Museum; guided tour of the Ohio Amish Country; Amish Farm; visit a bakery, farmer’s market and cheese factory; Amish and Mennonite Heritage Center; and New River Bridge & Gorge.