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Norma Bettis
(515) 967-3646
319 8Th St Sw
Altoona, IA
Agency
Odyssey Travel & Convention Services, Inc.
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Destinations
Canada, Caribbean, Central America, Europe-Western, U.S. - Alaska, U.S. - Hawaii, U.S. - Midwest, U.S. - Northeast, U.S. - Southeast, U.S. - West
Specialities
Adoption, Amusement / Theme Parks, Cruising / Cruise Lines, Eco-Tourism, Family Travel, Honeymoon
Website
www.travelsense.org

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Richard South
(515) 287-3170
5805 Fleur Dr
Des Moines, IA
Agency
The Travel Center
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Specialities
Business Travel, Cruising / Cruise Lines, Customized Travel, Destination Weddings, Group Vacation, Honeymoon, Leisure Travel, Rail
Website
www.ttcdsm.com

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Travel Marketing Group Inc
(515) 251-2687
5525 Meredith Dr Ste C
Des Moines, IA

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U S Travel
(515) 334-4004
4364 114th St
Urbandale, IA

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Airborne Travel Assoc
(515) 282-9910
5460 Merle Hay Rd
Johnston, IA

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Kathleen Stahl
(515) 271-8091
Suite A
Des Moines, IA
Agency
Kathleen Stahl Travel Service
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Website
www.travelsense.org

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Sandy Pomerantz
(515) 223-7474
5922 Ashworth Rd
West Des Moines, IA
Agency
Travel World
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Specialities
Cruising / Cruise Lines
Website
www.travelworldiowa.com

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Kathleen Stahl Travel Svc
(515) 271-8091
529 36th St Ste A
Des Moines, IA

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Living History Farms
(515) 334-9625
11121 Hickman Rd
Des Moines, IA

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Club Pae Travel
(515) 953-4452
4320 Sw 9th St
Des Moines, IA

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A long time ago, the Iroquois and Algonquin Indians occupied the land that is now called Upstate New York. Fishing and hunting were plentiful, there was plenty of water and the lands were uncommonly beautiful. In the modern age, not much has changed. This part of New York is as different from Manhattan as night is to day.

Visitors to this region can expect to find quiet getaway spots close to water and plenty of activities to interest even the most jaded local.

Utica is a city rooted in history, as it served as the base of Fort Schuyler during the French and Indian Wars. After this, it became incorporated as a city and thrived due to its position near the Erie Canal. Now, the Handshake City is a 21st century destination that retains that small town feel. There are many parks to take advantage of, and if you want to hear some incredible blues and jazz, check out Utica Monday Night, which is a club that features some of the best musicians in the area. The Utica Zoo sprawls across 80 acres, and has more than 200 animals of all types and species on display, and is a great place for kids of all ages.

Syracuse lies a little over 40 miles to the west, accessed via the Interstate 90. This route takes you along the Erie Canal, and when you get to Syracuse you’ll be able to tour the Erie Canal Museum. The museum is inside the Weighlock Building, built in 1850 to serve as a place to weigh the boats that sought to enter the Canal. Museum tours and an award-winning array of exhibits depict life around the canal. The area around Syracuse has many townships and sites of interest, and all are a short drive from the city itself. A 300-acre park can be found in Camillus, and Brewerton is a favorite among visitors because of its participation in the Revolutionary War. There are plenty of parks and campgrounds in Syracuse, with trails for hiking or walking.

Heading north on the northbound I-81, travel almost 70 miles until you come to Watertown, home to the New York State Zoo at Thompson Park.

Watertown’s other claims to fame include the Sacketts Harbor Historical Society Museum and the Sci-Tech Center, which has many fascinating exhibits and interactive displays that showcase all facets of technology, from military applications to public transportation achievements. For some outdoor enjoyment, take a guided tour down the waters of Black River Canyon in a river raft, or seek out any of the local golf courses for a leisurely round or two.

As you venture up the northbound NY-12, you’ll run parallel to the St. Lawrence Seaway for nearly 30 miles, which brings you into Alexandria Bay. One of the more fascinating sites in the area is Boldt Castle, located on Heart Island. Originally intended by Waldorf-Astoria billionaire George Boldt as a gift for his wife, a series of events conspired to halt construction in 1904. The property lay dormant for more than 30 years, until the remains were restored and construction ultimately completed in 1977. Boldt Castle is a re-...

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