Trips & Tours

Basilica Churches Tour
Red Wing Pottery
A variety of day trips are offered to area attractions, theater productions, special events and dining establishments. Extended duration trips are offered to US and international destinations. Sign up individually or with your friends. Download the Heritage Happenings newsletter (PDF) for the current offerings. Sign up at the Heritage Center or online at webtrac.lakevillemn.gov.

Red Wing Pottery Tour


Tuesday, Sep. 17
Enjoy an introduction to the pottery museum and displays. This museum has more than 6,000 historic pieces of stoneware, art pottery dinnerware and folk art. Lunch will be at Liberty Restaurant and will feature meatloaf, coleslaw, mashed potatoes and gravy, vegetables, roll, beverage and ice cream sundae. Next, enjoy a riding tour of historic Red Wing. You will then have time to wander through beautiful downtown Red Wing on your own for a little shopping. $66/members, $76/non-members. Leave the Heritage Center at 8:45 a.m. and return at 4:30 p.m. Sign up with payment by Monday, Aug. 19.

Winona/Fountain City


Thursday, Oct. 10
First stop is the Minnesota Marine Art Museum in Winona, where you will get a tour of some of the most unique and significant marine artworks in the Midwest. Then have lunch at the Monarch Public House and follow up with Elmer’s Auto and Toy Museum.
$75/members, $85/non-members. Leave the Heritage Center at 7:45 a.m. and return at 5:15 p.m. Sign up with payment by Wednesday, Sept. 18.

Richard I. Bong Veterans Historical Center


Thursday, Nov. 7
This Historical Center in Superior, Wisconsin is a memorial to America’s leading Ace pilot of all time – Richard I. Bong. He piloted a P-38 Lightning through more than 200 missions over the Southwest Pacific in WWII and destroyed 40 enemy planes. A guide will walk us through the Center. Lunch will be at Barker’s Island Inn at the Waterfront Grille. We will have beer battered fish and chips, coleslaw, beverage and small dessert. (Chicken Cordon Bleu is available for those who do not want fish.) On our way home, we’ll stop at the Burnett Dairy Cooperative retail store to buy cheese. $82/members, $92/non-members. Leave the Heritage Center at 7 a.m., return at 6:30 pm. Sign up with payment by Monday, Oct. 7.

Historic Octagon Victorian Christmas


Wednesday, Dec. 11
Celebrate the holidays with a buffet lunch at Lake Elmo Inn followed by a guided tour of the historic Octagon House in Hudson, Wisconsin complete with Victorian Christmas decorations. (The tour includes a second floor accessible only by stairs.) Lunch includes a holiday buffet with two entrees, salads, fruit, vegetables, dinner rolls and award-winning desserts, coffee and tea. $72/members, $82/non-members. Leave the Heritage Center at 9:45 a.m. and return at 3:45 p.m. Sign up with payment by Friday, Nov. 8.

Extended Trips
Hawaii 3 Island Adventure - March 3 - 11, 2020
New York and the Hudson River Valley Sept. 25 - Oct 1, 2020
Rome and the Country Roads of Tuscany  Nov. 3-11, 2020
Travel Presentation on all 3 of these trips will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 8 1:30 pm at the Lakeville Heritage Center.  FREE