Yellowstone Trail Heritage Days Hudson, WI

Yellowstone Trail Hudson and St. Croix County Event highlighting the historic Yellowstone Trail that passed through on the way from Plymouth Rock to the Pacific Ocean in the early 1910’s.

Celebrate the historic Yellowstone Trail in Hudson, WI and across St. Croix County and enjoy a variety of family friendly activities.

On Friday and Saturday, July 30th and 31st, 2021 hundreds of car and history enthusiasts will be in St. Croix County to celebrate Yellowstone Trail Heritage Days.  All new this year—the celebration is expanding to include three car shows on Saturday.  The Vintage and Classic Car Show will be joined by the ever-popular Brit Fest Car Show and new old Model A Ford Car Show.

The Friday event highlight is a Military Vehicle Preservation Association Convoy and salute to veteran’s parade.  Visitors can also enjoy a pig roast organized by the SeaBees, geocaching, history speaker, museum tours, a sociability drive poker run and more.

Yellowstone Trail Heritage Days promotes the historic national automobile trail that passed through St. Croix County in the early 1910s. Much like Route 66, the Yellowstone Trail carried travelers from one end of the country to the other (Plymouth Rock to Puget Sound) before the advent of freeways. 

Mississippi Historical Tour

Mississippi has been home to some of the most defining moments in American history, from pivotal battles in the Civil War, such as the siege of Vicksburg, to the struggle for civil rights and much more. Experience Mississippi’s history up close by visiting one-of-a-kind museums, historical sites and cultural attractions located throughout this tour.

Mississippi Hometowns Tour

The legacies of Mississippians like literary titan William Faulkner and “The King of Rock ‘n’ Roll” Elvis Presley come alive in tours of their homes and the towns where they lived. Visit the home where Faulkner wrote his best-sellers, the hardware store where Elvis got his first guitar and the hometown of acclaimed playwright Tennessee Williams. Today, a new generation leads the charge in preserving and reviving those towns, like Erin and Ben Napier of HGTV’s hit show “Home Town,” which follows the duo as they bring new life to older homes in their charming hometown of Laurel. Come see the people and places that make “Home Town” one of HGTV’s most-watched shows. 

See Plymouth, MA

The Pilgrims established the first permanent English settlement in New England when the Mayflower landed in 1620. Because of its role in American History, Plymouth County continues to be a popular destination. Discover the spirit of salty tales and lighthouse legends as you explore our historic coastline and proud maritime heritage. Stay & Play in Plymouth County with lodging, dining and shopping for all!

Mississippi Blues Tour

Widely considered the Birthplace of America’s Music, Mississippi is the one place where visitors can trace their roots back to the blues, rock ‘n’ roll and country music. Follow Highway 61, also known as the “Blues Highway,” through the Mississippi Delta, making sure to visit the iconic places that birthed the blues and shaped music as we know it today.

Civil Rights in Jackson, MS

Places are powerful reminders of the past, few more so than Jackson, Mississippi. Opportunities for Civil Rights education, illumination and enjoyment abound. Here, reenergizing the movement requires somber reflection, but also the celebration of endurance and the spirit of hope. 

Few other places have as much potential to teach us about the movement as the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum. This state-of-the-art space – the only state-funded such museum in the nation – features eight distinct galleries, guiding visitors from the struggle for freedom through the Jim Crow South and beyond to the present moment. 

The Mississippi Freedom Trail takes history out of a building and into the streets. Made up of numerous sites of Civil Rights significance, the Freedom Trail ushers visitors past the home of icon Medgar Evers to the Greyhound Bus station where Freedom Riders were rounded up and arrested. Other sites include the site of a Woolworth Department Store sit-in, the site of the Capitol Rally, the Edwards Hotel, and the Municipal Library where nine students from Tougaloo College protested segregation.

Designated as a National Park Service Monument, the Medgar and Myrlie Evers home still stands today. A WWII veteran and Mississippi’s field secretary for the NAACP, Medgar Evers both lived and died at this site, assassinated in his driveway in 1963 by a Ku Klux Klan member. Medgar’s commitment to desegregating higher education and expanding voting rights and economic opportunity changed Mississippi forever. 

Dedicated to the timeless contributions of African Americans, the Smith Robertson Museum and Cultural Center uses art, artifacts, photography, and other cultural treasures to demonstrate the crucial impact of Black voices and Black accomplishments in Mississippi and the world. Stroll permanent exhibits spanning a detailed history of Farish Street District to the contributions of Black doctors, scholars and folk artists.

Tubing in Alpine Helen, GA

Georgia’s Official Outdoor Adventure Destination offers excitement for the entire family from Air Rifles to Zip Lines.