Our tour directors are trained to provide insights to the sights: Who lived here first? Why did they disappear? Is the wildlife of this area endangered? Why is Lake Powell so low? They also encourage enlightening discussions among participants so that everyone comes away from their travel experience with a deeper appreciation of what they have just seen and explored.
Participants interested in learning more about an upcoming learning adventure are provided with suggested reading lists. And with the traveling public’s growing desire to understand more about the various people and events which shaped our country’s development, Shebby Lee Tours decided to go a step further and provide historically researched background materials online with two websites for armchair travelers as well as those already booked on an excursion to the past. You’re reading one of those sites right now. The other is: Explore the Old West.
In 1993, Shebby Lee Tours introduced the Vanishing Trails Expeditions with the Oregon Trail. The series has since grown to include the Old West Trail, American Legacy, the Cherokee Nation Cultural Tour, Bleeding Kansas, Santa Fe Trail, Nez Perce Trail, El Camino Real, Teddy Roosevelt’s Dakota, Nevada’s Living Ghost Towns, Lewis & Clark Trail, Custer’s Trail and Siouxland: The Dakota Conflict.
Go where history happened, experience the rich cultural heritage of America, and meet the people who exemplify the spirit of the West, past and present.
Shebby Lee, the founder and president of the company, is a historian, writer and tour operator specializing in the historic and cultural heritage of the Great American West. She is a frequent presenter at history conferences and trade association meetings and writes regularly about a wide range of topics relating to travel, events, destinations and the history of the Great American West.
Her early training was in the theatre and she served a tour of duty as an entertainer with the USO. She is also an Admiral in the Nebraska Navy.