Travel Programs


Aurora, IL   

Based on the classic Bill Murray comedy, Groundhog Day: The Musical is full of “fertile and feverish theatrical imagination,” The New York Times raved. Nominated for 7 Tony Awards, including Best Musical and Best Original Score, Paramount Theatre is beyond proud to present the Midwest regional premiere of this uproariously funny, surprisingly touching and simply inspirational musical comedy. Enjoy lunch catered by Enticing Cuisine in the beautiful ballroom and then walk right across the street to enjoy the show. Lunch menus always include salad, rolls, hot entrée, vegetable, potatoes or rice with most entrées, dessert, and non-alcoholic beverages.

Registration deadline: February 11

Day/Date:     Thursday, March 10
Depart:          10:15 am Founders Community Center
Return:          5:45 pm (Approx.)
Fee:                 $105 (Fee includes transportation, lunch, gratuity, and admission)
Max:                10


Utica, IL

Since 2010, Mary Pfeifer has delivered the sounds of the late great Patsy Cline in her “Simply Patsy” tribute. Mary has performed throughout Illinois and neighboring states, and was recently an invited guest to perform Patsy songs onstage in Nashville, TN. From Patsy’s first recordings in 1955 to her last in 1963, she will bring back memories of your favorite Patsy songs, including those famous hits like “Crazy” and “Walking after Midnight”, and reveal many facts about the young singer’s life. We will also enjoy a lunch buffet.

Registration Deadline:  February 18

Day/Date:     Tuesday, March 22
Depart:          9:30 am from Founders Community Center
Return:          5:00 pm (Approximately)
Fee:                 $87 (Fee includes transportation, show, and lunch buffet)
Max:                12


Joliet, IL

Join us for a historical walking tour of the Old Joliet Prison lead by docents and trained tour guides from the Joliet Area Historical Museum. This tour talks about the general history of the prison from when it was first opened in 1858 to present day. These historic tours are a great introduction to the site and its history. This tour is a 90-minute walking tour (approx. 1 mile) that that will be both indoors and outdoors. Due to the historic nature of the site, at the current time, tours are not ADA approved. 70% of the tour is accessible for all patrons. Following the tour you will enjoy lunch on your own at Merichka’s restaurant in Crest Hill. Merichka’s has been family owned and operated since 1933. They are known for their World Famous “Poorboys,” but they also have a fine dining selection at reasonable prices.

Registration Deadline:  April 5

Day/Date:    Thursday, May 5
Depart:          9:45 am Founders Community Center
Return:          3:15 pm (Approx.)
Fee:                 $69 (Fee includes mini-coach transportation, tour and gratuity)
Max:                12


This is the trip you have been waiting for! Board your spacious motor coach for 6 nights of lodging including four consecutive nights in South Dakota, 10 meals: 6 breakfast and 4 dinners. You will visit Mount Rushmore National Memorial, tour the Wildlife Loop Road at Custer State Park, Receive a guided tour of Deadwood, plus Gaming at Deadwood Casino. You will also visit the unique Journey Museum, Amazing Crazy Horse Memorial and don’t forget the spectacular Badlands National Park and much more. Trip insurance prices vary depending on occupancy – contact the Park District for pricing.  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 8

Day/Date:   Sunday, May 15 – 21
Depart:        8:00 am from the Founders Community Center
Return:        In the evening on May 22 (TBA)
$719/person – double occupancy
$925/person – single occupancy
$699/person – triple occupancy
* $75 due upon signing
Max:              20

CLICK HERE to download a flyer, insurance information & a Diamond Tours COVID waiver.


Genesee Depot, WI

Join us as we will travel to Genoa, WI and enjoy a “Door County” Fish Boil at Fitzgerald’s. Fitzgerald’s Genoa City Junction serves all-you-can-eat North Atlantic Cod boiled in traditional outdoor kettles year-round for that one of a kind mouthwatering taste. Following lunch, we head to Genesee, WI to Ten Chimneys – the estate lovingly created by theatre legends Alfred Lunt and Lynn Fontanne. Those who visit, like guests of the Lunts, are welcomed into the Lunts’ extraordinary home without the fuss of ropes or barriers. Tours of Ten Chimneys not only celebrate the one-of-a-kind collection the Lunts amassed during their lifetimes, but also honor the values found in every corner of the Lunts’ lives, both on the stage and in the house they called home for more than half a century.  Tours run, rain or shine. Guests should be comfortable standing, walking, and climbing stairs for the duration of their tour.

Registration Deadline:  April 20

Day/Date:    Thursday, May 26
Depart:          9:15 am Founders Community Center
Return:          8:00 pm (Approx.)
Fee:                 $105 (Fee includes mini-coach transportation, lunch, tour and gratuity)
Max:                18


Wheaton, IL   

Put on your walking shoes today as we set out for a lovely day. The bus will drop you off at the historic Visitor’s Center where you can enjoy a 12-minute orientation film highlighting all of Cantigny’s attractions. Afterwards, you’ll have plenty of time to visit what interests you, including 29 acres of stunning gardens, the newly renovated First Division Museum, Tank Park, and the gift shop. Enjoy lunch on your own at Bertie’s Bistro or at the Le Jardin restaurant.

Registration deadline: May 6

Day/Date:    Thursday, June 2
Depart:          9:15 am Founders Community Center
Return:          3:45 pm (Approx.)
Fee:                 $29 (Fee includes transportation and admission to the park)
Max:                10


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


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.

Click here to download the Winter/Spring 2022 Travel Programs

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

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