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50 Plus day trip to visit Planes, Trains, and Steamboats on March 18
POSTED: 03/05/2014
All aboard the bus for a day trip adventure themed around different modes of transportation which is being offered in mid-March by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.

The Planes, Trains, and Steamboats trip will take place on Tuesday, March 18. Participants will travel to the City Market, where they will tour the Steamboat Arabia Museum. Unearthed from the Missouri River in 1988, the steamboat serves as an important time capsule of the 1850's. See exhibits of cargo found in pristine shape after 132 years and meet the people involved in preserving this amazing piece of history. Next travel to the Freight House, a historic railroad building just north of Union Station, to enjoy lunch at Lidia's Italian Restaurant. Then journey to the Roasterie, a specialty coffee-roasting company. Tour the factory and learn about the air roasting, blending, and cupping processes. Visit the Bean Hangar and learn the significance of the DC-3 aircraft atop the building.

To find this program in the JCPRD’s Activities catalog and online listings, browse first under 50 plus and then under travel. In the catalog and when using the website’s advanced search, look for the keyword “travel.”

This trip will leave at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, March 18, from Antioch Park 6501 Antioch, Merriam, and return at approximately 4 p.m. that day. The cost is $55 per person and includes lunch at Lidia's Restaurant.

While the JCPRD's 50 Plus programs are primarily for people who are age 50 or older, interested parties who have not yet reached that magic age may still be able to attend. Persons 18 and older who are interested in a 50 Plus class are invited to call the District's Registration Department at (913) 831-3359, and if space is available without forfeiting the place of a person over 50, their registration can be taken.

The JCPRD's Activities catalog, with information and a registration form, is available for pickup at all Johnson County Library branches. For more information or to register, call (913) 831-3359. To register online and for updated program listings, visit the District's website at

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