Travel Programs


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


Galena, IL

Enjoy chocolate treats of all sorts while strolling Galena’s half-mile historic Main Street, loaded with one-of-a-kind shops and restaurants. Your ticket will include a punch card good for 10 treats (mix and match as you like between the chocolate treat options). Each ticket will include a commemorative mug as well. As you are enjoying your chocolate treats, spend time browsing through more than 100 storefronts featuring clothing, jewelry, collectibles, specialty items, gifts and more. There also several restaurant options for lunch that offers a variety of cuisines.  With dozens of classy but casual eateries to choose from, it’s easy to find great eats in Galena. Lunch is on your own.

Registration Deadline:  January 16

Day/Date:      Saturday, February 11
Departure:    8:00 am from Founders Community Center
Return:           7:45 pm (Approximately)
Fee:                   $99 (Fee includes ticket and motor coach transportation)
Min/Max:       12


Aurora, IL

Join us for a trip to the beautiful Paramount Theatre for a Broadway show “Into the Woods”! Spectacle and extravagance await you in Stephen Sondheim’s brilliant reimagining. Nominated for 10 Tony Awards, including Best Musical and Winner of Best Score. A red cape, a strand of yellow hair, a golden shoe, and a white cow. It’s these four items that send a baker and his barren wife through the woods on a magical journey to reverse a spell cast by an evil witch. Throw in Little Red Riding Hood, Jack and the Beanstalk, Rapunzel and Cinderella and you have one of the most astounding and original fairytale retellings the stage has ever seen.

Registration Deadline:  February 14

Day/Date:      Wednesday, March 8
Departure:    10:15 am from Founders Community Center
Return:           5:45 pm (Approximately)
Fee:                   $129 (Fee includes transportation, lunch, gratuity, and show)
Min/Max:       12


LaGrange, IL

Join us for a day of antiquing and shopping in LaGrange!  We will begin our day at Jackson Square Mall, which was once voted “Best of the West #1 Antique Shop” by West Suburban Living!  This antique mall houses over 60 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 restaurants’ options to choose from for lunch that are sure to satisfy your taste buds.  Lunch is on your own.

Registration Deadline: March 3

Day/Date:       Wednesday, March 29
Departure:     9:45 am from Founders Community Center
Return:            3:45 pm (Approximately)
Fee:                   $49 (Fee includes transportation only)
Min/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


Joliet, IL    

On the campus of Joliet Jr. College, Thrive restaurant is run by the students in the Culinary Arts Department. The focus of Thrive is to craft elegant and imaginative cuisine, showcasing fresh ingredients. All pastas are produced in house, as well as cheeses, breads and more to create a menu both classic and approachable that is simple yet flavorful. Menu to include salad, choice of entrée, dessert, and drink.

Registration Deadline: March 24

Day/Date:      Wednesday, April 19
Departure:    10:00 am from Founders Community Center
Return:           2:30 pm (Approximately)
Fee:                   $35 (Fee includes lunch and transportation)
Min/Max:       12


Kankakee, IL    

Did you know that Kankakee has two Frank Lloyd Wright sites? The B. Harley Bradley House on the banks of the tranquil Kankakee River and the Warren Hickox House directly next door were designed in 1900 and are considered Wright’s first Prairie Style homes. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places individually and as part of the Riverview Historic District. Following an extensive restoration, the Bradley House now enjoys the opportunity to be appreciated by architecture fans from around the world. You will learn about the history of the Bradley House, its 11 owners and amazing architecture and also a bit about the Hickox House, the private residence next door. The tour includes both floors of the house and the carriage house/stable. After the tour, we head to Burgers & Beers Bar & Grill for a delicious plated lunch and non-alcoholic soft drink.

Registration Deadline: April 14

Day/Date:      Wednesday, May 17
Departure:    9:15 am from Founders Community Center
Return:           3:00 pm (Approximately)
Fee:                   $90 (Fee includes motor coach transportation, tour, plated lunch, and gratuity)
Min/Max:       12


Shipshewana, IN

Shipshewana Trading Place boasts the Midwest’s Largest Outdoor Flea Market with over 700 open-air booths offer something for everyone – gifts, home decor, signs, fresh produce, jewelry, makeup, plants, food, clothes, antiques, wood crafts, and much more. There is no other place with as many bargains or cool finds. You can also walk a few blocks to the downtown area and visit a variety of shops and restaurants. Lunch is on your own.

Registration Deadline: May 5

Day/Date:      Wednesday, May 31
Departure:    8:15 am from Founders Community Center
Return:           7:00 pm (Approximately)
Fee:                   $58 (Fee includes motor coach transportation only)
Min/Max:       20


Memphis, TN

Memphis – Home of the Blues, Soul & Rock n Roll. This trip includes deluxe motor coach transportation, 4 nights lodging and 8 meals, Admission to Graceland, Sun Studio, Rock ‘n’ Soul Museum and a guided tour of Memphis and free time on Beale Street. Trip insurance prices are $72 for a single, double & triple. Please write a separate check payable to “Travel Insured International, Inc.” or pay it online at Limited space available; don’t wait to register!

Day/Date:   Monday, October 16 – 20
Depart:        8:30 am from the Founders Community Center
Return:       In the evening on October 20 (TBA)
Fee:               $798/person – double occupancy
                        $978/person – single occupancy
                        $778/person – triple occupancy
                        *$75 due upon signing
Min/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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