Trips and Tours

Travel to far-away destinations or make new discoveries close to home. Explore dozens of local excursions and extended tours created and curated by Community Education

For more details and registration information, visit or call our travel specialist at (630) 466-2360

It’s another amazing White Bag tour! Visit the Midway Village Museum and learn about the Sock Monkey, Rockford Peaches, Rockford’s role in aviation and the early days of Rockford industry, settlement and immigration. After lunch, visit the 100-year old rose garden at the Nicholas Conservatory and enjoy a behind-the-scenes tour at the Prairie Street Brewhouse. No worries, we supply the white bag for your free goodies along the way. Sign up by May 18, 2017. No refunds after May 18, 2017.

Thursday, June 8, 2017
Ticket# TRP894.001, CRN# 30774
$99 Includes transportation, museum, lunch, conservatory, trolley ride and tours

Start the day at Bright Farms, a Hydroponic four-acre greenhouse harvesting fresh produce for 24-hour delivery to local grocery stores. Continue to the Lena Wind Farm, 'hug a turbine' (conditions permitting), tour the farm and learn about the amazing world of wind energy. After lunch and shopping, experience an artisan craft brewery combined with an organic farm where unique beers are brewed onsite in a renovated barn using hops and more grown on the farm. Finally, a nostalgic stop at a peg-built barn housing three levels of antique tractors, cars and more. Comfortable closed-toe shoes for terrain and entrance to Bright Farms. Sign up by June 14, 2017. No refunds after June 14, 2017.

Wednesday, June 28, 2017
Ticket# TRP829.001, CRN# 30778
$99 Includes transportation, tours and lunch

Bursting with the rambunctious energy of the original MGM film, “Seven Brides for Seven Brothers” is a boisterous and fun romance that harkens back the glory days of movie musicals. Sign up by July 5, 2017. No refunds after July 5, 2017.

Wednesday, July 26, 2017
Ticket# TRP828.001, CRN# 30781
$99 includes transportation, lunch and theater

World Series Champions Chicago Cubs host the Washington Nationals at the Friendly Confines. First, a rooftop 'Majors Buffet' lunch at Sports Corner Bar & Grill. After lunch, shop on-your-own for Cub gear and souvenirs or walk around Wrigley Field to view the famous marquee and statues of Hall of Fame players. Games starts at 1:20 p.m. Limited mobility drop-off/pick-up at Addison & Sheffield. All others drop-off/pick-up at Irving Park Road and walk to/from ballpark. Elevator to rooftop lunch. Under 21 must be accompanied by an adult. Sign up by July 21, 2017. No refunds after July 21, 2017.

Friday, August 4, 2017
Ticket# TRP887.001, CRN# 30788
$145 includes transportation, parking, lunch, and ballgame

Meet the pastor, three cooks and one daughter who run the kitchen and care for the congregation. As in any kitchen, problems arise as the four women handle a Lutefisk Dinner, a funeral, an Easter Fund Raiser, and, of course, a wedding. This musical comedy, which has charmed audiences all over the nation, is funny, heart-warming, and down to earth. Sign up by July 19, 2017. No refunds after July 19, 2017.

Wednesday, August 9, 2017
Ticket# TRP898.001, CRN# 30783
$99 includes transportation, lunch and theater

For more information on LOCAL EXCURSIONS, please call our travel specialist at (630) 466-2360


To register for LOCAL EXCURSIONS:

1. Download and complete the Day Trip Reservation Form.

2. Mail, FAX or return the completed form to the location indicated.

Interested in an extended tour?

Please call our travel specialist at (630) 466-2360
for information on our many tour options both near and far