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. 

Please contact the Fort Wayne Parks & Recreation Department at (260) 427-6000 if you have any questions. 

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

275021-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.  

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Cancellation Information

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. 

Gallery of Photos from a past Mackinac Island Trip 

  • chess
  • dinner
  • an outstanding view
  • what a view
  • mackinac island what a view
  • downtown view
  • sit and rock a spell at mackinac island
  • the grand hotel

Thanks to Scott Short for providing these wonderful photos. 


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2021 Extended Trips and Tours

The Fort Wayne Parks and Recreation Travel Service is working on trips for 2021.  Our plan is to offer a full compliment of Day Trips and Extended Trips again at that time.  See below for highlights from past years!

New York Group Photo slide

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.  

Chicago Flower Garden Show

Recent travelers to Chicago include:Sharon Stout, Karen Wyss, Margaret DeMeritt, Donna Rensch, Dona Keiser and Becky Clifton

Day Trip Testimonials

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.

Michelle V.


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