MiM California Dreamin

August 18, 2017 @ 3:00 pm – August 23, 2017 @ 11:00 am


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MiM ‘California Dreamin’
August 18th – 23rd 

The NCM’s Museum in Motion heads to the starting point of Kingman, AZ. We will travel some of Route 66 along the way to our destination of the famous Queen Mary Floating Ocean liner Hotel in Long Beach, CA. Be a part of the beautiful waters of the Pacific Ocean. Fill your days with sight-seeing to Paramount Studios, Petersen Museum, and Catalina Island. We hope you can join us for this fun filled 5 day/5 night MIM ‘California Dreamin’.

We want to thank NCM Board Chair and Lifetime member Leslie Gardner for her assistance in planning and graciously stepping up to guide this fun-filled week together!

As with all MiM Tours, space is limited so make sure you sign on to NCM eNews to get the latest information on all events including opening of registration and fees. GPS highly recommended! Questions, contact Karen or Bryce

Registration fee

  • NCM Members – Primary Registrant (driver and car) $1750 / alternate driver $600
  • NCM Non-MembersPrimary Registrant (driver and car) $1790 / alternate driver $640

(includes 1 year discounted membership to NCM upon completion of tour)

Advance registration closes at 5pm CT Wednesday, June 28th, 2017.

No registration is available after that date.

Advance registration includes the entire event consisting of:

  • All admissions, tours, all breakfasts, 2 lunches and 2 dinners
  • 5-night lodging
  • Souvenir Custom Event hardcard credential and lanyard
  • All cancellations prior to close date will be charged a $10 processing fee per person
  • No refunds or cancellations after Advance Registration closes

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2017 MiM ‘California Dreamin’
3:00pm or after

Mountain time zone

Check-in Springhill Suites – Kingman, AZ – Route 66

A stay at Springhill Suites by Marriott in Kingman, Arizona is located in the heart of Rt. 66. Kingman’s rich history and central position in the Western end of the country make it the perfect destination to stop and relax.

 ** Lodging included in registration **



6:00pm (EST) Meet n’ Greet Dinner – Mr. D’z Route 66 Diner

Mr D’z has been voted as having the best Hamburger on Route 66, and has been featured on Good Morning America, Arizona Highways TV Show, and was recently featured as the number 2 drive-in in AZ.

  •  Stage in Springhill Suites Parking Lot
  • Mr. D’z Diner (6 min drive from hotel)
  • 105 East Andy Devine Ave. Kingman, AZ 86401
  • Driver meeting – talk about the week’s adventure
  • Mr. D’z Route 66 Diner

 ** Dinner included in registration **



Continental Breakfast at Hotel


9:00am Depart Springhill Suites

  •  Stage and leave from parking lot


10:00am Arrive Oatman, AZ

Oatman’s “wild” burros are the descendants of burros brought here by the miners in the late 1800s; when the miners no longer needed them, they were turned loose. Each morning they come into town looking for food. They wander the streets and greet the tourists. Burro pellets and carrots are for sale at many of the shops — the burros will eat all day if you feed them. Shortly before sunset they wander back to the hills.

  •  Free Time
  • Shopping Opportunities
  • Catch a local gunfight on Main Street
  • Oatman, AZ




11:30am – 12:30pm Lunch at Olive Oatman Restaurant and Ice Cream Saloon

The Olive Oatman Restaurant & Saloon is named for the frontier woman who was captured, imprisoned and tattooed by Native American and who also gives her name to the town itself. Olive’s is quite memorable with just the right mix of cowboy ruggedness and country charm.

** Lunch included in registration **


1:00pm Leave Oatman

  •  Drive 2.5 hrs to Pilot Travel Center for break


Arrive Pilot Travel Center

Stop / Stretch / Gas / Restroom / Regroup

  • Interstate 15 – Exit 178
  • 2591 Commerce Parkway, Barstow, CA




3:00pm Leave Pilot Travel Center


6:00pm Arrive Queen Mary

As the last luxury ocean liner of its kind, staying aboard the Queen Mary truly is a one-of-a-kind experience that simply cannot be duplicated. Whether it’s the authentic polished wood paneling, the original 1930s artwork, the Art Deco style or the operable porthole(s), there’s no question that the Queen Mary Hotel is unlike any other Southern California hotel. Each stateroom is unique with its own personality and offers a real glimpse into what transatlantic travel was like during the 30’s, 40’s and 50’s. With an impressive history and tradition of excellence, the Queen Mary Hotel is more than a place to rest one’s head – it’s an entire experience.

** Lodging included in registration **


10:30am Queen Mary Champagne Sunday Brunch

Wrapped in the elegant grace of the Grand Salon and featuring live entertainment, the Champagne Sunday Brunch has the air of a royal soiree and is anything but typical. Free flowing champagne, live music and a tantalizing signature menu that is sure to please even the most discerning palates.


** Brunch included in registration **

Queen Mary First Class Passport

Spend the rest of the day experiencing some of the Queen Mary’s most popular attractions and get to know the real Queen Mary through all of the ship’s sights, sounds and flavors. Explore the Queen Mary’s mysterious and haunted past. From her days as a world-class ocean liner, to her duty as a troop ship during WWII, the Queen Mary story is an unforgettable epic tale of adventure.

Go behind the scenes of the Queen Mary on the Glory Days Tour or get a detailed overview of the Queen Mary’s most haunted areas and paranormal hotspots on Haunted Encounters. Explore the ship inside and out and hear stories about the ship’s most famed history. 

 ** QM Passport included in registration **


Breakfast at Hotel Restaurant


  • Vouchers for full breakfast included in packet upon arrival at Queen Mary


** Breakfast included in registration **

7:45am – Board Motor coach for Days Activities

  • Queen Mary Parking Lot
9:00am Arrive Paramount Studios

From their humble beginnings in 1912, The Studios at Paramount (the longest operating and only major studio remaining in Hollywood) has been on the ground floor of every major development in film – from the advent of motion pictures, to the emergence of television and onward through the digital revolution.

  •   VIP Tour Pass includes:

o   4.5 hour tour

o   VIP access to Archives and Backlot Production Facilities

o   15% discount at the Studio Store

o   Personalized souvenir photo

o   Gourmet catered lunch at an exclusive location

o   Paramount Pictures

 ** Tour admission and lunch included in registration **



1:30pm Board Motor coach to Petersen Museum

Located at the end of “Miracle Mile” and the third-most travelled intersection in Los Angeles, the museum appropriately uses the city as a prime example of the impact of the automobile on American life and culture. The museum is housed in a historic department store building dating back to 1962, the façade of which was redesigned by the architectural firm Kohn Pedersen Fox in 2015. As a result of the $90 million renovation, the interior of the original Welton Becket-designed building now features 25 rotating exhibitions with more than 150 vehicles on view.

  •  Vault Tour (2:30pm)

Take a “behind the scenes” tour of some of the most unique cars in the collection that are not on display in the museum galleries. The Vault is home to cars representing over 100 years of automotive history, some of which have rarely been seen by the public. A docent will guide you through the Vault while sharing stories about a selection of the cars in our diverse collection.

  • Highlights Tour (4:30pm – 5:30pm)

The Highlights Tour is a private docent-led tour and is designed to give visitors an overview of all three floors of the Petersen. We will receive information about some of the most interesting automotive exhibits and vehicles on display. The tour will take us through the Hollywood Gallery on the History Floor, Hot Rods and Customs on the Industry Floor, and the Mullin Grand Salon on the Artistry Floor, among many others.

** Admissions included in registration **



6:00pm Board Motor coach back to Queen Mary

  •  Dinner and evening on your own




Breakfast at Hotel Restaurant

  •  Vouchers for full breakfast included in packet

** Breakfast included in registration **


Departure Times TBD Catalina Island Day – OPTIONAL

Catalina Island is a picture perfect paradise and a world apart from the hustle and bustle of the mainland just 22 miles away. The air is refreshing, the water is clear, the community is casual and friendly, and there’s not one traffic light on the whole Island. From the city of Avalon to the rustic village of Two Harbors, experience the Island for yourself – explore the rugged back country where the buffalo roam, enjoy the most stylish in dining experiences, conquer the rush of thrilling adventures, and relax on the sand with the gentle rhythm of the ocean. When you’re on Island Time, you’re always having the time of your life!

  • Optional Day – enjoy as you wish – whether on the island or on the Queen Mary
  • Catalina Island
  • Ferry Ride tickets extra if box checked on registration

Catalina Express takes you to Catalina Island in just an hour and up to 30 daily departures. Depart port in Long Beach. Catalina is just 22 miles off the coast of Southern California. Catalina Express’ fleet of high-speed ferries make for a quick, easy and fun getaway.

·         Fee optional for pre-purchased round ticket ferry ride – $70 per person



6:00pm NCM Farewell Banquet – Queen Mary

  • Windsor Salon
  • Plated Dinner

** dinner included in registration **



Breakfast at Hotel Restaurant

  •  Vouchers for full breakfast included in packet

** Breakfast included in registration **



Check Out Queen Mary


Travel safely home and thank you for joining the

MiM ‘California Dreamin’ Tour

Registration Closed