Travel

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  1. Abigail Hernandez

    Travel Coordinator
    Phone: 847-244-9242

  2. Patricia A. Jones Center (formally Park Place)

    Physical Address
    414 S Lewis Avenue
    Waukegan, IL 60085

  • Trips are open to adults 18 and older and residents within or outside of Waukegan Township. 
  • We do not take trip registrations without payment.
  • We are happy to answer questions via email.
  • Payment is required in person, by phone, or via the web.  
  • For more information or to register, call 847-244-9242 or email ahernandez@waukegantownship.com.

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Day Trips

African American History Trip

African American History Trip:  

America's Black Holocaust Museum, 

Frankie’s Restaurant, & Bronzeville Collective MKE,

February 21, 2023

Dive deep into African American history and visit a one-of-a-kind historical and memorial museum at America’s Black Holocaust Museum. Commemorate the Black Holocaust from pre-captivity in Africa to present-day followed by a stop at Frankie’s Restaurant, where we will enjoy a delicious lunch from a local black-owned restaurants featuring African and Caribbean eats.  To conclude this trip, we will stop at Bronzeville Collective MKE. Almost everything in this shop is either handcrafted or designed by Black and Brown entrepreneurs.  

The fee of $87 covers roundtrip transportation, museum admission, and dining expenses. We will depart from Patricia A. Jones center at 9:00 am and return after 3:00 pm. 

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Shedd Aquarium

Shedd Aquarium

March 14, 2023,

Discover the wonder of the underwater world at Shedd Aquarium! Come for an unforgettable encounter with belugas, stingrays, starfish, and many others from the aquatic world. In addition to exploring all the exhibits, you will be sure to enjoy the featured show at the Abbott Oceanarium. Enjoy lunch on your own at the nearby cafe options in the aquarium. 

The fee of $57 covers roundtrip transportation, aquarium admission, and shows. Trip departs from Patricia A. Jones Center at 8:00 am and returns after 3:00 pm.

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Tina Turner

A Day With Tina!

March 25, 2023, 

$239.00


THERE IS ONLY ONE. HER VOICE IS UNDENIABLE. HER FIRE IS           UNSTOPPABLE. HER TRIUMPH IS UNLIKE ANY OTHER.

An uplifting comeback story like no other, TINA – The Tina Turner Musical is the inspiring  journey of a woman who broke barriers and  became the Queen of Rock n’ Roll.

One of the world’s best-selling artists of all time, Tina Turner has won 12 Grammy Awards and her live shows have been seen by millions, with more concert tickets sold than any other solo performer in music history.

Featuring her much loved songs, TINA – The Tina Turner Musical is written by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Katori Hall and directed by the internationally acclaimed Phyllida Lloyd.

This trip includes round trip transportation, admission to the show and 3- course lunch at Roanoke’s of Chicago. Bus departs at 10:30am and returns at 6:15pm

Upgraded seating available. Please  contact Abigail Hernandez at 847-244-9242 for more  information.

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Medieval Times Experience Dinner Show

Medieval Times Experience, Dinner & Show

April 1, 2023,

The Queen of the Royal Court invites you to travel through the mists of time to a festive celebration where you’ll be in awe of gallant knights and majestic horses. Expect almost two hours of feasting, jousting, swordsmanship, thrilling hand-to-hand combat, and displays of extraordinary horsemanship, and falconry as part of a riveting story set in Medieval Spain. 

Guests are served a four-course banquet as they cheer for one of six knights competing in the joust. The fee of $87 covers roundtrip transportation, show, and dining expenses. The trip departs from Patricia A. Jones center at 11:30 am and returns after 4:00 pm.

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Milwaukee Art Museum, Self-Guide, 
Lunch on Your Own

April 20, 2023,

Engage with art, flowers, and spring all together at the Art in Bloom Celebration in Milwaukee! This self-guided experience features blooming flowers, art installations, gardening seminars, artisan crafts, and a fashion show. The Milwaukee Art Museum features a collection of more than 30,000 works and hosts an impressive lineup of internationally regarded exhibitions. Come and see from the region’s top designers at the Art In Bloom Celebration. 

Enjoy lunch on your own at the nearby museum café. The fee of $67 covers roundtrip transportation, museum entry, and exhibit admissions. Trip departs from Patricia A. Jones at 9:00 a.m. and returns after 3:30 p.m.

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Apple Holler Apple Blossom Tour

Apple Holler, Apple Blossom Tour

May 16th, 2023,

Experience the breathtaking beauty of over 30,000 blooming fruit trees in Apple Holler Orchard and Enchanted Forest! This guided tour highlights fascinating information on how apples, pears, and peaches are grown. Your visit to the Apple Holler Farm Park will feature a fresh bakery, popcorn, jams, salsas, and hand-dipped caramel apples to take-n-bake dinners and pies. This trip includes a delicious homemade lunch and apple pie for dessert. 

The fee of $79 covers roundtrip transportation, tour, and lunch. The trip departs at 8:30 am from the Patricia A. Jones Center and will return after 3:00 pm.  

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Overnight Trips

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Trips are open to adults 18 and older and residents in or outside of Waukegan Township. You can register online at www.waukegantownship.com or 

call 847-244-9242/

email ahernandez@waukegantownship.com

Easy Registration!

Online: Follow the registration link.

In Person: Patricia A. Jones Center, 414 S. Lewis Ave. Waukegan, IL Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday

Over the phone: Call Patricia A. Jones Center 847-244-9242 and have your credit card ready Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday


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The Ark Encounter and Creation Museum Trip
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THE ARK ENCOUNTER & CREATION MUSEUM TRIP:   May 29, 2023 - June 2, 2023


  1. The deposit for this trip is $75 per person due upon reservations. 

  2. Trip cost:  $718/Double Occupancy  |  $179 Added for Single Occupancy

  3. Final payment due:  March 22, 2023.

  4. Motorcoach transportation.

  5. 4 nights lodging in the Cincinnati area.

  6. 8 meals: 4 breakfasts and 4 dinners.

  7. Admission to:  Ark Encounter, Creation Museum, Cincinnati Museum Center (including an Omnimax Show) and BB Riverboats Sightseeing Cruise along the Ohio River.


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Ark Encounter Tour Flyer 2023
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----------PLEASE BE ADVISE THAT THE MACKINAC ISLAND TRIP HAS A WAITING LIST----------------


For info, please contact Abigail Hernandez at (847) 224-9242 or 
email ahernandez@waukegantownship.com

MACKINAC ISLAND TRIP:  September 11, 2023 - September 15, 2023


  1. The deposit for this trip is $75 per person due upon reservations. 


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Macinack Trip Waiting List
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FRENCH RIVIERA TRIP:  October 26, 2023 - November 3, 2023


  1. The deposit for this trip is $698 per person due upon reservations. 

  2. Reservations are made on a first come, first served basis.

  3. Final payment due by August 27, 2023.

  4. Deposits are refundable up until April 27, 2023.

  5. Travel Insurance is also available for $449 per person.

  6. Extend your vacation: Optional 4 Days, 3 Night Paris Tour Extension $1,249.00

Trip Details and Itinerary


2022 French Riveria Trip