Day Trips

Starved Rock Fall Colors - Utica, IL - SOLD OUT

Experience Starved Rock during the most beautiful time of the year.  This trip includes trolley ride, lunch at Starved Rock Lodge, guided walk to scenic Council Overhang and Ottawa Canyon, motorcoach transportation.

  *NOTE:  This trip is not recommended for guests with limited mobility as the guided walk, although less than 1 mile, is on a dirt trail with possible exposure of tree roots and stairs.  

  • Saturday, October 16, 2021
  •  7:45 am - 6:00 pm
  • Fee:  $69 per person

Chicago Progressive Bakery Tour-SOLD OUT

There is nothing like Christmas in Chicago!  

Visit 4 ethnic bakeries and shops throughout this very popular progressive tour. 

Each stop will include treats, samples and shopping time.  A step-on guide will be on the bus to provide narration of Christmas holiday traditions for the Polish, Germans, Italians, Irish and more!  

Day trip includes:  6 hour narrated tour with a generously portioned, sit down lunch; treats, samples and shopping time with stops at 4 Chicago bakeries throughout the day; motorcoach transportation to and from Chicago.  

NOTE:  This trip involves moderate walking and frequent entering/exiting the motorcoach.

  • Saturday, December 4, 2021
  •  8:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Fee:  $129 per person


Indianapolis Museum of Art featuring THE LUME

The LUME:  State-of-the-art floor to ceiling projectors transform two-dimensional paintings into a three-dimensional world of the most famous paintings in the world FEATURING VINCENT vanGOGH.

Guests will also be able to visit other galleries in the museum and attractions on the grounds.  

Day trip includes: Ticket to the LUME exhibit as well as general admission ticket to the museum, motorcoach transportation.  Lunch will be on your own at the museum and a box snack will be provided for the ride home.  

NOTE:  This trip involves moderate walking.

  • Thursday, December 30, 2021
  •  7:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Fee:  $69 per person

COVID NOTE:  Current Indianapolis Museum of Art restrictions - Masks are required of all guests, regardless of vaccination status, while indoors and required outdoors when social distancing is not possible.  

Frozen - The Musical, Cadillac Palace Theatre, Chicago

It's moving, it's spectacular!  Everything you want in a musical, Frozen is an unforgettable theatrical experience filled with sensational special effects, and costumes.  

Day trip includes: Performance ticket, box meal, motorcoach transportation. 

NOTE:  This trip involves moderate walking.

  • Sunday, January 16, 2022 (Note:  No school on Monday Jan 17)
  •  4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
  • Fee:  $139 per person

COVID NOTE:  Current Broadway in Chicago restrictions - audience members will need to be masked and fully vaccinated with an FDA authorized vaccine in order to attend the indoor performances in all Broadway in Chicago theatres.  Audience members must show proof of vaccination (either through electronic copy, photo copy or photo) along with photo ID at the time of entry into the venue with their valid ticket.  "Fully vaccinated" means the performance date must be at least 14 days after the second dose of a two-dose COVID-19 vaccine, or at least 14 days after a single-dose vaccine.  If you are unable to get vaccinated, guests may provide proof of a COVID-19 PCR test taken within 72 hours of the performance start time, or a negative COVID-19 antigen test taken within 6 hours of the performance start time.  No home tests will be accepted.  This includes accomodations for children under 12 and people with medical conditions or closely held religious beliefs that prevent vaccination.  The mask mandate will continue to be in place through December 2022, however the vaccination requirement is only in place now through December 31, 2021.  

Chicago Blackhawks vs. St. Louis Blues, Chicago

Sharpen up your skates and join us as we travel to the United Center to see the Blackhawks take on the Central Division rivals - the St. Louis Blues!  

Day trip includes: 300 level game ticket, box snack, motorcoach transportation.  

***All tickets will be paperless to allow touchless scanning from mobile devices at entrances.  

NOTE:  This trip involves moderate walking.

  • Sunday, February 27, 2022
  •  11:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Fee:  $130 per person

COVID NOTE:  Current United Center restrictions - All guests over the age of 11 entering the United Center will need to show either proof of full vaccination or proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR or antigen test prior to the event.  The negative COVID-19 PCR or antigen test must occur within 48 hours of Chicago Blackhawks game and be time stamped.  All guests entering the United Center over the age of 2 are required to wear a face mask that completely covers their nose and mouth.  Permitted masks must be worn at all times while inside the arena except when actively eating or drinking.  

COVID -19 NOTE: Valpo Parks will be vigilantly monitoring the COVID-19 situation as it unfolds for the safety of our guests and staff. The motorcoach will be deep cleaned prior to our trip and will be disinfected/sanitized after group unloads at destination. Until further notice, all guests will be required to wear masks on the motorcoach at all times to and from our destination. 

  1. Jane Grennes

    Day Trip Coordinator
    Phone: 219-462-5144 ext. 6301

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