Travel Programs


Fort Atkinson, WI

The Fireside Dinner Theatre in Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin has been the premiere entertainment destination in the Midwest for superb musicals featuring Broadway performers, fine dining, and boutique shops in a one-of-a-kind setting. Featuring tributes to legendary British superstars of yesterday and today – Freddie Mercury, Adele, Rod Stewart, Elton John, and Dusty Springfield – with a four-piece band and performers so gifted, you’ll swear the real thing is right before your very eyes. Please select your meal choice that will be provided at the time of registration.

Registration Deadline:  May 31

Day/Date:     Friday, June 23
Departure:   7:30 am from Founders Community Center
Return:          6:30 pm (Approx.)
Fee:                 $155 (Fee includes transportation, lunch, gratuity, and the show)
Max:                12


Elkhart, IN

The RV Hall of Fame is a 100,000 sq. ft. museum in Elkhart, Indiana that features a variety of historical recreational vehicles dating back 100 years and continuing through the 1980s. The oldest vehicle on display is a 1913 Earl Travel Trailer and is the oldest surviving specimen known. Step through the doors and step back in time. Trailers and other authentic memorabilia from as far back as the 1920s are on hand to show you how far we’ve come and, maybe, pine for the good old days. After the Museum you can explore Downtown Elkhart. A vibrant, walkable area filled with restaurants and shops.  Lunch is on your own in downtown Elkhart.

Registration Deadline:  June 23

Day/Date:     Wednesday, July 19
Departure:   8:00 am from Founders Community Center
Return:          4:30 pm (Approx.)
Fee:                 $69 (Fee includes transportation and museum admission)
Max:                12


Kenosha, WI

Every Faire day recreates a time when knights were noble, maids were merry and turkey legs were titanic. Once you enter the portal gates, you travel back in time to the year 1574, and you’ve walked right into an exciting village festival day.  It’s time to eat, drink and be merry!  Visitors can take a rollicking romp through Elizabethan England, complete with 16th Century games, rides, arts, crafts, food, music and one-of-a-kind encounters with a spectacular cast of characters. Nearly 200 artisans display their wares in the Bristol Faire Marketplace. Potters, glass blowers, jewelers and forgers busily go about their work, as shoppers discover rare finds around every corner. The entertainment at Bristol spans 16 different performance areas and all the streets in between! You’ll find daredevil acrobats, soulful musicians, side-splitting comedians, three full-contact jousts, and hundreds of performers who bring the city of Bristol to life! At the Bristol Renaissance Faire, everyday recreates a time when knights were noble, and maids were merry!

Registration Deadline:  July 1

Day/Date:     Saturday, July 29
Departure:   7:45 am from Founders Community Center
Return:          6:00 pm (Approximately)
Fee:                 $105 (Fee includes transportation and admission)
Max:                12


Chicago, IL

There’s no better place to experience breathtaking views of Chicago or Lake Michigan than aboard 148′ S/V Windy; the Official Tall Ship Ambassador for the City of Chicago. Leave the hustle and bustle behind and explore Chicago’s gorgeous shores with a leisurely trip around Lake Michigan. Take in the world-famous skyline, while we learn the history of Chicago and its world-famous architecture. Before you set sail, you will have free time shop, dine, and explore Navy Pier. 

Registration Deadline:  July 19

Day/Date:     Saturday, August 12
Departure:   10:30 am from Founders Community Center
Return:          6:00 pm (Approx.)
Fee:                 $96 (Fee includes transportation & boat tour)
Max:                12

Laverne & Shirley Themed Tour of Milwaukee!

Milwaukee, WI

If you are a fan of the Laverne & Shirley show, you will appreciate seeing Milwaukee’s City Hall which was the opening shot of the show. See Polish Flats and the Brewery that made Milwaukee Famous, “Shotz.” We even make a stop to see Laverne’s heartthrob The Bronze Fonz Statue. Bring your camera for that! Our day includes touring Lakefront Brewery where you will enjoy 2 samples and a souvenir glass. Laverne’s pop was well known for his pizza served at the Pizza Bowl, so lunch is at a family-owned Pizzeria. The day also includes a game of mini-bowling because the girls have to keep their skills sharp for the Shotz Brewery Tournament. Top off the day with a frozen custard treat at Milwaukee’s legendary and nostalgic Leon’s Drive-In. Be ready for surprises along the way.

Registration Deadline:  July 5

Day/Date:    Wednesday, August 23
Departure:  6:30 am from Founders Community Center
Return:         6:45 pm (Approx.)
Fee:                 $165 (Fee includes transportation, tour with guide, lunch, mini-bowling, frozen custard, and gratuity)
Max:                15


Utica, IL

Country music at its finest!   Dave and Daphne, a Nashville duo perform a high-energy show with Classic Country music roots!!  Dave is well known for his 10 years on the road as Barbara Mandrell’s lead guitarist. Daphne was Southern Gospel Music’s Female Vocalist of the Year, having spent many years with the Bill Gaither Southern Gospel Music Conventions.  When she sings country music, she’s best described as a cross between Shania Twain and Patsy Cline. Together they bring Country Legend favorites: Loretta Lynn, Willie Nelson, Patsy Cline and so many more, to create an afternoon of Nashville Fun! 

Registration Deadline:  August 18

Day/Date:    Tuesday, September 19
Departure:  9:15 am from Founders Community Center
Return:         5:15 pm (Approx.)
Fee:                 $119 (Fee includes transportation, lunch buffet, show and gratuity)
Max:                12


Oak Brook, IL

Ring of Fire showcases the story of Johnny Cash through his music. From country rock n’ roll to searing ballads of love and faith, Cash’s iconic songs highlight the incredible struggles and triumphs of his life. Performed by an incredible group of actor/musicians, Ring of Fire celebrates the music that has become a part of our collective experience.  Before the show, we will enjoy a delicious lunch. Meal choices are Lemon & Herb Crusted Cod, Roasted Chicken Breast, or Pot Roast. Please make your selection at the time of registration. 

Registration Deadline:  August 30

Day/Date:    Wednesday, September 27
Departure:  10:30 am from Founders Community Center
Return:          5:15 pm (Approx.)
Fee:                 $145 (Fee includes transportation, lunch, & show)
Max:                12


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

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Lancaster, PA

The spectacular Sight and Sound Theater is the centerpiece of our exciting group bus trip to Lancaster, PA, featuring the remarkable show – “Miracle of Christmas”!  This holiday season, travel back in time to Bethlehem as the original Christmas story unfolds all around you. Our group will also enjoy “The First Noel” show at Lancaster’s famous American Music Theatre. Hear some of your favorite sacred and secular holiday songs and the outstanding musical arrangements of the AMT Orchestra.

Our group will also learn the Amish traditions and practices at the Amish Experience and then take a guided tour of Philadelphia, including free time to see the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall on your own. A guided tour of Lancaster takes your group back in time to 19th century style Amish Country lifestyle. This Lancaster bus trip is a unique combination of amazing entertainment and old-fashioned charm! Trip insurance is $72 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: September 1

Day/Date:   Monday, November 27 – December 2
Depart:        8:00 am from Founders Community Center
Return:        In the evening on December 2 (TBA)
Fee:               $799/person – double occupancy
                        $989/person – single occupancy
                        $779/person – triple occupancy
                        *$75 due upon signing
Max:               20

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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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