Cradled in the verdant heart of the Ozark Mountains, Fayetteville, Arkansas is a charming, historic city where the past and present converge to illustrate the American experience. The Osage and Quapaw tribes hunted the land where the city now stands before it was temporarily granted to the Cherokee Nation by the U.S. Government in 1817.
In the 19th century, the construction of an immense railroad system that crossed the entire United States gave America a modern version of the ancient Silk Road. Coal-powered steam trains carried America’s new caravan travelers to previously unreachable destinations to share stories, create new cultures, and buy and sell their goods.
Nestled on the banks of the Mississippi River amidst the beautiful lakes and forests of northern Minnesota is an old logging town named Grand Rapids. With its beautiful surroundings, travelers here quickly understand this friendly city’s motto: “It’s in Minnesota’s Nature.”