Our June 2021 Issue Spotlights Travel's Return

Art and culture enthusiasts will love the June edition of Leisure Group Travel as our dedicated team explores a variety of mentally stimulating attractions.

June 2021 Issue

Art & Culture

LGT pays a visit to museums across the country that forego the traditional experience, opting to entertain and educate with interactive exhibits. If you’ve ever wanted to touch a tornado, become a spy or step foot in a science-fiction fantasyland, this story is for you.

We also visit the Southern Literary Trail, which celebrates acclaimed 20th century writers and playwrights; Ohio presidential sites, highlighting the eight Buckeye State natives who reached the presidential office; and we even make a pit stop in Texas where we explore a variety of destinations where popular movies have been filmed.

This issue also contains the Tour Tennessee Itinerary Guide, which spotlights the Volunteer State’s amazing music, incredible food and, of course, the wonderful Smoky Mountains. As if that weren’t enough, the Iowa Tour Guide also graces this issue with its informative stories covering the Hawkeye State’s cosmopolitan cities and rich artistic history.

So, grab a cool beverage, find some shade and enjoy this issue of LGT that will both educate and entertain you.

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Site InSpections & Itineraries

Enjoy Attractions Along Illinois’ Waterways

From scenic cruises to charming downtown districts, these three Illinois regions offer plentiful activities for visitors

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Route 66 and Abraham Lincoln: Two Iconic Reasons to take an Illinois Road Trip

A drive up the Mother Road will provide groups with a host of entertaining attractions including several affiliated with our 16th U.S. president

Nathan Manilow Sculpture Park
Get to Know Your Next Group Destination: the Chicago Suburbs

Open Spaces, Great Shopping, Crowd-pleasing Sights and Attractive Hotel Options Await Groups in the Suburbs of Chicago

Itinerary: Quilt Gardens in Amish Country Along the Heritage Trail

Designated a TOP 100 EVENT and a BEST OF THE BEST by American Bus Association, this one-of-its kind experience starts annually May 30 and continues to September 15.

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Wisconsin’s 5 Diverse Regions Welcome Groups

Wisconsin beckons motorcoach groups with sophisticated cities, natural beauty and unmatched Midwestern hospitality.

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Features & Columns

Join LGT on a trip across the country as we explore a number of group-friendly attractions and destinations.

Umpiring Pinto Baseball

With a pent-up demand, group travel is poised to be more popular than ever.

By Jeff Gayduk

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2021 Group Guide to Museums

Planners seeking to take their group to a tranquil environment filled with culture would be wise to include a museum or two on their itinerary.

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Immerse Yourself in These Wondrous Museums

Groups seeking an interactive experience have several great places to explore.

By Jason Paha

McKinley National Memorial, Canton, Ohio
Hail to the Chiefs

Ohio, the “Mother of Presidents,” abounds with historical sites honoring native sons who made it to the White House.

By Randy Mink

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Midwest Marketplace Returns in Oshkosh

The show offered well-received safety protocols and social events.

By Miles Dobis

A STEM Learning staffer, JonDarr Bradshaw, conducts a “Capsule Chat” alongside the Apollo Command Module.
8 Ohio Stops from Here to the Moon and Back

Ohio was home to household names like Neil Armstrong, John Glenn and the Wright Brothers.

By Isabella Wilkes

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The Southern Literary Trail: a Call to Pick up That Novel

Visit some of the spots where our country’s best writers penned their masterpieces.

By Gabriela Bittencourt

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Escape the Crowds in These Smaller Cities

These Eastern destinations are lively stops for those seeking a change of pace.

By Isabella Wilkes

Much of the movie Pearl Harbor was filmed at the USS Lexington Museum on the Bay in Corpus Christi.
Filmed in Texas: From Home Makeovers to Battleships

When touring Texas, there’s a good chance that what you’re seeing was likely the site of a film, television show or documentary.

By Dave Bodle

Take a train ride and explore all Grapevine has to offer.
Grapevine, Texas to Host Huge ABA Event

The American Bus Association Marketplace is headed to historic Grapevine from January 8-11, 2022

By Dave Bodle