Travel Programs


Chicago, IL

Join us and experience Chicago’s many ghosts, haunted history, and all around strangeness! We don’t just drive past Chicago’s spooky places, we let you experience them first-hand! You will enjoy 3 hours of weird Chicago history and hauntings at some of the city’s Spookiest locations! Often imitated, but never equaled. It’s a tour of the Windy City that you won’t soon forget!

Registration Deadline: September 23

Day/Date:          Friday, October 7
Depart:                5:00 pm from Founders Community Center
Return:               11:00 pm (Approximately)
Fee:                       $79 (Fee includes transportation, tour guide, gratuity & snacks)
Max:                     12


Enjoy a dinner cruise along beautiful Lake Champlain. Tour Morse Farm Sugar Works to see how real Vermont Maple Syrup is made. Witness a 600-foot-deep quarry at Rock of Ages Granite Quarry. See the ice cream making process at Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream Factory and visit Cold Hollow Cider Mill. Admission to the Shelburne Museum is included along with a visit to Stowe Village! This trip includes deluxe motor coach transportation, six nights lodging and 10 meals. Trip insurance prices vary depending on occupancy ($69 double & 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; don’t wait to register!

Final payment and registration deadline: August 5

Day/Date:     Sunday, October 16 – 22
Depart:          8:30 am from the Founders Community Center
Return:          In the evening on October 22 (TBA)
$919/person – double occupancy
$1,254/person – single occupancy
$899/person – triple occupancy
* $75 due upon signing
Max:                20


Aurora, IL

Nominated for 9 Tony Awards, and winner of the best musical! When carefree nun-in-training Maria is sent by her convent to be the governess of seven children, she finds herself unexpectedly questioning her choices in life and falling in love with the children’s stern father, all the while the events of World War II play out in the background. One of the most beloved musicals of all time and a holiday favorite, The Sound of Music has enchanted audiences for more than 50 years. Experience it for the first time or all over again at Paramount Theatre, where our lobby will be decked out in Christmas decorations, including a two-story Christmas tree. Enjoy lunch catered by Enticing Cuisine in the beautiful ballroom and then walk right across the street to enjoy the show. Lunch menu includes salad, rolls, hot entrée, vegetable, potatoes or rice with most entrées, dessert and nonalcoholic beverages.

Registration Deadline: October 3

Day/Date:          Wednesday, November 16
Depart:                9:15 am from Founders Community Center
Return:                5:45 pm (Approximately)
Fee:                       $89 (Fee includes lunch, performance, and transportation)
Max:                     12


Nestled along the Fox River, Geneva welcomes the holiday season with the arrival of Santa Lucia and St. Nicholas. Visitors enjoy the opportunity to stroll and shop through the historic downtown area; enjoy chestnuts roasting on an open fire and join carolers as they sing songs of the season. The courthouse lawn becomes illuminated with lights, our Great Tree and HOPE for the season. Among the twinkling lights and fresh greenery lined streets you will find downtown Geneva to be a holiday destination

overflowing with comfort and charm. This is one holiday experience you won’t want to miss! Dinner is on your own.

Registration Deadline: November 10

Day/Date:           Friday, December 2
Depart:                2:00 pm from Founders Community Center
Return:               10:00 pm (Approximately)
Fee:                       $45 (Fee includes transportation only)
Max:                     12


Joliet, IL

Ring in the holidays with The Four C Notes and their Rockin’ Holiday Show at the Jacob Henry Mansion (1873), a Historical National Landmark. Enjoy a delicious lunch and listen to the hits of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, Belmont’s, Drifters and The Beach Boys plus Rock and Roll Holiday Classics! The Four C Notes was created by John Michael Coppola, best known for his appearance in Chicago’s long running production of the Broadway smash hit Jersey Boys.

Registration Deadline: November 4

Day/Date:           Wednesday, December 7
Depart:                9:45 am from Founders Community Center
Return:                5:45 pm (Approximately)
Fee:                       $74 (Fee includes lunch, performance, and transportation)
Max:                     12


Oak Brook, IL

This impassioned backstage look at the intimate lives of dancers auditioning for a Broadway chorus brilliantly combines stunning song and dance with a compelling, moving story. Beloved around the world, A Chorus Line is the ultimate love letter to Broadway and features memorable numbers including “What I Did for Love,” “One,” and “I Hope I Get It.” The iconic musical won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in addition to nine Tony Awards, including Best Musical and Best Score, and four Drama Desk Awards. Before the show, we will enjoy a delicious lunch. Meal choices are Rotolo di Pasta or Roasted Turkey. Please make your selection at the time of registration.

Registration Deadline: January 4

Day/Date:           Wednesday, February 1
Depart:                10:00 am from Founders Community Center
Return:                5:00 pm (Approx.)
Fee:                       $139 (Fee includes transportation, lunch, and show)
Max:                     12


Get a taste of old-world Southern charm on our bus tour to Savannah, Jekyll Island, and Beaufort! More than just a Savannah bus trip, this vacation package combines a full experience in Savannah with the beauty of these fascinating southern treasures. On your Savannah bus tour, you will see the breathtaking Victorian homes that make Savannah famous, and enjoy a tour of the historic district. Then, on another day, island-hop to Jekyll and St. Simons islands. Jekyll Island is home to the “Millionaires Club,” where America’s most famous wealthy elite lived and played. St. Simons has the ultimate in Southern character, a vision of beauty in moss draped oaks and charming boutiques in a historic setting. Enjoy a show at the historic Savannah Theatre and then finally, we will visit the historic city of Beaufort and see Parris Island marine base. Trip insurance prices vary depending on occupancy ($72 triple, $72 double and $96 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: February 9

Day/Date:           Sunday, April 16 – 22
Depart:                 8:00 am from the Founders Community Center
Return:                 In the evening on April 22 (TBA)
Fee:                       $850/person – double occupancy
$1,104/person – single occupancy
$830/person – triple occupancy
*$75 due upon signing
Max:                      20


Cooperative Programming

To ensure the success of our bus trips, we work in cooperation with the New Lenox & Manhattan Park Districts. The number of spots listed, is the maximum number of registrations the Frankfort Park District can take. If a bus trip is full, we will call the other agencies to see if spots are available or you may be added to a waitlist.

Pick-up/Drop-off times

Pick-up/drop off location is at the Founders Community Center unless otherwise noted.  Departure times are set and abided by.  If changes occur, participants will be notified by phone.  Please arrive 15 minutes prior to the scheduled departure time.  Return times may vary depending on traffic or weather conditions; we make every attempt to return by the designated time.


Refunds are given under the following circumstances:

  • The trip is cancelled by the Frankfort Park District.  If we have not met our registration minimum by the deadline date, the trip will be cancelled and a full refund will be issued.
  • There is a waitlist and we are able to fill your spot.  Please see refund policy.
  • The person asking for the refund finds a replacement for the trip.

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

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