Travel Programs

Hawaiian Luau at Tiki Terrace

Des Plaines, IL

Chase those Winter blues away and come join us for a Hawaiian Luau. The Tiki Terrace is the number one Hawaiian Restaurant and Tiki Bar in Chicago! We will receive a family style Hawaiian lunch and one-hour dance show. Dancers will perform a variety of dances from the South Pacific. Trip includes lunch, soft drinks, show and transportation. Adult beverages are on your own.

Registration Deadline: January 18

Day/Date:     Tuesday, February 19
Departure:   9:45 am from Founders Community Center
Return:          4:15 pm (Approximately)
Fee:                  $49 (Fee includes mini bus transportation, lunch, show & gratuity)

“St. Patrick’s Season Celebration” At Theatre At The Center

Munster, IN

Join us for an old-fashioned St. Patrick’s Day celebration with the award-winning Irish duo, Switchback. They annually tour Ireland and wherever they play, Switchback always captivates and charms audiences with their energy and creativity. Following the show we’ll enjoy lunch which includes customary Irish favorites such as Cream of Broccoli Soup, Corned Beef & Cabbage, Red Potatoes, Irish Soda Bread, and Irish Whiskey Cake.

Registration Deadline: February 14

Day/Date:     Friday, March 8
Departure:   9:00 am from Founders Community Center
Return:          3:45 pm (Approximately)
Fee:                  $89 (Fee includes motor coach transportation, ticket, lunch and gratuity)

Mamma Mia! At Drury Lane

Oak Brook, IL

The international megahit Mamma Mia! uses the greatest songs of ABBA to tell a hilarious story of marriage, family and finding where you belong, proving that in the end the winner takes it all. Come see why more than 54 million people worldwide have laughed and danced to this unforgettable jukebox musical.  Before the show, we will enjoy a delicious lunch.  Meal choices are Grilled Chicken Breast with Marsala Sauce, Parmesan Crusted Flounder with Caper Beurre Blanc, or Crepe Florentine Artichoke, Fontina Cheese with a Chablis Cream Sauce. Please make you selection at the time of registration.

Registration Deadline:  February 22

Day/Date:     Thursday, March 21
Departure:   10:30 am from Founders Community Center
Return:          5:00 pm (Approximately)
Fee:                  $95 (Fee includes mini-coach transportation, ticket, lunch & gratuity)

International Quilt Festival

Rosemont, IL

This Event showcases products from the knitting & stitching industry. The exhibitors of the International Quilt Festival will exhibit the latest and advanced products and services including antique quilts, new quilts, quilting supplies, patterns, kits, books and more!

Registration Deadline: March 7

Day/Date:      Thursday, March 28
Departure:    8:45 am from Founders Community Center
Return:           5:15 pm (Approximately)
Fee:                   $23 (Fee includes mini-bus transportation and admission)

Jersey Boys at the Auditorium Theatre

Chicago, IL

They were just four guys from Jersey, until they sang their very first note. They had a sound nobody had ever heard… and the radio just couldn’t get enough of. But while their harmonies were perfect on stage, off stage it was a very different story — a story that has made them an international sensation all over again. Go behind the music and inside the story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons in the Tony Award®-winning true-life musical phenomenon, JERSEY BOYS. From the streets of New Jersey to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, this is the musical that’s just too good to be true.  Featuring the legendary top ten hits such as; “Sherry,”  “Big Girls Don’t Cry,” “Walk Like A Man,” “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You,” and “December, 1963 (Oh What A Night).”  This is one show you will not want to miss!

Registration Deadline: March 13

Day/Date:     Wednesday, April 3
Departure:   12:15 pm from Founders Community Center
Return:           6:00 pm (Approximately)
Fee:                   $79 (Fee includes mini-coach transportation and ticket)

August Rush at Paramount Theatre

Aurora, IL

Be the first to see the world premiere of August Rush, a never-before-seen musical based on the original motion picture. Evan Taylor, an 11 year old orphan, believes in music like some believe in fairytales. In a cruel twist of fate, Evan’s mother, an accomplished classical cellist, and his father, the lead singer of a rock band, don’t even know he exists in this world. Even after so many years gone, Evan has not given up hope as he relentlessly searches for the parents he knows need him. Quickly discovering he too is a musical prodigy, Evan surrenders himself to the symphony of sounds and follows the music. In this inspiring love story, music is everywhere, but will it lead Evan home? The moving story of August Rush is brought to the stage in Paramount Theatre’s first new musical. We invite you to be a part of history and join us for this world premiere.  Before the show we will enjoy lunch catered by Enticing Cuisine in the beautiful ballroom and then walk right across the street to enjoy the show.

Registration Deadline: April 1

Day/Date:     Wednesday, April 24
Departure:   10:15 am from Founders Community Center
Return:           5:15 pm (Approximately)
Fee:                   $98 (Fee includes mini-coach transportation, lunch, show & gratuity)

Cape Cod & Martha’s Vineyard

Quaint seashore beauty comes alive on your bus trip to Cape Cod & Martha’s Vineyard. Your Cape Cod bus tour takes you from rustic, pristine beaches to quaint villages with iconic lighthouses. Visit the John F. Kennedy Hyannis Museum and see Hyannis’s outdoor John F. Kennedy Memorial. Stroll along the streets of unique Provincetown, a historical and lively shopping and dining haven. Guided tours take you from Hyannis to Chatham to Sandwich and more. A highlight of your Cape Cod bus trip is a visit to the famous getaway island, Martha’s Vineyard. A bus tour to Cape Cod and its beautiful seashore is an unforgettable group trip!  Trip insurance is available and recommended –  prices vary depending on occupancy ($59 triple, $59 double and $69 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: March 1

Day/Date:       Sunday, May 5 – 11
Depart:            8:00 am from the Founders Community Center
Return:           In the evening on May 11(TBA)
Fee:                   $685/person – double occupancy
$880/person – single occupancy
$665/person – triple occupancy
* $75 deposit due upon signing

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Volo Auto Museum & Antiques

Volo, IL

The Volo Auto Museum consists of over 33 unique exhibits, some that can’t be found anywhere else in the world! The museum showcases cars and motor vehicles from the classics to stars of the stage and screen.  Highlights include the Duesenberg room, Military exhibit, Vintage Campers, TV and Movie Cars, Disney Gallery, Cars of the Rich and Famous, Vintage Cars, Warner Bros. Collection, Bizarre Cars and so much more! After your self-guided tour of the auto museum, head across the lot to the Volo 4 antique malls featuring 400 dealers selling a wide variety of antiques and collectables.  A small cafeteria is available for lunch that features an animatronic show, much like the ones that dominated the pizza industry during the late 70’s through the early 90’s such as Pizza Time Theater, SHOWBIZ and Chuck E Cheese.  Lunch is on your own.

Registration Deadline: April 23

Day/Date:     Tuesday, May 14
Departure:   8:45 am from Founders Community Center
Return:          5:00 pm (Approximately)
Fee:                  $65 (Fee includes mini-coach transportation and admission)

Sanfilippo Estate & Dinner at Chessie’s

Barrington, IL

The Sanfilippo ‘Place de la Musique’ is a private museum known for its collection of antique music machines, including phonographs, player pianos, fairground and band organs, calliopes and a large theater pipe organ. There will be a guided three-hour tour of this amazing museum, followed by dinner and dessert at Chessie’s Restaurant. Meal choices are roast loin of pork with mashed potato and vegetable medley, chicken parmesan served over linguine with marinara sauce, parmesan crusted tilapia served with rice pilaf and vegetable medley or baked penne pasta complimented with roasted vegetables. Please plan for a lot of walking. There are places to sit along the tour.

Registration Deadline: April 26

Day/Date:     Thursday, May 30
Departure:   11:45 am from Founders Community Center
Return:          8:15 pm (Approximately)
Fee:                  $103 (Fee includes motor coach transportation, tour, dinner & gratuity)

French Lick Resort & Louisville, Kentucky

Come join us at the French Lick Resort, one of the Midwest’s Premier Resort Destination. Nestled among the hills of the Hoosier National Forest resides a classic American destination – French Lick Resort & Casino. (rated No. 4 Best Casino outside of Las Vegas by Yahoo Travel).  The resort is sure to exceed your expectations! On our way we will experience the thrill of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway & Museum, including a ride around the infamous track. Come experience Old World opulence amid modern comforts served with Midwestern charm at the French Lick Resort.  With a morning of free time to explore all that is offered. In the afternoon take a 25 mile scenic train ride and later enjoy wine tasting at the French Lick Winery.  Plenty of time to give Lady Luck a try in the evening. We will also spend a day exploring Louisville, a city that combines heritage with innovation, authenticity with originality and friendliness in a way that’s completely unique. Discover one-of-a-kind attractions like the legendary Kentucky Derby Museum at Churchill Downs, Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory, and the Muhammad Ali Center along with dinner before heading back to the French Lick Resort. On the way home we will stop for lunch and have a quick stop at the Albanese Candy Factory Store for your shopping pleasure. Fee includes all attractions listed, 3 nights lodging and 6 meals (3 Breakfasts & 3 Dinners). Trip insurance is available for $59/person (highly recommended) made payable to Many Destinations Travel.

Final Payment/Registration Deadline: April 6

Day/Date:     Thursday, June 27 – 30
Departure:   7:45 am from Founders Community Center
Return:           In the evening of June 30 (TBD)
Fee:                  $759/Double Occupancy
                          $969/Single Occupancy
                          $739/Triple Occupancy
                          *$150 Deposit due upon registration

Amelia Island & Jacksonville Florida

Soak up the age-old splendor of St. Augustine-America’s first and oldest city, and discover Ponce De Leon’s Fountain of youth at the National Archeological Park. Next, explore the coastal island beauty of Amelia Island with a guided tour, time in the historic District and much more! This trip also includes deluxe motor coach transportation, 8 nights lodging and 14 meals. Trip insurance is available and recommended – prices vary depending on occupancy ($69 double, $69 triple and $94 single per 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 12

Day/Date:    Saturday, September 28 – October 6
Depart:         8:15 am from the Founders Community Center
Return:        In the evening on October 6 (TBA)
Fee:                 $879/person – double occupancy
                         $1208/person – single occupancy
                         $859/person – triple occupancy
                         * $75 deposit due upon signing

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Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta – Mayflower Tours

October 4, 2019

Call the Park District office at (815) 469-9400 for additional informational.

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

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