Pre-FAM Tour

Route 66:

Music, Memories & the Open Road

Get your kicks on this iconic roadway in the state that named her. You don’t have to travel far in Missouri to realize you’re in for one fantastic road trip both on and just off Route 66. From the nearly 5,000 square feet of Precious Moments murals in Carthage to the awe-inspiring cave formations in America’s Only Ride-Through Cave, you’ll experience why Route 66 is still a “must do” 90 years after her birth. Culminate your journey to Branson with a do-not-miss Party with the Stars and an evening show.

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Tour Details:

  • Tour departs Branson at 2:30pm (CT) on Thursday, March 9, 2017 (Driving participants)
  • Tour departs Springfield at 3:30pm (CT) on Thursday, March 9, 2017 (Flying participants)
  • Tour ends in Branson Saturday, March 11, 2017
  • Cities include: Joplin, Carthage, Springfield & Branson

Key Destinations/Attractions

Route 66 Mural Park

No trip to Missouri is complete without a stop on Route 66. The Park includes two large murals and a red sports car, perfect for a selfie!


Precious Moments Park & Chapel

Inspired by MIchelangelo's Sistine Chapel in Rome, Precious Moments artist and creator, Samuel J. Butcher, designed and constructed the Precious Moments Chapel as his way of sharing the joy of his faith with the world, and it has become his crowning work. The Chapel is so much more than just a building, touching the lives of those who enter its doors with a sense of peace, hope, and promise since it opened in 1989. Sam used his beautiful and innocent Precious Moments messengers to bring well known and loved stories from the Bible to life in dozens of murals – all hand-painted by Sam himself.


Fantastic Caverns

Missouri, known as "The Cave State", is home to over 6500 caves and countless springs. Fantastic Caverns, America's Only Ride-Through Cave – a small, family owned business, was discovered in 1862 by an Ozarks farmer - or more precisely, by his dog, who crawled through an entrance. It wasn't until five years later that the first exploration took place: 12 women, answering a newspaper ad seeking explorers, ventured into the cave. Their names remain on a cave wall today.


Party with the Stars!

Enjoy cocktails and delectable appetizers while mingling with some of Branson’s top entertainers. After the reception, you’ll enjoy an evening of entertainment at your choice of the following theatres: