Delta Queen Steamboat to Resume River Voyages

Missouri

New owners of the historic Delta Queen Steamboat, based in Kimmswick, Missouri, plan to resume overnight voyages on inland waterways in 2020. Leah Ann Ingram, vice president and chief operating officer of the Delta Queen Steamboat Company, said, “The Delta Queen is an American icon that offers a nostalgic experience unlike any other vessel. Since 2010, restoring and returning her to overnight service has been our mission.” After the paddlewheeler undergoes an extensive renovation at a shipyard in Houma, Louisiana, themed voyages will operate on the Mississippi, Ohio, Tennessee, Cumberland, Kanawha and Arkansas rivers. (deltaqueen.com)

Delta Queen

Delta Queen

Twin Cities Attraction

Minnesota

The Minnesota Vikings Museum has opened at the football team’s training facility in Eagan. Featuring a 360-degree video theater, interactive exhibits and hundreds of artifacts, it chronicles significant moments in franchise history in a sparkling, 14,000-square-foot space that is part of Twin Cities Orthopedics Performance Center. Located just south of TCO Stadium and adjacent to the Vikings Locker Room Store, the museum features exhibits on the evolution of the team’s logo and uniforms, permanent home venues and the accomplishments of players and coaches over the years. (vikings.com/fans/vikings-museum)

Auto Museum Opens

Kansas

The Midwest Dream Car Collection has opened in Manhattan, Kansas. On display are roadsters from the early 20th century, classics from the 1950s and ’60s, and a variety of muscle cars and exotics. The collection includes custom-made, matching 1966 Mustang convertibles that belonged to singing duo Sonny and Cher. Among the exotics are Ferraris and a 2014 Lamborghini once owned by former racing driver Mario Andretti. (midwestdreamcarcollection.org)

Woodstock turns 50 at Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

Ohio

Woodstock at 50 will celebrate the highlights and impact of the historic Woodstock music festival that took place over one rainy three-day weekend in August 1969. In the late 1960s, music became the counterculture’s most significant cultural expression, and Woodstock became its touchstone. Groups and artists such as Jefferson Airplane, Sly & The Family Stone, The Who, Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix and many others defined the new sound. Rare artifacts from the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame’s collection will celebrate everything from the ingenuity of those who mounted the festival to the performers who played it. (rockhall.com)

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

 

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