Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom Adventure Tour Returns With More Fun, Surprises

Omaha, Neb. – (May 13, 2009) During its three-year run, more than a million people visited the award-winning Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom Adventure Tour. After a year-long hiatus, the tour is back, and it’s better than ever. The revamped tour launches May 23, at the Boulder Creek Festival in Boulder, CO.

The Wild Kingdom Adventure Tour is a 40-foot by 40-foot multifaceted experience that educates, entertains and offers a few surprises along the way. This summer, it will appear at 15 fairs and festivals in as many states, offering fun and enlightenment for the entire family, free of charge.

“Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom Adventure Tour is a show-stopper – an exciting, interactive and fun experience that’s free for everyone,“ said Mutual of Omaha Senior Vice President John Hildenbiddle. “We are thrilled to bring the adventure and excitement of the Wild Kingdom to people all across the country.”

Highlights of Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom Adventure Tour include:

  • Thanks to a 17-foot-tall giraffe peeking out through the top of the exhibit, guests are not likely to miss this attraction.
  • Once inside, visitors will experience the sights, sounds and scents of three vastly different habitats – Africa, Asia and the Arctic – featuring life-like animatronic animals, realistic foliage and a few surprises.
  • A unique tribute to Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom and its original host, Marlin Perkins. We won’t reveal where you’ll run into Marlin, but you’ll be telling your friends.

Following is the 2009 Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom Adventure Tour schedule:

Boulder Creek Festival Boulder, CO May 23 - 25
My Waterloo Days Festival Waterloo, IA May 28 - 31
Celebrate Fairfax Festival Fairfax, VA June 5 - 7
Crocker Park Fine Arts Fair Westlake, OH June 13 - 14
Custer Art Fair Evanston, IL June 20 - 21
Manayunk Arts Festival Philadelphia, PA June 27 - 28
Boston Harborfest Boston, MA July 1 - 5
Corn Hill Arts Festival Rochester, NY July 11 - 12
Ann Arbor Summer Art Fair Ann Arbor, MI July 15 - 18
Columbus Jazz & Rib Fest Columbus, OH July 24 - 26
Amish Acres Arts & Crafts Festival Nappanee, IN July 30 - Aug. 2
Metris Uptown Art Fair Minneapolis, MN Aug. 7 - 9
Woodland Art Fair Lexington, KY Aug 15 - 16
Festival of the Little Hills St. Charles, MO Aug. 21 - 23
Artstreet Green Bay, WI Aug. 28 - 30

The Wild Kingdom Adventure Tour represents an expansion of the Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom program, which includes all-new programs on the Animal Planet network, classic Wild Kingdom episodes on YouTube, a fun interactive Web site and other activities.

Mutual of Omaha is a full-service, multi-line organization providing insurance and financial products for individuals, businesses and groups throughout the United States.

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