Travel Programs


Roselle, IL

At Lynfred Winery in Roselle you will experience an educational tour of their wine production area along with a guided sampling of seven Lynfred wines. Tour and tasting lasts about an hour. We will have lunch (on separate checks) at Italian Pizza Kitchen afterwards.

Registration deadline: April 5

Day/Date:   Monday, May 10
Depart:        9:45 am Founders Community Center
Return:        4:15 pm (Approx.)
Fee:               $39 (Fee includes tour, wine tasting & transportation)
Max:              10 spots


Join us for the ultimate Route 66 experience led by the award winning Route 66 author John Weiss!  We will travel the historic Route 66 from the town of Dwight all the way to Atlanta, IL. Our first stop will include a big breakfast at the Route 66 Family restaurant on the historic road.  This family owned restaurant has lots of Route 66 atmosphere and hospitality. From there we will begin our adventure as we journey along Route 66 visiting sites such as an old police station, Dead Man’s curve, the Spraque Super Service, Route 66 Visitors Center, the Bunyon Giant, a visit to the Beer Nuts factory and Outlet Store, and more! We will also visit the historic Funk Sirup Farm to see how it’s made and have a taste. Yes, it is spelled Sirup! We will end our day with dinner at the historic Palm Café in Atlanta. Don’t forget your camera!

Registration Deadline:  April 21

Day/Date:   Wednesday, May 19
Depart:         7:15 am Founders Community Center
Return:        8:00 pm (Approx.)
Fee:                $110 (Fee includes motor coach transportation, meals, tour and gratuity)
Max:               12


Union, IL

All aboard! Ride the electric trains and check out the numerous railroad displays at the Illinois Railway Museum in Union, IL. So much to see! The museum houses the largest collection of historic railway equipment in North America. See how people rode the rails a century ago and view Pullman sleeping cars, opulent private cars, streetcars, trolleys, huge steam locomotives and an 1859 vintage horse drawn streetcar – the oldest car in the museum. Plenty of Chicago railway history including the historic 50th Ave. elevated station from Chicago which has been restored to its 1920’s appearance. Worried about too much walking? Admission to the museum includes unlimited rides on their electric trains offering 35 – 45-minute rides on their five-mile track. So, spend as much time as you like riding the rails or sitting out on benches in a beautiful picnic setting. Participants may purchase sandwiches and snacks in the diner or bring their own. Registration deadline: April 26

Day/Date:  Thursday, June 3
Depart:        8:30 am Founders Community Center
Return:        5:00 pm (Approx.)
Fee:               $49 (Fee includes motorcoach transportation & admission)
Max:              18


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!

Click here to download the trip flyer.

Registration Deadline/Final Payment: July 9

Day/Date:  Thursday, September 16 – 22
Depart:       8:30 am from the Founders Community Center
Return:       In the evening on September 30 (TBA)
Fee:               $779/person – double occupancy
$1,064/person – single occupancy
$759/person – triple occupancy
* $75 deposit due upon signing
Max:             20 spots


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.

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

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