A Special Note
The Travel Program has been suspended through October 31, 2020 due to new guidance from Governor Holcomb and the Allen County Board of Health concerning COVID-19. We continuously review updated health directives and would like to resume our travel program as soon as possible. Please check back soon for further updates on the travel program. We put the safety of our travelers first.
The Fort Wayne Parks and Recreation Travel Service has planned a variety of tours just for you.
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Photo highlights from the Mackinac Island Trip!
Thanks to Scott Short for providing these wonderful photos.
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Some travelers enjoying their "Girls Trip" to New York City! Pictured, from left to right are Laurene Benelli, Carrie Edwards, Tina Wells, Thelma Retz, Terrie Mays and Laurie Muzzillo.
Thanks to our travelers who visited New York City with us and supplied these photos.
Many popular Day Trips are planned throughout the year. To see a complete list or to register,
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Halim Museum of Time and Glass
and Illinois Holocaust Museum
Join us as we travel north of Chicago to visit two extraordinary museums – The Halim Time & Glass Museum and the Illinois Holocaust Museum. The Halim Time & Glass museum showcases magnificent collections of timepieces and stained glass by America’s greatest artists. Housing more than 1,100 pieces from around the world, the extensiveness of the museum’s diverse and wide-ranging collection is unlike any other in the United States. Explore beauty and craftsmanship as you travel through time on a journey to discover the art and science of timekeeping and glass-making. After our private, guided tour, your trip includes a catered lunch in one of the galleries. We will then head to the Illinois Holocaust Museum, designed by renowned architect Stanley Tigerman. The museum is dedicated to preserving the memories of those lost in the Holocaust and teaches current generations about the need to fight hatred, indifference and genocide in today’s world. The tour is docent-guided and includes an interactive survivor experience. A continental breakfast will be served en route and a fast food stop (on your own) will be made on the way home.
Code Date Day Fee
475027-T1 11/5 Th $115
Departs: 7:30 a.m. from Bob Arnold Park, Parnell at East State Blvd. Returns: 10:00 p.m.
Please note: this trip has been rescheduled from April 21st and will now run on November 5, 2020.
For day trips, full refunds less a processing and handling fee of $5 or 10% (whichever is greater) will be granted if requested at least one week prior to the date of the trip. There are no refunds for NO-SHOWS. All day trips include the service of a Travel Service escort, motorcoach transportation and all necessary gratuities, including those to the escort and motorcoach driver. All trips feature NO SMOKING on the motorcoaches.
All Cancellations on day trips are subject to a $5 or 10% (whichever is greater) per person cancellation fee. Cancellations made within one week of departure will be refunded only if replacements can be found. There are no refunds for NO-SHOWS. All day trips include the service of a Travel Service escort, motorcoach transportation and all necessary gratuities, including those to the escort and motorcoach driver. All trips feature NO SMOKING on the motorcoaches.
My travel friends (Beckie, Tonda, and Leah) and I would like to say THANK YOU for such a wonderful Chicago Shopping Trip on Saturday, December 1st. Our group had a wonderful time. The price for the trip was unbeatable. The organization of the trip was flawless. Donna was a wonderful hostess who made sure everyone's needs were met. Bob, the bus driver from excursion travel, was the best driver we have ever had and we have been on quite a few bus trips in the past.
We will definitely recommend future bus trips sponsored by Parks and Recreation to our friends and families. We would certainly be interested in taking future bus trips through the Parks and Recreation. This was our first time and I sure it will not be our last.
Thanks again for such a wonderful time last Saturday.