Travel

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  1. Loretta Pable

    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 lpable@waukegantownship.com.

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Day Trips

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San Filippo Estate Tour, 

Thursday, July 21, 2022

Explore this beautiful Barrington estate, featuring one of the world's finest collections of restored, automatic musical instruments and other, turn-of-the-century antiques. We will spend 3 hours with a docent touring the 44,000 square foot estate holds a world-class collection of antique technological wonders. We will enjoy a delicious lunch at Chessie’s. 

This trip departs at 8:30 and returns after 4:00 p.m. Fee of $109 includes motor-coach transportation, lunch, and tours.

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Wisconsin State Fair,

Tuesday, August 9, 2022

Enjoy the sights, sounds, and tastes of the Wisconsin State Fair! We will travel to West Allis to enjoy agricultural exhibits, entertainment, shopping, and of course, fair food! 

We will depart Park Place at 9:00 a.m. and leave the fair at 3:00 p.m. The fee of $35 includes admission to the fair and round-trip transportation.

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Chicago Cubs take on the 

Cincinnati Reds! 

Thursday, September 8, 2022

Join us for a great game in Historic Wrigley Field!  

Bus departs at 10 a.m. for this 1:20 p.m. game. $65 per person fee includes infield reserve seats and round-trip motorcoach transportation.

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Puerto Rican Art and Cultural Trip Banner

The National Museum of Puerto Rican Art and Culture, and Paseo Boricua, 

The Puerto Rican Promenade,

September 20, 2022

Immerse yourself in the colorful culture and history of the Puerto Rican community with this tour of the Humboldt Park area including the National Museum of Puerto Rican Art and Culture.  

This tour will provide a fresh, inspiring experience in one of the most unique cultural and commercial districts in Chicago. Our tour will be led by Eduardo Arocho, who has over 26 years of experience leading tours of Chicago's Puerto Rican community. He is a historian, poet, arts/community activist, entrepreneur, and tour guide with first-hand knowledge of Humboldt Park, the Puerto Rican community in Chicago, and Puerto Rican history. This tour includes lunch at an authentic, family owned, Puerto Rican Restaurant. 

We will depart Park Place at 9:00 a.m. and will return after 3:00 p.m. The fee of $70 covers all tours, lunch, and transportation. 

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Fall Foliage River Cruise

Fall Foliage River Cruise, Starved Rock State Park,

October 6, 2022

Experience beautiful fall foliage cruising on the Illinois River! We will start our adventure with a delicious early lunch at the Starved Rock Lodge, then set out to explore the history and beauty of the Starved Rock area. This tour includes both a one-hour trolley tour and the river cruise. The Eagle 1 will take us on a leisurely, open air, ride down the Illinois River to enjoy the fall colors.

This tour departs at 8:30 a.m. and returns after 5 p.m. The fee of $107 includes lunch, tours, and round-trip transportation. 

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Criminals, Gangsters & Mobsters Tour of Chicago,

October 18, 2022

Escape into Chicago's underworld on a crime and mob tour with stops on-and-off the luxury, climate-controlled bus. True crime and history buffs will enjoy live commentary and walking tour paths explore historic crime scenes with great photo opportunities. 

Learn the true history of infamous characters like Gangster Al Capone, The Untouchables, The Chicago Mob, Prohibition, John Dillinger, Frank “The Enforcer” Nitti, Cap George Streeter, Leopold & Loeb, H.H. Holmes & more. We will visit historic landmark buildings including Biograph Theater, Holy Name Cathedral, Cook County Criminal Courthouse, Harry Caray’s Italian Steakhouse, etc. We will also tour famous Chicago neighborhoods: Streeterville, River North, Gold Coast, Lincoln Park, Old Town, Loop and Magnificent Mile. 

The fee of $115 includes all transportation, tours, and a lunch of authentic Chicago style pizza. This trip departs Park Place at 8:30 a.m. and returns after 3 p.m.

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Jewish Museum

Illinois Holocaust Museum and 

Ghost Army Exhibit,

November 10, 2022

Take history to heart at the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center. We will visit the museum to explore events leading to the Holocaust, hear survival stories, and find hope moving forward. 

The exhibit, Ghost Army: The Combat Con Artists of World War II tells the heroic tale of the top-secret U.S. Army’s 23rd Headquarters Special Troops, known as the “Ghost Army,” and their covert operations across Europe that helped win the war, armed with nothing heavier than .50 caliber machine guns. 

This carefully selected group of artists, engineers, professional soldiers, and draftees—the first mobile, multimedia, tactical deception unit in U.S. Army history—saved thousands of lives and played an important part in Allied victory in World War II. 

After our visit we will enjoy family style lunch at Maggiano’s Little Italy. The $97 fee includes museum and exhibits, lunch, and round-trip transportation. This trip departs at 9:00 a.m. and will return after 3:00 p.m.

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Museaum of Science

The Museum of Science and Industry

Christmas Around the World and Holidays of Light,

December 13, 2022

Explore the Museum of Science and Industry! See a tornado, hatching chicks, Old Town Chicago, and more! Spend the day rediscovering the Museum and Holiday exhibit. Christmas Around the World and the Holidays of Light showcases the rich customs of more than 50 countries and cultures. Explore trees and displays decorated by volunteers from Chicago’s diverse communities and learn about holidays from across the globe. 

The $75 fee for this trip includes museum admission, a special entry exhibit, box lunch, and transportation. This trip departs at 9:00 a.m. and will return after 3:00 p.m. 

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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 lpable@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