Trips & Tours

Charter Bus for trips
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 for the current offerings.

Upcoming Trips


Lovable Llamas & Quilt Barn Art - August 16  


You will love Carlson’s Llama Farm in rural Carver County.  4H students will be on hand to demonstrate how these unique animals are good with both adults and kids. Next enjoy a narrated driving tour of the Carver County Quilt Barns.  Lunch at Lola’s Lakehouse Restaurant overlooking Lake Waconia will include soup and salad special of the day.  Leave the Center at 8:15 am, return at 4:45 pm. $63/members, $73/non-members. Sign up with payment by July 24. Sign up online, at the Heritage Center or by calling 952-985-4620.

Lienenkugel Brewery Tour - September 19

There is nothing like lunch at the Fill Inn Station in Chippewa Falls where we will enjoy a buffet of chicken, potatoes, gravy, corn, coleslaw, rolls, coffee, milk and dessert.  Then visit a few shops in the downtown district before travelling to the Lienie Lodge Hospitality Center where you will learn about the craft of beer brewing and view historic memorabilia.  Leave the Center at 8:15 am, return at 6:00 pm.  $68/members, $78/non-members.  Sign up with payment by August 28. Sign up online, at the Heritage Center or by calling 952-985-4620.



Fall Color Tour to Winona - October 6


Enjoy the colorful drive along the Great Mississippi River Route before arriving at Pepin Heights Apple Orchard in Lake City for some apple shopping. Then it’s off to the Signatures Restaurant in Winona for a fabulous grilled chicken lunch followed by a trip to Watkins Administration Building.  At Watkins, you will receive an introduction, a gift bag and then can visit the museum to purchase Watkins pepper, vanilla, Petro-Carbo Salve and other items in their line of quality products. Note: Because the building is on the National Historic Registry, there is a flight of stairs to get into the building. Leave the Center at 8:15 am, return at 5:00 pm.  $70/members, $80/non-members.  Sign up with payment by August 28. Sign up online, at the Heritage Center or by calling 952-985-4620.

Ozark Jubilee Country Christmas Show - November 10

Don’t miss the Ozark Jubilee featuring an all-star cast of Branson’s top entertainers saluting the music of the great legends of country music, a salute to our veterans and a variety of Christmas music. The show features vocals, comedy and instrumentals. Performer information can be found at LakevilleHeritageCenter.com or at the Heritage Center. You will also enjoy a plated holiday meal while at the Envision Center in Oakdale. Leave the Center at 10:15 a.m., return at 5 p.m. $79/members, $89/non-members. Sign up with payment by Monday, October 2. NOTE: The Heritage Center is closed on November 10. Participants will need to wait in their cars until the bus arrives.  Sign up online, at the Heritage Center or by calling 952-985-4620.

Christmas in Duluth - Glensheen Mansion and Bentleyville Lights - December 5 

Enjoy a roasted chicken lunch at Duluth Boat House Restaurant’s August Fitger Room followed by a tour of the Glensheen Mansion beautifully decorated for the holiday season. Top it all off with the Bentleyville Tour of Lights.  Leave the Center at 9:15 a.m., return at 9:45 p.m. $79/members, $89/non-members. Sign up with payment by Monday, November 13. Sign up online, at the Heritage Center or by calling 952-985-4620.

Extended Tours



Autumn in New York 

- 9 days, Oct. 18-26, 2017

Enjoy the beautiful fall colors while on the motor coach transportation to New York City. Upon arrival you will enjoy two guided tours of New York City and will visit Ellis Island, Liberty Island and the 9/11 Museum. Trip includes eight nights lodging including four night in the NYC area, 14 meals and tours mentioned above. 
NYC Travel Presentation - Come and learn about this trip at our travel presentation on Monday, June 12, 1:00 pm.

Historic South 

- 7 days, April 22-28, 2018

Highlights of this trip include tours of Charleston, Savannah, Jekyll  Island Trolley Tour, Fort Sumter Boat Tour and more.  2 nights at Charleston, SC, 2 nights at Savannah, GA and 2 nights at St. Augustine, FL.  Trip includes round trip airfare, 10 meals, hotel transfers, professional tour director, motor coach transportation, baggage handling and hotel transfers.
Trip Presentation on Historic South on Wed., Sept. 13 at 1 pm.  Learn about the details of this trip which will take place in April of 2018. Sign up for the presentation here or by calling 952-985-4620.  FREE


Details and sign up information are available at the Heritage Center
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