Physical Address 414 S Lewis Avenue Waukegan, IL60085
Over the phone: Call Park Place (847) 244-9242 and have your credit card ready Monday through Friday from 9:00am – 4:30pm.
Online: Available 24/7
Trips are open to all adults 18 years of age and older, as well as residents within Waukegan Township or outside the Township boundaries. For more information or to register call (847) 244-9242 or email email@example.com.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and a possible re surge this fall, trips may be cancelled.
Thursday, October 15, 2020
Enjoy the fall beauty of the Morton Arboretum and the Annual Glass Pumpkin exhibition! We will tour the Arboretum by guided tram, enjoy a gourmet box lunch, and have the opportunity to visit the one of a kind art glass pumpkin exhibition. We will start with an hour-long open-air ride on the Acorn Express to view the beauty of the Arboretum. After a gourmet box lunch, we will Shop and admire a stunning array of glass-blown art at the annual Glass Pumpkin Patch. Explore a dazzling collection of more than 6,000 hand-blown glass pumpkins as well as autumnal and farmer’s market-themed glass art designs in mesmerizing colors, shapes, and sizes.
Departs Park Place at 9:30 a.m. and returns after 4:00 p.m.
We will start our day with a 1.5-hour walking tour of the Old Joliet Prison lead by docents and trained tour guides from the Joliet Area Historical Museum. This tour covers the general history of the prison from its opening in 1858 to date. Next, we will visit the Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery to explore the memorial walk and Pearl Harbor Monument. We will finish the day with a tour of the Midewin Tall Grass Praire check out this restored natural site and its bison herd.
Exploring space with us at Adler Planetarium! Roll up your sleeves and let curiosity be your guide. At the Adler Planetarium, you’ll find hands-on, minds-on activities and explore mind-blowing facts about the universe. With two domed theaters, a selection of self-directed and staff-facilitated activities, 60,000 square feet of exhibitions and the Doane Observatory’s research-quality telescope, the Adler casts visitors in the role of scientist, engineer, astronaut, and creative problem solver. Explore the history of telescopes, marvel at the craftsmanship of the Adler’s extensive collection of antique astrolabes, or step inside Captain James A. Lovell Jr.’s personal journey into space in Mission Moon. We will enjoy a self-guided tour of the Adler, two shows, and lunch on your own in Galileo’s Café.
When most people think of a traditional Christmas, they usually mean a Victorian Christmas. Mr. & Mrs. Abraham Lincoln would like to tell you what Christmas was like in America during this time and how some of the customs we observe today came to be, such as the Christmas Tree, Santa Clause, typical menus, and the best Christmas present Abraham Lincoln ever received! After the lunch and presentation, enjoy a Holiday pipe organ concert in the Old Central Church. Self guided tours of the mansion are available before the presentation.
Trip departs Park Place at 9:00 a.m. Estimated return time at 5 p.m.
Enjoy a fantastic dinner, deserts and a tour of beautiful Milwaukee holiday decor! This Santa-approved tour is the perfect mix of history, Milwaukee Christmas traditions, tasty treats and a dash of light-hearted holiday spirit. On our tour, we’ll visit holiday displays at Cathedral Square, Pere Marquette Park, Red Arrow Park and Zeidler Union Square. Winter weather permitting, along with the mobility of the group, we will exit the coach and this tour will include an experience of the park. You’ll sample hot chocolate (or coffee) and desserts from two local restaurants, plus some special treats on the bus as well.