Travel Testimonials

Amanda J. -  Grove, Oklahoma

“It was a tough decision, but I’m glad I decided to go, and I can hardly wait to go on my next trip with MMT. I’ve wanted to go to Biltmore for the longest time. Gatlinburg and Nashville were on my list as well. I knew my husband would have a good time, but he didn’t have any vacation time, so I told him this trip would be my Christmas gift.

I signed up to go as a single, knowing I would make new friends. MMT provided wonderful tour guides to help with that. Diana and Ragan had us playing games on the bus to get to know each other. Several other ladies and myself quickly formed a group and became friends, eating and sightseeing together, and playing games in the hotel lobbies. Before the trip ended, we were already planning a reunion.

I highly recommend traveling with MMT. You just hop on the bus and go. No worries. They take you to wonderful hotels, book your entertainment, make sure you get delicious food, and take care of your bags for you. You’re free to enjoy, relax, and make memories with your new friends.”

Debbie G - OKC 

“I must say I was a little apprehensive at first - being my first bus tour. but it was so much fun meeting people and going to all the fun places.  I highly recommend Making Memories Tours, they were very organized, knowledgeable, and made sure we had a good time. They made it especially fun during the holidays, getting us in the Christmas spirit. Wonderful organization!!

Thank you for the trip and the fond memories!”

Brad and Marcia L. - Joplin, MO. - “In December, we took our first trip with MMT to the Smoky mountains. It was so nice to leave the planning, navigating, driving, and parking to the professionals.  Their trip planners have great ideas and we saw some very interesting places on the trip that we would not have visited on our own. The accommodations were all lovely, the meals that were included were all fabulous. We met new friends and thoroughly enjoyed every minute of the trip. We will definitely be going on more tours with MMT.”

Susan W. – “We really enjoyed the trip. Tour directors were excellent, and trip was well organized and planned. We met the nicest people. We are scheduled for two trips this year.”

Music Legends Tour

“They make your bucket list come to life.” Mary S. from Bolivar, MO

“Love Making Memories! Have gone with them several times & have told friends to check them out!” Carol H. from Lebanon, MO

“These trips are so well planned. All the traveler needs to do is kick back and enjoy.” Judi P. from Springfield, MO

“You are tops in my opinion! You make all the trips fun, and they are always packed full of great things to do?” Harlene L. from Lebanon, MO

“For personal care while traveling, always go with Making Memories Tours.” Georgianna W. from Monett, MO

“Always something for everyone no matter what your interests are – they take care of every detail always feel safe and secure. After one trip you are hooked for more and more trips.” Rose N. from Exeter, MO

Colors of East Texas Tour

“Thank for all your planning and carrying on through the difficult times.” Donna H. from Marionville, MO

“Making Memories is the most fun oriented tour company.” Sharon V. from Broken Arrow, OK

“Love the way Making Memories is one big family and always makes us feel like we are part of it.” Sandy H. from Branson, MO

“Makes you feel like family, so down to earth.” Pat O. from Broken Arrow, OK

Ark Encounter

“It was nice to just ‘go with the flow’ and have someone else worry with the details.” Mike & Pam N. from Bella Vista, AR

“This was my first time on a tour bus and didn’t know what to expect. The experience proved wonderful. So much so, I put my name on a waiting list for a tour that starts in a month.” Mary B. from Webb City, MO

“I have been on 6 trips with them and have enjoyed everyone.” Dyer C. from Rogers, AR

“This was our first trip and we loved it. I say, try it, you will love it!” Betty B. from Wyandotte, OK

Mystery Trip

“Staff, tour directors are very friendly, lots of fun & helpful with any needs. The two tours I have done were very enjoyable and interesting.” Kitty H. from Purdy, MO

Georgia on my Mind Tour

“They treat you like family” Jim H. from Branson, MO

“This was our first time traveling with you, but we were made to feel welcomed and part of the family. We would highly recommend you to our friends. We will be traveling with you again. Our tour guide, Diana, made us feel very comfortable and Darrell made us feel safe.” Bob & Molly H. from Knob Noster, MO

“Thanks for all you do to make these trips fun & educational for a variety of interests and physical capabilities. Keep on keepin’ on!” Janet A. from Siloam Springs, AR

“I love all the trips and I’m sure you would too – just give it a try. I’ve gone with Making Memories for 10 years and wouldn’t think of going with anyone else.” Rose N. from Exeter, MO

Somewhere in Time: Mackinac Island

“Have been on other tours and I can tell you Making Memories is head & shoulders above the others.”        Sue D. from Hermitage, MO.

“I love when you step on the big red bus, it is like one big family traveling together. Making Memories work very hard to make this happen and it shows.” Fran B. from Cassville, MO

“Everything was top notch!” Vicki B. from Noel, MO

“Really enjoy our trips – feel safe & well cared for. This is the only tour company I ever traveled with. I’m sure it’s the best so why change – Making Memories is great!” Rose N. from Exeter, MO

“When friends mention travel to me. I always mention MMT and how organized your tours are – also the MMT guides, drivers, etc are the best.” Sara D. from Bella Vista, AR

“It’s great to travel, especially when my only responsibility is to see the sites and enjoy the ride.” Mary B. from Joplin, MO

“Very dedicated, experienced professionals from office, to tour hostess, to bus drivers. Able to handle unplanned changes and hitches professionally and gracefully.” Darla C. from Fort Scott, KS

“Don’t be afraid to travel alone. It is completely safe & you are surrounded by friends that you quickly make. You eat meals with others & get to know everyone.” Debbie R. from Elmwood Park, IL

“When you travel with Making Memories Tours, no matter who is your guide & driver, you immediately feel like part of their family & are treated with respect and love, Christian love.” Judy C. from Bella Vista, AR

“We love the family atmosphere of this tour and will definitely be taking more Making Memories Tours.”                    Rhonda M. from Fayetteville, AR

Canyons & Parks

“Everyone involved with Making Memories is number one class act.” Dick S. from Bella Vista, AR

“The Tour Guides go above and beyond to make a memorable trip. Guides are experts in “smoothing out any bumps”! Carol L. from Cassville, MO

“They do not know what they are missing until they go on one of the Making Memories Tours.” Chuck F. from Bella Vista, AR

“Your tours are well planned, and we meet a lot of very nice people. Our bus drivers are excellent and the tour guide knowledgeable and helpful.” Roxan L. from Shell Knob, MO

“We like the ‘down home’ personal touch that goes into the planning and execution of Making Memories Tours. We had a good time and made friends with some interesting folks.” Glen L. from Shell Knob, MO

“Fabulous trip from start to finish! It was wonderful to just sit back and relax and know that Connie & Darrell would take care of us. Making Memories Tours takes the stress out of planning your vacation! Beautiful experience!” Gary T. from Round Rock, TX

“This was our first trip with Making Memories Tours, and we will definitely travel with this well-planned, well-organized tour again.” Linda T. from Round Rock, TX

Gems of Idaho                                                                                     

“I love not having to drive!” Dale V. from Bella Vista, AR

“Patti Beth is an excellent tour guide, very personable, nice, helpful, easy to talk to, top notch! Darrel is excellent driver, one of the best. I like talking with Darrel. MMT is very good about making sure you stay hydrated.” Terry D. of Cassville, MO

“It was very enjoyable to me to get acquainted with people and find out their stories and positions in life.” Brad A. of Rogers, AR

“Tour guide/bus driver very accommodating and very knowledgeable. Love traveling with great bunch of people.” Connie R. of Purdy, MO

“Love the Christian focus – morning prayer. Great friendships, even if only for a short season. Genuine caring & concern for each other from most everyone. Good clean camaraderie and FUN! I love the games!” Robin T. of Edmond, OK

Ireland & Scotland                                                                              

“This is my first time with Making Memories Tours. I like to give my business to local people when possible. This trip was amazing! First class all the way! Very knowledgeable tour guide, very experienced coach driver. They both had a great sense of humor. The meals and entertainment were excellent as well. I also was happy to get to know Jerry and Angie Varner. They’ll be seeing me again!!” Frances W. from Monett, MO

“What an amazing trip! Great group to travel with, wonderful sights, our guide was very knowledgeable (and patient) and our driver maneuvered a bus through impossible roads. Thank you, Jerry and  Angie, for “Making Memories”!” Karen C. from Afton, OK

“Making Memories treats you like family and take care of all the little details. We’ve been on at least 9 tours and enjoyed them all. Waiting for the new catalogue.” Pete L. from Cassville, MO

“One thing that has stood out in all of our trips is how compatible the others on the trip are. Everyone puts the others first.” Carol L. of Cassville, MO

“Making Memoires Tours is a top-notch company made up of caring and honest people. They make it easy to travel and leave the details to them.” Gary & Judy C. of Fayetteville, AR

Mississippi River Road                                                                        

“I just returned from a trip to the Mississippi River. I was traveling by myself. But not for long, as I met other ladies and we were a team. Felt safe and included.” Mary H. from Grove, OK

“Making Memories Tours puts excellent planning not every tour. We appreciate the fact that they leave nothing to chance which assures every traveler a great experience filled with excitement, fun and safety.” Frank & Shirley P. of Lowell, AR

“Making Memories is so much fun to travel with. It is educational, helps us learn more about our country & we make new friends each time we go. On this trip we met a lot of new people. Some were grieving the loss of a loved one and they were comforted just by being with all of us. That made me feel good. I would recommend Making Memories to everyone who wants to travel.” Shirley P. of Lowell, AR

“Great to travel with people that take good care of you and make sure you are safe. They have your best interest at heart.” Rose N. of Exeter, MO

“Always feel safe and well cared for. Wonderful hotels for your stays.” Rosemary M. of Nixa, MO

“Making Memories is the way to go for travel. Their Christian ethics are so appreciated. They make traveling fun and exciting. Making Memories is the way to go!” Marney & Bessie N. of Monett, MO

“I always feel safe and secure traveling with Making Memoires! Guides and drivers are top-notch down to earth people.” Mary Ann S. of Springdale, AR

“Such a friendly group and always pleasant atmosphere. What a happy, refreshing trip!” Carol K. of Monett, MO

“For the best traveling time of your life, with your grandest memories of a lifetime, join the Making Memoires Team, and you will inherit a new family for life! And that’s the truth!” Beverly B. of Harrison, AR

“I have made many trips with Making Memoires and have truly made very special memories. Everything is first class including the employees. Every detail is so organized, making the trip so relaxing.” Beverly V. of El Dorado, AR

“Making Memories Tours takes care of all the details. All you have to do is enjoy the ride. Kick back and see the world.” DeLois A. of Holiday Island, AR

“This was my first long trip, and I was traveling solo. I felt safe and included in the whole trip. Great group of fellow travelers.” Mary H. of Grove, OK

“This was my first excursion with MMT. I was impressed with the efficiency of the staff, all the way f rom booking the trip, to the tour director and bus driver. They were all 100% focused and their attention to detail was outstanding. I won’t hesitate to book with them again and look forward to my next trip.” Judy S. of Pierce City, MO

“Best tour company ever! Have always had a great time with them!!” Carol H. from Lebanon, MO

 Door & More

“Best tour company. I’ve been on two and MMT is #1. All trips have been wonderful. Fun people.” Marilyn W. of Pittsburg, KS

“Let the memories begin, and the memories will last a long time with Making Memories Tours!” Harlene L. of Lebanon, MO

“Always feel safe with Making Memories. Expert drivers. Caring, compassionate tour guides.” Edna H. of Monett, MO

“You do such a great job…you cover all the details. Other companies we have traveled with in MN don’t compare with MMT…you are the best.” Mary A. of Bella Vista, AR

“We had great fun and made new friends during each of our MMT trips, since 2014. Looking forward to many more with MMT.” Keith P. of Natural Dam, AR

“You are a family & treated like family. Quality, caring, do their best to be the best in the industry!” Georgia H. of Bentonville, AR

“Becoming part of the Making Memories family. Each time we travel has been so enjoyable. The consideration given for our needs is exceptional. The obvious effort made to make each trip unique has made it difficult not to sign up for every trip!” Kay E. of Pittsburg, KS

“You are a fantastic and awesome Christian tour company. WE have really enjoyed our trips with y’all.” Paige P. of Pittsburg KS

“Everyone connected with the tour group are very friendly & helpful. Treat you like family” Saundra G. of Kansas City, MO

 ABQ Balloons

“As a single female it is the safest, least stressful way to travel. Looking forward to traveling with them again.” Leasa L. of Springfield, MO

“I have travelled numerous times with Making Memories. Single as well as with roommate. Always have been looked after like family. Great people and great adventures. I have several more booked already.” Mary Ann P. of Springfield, MO

“These tours are very enjoyable. The opportunity to make new friends and share opportunities was very rewarding. Having the tour schedule, all arrangements, plus transportation was a blessing and allowed me to enjoy the events without the frustrations of driving and/or booking hotels or events.” Ann M. of Carthage, MO

 New England

“Feel well taken care of.” Jan H. of Ozark, MO

“Making Memories goes above and beyond to make sure you have the best trip (vacation) possible.” Shirley R. of Bentonville, AR

“As an introvert, I was concerned about 13 days of ‘bus buddies’ being too overwhelming, but we always had plenty of down time at the hotels, and one could socialize as much  or little as you choose. Everyone was friendly but respectful of each other’s space. It was a great experience!” Terry D. of Bentonville, AR

“Making Memories Tours tend to glorify the Lord and are very Christian friendly.” Steve D. of Bentonville, AR

“If you are looking for a professional touring company that makes your feel like family then Making Memoires is the touring company for you. I will recommend them to all my family and friends.” Sue D. of Hermitage, MO

“This was my first experience as a solo traveler. I was apprehensive. The experience was wonderful. It felt like one big family traveling together.” Sandi B. of Neosho, MO

“This was our 1st trip with Making Memories Tours. Everyone we dealt with setting everything up and during the tour have been very professional and did everything they could to answer questions or solve problems before they occurred. This was definitely a Making Memories trip for both of us. We are already excited about taking another trip with you in 2022.” Barney & Mae L. of Mountainburg, AR

“It was my first time traveling with Making Memories. The New England Fall Foliage exceeded my expectations. I will travel with them again. Our guide was wonderful!” Treva A. of Washburn, MO

“Totally enjoyed…made new friends…everything was taken care of. Our tour guide was very helpful and worked hard to pull off a wonderful trip.” Bonnie C. of Springfield, MO

“Making Memoires really does make you feel like family. Our days were packed full of sites to see as promised….” Juanita A. of Parsons, KS

“Christian centered, people friendly, everyone always so helpful and caring.” Bessie N. of Monett, MO

“We like to travel this way. MMT, easy and fun for us! Will go again. Thanks, MMT.” Gene M. of Pittsburg, MO

“We didn’t know what to expect, were very pleased with the entire tour. No hassles about hotels or driving! Super trip.” Ed E. of Cassville, MO

“As an adventurous, single woman, I have been on 2 trips alone, but within a few days I have many new friends to explore new places in safety. Most importantly is the Christian faith that is the basis upon which trips are guided.” Jackie C. of Bella Vista, AR

Shenandoah Fall Foliage

“ Safety conscious for travelers’ welfare. Excellent knowledgeable guides (fun, approachable). Nice, clean, up-dated hotels.” Luanna C. of Sparks, OK

“The use of highly ranked hotels with great rooms was a treat.” Linda H. of Yukon, OK

“I’m making Memories one trip at a time!” Harelene L. of Lebanon, MO

“The joys of my retirement are family, books and travel. Making Memories makes the travel into a journey shared with others who become like family.” Dalla C. of Springfield, MO

“Making Memories not only takes you to well-known points of interest, they do a great job finding out-of-the-way fun/beautiful/educational spots….” Debra L. of Springfield, MO

“Locally based and family-owned travel company that go out of their way to please, always finding the most interesting destinations.” Rose T. of Bella Vista, AR

“…This tour has given me some lifelong friendships.” Lagena J. of Harrison, AR

Portugal River Cruise

“Courteous, caring Tour Guides. They are problem solvers!” Edna H. of Monett, MO

“Every detail was taken care of and I felt very secure traveling with them.” Judy S. of Pierce City, MO

“Family like atmosphere with everyone helping to  make lasting memories.” Ken & Lori K. of Newton, KS

December Delights

“Worry free travel experience. Tour places not likely to do on your own. Wonderful family spirit among fellow travelers.” Jack W. of Tontitown, AR

“…when I get on the Big Red Bus, all my cares go out the door for I know they are in charge and will take good care of us. I have seen this done on every trip!” Mitsy R. of Fort Smith, AR

“Very Very much enjoyed the trip. The tour director & bus driver were GREAT!” Bernadine H. of Monett, MO

“Lots of destinations, great guides, great drivers, and unusual destinations.” Perry F. of Fayetteville, AR

“This is a wonderful company to tour with. Most considerate of our travel needs. They are the best, from the office staff to the tour directors & bus drivers!” Georgeanna W. of Monett, MO

“Always an enjoyable time. Best bus lines ever!” Malinda L. of Springdale, AR

“My first vacation was amazing! The places, people and experiences were something I will be able to carry with me forever! The memories are a true blessing to me.” Lisa B. of Lees Summit, MO

 Smoky Mountain Christmas

“The tour was organized, and full of surprises. We played fun games on the bus, which helped get us acquainted. Made some new friends, who will be new travel buddies.” Mary B. of Joplin, MO

“I would definitely recommend Making Memories Tours, very organized and made the trip fun, educational and took us to places I don’t think I would have ever known about if not for them. Great trip!” Debbie G. of OKC, OK

“If you go one tour, you want to go on another for the great sights and experiences. Sit back and relax. Leave the driving and worries to MMT.” Ron W. of Exeter, MO

“This will definitely be the first of many tours with Making Memories!” Diane W. of Bella Vista, AR

“This was our 1st bus trip, and we would highly recommend MMT to others considering a bus trip! It was very nice to leave the driving, parking, and planning to the professional. We made some wonderful new friends on the trip too. Thank You!” Brad & Marcia L. of Joplin, MO

“I really enjoyed making new friends without having to worry about driving or any of the other travel needs. This has been a great group to travel with for my first bus tour. I’ve already booked more trips and hope they will be as wonderful!” Amanda J. of Grove, OK

“It only takes one trip with Making Memories to become lifelong MMT customers. We are always treated like family!” Bill & Rose T. of Bella Vista, AR

“We were very happy and thrilled with our tour. We would recommend it to our friends or anyone else. Wonderful personal guides and helpers.” Thank You!” Arnie R. of Holiday Island, AR

More from our valuable travel clients....

“Excellent first-time experience. Tour guide was outstanding in every way. She was very sensitive to the interests of the group and made as many accommodations as possible.” Kay E. from Pittsburg, KS

“What a wonderful tour. I was certainly hesitant to sign up for such a long tour. It was the best tour that I have taken. The Tour Guide & Bus Driver were terrific. This was definitely a 5-star tour!” Dick & Elaine R from Bella Vista, AR

“Most spectacular fireworks display I have EVER seen!!! Fantastic bus trip!!!!” Malinda L. – Springdale AR

Kris S. – “That was so fun and interesting!! Great experience” 👍 October 2021 trip with Dianna.

Janet R. – “One of the best trips I took with M. M.” Balloon Fiesta 2021.

What folks say about our Tour Managers:

Janet R. – “I love the way you post pictures and give the first names of everyone.”

Gloria B.– “Suzanne is great! We were only able to spend one day with her before we had to end our trip, but she was so helpful in getting things arranged so we could rent a car and go home due to illness. She's a very sweet lady with a great personality and is very knowledgeable."

Beverly V. – “Suzanne. Is great!!! She fits in so well with the Making Memories family, so organized, wonderful personality and so knowledgeable of every place we go. She's a keeper! She’s doing. Looking forward to making another trip with her!”

Juanita A. – Suzanne – “Our guide for our first trip with “the family “. She is doing a wonderful job. So much fun.”

Carol F. -  “Hey Connie, Talking about our great memories on the Nat’l parks with you last June. You were a great tour guide. Did ya go back to the Truck stop. Lol!”

Verena P. – “We enjoyed Connie on our trip to the Ark. she’s a sweet gal.”

Gary T. – “Connie made our first trip this summer an awesome experience! We would not hesitate to book another trip when Connie is leading it.”

Traveling Solo:

Karen C. – “I just returned from a trip to Ireland and Scotland. Before this trip I had never met my trip partner. I now have an amazing new friend and I was blessed to share this amazing trip with her! Thank you to the Making Memories family!”

Jackie C. – “I need to share my agreement with this post. I have traveled by myself for over 30 years. At this time, I love having Making Memories do all the work and I can have all the fun and know I am well taken care of with friendly traveling companions. Leaving soon on my third trip for New England colors solo.”

Mary H. – “I just returned from a trip to Mississippi River. I was traveling by myself. But not for long, as I met other ladies and we were a team. Felt safe and included.”

Pete L. – “Making Memories treats you like family and take care of all the little details. We've been on at least 9 tours and enjoyed them all. Waiting for the new catalogue.”

Braxton S. – “Best Tour group around! Thanks for the memories, guys!”

Susan W. – “We really enjoyed the trip. Tour directors were excellent, and trip was well organized and planned. We met the nicest people. We are scheduled for two trips this year.” Smoky Mountain Christmas December 2021

TRAVEL EXPO TESTIMONAILS: What set’s us apart!

November 3, 2021, Phyllis M. “Wish I could be there. Your trips are the best!” (We get compliments, even when they can’t make a Travel Expo/Preview show. These are the things that make us a different from other companies. Our guests are more than a client number.)

Fayetteville AR: Lennie C. - Great to see y'all today! You've got me for 3 trips next year 🥰😳😂

Sheryl F. – “Fantastic company. I traveled with them several times and always had a great trip.”

Karen S. -  “Such a great couple and tour company!”

Jeffrie D. – “Such a great couple. Wonderful company. Thank you for making memories come true for so many.”

Nancy P. - “Cannot say enough great things about Jerry and Angie. They go above and beyond to ensure each trip is a great one!”

Carol H. “Great couple and great tour group. Have been on several trips and always had a great time!!”

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