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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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 per 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
24803-03    Tuesday    9:30 am-4:30 pm     Aug 20, 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

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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


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The Spirit of Peoria 
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 31, 2019.

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


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Shipshewana, Indiana
Come enjoy one of the largest Amish communities in the world, with over a thousand vendors selling everything from fresh fruit to handcrafted furniture at the Shipshewana flea market. You can also walk a few blocks to the downtown area and visit a variety of shops, an antique auction, the Mennohaus Museum and much more. On the way home we will stop by Guggisberg Cheese shop and a Rise n' Roll Bakery featuring delicious delicacies. Fee includes motor coach transportation. Registration deadline: September 3, 2019.

Age 18 & Older   $45 per person
Depart/Return: Village Hall, Lobby  
34612-01 Wednesday    6:30 am-5:30 pm   September 18, 2019



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Four Winds Casino
From the stuff of dreams, a remarkable experience will be created. Four Winds Casino promises to deliver an unparalleled experience. As you pass under the property’s entrance and over a beautiful wooded road, Four Winds Casino, a north woods lodge of heavy logs, cedar and stone, dramatically rises from the landscape. Step through the casino entrance and you’re transformed from the tranquility of Mother Nature to the excitement of Lady Luck. Spread before you within a 130,000 square foot casino, are 3,000 of the newest, most popular slots. Table game players will find every game they dream of playing and a few surprises as well. Come join us on this adventure to test your gaming skills, meet new and old friends and enjoy the camaraderie of your group. Please give rewards player’s card number when registering. Registration deadline: September 10, 2019.

Four Winds Casino package includes:
$15 Instant Slot Play and $10 Loyalty Play to be used towards food. Deluxe Motor Coach.

Age 21 & Older          $35 per person
Depart/Return: Village Hall, Lobby  
34811-01     Tuesday    8:30 am-5:30 pm      September 24, 2019



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Long Grove, IL
Come experience for yourself the array of shops and boutiques Long Grove has to offer! Historic Downtown Long Grove also has a variety of wonderful dining options to choose from. Browse through the restaurants, wine bars and taverns listed on their website and see for yourself why Historic Downtown Long Grove is a “must-see” destination. Lunch is on your own. Maps and dining options will also be available on your deluxe motor coach for your convenience. Registration deadline: October 1, 2019. 

Age 18 & Older   $45 per person
Depart/Return: Village Hall, Lobby  
34812-01    Thursday    8 am-5 pm    October 10, 2019


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Eat Your Way Through Chicago Deluxe Tour
Ride with the Accidental Tour Guide Paul Barlie on this culinary tour, which takes us through Chicago to Little Italy, Chinatown, Greek Town, and Pilsen to sample the best of the neighborhood food. Thanks to the city's impressive culinary depth, there are countless options to satisfy hunger. It would take weeks of nonstop eating just to scratch the surface of everything available, so join us for Churro's, Gyros, Egg Rolls and Chicago's famous Italian Beef as we wind our way through the Midwest's unofficial Capital on our luxury motor coach. Registration deadline: October 8, 2019. 

Age 18 & Older   $110 per person
Depart/Return: Village Hall, Lobby  
34627-01 Tu  8:30 am-4:30 pm October 22, 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   8 am-8 am    October 29-November 1, 2019


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Remembering Marshall Field's at Christmas - Jacob Henry Mansion
For many Chicagoans, no Christmas season wasn’t complete without a visit to Marshall Field's, the city's grand dame of department stores! This illustrated talk by Leslie Goddard at the Jacob Henry Mansion in Joliet, IL, traces the store's beloved holiday traditions, including the Walnut Room Christmas Tree, the holiday window displays, and the toy department! After the presentation, enjoy a Holiday pipe organ concert in our Old Central Church!

Lunch choices are: Chicken Pot Pie with Cinnamon Apple and Pear Salad or Pot Roast served with chef's choice of starch and vegetable. Please mention meal choice when registering. Registration deadline: October 28, 2019. 

Age 18 & Older   $90 per person
Depart/Return: Village Hall, Lobby  
34810-01 Wednesday    9:30 am-4:30 pm    November 13, 2019



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Chicago Holiday Lights Tour with Lunch
Join us as we view the beautiful Holiday Lights of Downtown Chicago. First, we will enjoy lunch at the Italian Village where you will select your choice of Lemon Caper Salmon, Veal Cutlet Parmesan, Four Cheese Tortellini, Chicken Tortellini or Lasagna. Afterwards we will walk two blocks to the Christkindlmarket for 45 minutes of holiday shopping before our bus departs for Lincoln Park Zoo. If you really want to have fun, make sure to wear your ugly Christmas sweater. An award for the most abominable sweater will be given. Enjoy a cup of hot chocolate after arriving at Lincoln Park Zoo as we take in their beautiful Zoolights. Next, we will ride down Michigan Avenue while enjoying popcorn and a fun Christmas Carol competition. We will see the lights of the Magnificent Mile, "Towertown," Water Tower, the Wrigley and Tribune buildings before stopping at Chicago's famous and beautiful Millennium Park for 45 minutes to take pictures and enjoy the scenery of the Cloudgate, Skating Rink, Crown Fountain and Chicago Christmas Tree. Following, we will board the bus, take in the lights of the Field Museum of Natural History and Alder Planetarium before stopping for a view of the Chicago Skyline at Copernicus Statue, and reveal our trivia winner. To wrap up our night we will see the sparkle of the Shedd Aquarium and Soldier Field before returning to Park Forest after an unforgettable night. Registration deadline: December 2, 2019.

Age 18 & Older   $100 per person 
Depart/Return: Village Hall, Lobby  
34677-01   Tuesday    12 pm-8:30 pm December 17, 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


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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