Day Trips

  1. Park Place

    Physical Address
    414 S Lewis Avenue
    Waukegan, IL 60085

    Phone: 847-244-9242


Easy Registration:

Over the phone: Call Park Place (847) 244-9242 and have your credit card ready Monday through Friday from 9:00am – 4:30pm. 

Online: Available 24/7

Trips are open to all adults 18 years of age and older, as well as residents within Waukegan Township or outside the Township boundaries.  For more information or to register call  (847) 244-9242 or email

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and a possible re surge this fall, trips may be cancelled.

Tuesday, October 28, 2020


We will start our day with a 1.5-hour walking tour of the Old Joliet Prison lead by docents and trained tour guides from the Joliet Area Historical Museum. This tour covers the general history of the prison from its opening in 1858 to date. Next, we will visit the Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery to explore the memorial walk and Pearl Harbor Monument. We will finish the day with a tour of the Midewin Tall Grass Praire check out this restored natural site and its bison herd. 

Departs at 9:00 a.m. and returns after 4:00 p.m.  

The fee of $95 includes all tours, lunch, and transportation. Click here to register

Thursday, November 12, 2020


Exploring space with us at Adler Planetarium! Roll up your sleeves and let curiosity be your guide. At the Adler Planetarium, you’ll find hands-on, minds-on activities and explore mind-blowing facts about the universe. With two domed theaters, a selection of self-directed and staff-facilitated activities, 60,000 square feet of exhibitions and the Doane Observatory’s research-quality telescope, the Adler casts visitors in the role of scientist, engineer, astronaut, and creative problem solver. Explore the history of telescopes, marvel at the craftsmanship of the Adler’s extensive collection of antique astrolabes, or step inside Captain James A. Lovell Jr.’s personal journey into space in Mission Moon. We will enjoy a self-guided tour of the Adler, two shows, and lunch on your own in Galileo’s Café. 

Departs at 9:00 a.m. and returns after 3:30 p.m. 

Fee of $52 includes admission, shows, and round-trip transportation. Click here to register

Thursday, November 19, 2020


When most people think of a traditional Christmas, they usually mean a Victorian Christmas. Mr. & Mrs. Abraham Lincoln would like to tell you what Christmas was like in America during this time and how some of the customs we observe today came to be, such as the Christmas Tree, Santa Clause, typical menus, and the best Christmas present Abraham Lincoln ever received! After the lunch and presentation, enjoy a Holiday pipe organ concert in the Old Central Church. Self guided tours of the mansion are available before the presentation. 

Trip departs Park Place at 9:00 a.m. Estimated return time at 5 p.m. 

Fee of $79 includes lunch, presentation, and round trip transportation. Click here to register

Tuesday, December 15, 2020


Enjoy a fantastic dinner, deserts and a tour of beautiful Milwaukee holiday decor! This Santa-approved tour is the perfect mix of history, Milwaukee Christmas traditions, tasty treats and a dash of light-hearted holiday spirit. On our tour, we’ll visit holiday displays at Cathedral Square, Pere Marquette Park, Red Arrow Park and Zeidler Union Square. Winter weather permitting, along with the mobility of the group, we will exit the coach and this tour will include an experience of the park. You’ll sample hot chocolate (or coffee) and desserts from two local restaurants, plus some special treats on the bus as well.

Tour departs at 2 p.m. and returns after 8 p.m.

Fee of $95 includes tour, dinner, dessert and transportation. Click here to register