Travel Programs


A Sweet Trip to Albanese Candy Factory & Lunch at Teibel’s – Cancelled

Every year, people from all over the country come to learn about the process of making the “World’s Best Gummies” and chocolates. Find out how these delicious treats are made when we visit the Albanese Candy Factory! Once we arrive, you will enjoy a guided tour which will walk you through the history of the company, the way things are made, and guest’s favorite part… SAMPLES! You’ll also be able to shop for some delicious treats to take home. After we have shopped for all our treats, we will stop at the famous Teilbel’s for lunch. Fee includes your choice of plated entrée: Teibel’s famous fried chicken with potato and vegetable, grilled tenderloin filet tips over rice with a mushroom gravy or Canadian yellow perch with potato and vegetable.  Meal also includes: Freshly Baked Dinner Rolls, Cole Slaw, Tomato Juice or fruit punch and ice cream for dessert. Iced tea, milk and coffee service are served upon request.

Registration deadline: June 5

Day/Date:       Wednesday, June 17
Departure:     9:45 am from Founders Community Center
Return:            2:45 pm (Approximately)
Fee:                   $45 (Fee includes mini-bus transportation, tour and lunch)

Beautiful Maine – Cancelled. Check back in January 2021 for a rescheduled date.

Experience the beautiful coastal region on your bus trip to Maine. This tour takes you from the state’s largest city-by-the-sea, Portland, to America’s most photographed lighthouse. Visit the Seashore Trolley Museum and take a ride through the Maine countryside on a streetcar. Tour the elegant historic Victoria Mansion and enjoy free time at the historic Portland waterfront. Visit the Boothbay Railway Village, including a vintage train ride. A highlight of your Maine bus trip is a guided tour of the Maine coastal villages of Kennebunk and Kennebunkport and a drive along the Atlantic Ocean. A tour of Maine and its beautiful seashore is an unforgettable trip! Price includes 8 nights lodging, including 4 consecutive nights in Maine, 14 meals (8 breakfasts & 6 dinners), and motor coach transportation.  Trip insurance is available and highly recommended –  prices vary depending on occupancy ($69 triple, $69 double and $94 single per person)  Please write a separate check payable to “Travel Insured International, Inc.” or pay it online at  Limited space available on the bus; don’t wait to register!

Registration Deadline/Final Payment: April 13

Day/Date:    Saturday, June 20 – 28, 2020
Depart:         8:30 am from the Founders Community Center
Return:        In the evening on June 28 (TBA)
$915/person – double occupancy
$1,250/person – single occupancy
$895/person – triple occupancy
* $75 deposit due upon signing  

Click here to download the Maine flyer.

35th Annual Strawberry Festival – Cancelled

Cedarburg, WI

Every year, thousands of festgoers descend upon Cedarburg for Strawberry Festival, an art- and music-filled weekend celebrating the strawberry.  Wander down Washington Avenue and you’ll see why “Art is a Tradition” in Cedarburg. Fondly referred to as Arts on the Avenue, Strawberry Festival highlights more than 250 of the best local and national artists who bring their works of art to the streets of Cedarburg, including paintings, sculpture, ceramics, jewelry, fiber art, fine glass, woodwork, mixed media, and photography. Strawberry Festival’s many food vendors are a huge draw to the festival, and sure to please any palate.  Throughout the festival foodies will find strawberry pie, strawberry crepes, strawberry slushies and chocolate-covered strawberries as well as many other locally made delicacies. Festival Food Court favorites include the “Original” Strawberry Brat, Strawberry Shortcake and Strawberry Chicken Wraps, plus their popular Strawberry Brat Corndogs. Even if you are not a strawberry lover, there will be a variety of different food vendors to choose from. For attendees with a taste for wine, Cedar Creek Winery’s Strawberry Blush Wine is a must! On our way home we will stop at the Mars Cheese Castle.

Registration Deadline: June 10

Day/Date:       Saturday, June 27
Departure:     8:30 am from Founders Community Center
Return:            8:30 pm (Approximately)
Fee:                   $49 (Fee includes motor coach transportation only)

Chicago Pizza Tour

Chicago, IL

Join us for a day of eating pizza! Travel more than 20 miles devouring multiple styles of Chicago pizza in just a few hours. Eat and feel like a local as you visit authentic small businesses to sample their legendary pizzas and hear their stories. Chicago Pizza Tours started in 2009, becoming the first Chicago food tour company focused solely on pizza. The tours are designed by local Chicago pizza enthusiast Jonathan Porter who has judged the US Pizza Championships, and contributed to many pizza related books as well as TV specials.

Registration Deadline: June 9

Day/Date:       Thursday, July 9
Depart:            9:45am Founders Community Center
Return:           2:45pm (Approx.)
Fee:                  $79 (Fee includes motor coach transportation, tour and gratuity)

Museum of Broadcast Communications

Chicago, IL

The Museum of Broadcast Communications collects, preserves and presents historic and contemporary radio and television content. Visit the Chicago Television Gallery, Radio Hall of Fame, and the museum store. After viewing the museum, we will enjoy lunch at Harry Caray’s Italian Steakhouse where you will enjoy a Caesar salad, your choice that day of chicken vesuvio, Italian sausage and peppers, or pan roasted white fish oreganto. All meals come with Harry’s Tiramisu. Holy Cow!

Registration Deadline: June 26

Day/Date:       Tuesday, July 21
Departure:     9:30 am from Founders Community Center
Return:            4:15 pm (Approximately)
Fee:                   $98 (Fee includes motor coach transportation, museum admission and lunch)

Jazzin’ at the Shed Cancelled

Chicago, IL

Join us for a night of live jazz, cool drinks and a relaxed visit with 32,000 animals. Take in the Chicago skyline while listening to some of our areas top jazz musicians. It’s the perfect way to savor the summer! As the sun goes down, we will enjoy the Navy Pier fireworks. Trip cost includes transportation, admission to the outdoor event, standard indoor exhibits and fireworks viewing.  Food and drinks are not included in the fee but are available for purchase.

Registration Deadline: June 24

Day/Date:       Wednesday, July 29
Departure:     4:15 pm from Founders Community Center
Return:            10:45 pm (Approximately)
Fee:                   $75 (Fee includes motor coach transportation and admission)

50th Annual Blueberry Festival

South Haven, MI

Join us for the 57th Annual Blueberry Festival in South Haven, Michigan; the self-proclaimed Blueberry Capital of the world.  We will enjoy a day filled with blueberry treats, arts & crafts show, entertainment, shopping and much more! One of the favorite highlights of the festival are the interesting foods like blueberry coffee, blueberry barbeque sauce, blueberry bratwurst, blueberry spaghetti, and much more!  Come see what’s not to love about this wonderful fruit!

Registration Deadline: July 15

Day/Date:       Saturday, August 8
Departure:     8:30 am from Founders Community Center
Return:            6:30 pm (Approximately)
Fee:                   $39 (Fee includes motor coach transportation only)

The Ultimate Michigan Tour – Cancelled. Check back in January 2021 for a rescheduled date.

Come join us for 7 days and 6 nights as we explore the best that Michigan has to offer!  Our first stop is Frankenmuth which includes Zellinger’s Woolen Mills, Bronners Christmas Wonderland, 2 nights at the Bavarian Inn Lodge, dinner with Entertainment, wine tasting, Strudel making and shopping in downtown Frankenmuth. Then we are off to visit Mackinaw city where you will take a roundtrip ferry to Mackinac Island, take a carriage ride tour of the island, have brunch at the Grand Hotel and have free time for lunch and shopping at Mackinac Crossing. Our next stop on the tour is to Sault St. Marie where you will visit the Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum, Soo Locks Cruise, Tahquamenon Falls with Lunch, and a Kewadin Casino Dinner Buffet with $10 free play at the casino.  Our final stop will be to Charlovoix to tour the Mushroom Homes with step on guide, visit Castle Farms to take a tour with lunch and free time to explore on your own. Price includes: motorcoach transportation, 6 nights lodging, 14 meals (6 breakfasts, 2 lunches and 6 dinners), all attractions listed above and more!  From a Bavarian Village to an enchanting Castle, this is one trip you do not want to miss!  Trip insurance is available for $112/person for double occupancy and $138/person for single occupancy (highly recommended) made payable to Many Destinations Travel.

Final Payment/Registration Deadline:  May 25

Day/Date:     Sunday, August 9 – 15
Departure:   7:45 am from Founders Community Center
Return:          In the evening of August 15 (TBD)
$1,349/Double Occupancy
$1,799/Single Occupancy
*$100 Deposit due upon registration

Click here to download the The Ultimate Michigan Tour flyer.

Elvis My Way at The Metropolis Performing Arts Centre

Arlington Heights, IL

The electrifying Brandon Bennett (Chicago: Million Dollar Quartet) does the impossible, delivering a spine-tingling Elvis tribute that is fresh, powerful, and right on time. With his pure-bred southern charm, powerful voice, and scandalous moves Bennett was named the “Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist” by Elvis Presley Enterprises at Graceland. His must see show traverses Elvis’ career: from the Rock n’ Roll nativity of the 50s, to the iconic comeback television concert of the 60s, to the legendary lounge acts of the 70s. All-time great hits include “Blue Suede Shoes,” “Can’t Help Falling In Love,” “Suspicious Minds,” and many more. Before the show we will enjoy lunch at Peggy Kinnane’s Irish Pub.  Please select your meal choice at the time of registration:

Registration Deadline: July 24

Day/Date:       Wednesday, August 26
Departure:     11:00 am from Founders Community Center
Return:            6:30 pm (Approximately)
Fee:                   $98 (Fee includes mini-coach transportation, lunch and show)

Dueling Pianos at Starved Rock

Utica, IL

Relax and enjoy the show in the historic ambiance of the Great Hall of Starved Rock Lodge. An experience like no other! Don’t miss this wildly entertaining music and comedy dueling piano show. Our interactive musical comedy experience will have you singing, shouting, dancing and laughing so hard you’ll be doubled over. We’ll also enjoy a lunch buffet!

Registration Deadline:  

Day/Date:    Tuesday, September 1
Depart:          9:30 am Founders Community Center
Return:         5:15 pm (Approx.)
Fee:                 $89 (Fee includes motor coach transportation, lunch buffet & show)

Washington, D.C.

Set off for our Nation’s Capital to see the remarkable monuments and renowned buildings during your Guided Tour of Washington DC. You will enjoy detailed information on some of DC’s most incredible landmarks including the US Capitol, the White House, National Archives, Embassy Row, Georgetown, Washington Monument, World War II Memorial, Arlington National Cemetery, the Smithsonian and much more! This trip also includes deluxe motor coach transportation, 6 nights lodging and 10 meals. Travel insurance through Travel Insured International is available and recommended. The fee for insurance is $69/person. Please write a separate check payable to “Travel Insured International, Inc.” or pay it online at Limited space available, so don’t wait to register!

Registration Deadline/Final Payment: July 10

Day/Date:    Thursday, September 24 – 30
Depart:          8:30 am from the Founders Community Center
Return:         In the evening on September 30 (TBA)
$779/person – double occupancy
$1,064/person – single occupancy
$759/person – triple occupancy
* $75 deposit due upon signing

Click here to download the Washington, D.C. informational flyer.

Branson Holiday Show Extravaganza

Branson, Missouri

There is so much to see in Branson, Missouri, the “Live Music Show” Capitol of the world!  We will see up to seven shows, including the Dublin Irish Tenors & the Celtic Ladies Christmas Show, the Hughes Brothers Christmas Show, the Amazing Acrobats of Shanghai Morning Show, Presley’s Country Christmas Show, the Doug Gabriel Morning Show, Christmas Wonderland and the Showboat Branson Belle. Please note: shows may be subject to change. We will go to Branson Landing and discover waterfront shopping, dining, and attractions on Lake Taneycomo’s beautiful waterfront. We will also visit historic downtown Branson with old-fashioned charm, novelty shops, and restaurants. Non-stop fun and excitement are waiting for you on this whirlwind show trip!  Trip insurance prices vary depending on occupancy ($45 double, $45 triple and $69 single per person)  Please write a separate check payable to “Travel Insured International, Inc.” or pay it online at  Limited space available; don’t wait to register!

Registration Deadline/Final Payment: September 9

Day/Date:       Monday, November 16 – 20
Depart:           8:30 am from the Founders Center
Return:           In the evening on November 20 (TBA)
$599/person – double occupancy
$734/person – single occupancy
$579/person – triple occupancy
* $75 due upon signing

Please call the Park District office at 815-469-9400 for more information!

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