Trips

Information 

•Recreation & Parks Department will need name, date of birth, address, phone number, and emergency number of each person registering for a trip. 

•Before participating in any program or event sponsored by the Recreation & Parks Department a waiver must be signed by the participant or responsible parent/guardian.  

•Trip return times are approximate and may change due to unforeseen circumstances and traffic.

•In the event of low enrollment, a luxury passenger van may be substituted for a motor coach bus.

•Refunds - Refunds for trips may vary due to non-refundable tickets or fees. Refund requests made prior to the trip deadline date will be given less a 5% refund fee. Cancellations made by Recreation & Parks are not subject to the 5% refund fee. Online registration fees are non-refundable. Please note: Refunds for purchases made by credit card are processed back to the credit card. Refunds for purchases made by cash or check are processed with a check (within ten business days) through the Village of Park Forest Finance Department.

Diamond Tours and Mayflower Tours Refund Policy:  Please refer to their refund policy.  Travel insurance is available for purchase for an additional fee. 

•Nothing kills a good trip quicker than waiting until the last minute to register! Please sign up early or the trip that you want may have to be cancelled.

Credit/debit card transactions are processed through Active Network, LLC.  Active Network, LLC may appear on your credit card/bank statement as the merchant for your trip purchase; rather than Village of Park Forest, Recreation & Parks. 


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The Park Forest Recreation Department offers trips throughout the year. Information is sent to those on the mailing list. If you would like to be on the mailing list, please call the Recreation & Parks Department at (708)748-2005.

           

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Current Trip Flyer (Rev. 5/13/19)


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al caponeChicago Bus Tour - Murder, Mayhem & the Mob

Come join us for a 2-hour tour as we see the dark side of town that was once known as "The Black City.” From the legendary Levee to the infamous instruments of organized crime to the nefarious characters who gave Chicago one of its many international reputations, we will see all the stuff you've heard about, read about and wondered about. Lunch is included at Manny’s Cafeteria & Delicatessen. This trip is in conjunction with Frankfort Township Senior Center.  Registration deadline: May 24, 2019.  

Ages 18 & Older                                   $95 per person   
Depart/Return:  Village Hall, Lobby
24802-01     Wednesday    8 am-6 pm      June 5, 2019


 


BC_Slots-348892-full*Blue Chip Casino/Lighthouse Place Premium Outlets

Have fun at Blue Chip Casino in Michigan City, Indiana! Blue Chip Casino offers 65,000 square feet of gaming on a single, luxurious and spacious level, with 42 table games, eight live poker room tables and more than 1,700 slots. With your favorite games and the ultimate gaming environment, Blue Chip Casino will put you in the mood to play! This trip includes a $15 food voucher person and $10 in E Play to each person who received 1,000 points on their player's card. Please have Blue Chip Rewards Player's Card number ready when registering if applicable.

Don't want to gamble? Shop till you drop at Lighthouse Place Premium Outlets via Village sponsored Uber ride, lunch on your own.  LightHousePlace12_1
When registering please choose between Blue Chip Casino or Lighthouse Place Premium Outlet. Registration deadline two weeks prior to trip date.

Ages 21 & Older          $30 per person 
Depart/Return:  Village Hall, Lobby
24803-01    Tuesday    9:30 am-4:30 pm     June 18, 2019
24803-03    Tuesday    9:30 am-4:30 pm     Aug 20, 2019

*Please note:  The July 16, 2019 trip has been changed to Ameristar Casino.
New information is listed below:

Ameristar Casino
At Ameristar Casino, you'll find the best gaming action and excitement in all of Chicagoland, with more than 1,700 state-of-the-art slot machines. Players will be provided $10 slot play. Registration deadline July 2, 2019.

Ages 21 & Older          $30 per person 
Depart/Return:  Village Hall, Lobby
*24803-02    Tuesday    9:30 am-4:30 pm  July 16, 2019


 

Chicago River CruiseChicago Riverfront Lunch Cruise
Don't miss this event as we ride aboard the brand new Odyssey lunch cruise on the Chicago River. Departing from the revitalized Chicago River Esplanade, this European-inspired ship is fully glass-enclosed and ready to show you the city from a whole new perspective. This new vessel began sailing in Fall 2018 and features a climate-controlled plated dining experience (entrée selection made aboard), with music and disc jockey. Fee includes river dining cruise and transportation.

Children under 18 years of age must be accompanied by an adult. Registration deadline: June 21, 2019. 

All Ages                  $125 per person
Depart/Return:  Village Hall, Lobby
24710-01   Wednesday    10:30 am-4 pm     June 26, 2019


route 66 bwGet Your Kicks On Route 66

Please note Departure/Return Location Change: Bus departments/returns from Frankfort Township Senior Center, 11000 W. Lincoln Highway Frankfort, IL 60423. 

During this nine-hour tour, you will travel from Joliet to  Pontiac, IL along the original world-famous Route 66. Along the way, enjoy a  history of the famous road, plus entertaining stories about the many towns that  have crossed its path. Beginning with the Joliet Rt. 66 Welcome Center, there  will be many opportunities to take photos with the route's historic icons,  including the Launching Pad's Gemini Giant in Wilmington and at the Polk-a-Dot  Drive-In in Braidwood.  Upon arriving in Pontiac, one of Route 66's Red Carpet Corridor Communities, you will enjoy lunch at Bernardi's Restaurant.  Lunch is served family style, which includes salad, bread, fried chicken, mostaccioli, mashed potatoes with gravy, green  beans and ice cream for dessert. Beverage choice: coffee, tea or soft drink.

Following lunch, visit several of Pontiac's well-known attractions, including the Illinois Rt. 66 Museum, the Livingston County War Museum,  Pontiac-Oakland Auto Museum, Museum of the Gilding Arts, the International  Walldog Mural & Sign Art Museum. Our final stop will be Pontiac's three celebrated Swinging Bridges, all spanning  the Vermilion River. The oldest of which  being built in 1898 was originally constructed of iron! Each guest will receive a complimentary Illinois Route 66 souvenir map! This tour is in conjunction  with Frankfort Township Senior Center. Children under 18 years of age must be accompanied by an adult. Registration deadline: July 1, 2019.

All Ages           $90 per person
Depart/Return: Frankfort Township Senior Center
11000 W. Lincoln Highway Frankfort, IL 60423

24712-01   Wednesday   8 am-6 pm   July 10, 2019


Miracle Logo_2Miracle, 108 Years in the Making
Miracle is a new musical held at The Royal George Theater, about a blue collar Chicago family and what it means to be a Chicagoan. Set against the backdrop of the Chicago Cubs 2016 championship season, this heartwarming story chronicles the ale of the Delaneys, a Northside family whose lives for generations have been intrinsically linked to the Cubbies. As times change and the family business faces the threat of a changing neighborhood, can they keep faith not just in their team, but each other?  Registration deadline: June 27, 2019. 

Lunch is at Vinci. Lunch orders will be taken at the restaurant.

Choices are:

Chopped Salad with romaine, grilled chicken, bacon, tomatoes, cucumbers, gorgonzola, Caesar dressing.

Spaghetti with roasted cauliflower, oyster mushrooms, squash, kale, whipped ricotta, crispy breadcrumbs.

Leo's Burger with ground lamb and veal, fontina, arugula, tomato, red onion, truffle mayo, brioche bun, potatoes.

Chicken Panini with tomato, arugula, red onion, pesto, ciabatta, potatoes.

Age 18 & Older          $110 per person 
Depart/Return: Village Hall, Lobby
24807-01    Thursday    10 am-6pm   July 11, 2019



cats
Cats the Musical
Join us at the Nederlander Theater for CATS, the record-breaking musical spectacular by Andrew Lloyd Webber that has captivated audiences in over 30 countries and15 languages, is now on tour across North America! Audiences and critics alike are rediscovering this beloved musical with breathtaking music, including one of the most treasured songs in musical theater - “Memory”. Winner of 7 Tony Awards® including BEST MUSICAL, CATS tells the story of one magical night when an extraordinary tribe of cats gathers for its annual ball to rejoice and decide which cat will be reborn.

A pre-show luncheon will be served at Weber Grill. Please give menu choice when registering. 

Menu Choice (Choose 1): 

Plank Grilled Salmon
Herb Parmesan Chicken Breast
Weber's Signature BBQ Baby Back Pork Ribs - Half Slab.

Children under 18 years of age must be accompanied by an adult. Registration deadline: 
July 19, 2019.

All Ages                  $110 per person
Depart/Return: Village Hall, Lobby
24711-01    Wednesday   10:30 am-6pm   July 31, 2019


pullmanChicago Historical Tour
The History of Chicago from the South Side to the North Side. The tour will include Pullman, Hyde Park, Bronzeville, South Loop, Downtown Loop, River North and Lincoln Park. Topics will range from the glaciers, to the explorers, to modern times.

Trip includes admission and boxed lunch at the Chicago History Museum. Please give beverage and sandwich choice when registering. Lunch includes homemade chips, seasonal fruit, cookie and choice of water or soft drink. Registration deadline: 
July 26, 2019.

Sandwich Choices (Choose 1): 

Clark Street BLT: Applewood-Smoked Bacon, Lettuce, Tomato, Mayonnaise, Toasted White Bread

Old Town Caprese: Pesto, Oven Dried Tomatoes, Baby Spinach, Fresh Mozzarella, Tomato Focaccia  

Lakeshore Drive Tuna: Homemade Tuna Salad, Cheddar Cheese, Lettuce, Tomato, Croissant  

North Side Turkey: Oven Roasted Turkey Breast, Smokehouse Bacon, Avocado, Lettuce, Tomato, Mayonnaise, Multigrain Toast  

Dearborn Ultimate Ham: Honey ham, sliced tomato, dill pickle slices, lettuce, cheddar cheese, mayo & whole grain mustard, marble rye

Beverage Choice (Choose 1) 
Water
Soft Drink

Age 18 & Older          $100 per person
Depart/Return: Village Hall, Lobby
24804-01     Wednesday      9am-6 pm    August 7, 2019


Jay Pritzker PavilionGrant Park Music Festival
Join us for A MASS OF LIFE: A CELEBRATION OF THE HUMAN SPIRIT in Grant Park's beautiful Jay Pritzker Pavilion. Your ticket includes a seat close to the stage and transportation.

We will arrive early so you may take advantage of the many dining options available to you at the park before the concert begins. During the concert, enjoy Carlos Kalmar as he conducts a rarely performed, epic work—an exultant celebration intermingled with the contemplation of eternity—featuring the orchestra, an expanded chorus and an all-star line-up of vocalists. Children under 18 years of age must be accompanied by an adult. Registration deadline: July 29, 2019.

Age 15 & Older      $60 person        
Depart/Return: Village Hall, Lobby
24713-01   Saturday     4:30 pm-10:30pm    August 10, 2019


woodstock50Woodstock Tour

Trip Flyer

Online registration is not available for this trip. Please register in person at the Recreation & Parks Department.

1969 began with The Fifth Dimensions hit "The Age of Aquarius" on top of the charts. Later that year Neil Armstrong walked on the Moon and then 400,000 music lovers walked onto a New York farm for a Rock& Roll festival called WOODSTOCK.

Join us on this 3-day/2 night 50th Anniversary Tribute that is sure to take you back in time. Registration deadline June 21, 2019.

Double Occupancy $650 per person
Single Occupancy $780 per person


Payment Plan: $100 deposit (per person) at registration with balance due by June 21, 2019.

Trip Insurance - Optional trip insurance available for $58 per person. Make trip insurance checks payable to "Many Destinations Travel".  Travel Insurance Flyer for Woodstock Tour

Age 18 & Older       3 days
Depart/Return: Village Hall, Lobby
24805-01    Friday-Sunday    8 am-9pm   August 16-18, 2019


spirit of peoria
The Spirit of Peoria - Just Added! 
Join us on for a 2 hour cruise along the Illinois River. We will begin and end at the riverfront dock in downtown Peoria, with the Spirit cruising up and down the Illinois River. You will be fascinated by the boat’s tall fluted stacks and gigantic candy-apple red paddlewheel churning through the water. Trip includes luxury motor coach transportation, lunch buffet and Captain’s Commentary. Gift shop and concessions are available. Registration deadline August 6, 2019.

Age 18 & Older          $90 per person
Depart/Return: Village Hall, Lobby
24809-01     Saturday      8 am-5 pm   September 7, 2019



spirits of louisvilleThe Loveable Spirits of Louisville

Trip Flyer

Online registration is not available for this trip. Please register in person at the Recreation & Parks Department. 

Join us in Louisville for America's largest group tour Halloween Party! Halloween thrills include a Masquerade Dinner, Phantom of the Opera film, a Jack-O-lantern Spectacular, the Crypt Kicker Five, and the Headless Horseman at Churchill Downs. A Graveyard Smash that is sure to sell-out in a flash! Registration deadline: September 1, 2019. 

Double Occupancy $825 per person
Single Occupancy $1,025 per person


Payment Plan: $100 deposit (per person) at registration with balance due by September 1, 2019.

Age 21 & Older                4 days
Depart/Return: Village Hall, Lobby
24806-01    Tuesday-Friday   8am-8am    October 29-November 1, 2019



DIAMOND TOURS 


 



grand ole OpryNashville Show Trip - 14625-01
Diamond Tours

Trip Flyer

5 Days, 4 nights
November 18-22, 2019 (Monday-Friday)


Motorcoach transportation
4 nights lodging
8 meals: 4 breakfasts and 4 dinners
  • 2 Great Shows: 1) The Grand Ole Opry
                                   2) Nashville Nightlight Dinner Theater
  • Guided Tours of Nashville and Belle Meade Plantation
  • Admission to the Country Music Hall of Fame
  • Admission to the Mansion at Fontanel
  • Ride on the Delta Flatboats inside the Opryland Hotel
On-line registration is not available for this trip. Please register at: Recreation & Parks Department, 350 Victory Dr., Park Forest, IL 60466. For more information, call (708)748-2005. Registration deadline:  September 11, 2019. Trip is non-refundable.

Age 21 & Older                                                                                                                Depart/Return:  Village Hall, Lobby
14625-01    M-F   Depart/Return Time: To Be Determined      November 18-22, 2019

Fees:
$855 per person - Single Occupancy
$675 per person - Double Occupancy
$649 per person - Triple Occupancy


Payment Plan:  $75 per person due upon registration, with the balance due in full by September 11, 2019.  

Trip insurance is available through Travel insured International for an additional fee. See flyer for details.  

For more pictures, video and information visit www.GroupTrips.com/villageofparkforest


abraham lincoln memorialWashington, DC – Our Nation’s Capital - 24607-01
Diamond Tours

Trip Flyer

March 19-25, 2020 (7 Days, 6 Nights)
Ages 21 & Older


Fees: 
$984.00 per person (Single Occupancy)
$729.00 per person (Double Occupancy)
$709.00 per person (Triple Occupancy) 


Payment Plan:  $75 (per person) due upon registration, with the balance due in full by January 12, 2020.

Trip insurance is available through Travel insured International for an additional fee. See flyer for details.
  • Motorcoach Transportation
  • 6 nights lodging including 4 consecutive nights in the Washington, DC area
  • 10 meals: (6 breakfasts and 4 dinners) 
  • Guided tour of Washington, DC, including the WW II Memorial, the Capitol Hill,
         Embassy Row, the Korean War Veterans Memorial, the Vietnam Veterans
         Memorial, the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial, the Lincoln
         Memorial, and more.
  • Full Day visit to the Smithsonian Institution the National Museum
  • The NEW MUSEUM OF THE BIBLE! 430,000 Square Feet of Biblical History
  • Visit to the National Museum of African American History& Culture
For more pictures, video and information visit: www.GroupTrips.com/villageofparkforest


niagara falls 
Niagara Falls & Toronto - 24658-01
Diamond Tours 

Trip Flyer
June 14-20, 2020 (7 days, 6 nights)
Ages 21 & Older


Fees: 
$923.00 per person (Single Occupancy)
$689.00 per person (Double Occupancy)
$669.00 per person (Triple Occupancy) 


Payment Plan: $75 (per person) due upon registration, with the balance due in full by April 7, 2020.

Registration deadline: April 7, 2020. Trip insurance is available through Travel insured International for an additional fee. See flyer for details.  

 · Motorcoach Transportation
 · 6 nights lodging including 4 consecutive nights in the Niagara Falls area
 · 10 meals: (6 breakfasts and 4 dinners)
 · GUIDED TOURS OF NIAGARA FALLS & TORONTO
 · A visit to Casa Loma; Canada's most magnificent castle
 · A visit to NIAGARA-ON-THE-LAKE & QUEEN VICTORIA PARK
 · A Journey to the Falls on the "HORN BLOWER NIAGARA CRUISE"

 For more pictures, video and information visit: www.GroupTrips.com/villageofparkforest 


Historic Savannah GeorgiaSavannah, Jekyll Island & Beaufort, SC  - 24631-01
Diamond Tours


Trip Flyer

September 27-October 3, 2020 (7 Days, 6 Nights)
Ages 21 & Older


Fees:
 $1,013.00 per person (Single Occupancy)
 $759.00 per person (Double Occupancy)
 $739.00 per person (Triple Occupancy) 


Payment Plan:  $75 (per person) due upon registration, with the balance due in full
by July 20, 2020. 


Trip insurance is available through Travel insured International for an additional fee. See flyer for details.
 

· Motorcoach Transportation

· 6 nights lodging including 4 consecutive nights in the Savannah area 

· 10 meals: (6 breakfasts and 4 dinners) 

· GUIDED TROLLEY TOUR OF SAVANNAH, followed by Hop-On/Hop-Off Privileges 

· Tour of gorgeous Beaufort, SC, "Queen of the Carolina Sea Islands"...plus a visit to
  Penn Center

· Evening Show at Famous Savannah Theatre 

· GUIDED TOUR OF ST. SIMONS ISLAND 

· GUIDED TRAM TOUR OF JEKYLL ISLAND

For more pictures, video and information visit: www.GroupTrips.com/villageofparkforest


MAYFLOWER TOURS


SphnixTreasures of the Pharaohs - Egypt
Featuring a Four Night Nile River Cruise
October 10-20, 2019 (10 days)


Ancient wonders, endless golden sands and atmospheric local souqs make Egypt the ultimate travel destination. From the enigmatic aura of the Sphinx, to the imposing glory of the Pyramids, step into the Land of the Pharaohs and discover the exotic charms of evocative Egypt. Trip includes 21 meals.

Valid passport required. *Complimentary pick-up and drop-off from your home inclusive when purchasing trip with airfare. $400 deposit due at registrations, with the balance paid in full by July 10, 2019. Travel Protection Plan is available for $249 per person (must be paid in full at registration).

Treasures of the Pharaohs brochure

Age 21 & Older                                                                                         
Depart/Return:  Village Hall, Lobby
Th-Su    Depart/Return:  Time to be determined     Oct 10-20, 2019
     
Fees:
Double Occupancy Rates:
$2,500 per person without Airfare
*$4,000 per person with Airfare

Single Occupancy Rates:
$3,349 per person without Airfare
*$4,849 per person with Airfare