Travel Programs

Afternoon Tea & Historic House Tour

Lake Geneva, WI

Lauded by USA Today as the area’s Most Beautiful Restaurant, the Baker House 1885 brings to you an afternoon of Victorian Tea and Gilded Age living overlooking scenic Lake Geneva. Enjoy hand select teas and a bountiful selection of savory and sweet delights prepared by our in house pastry chef. The home is decked with award winning decor and all five parlor fireplaces are lit to add to the inviting charm. The Victorian dressed staff guides guests through a historic journey sharing the story of this beautifully restored Nationally Registered Historic Property along with Victorian antidotes of “Tea & History”.  We will also have free time in downtown Lake Geneva for shopping and lunch.  Lunch is on your own.

Registration Deadline: January 22

Day/Date:     Saturday, February 10
Departure:   8:30 am from Founders Community Center
Return:          5:45 pm (Approximately)
Fee:                 $92 (Fee includes motor coach transportation, tour & gratuity, tea and desserts)

Chicago Blackhawks

Chicago, IL

Don’t miss our annual trip to see your Chicago Blackhawks skate and score against the Los Angeles Kings at the United Center! A limited number of tickets are available, so register as soon as possible.

Registration Deadline: February 5

Day/Date:     Monday, February 19
Departure:   4:45 pm from Lions Community Center, 1 Manor Drive, New Lenox
Return:          11:30 pm (Approximately)
Fee:                 $113 (Fee includes school bus transportation and a 300 level ticket)

Steel Magnolias Theatre At The Center

Munster, IN

A hilarious and heart-warming play set in a Louisiana beauty shop, which follows the hopes, dreams, triumphs and tragedies of six colorful characters and inspired the 1989 film which starred Julia Roberts, Sally Field, Shirley MacLaine and Dolly Parton. It’s a story exploring the bond between a mother and daughter, and friendships of those who feel like family. Lunch, coffee, tea and iced tea are included.

Registration Deadline: January 31

Day/Date:     Thursday, February 22
Departure:   10:45 am from Founders Community Center
Return:          5:30 pm (Approximately)
Fee:                 $77 (Fee includes mini-coach transportation, ticket and lunch)

Jackson Square Mall

LaGrange, IL

Join us for a day of antiquing and shopping in LaGrange!  We will begin our day at Jackson Square Mall, which was voted “Best of the West #1 Antique Shop” by West Suburban Living!  This antique mall houses over 50 dealers with a wide variety of items including home decor, antiques, collectibles, jewelry and clothing.   The building itself is an antique at over 100 years old!  Afterwards, we will continue shopping at the many unique stores that line the streets of downtown LaGrange.  There are also several restaurant options to choose from for lunch that are sure to satisfy your taste buds.

Registration Deadline: February 23

Day/Date:     Thursday, March 15
Departure:   9:45 am from Founders Community Center
Return:          3:45 pm (Approximately)
Fee:                 $35 (Fee includes motor coach transportation only)

Macy’s Flower Show, History Tour & Lunch at the Walnut Room

Chicago, IL

Learn how Macy’s has grown to be America’s largest department store, with over 800 locations and more than 150 years of retailing history. Tour highlights include the breathtaking Tiffany vaulted ceiling, the graceful Burnham Fountain, the world-renowned Walnut Room restaurant and a walk through the annual Flower Show.  Meal choices are: Mrs. Herring’s 1890 Original Chicken Pot Pie, Butternut Squash Tortellaci Pasta, or Asiago Crusted Chicken. Please mention meal choice when registering.

Registration Deadline: February 28

Day/Date:     Wednesday, March 28
Departure:   8:45 am from Founders Community Center
Return:          3:45 pm (Approximately)
Fee:                 $89 (Fee includes motor coach transportation, tour, lunch, dessert & gratuity)

Get Your Kicks on Route 66!

Join us for the ultimate Route 66 experience led by the award winning Route 66 author John Weiss!   We will travel to such places as Milltown Market in Wilmington, visit scenic downtown Dwight, spend time at the many shops and museums that Pontiac has to offer and much more. You’ll even have the opportunity to visit an original 1906 two cell jail, so bring your camera!
This tour will include two snacks and lunch at a Route 66 restaurant.

Registration Deadline: March 16

Day/Date:     Thursday, April 19
Departure:   8:30 am from Founders Community Center
Return:          5:30 pm (Approximately)
Fee:                 $89 (Fee includes motor coach transportation, tour guide, snacks, lunch and all admissions)

Shipshewana Flea Market

Shipshewana, IN

Come enjoy one of the largest Amish communities in the world with over a thousand vendors selling everything from fresh fruit to handcrafted furniture at the Shipshewana flea market. You can also walk a few blocks to the downtown area and visit a variety of shops, an antique auction, the Mennohaus Museum and much more.

Registration Deadline: April 17

Day/Date:     Tuesday, May 22
Departure:   8:30 am from Founders Community Center
Return:          7:45 pm (Approximately)
Fee:                 $55 (Fee includes motor coach transportation only)

New Orleans

New Orleans, LA

Lively French infused culture awaits you on this bus tour to New Orleans! You will experience a guided tour which takes you to the most memorable sights, and enjoy some free time to stroll the world famous historic French Quarter. This New Orleans bus tour includes a tour of a Louisiana plantation, a beautiful riverboat cruise on the Mississippi River, a visit to the new National World War II Museum, including a 4D cinematic experience on a 120 foot screen and admission to Mardi Gras World! This trip also includes deluxe motor coach transportation, 6 nights lodging and 10 meals. Travel Insurance through Travel Insured International is available. Prices vary depending on occupancy ($59 double, $59 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:  July 6

Day/Date:     Sunday, September 16 – 22
Departure:   8:15 am from Founders Community Center
Return:          Evening of September 22 (TBA)
Fee:                 $689 per Person-Double Occupancy
$919 per Person-Single Occupancy
$669  per Person-Triple Occupancy
*$75 deposit due upon registration

Virginia Beach

Historic Norfolk & Colonial Williamsburg

Join us as we travel to the coastal city of Virginia Beach and experience a rich array of history and entertainment on this bus tour! Stroll along or relax on the famous Virginia Beach Boardwalk and see where the Chesapeake Bay meets the Atlantic Ocean. As part of this tour, your group will enjoy a visit to Colonial Williamsburg, which includes a guided tour of this historic district. Then, your group will get to see unique and spectacular views of Norfolk and the Naval Fleet during a cruise aboard Spirit of Norfolk along the Elizabeth River. Also included in this tour is a visit to the flagship Yankee Candle Village and award winning Virginia Beach Aquarium and Marine Science Center. Finally, your tour will take your group to the world-class Nauticus attraction, featuring the Battleship Wisconsin. There is sure to be something for everyone on this Virginia Beach bus tour! Trip insurance 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; don’t wait to register!

Registration Deadline/Final Payment: March 1

Day/Date:      Sunday, May 20 – 26
Departure:    8:00 am from the Founders Community Center
Return:          In the evening on May 26 (TBA)
Fee:                  $850/person – double occupancy
$1,150/person – single occupancy
$830/person – triple occupancy
* $75 deposit due upon signing

Click here to download Virginia Beach trip flyer.

Pacific Northwest By Rail – Mayflower Tours

Enjoy an adventure you will never forget! The itinerary is varied, exciting and fun, Travel cross country aboard the Amtrak’s California Zephyr to San Francisco and home from Seattle aboard the Empire Builder. Your adventure includes the Golden Gate Bridge, Fisherman’s wharf, wine tasting, and Redwood National Park. The excitement continues when you experience a Jet boat excursion on the Rouge River, enjoy the four wheel drive by dune buggy, through Oregon National recreational area. Visit the Oregon coast with stops at the Tillamook Cheese Factory and Yaquina Lighthouse, and enjoy a guided tour of Portland-Historic District. And International Rose Test Gardens. Then On to the Columbia River Gorge, Mt Rainer National Park and visit Mt St Helens visitor’s center and ride the Mt Rainer Scenic Railway, Your guided tour of Seattle including Pike Place Market and Seattle’s Museum of Flight. This will be a Trip of a Life Time and you will want to share your memories with family and friends.  Don’t forget Mayflower Tours offers FREE Home pick up and Special Savings for the Frankfort Park District!  Call for Details!

Dates:                    Departs July 7 – 19, 2018
Fee:                        $3,149 Double Occupancy
Single Occupancy add additional cost: add $889
$400 deposit due at time of registration, plus cancellation insurance.
Departure:           Mayflower Tours will pick up each individual from their home. Travelers will be notified of specific time 3 weeks before the trip.
Final Payment:  90 Days prior to departure.

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

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