Trips

  • Trolley Trip
  • Starved Rock State Park visitors

The Elmhurst Park District offers a host of trip options year-round, and the best part is that you can leave the driving to us.  So gather up a group of friends, or fly solo and make some new ones and join us on our next adventure. 

Refunds are made only if the space can be filled. If enrollment is low or if trips are cancelled, participants are notified and all money is refunded. All trips depart from Mary E. Kies Recreation Center (155 E. St. Charles Rd., Elmhurst), unless indicated otherwise. Please arrive a few minutes early to check in and receive any materials needed for the day. Staff reserves the right to change the type of bus used on the trips. Trip start times are bus departure times. Return times are approximate. 

Winter 2024 Trips - Registration now open

Milwaukee Fish Fry Tour - Friday, March 15, 9 am-5:30 pm

We will begin our day with a docent-led tour of one of Milwaukee’s beautiful Catholic Churches. Next, you will sample our favorites with two stops for a generously portioned half-sized classic Milwaukee fish fry along with
all the sides and fixings. Additionally, we’ll visit a brewery for a talk and sample while we say “cheers” to the original Milwaukee beer brewers that helped make Milwaukee and the fish fry what we know and enjoy today! The tour will conclude with a stop for custard. This trip will involve minimal walking and participants must be able to enter/exit the bus multiple times during the day. Fee includes transportation, step on guide, guide gratuity, food/ drink outlined above as well as gratuities at each of the restaurants. Registration deadline is February 29. Ages 21 and up. Moderate Walking.

Horseshoe Casino - Wednesday, March 27, 10:30 am-3 pm

Beat the winter blues and leave the driving to us! Located just 20 minutes from downtown Chicago, Horseshoe Casino offers over 1,800 of the hottest slots in Chicagoland, table games, weekly poker tournaments, and full-service sports betting at Caesars Sportsbook. This is a cooperative trip with the Glen Ellyn Park District and we will be using their bus for transportation. Please note that the trip fee includes transportation only. Any gambling or food purchases are on your own. Be sure to bring a valid driver’s license (not expired) or state ID with you on the day of the trip. Registration deadline is March 20. Ages 21 and up. Some Walking.

Spring 2024 Trips - Registration opens February 24

Klairmont Kollections - Friday, April 19, 9:15 am-1:45 pm

Founded by WWII veteran and entrepreneur, Larry Klairmont, Klairmont Kollections Automotive Museum is home to one of the Midwest’s finest car collections. Featuring over 300 award-winning and historic vehicles from the early 1900s to present day, there is sure to be something of interest for everyone within these 100,000 square feet of automotive history. After visiting the museum, we’ll head across the street to New Delta Restaurant, a diner-style establishment, for lunch on your own. Fee includes admission to the museum and transportation. Registration deadline is April 12. Ages 21 and up. Moderate Walking.

The Carole King Musical at Paramount Theatre - Wednesday, May 1, Noon-5:30 pm 

Before she was the Carole King we know today, she was a young songwriter from Brooklyn trying to make a name for herself. Beautiful tells the inspiring true story of King’s remarkable rise to stardom as part of the hit songwriting team with her husband Gerry Goffin and going on to become one of the most successful singer, songwriter, and musicians in popular music history. Along the way, she made more than beautiful music, she wrote the soundtrack to a generation. Fee includes transportation and main floor seating. Ages 21 and up. Some Walking.