Day Trips and Social Outings

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Daytrips

Let us take the worry out of driving and planning as you enjoy a full day of entertainment, education, and fun.  Prices for daytrips include tickets, admission, guided tours, meals (unless noted), tips, transportation, and a tour escort.  Trips depart from Antioch Park in the lower level of the north parking lot.  Please arrive 15 minutes prior to departure time for motorcoach boarding.

Cancellation Policy:  Pre-paid ticket costs and a $5 processing fee will be deducted from cancellation refunds. Within seven days of trip, cancellations are non-refundable.  

Day Trip: Weston - Handpicked in the Heartland
Travel to Weston, Mo. Tour Green Dirt Creamery and Farm as well as enjoy a cheese tasting. After lunch, visit Weston Orchard and Vineyard for a tour of the grounds, apple picking, and delicious cider and donuts.
1 - 7 hr. event - $89 (includes lunch)
14134               Antioch Park       9/2     Thu     9:30 am          FULL - Accepting Waitlist 


Day Trip: Excelsior Springs- Textile to Mercantile 
Travel to Excelsior Springs to learn how this woolen mill from the 1800s operated and processed wool, spun yarn, and wove cloth. Enjoy a walking tour of the Watkins family home, mill, and museum. After lunch, tour the Hall of Waters. Please note there will be substantial walking on gravel pathways for this tour. 
1 - 9 hr. event - $74 (includes lunch)
14131               Antioch Park       9/23     Thu     8:15 am


Day Trip: Boonville - River, Rails, Trails, and Haunted Tales
Learn about Boonville’s history starting with Lewis and Clark’s expedition, steamboat and railroad travel, and pioneer wagon travel on the Santa Fe Trail. After lunch, gear up for a tour and spooky tales of the Old Jail and Hanging Barn. 
1 - 10 hr. event - $83 (includes lunch)
14130               Antioch Park       10/14     Thu     7:00 am


Day Trip: Abilene-All Aboard the Smoky Valley Railroad
Hop aboard the Abilene Smoky Valley Railroad train and take a narrated history ride to the Enterprise turnaround depot before heading back. After lunch, venture to Old Abilene Town for a guided tour and some haunted history. 
1 - 12 hr. event - $92 (includes lunch)
14129                Antioch Park       10/28     Thu     7:00 am         FULL - Accepting Waitlist

*Additional date added:
15510                Antioch Park       11/3       Wed     7:00 am         


Day Trip: Joplin- 20th Century Innovations on Route 66 
The early- to mid-20th century was full of brilliant minds and innovations, including the development of Route 66. Travel to Joplin, Mo. to see Thomas Hart Benton’s last signed large-scale work, visit the Mineral Museum to hear about the city’s mining history, and tour the George Washington Carver Museum and National Monument.
1 - 12 hr. event - $84 (includes lunch) 
14132               Antioch Park       11/18     Thu     6:30 am


Day Trip: Hiawatha- Once Upon a Time in Hiawatha 
Step back in time at the Brown County Museum and take a guided tour of the military room, bridal gown hall, auditorium and medical room. After lunch, enjoy a step on guided tour of the famous Davis Memorial at Mount Hope Cemetery. Along the way, enjoy the Jesse James Antique Mall, in St. Joseph, Mo.
1 - 9 hr. event - $73 (includes lunch)
14135               Antioch Park       11/30     Tue     9:00 am


Day Trip: Lindsborg- A Swedish Holiday 
God Helg (Happy Holidays) from Lindsborg Kan., otherwise known as “Little Sweden.” Ignite your holiday spirit during the St. Lucia Festival. Delight in the cultural traditions, food, and festivities of this charming Swedish town during this cheerful time of year. 
1 - 12 hr. event - $89 (includes lunch) 
14133               Antioch Park       12/11     Sat     6:30 am          
FULL - Accepting Waitlist 


Day Trip: Independence- An Opulent Victorian Holiday 
Feast the eye on the spectacularly decorated Vaile Victorian Mansion. Take a guided tour of the property and hear stories behind various treasures within. Enjoy music being played live by a pianist as holiday spirit abounds. After, enjoy lunch and a tour at the Bingham Waggoner Mansion and Estate.
1 - 8 hr. event - $79 (includes lunch)
14136               Antioch Park       12/16     Thu     9:30 am

Social Outings

Hit the town on a social outing to discover a new city, a boutique, restaurant, or local event.  Meal costs are on your own, and transportation will be in district vehicles.  Outings depart from Antioch Park.

Cancellation Policy: Pre-paid ticket costs and a $5 processing fee will be deducted from cancellation refunds. Within seven days of trip, cancellations are non-refundable.

Social Outing: Sunken Treasures
Take a self-guided tour of the Steamboat Arabia Museum and learn about the contents and recovery of this time-capsule from the mid-19th century. See objects that made life possible for pioneers in the 1800s. After lunch at Opera House, walk the market square to shop at Dutch Flowers and the Planters Seed and Spice Company. 
1 - 6 hr. event - $25/$27 nonresidents (lunch costs on your own)
14137              Antioch Park       10/5     Tue     9:00 am


Social Outing: The Buzz Around Bees
Visit a bee farm and learn about the importance of preserving the population of these vital creatures. Watch how honey and their beeswax is harvested and made into wonderful products. Enjoy shopping for local honey. Lunch at Gambino's.
1 - 7 hr. trip - $25/$27 residents (lunch costs on your own)
15101              Antioch Park       10/12     Tue     9:30 am

* Additional date added:
JCPRD 50 Plus Travel had the opportunity to visit Next to Nature Bee Farm last week. Due to additional interest, we have opened up a second visit on Friday, November 12!
1 - 6 hr. trip - $25/$27 residents (lunch costs on your own)
15935              Antioch Park       11/12      Fri      9:00 am

 

Social Outing: Lone Jack Military & Mercantile 
Spend the morning at themed boutiques that once served as homes and outbuildings. Listen to the owner talk about its historical past before getting a jumpstart on your holiday shopping. After lunch, tour the Fort Osage National Historic Landmark. 
1 - 7 hr. event - $25/$27 nonresidents (lunch costs on your own)
14138              Antioch Park       11/9     Tue     9:30 am


Social Outing: Holiday Boutique
Make your list and check it twice, grab your friends, then head out with 50 Plus for a day of holiday shopping at the annual Holiday Boutique event at the Overland Park Convention Center.  Find something for everyone on your holiday list this year at this giant craft vendor event.  Enjoy lunch at Coach's Bar and Grill before shopping.  
1 - 6 hr. event - $25/$27 nonresidents (lunch costs on your own)  
15014              Antioch Park       11/19    Fri   11:00 am


Social Outing: Van Gogh Alive: The Experience
Starlight and The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art present, Van Gogh Alive. Enjoy this immersive and multi-sensory experience. View Van Gogh's world from unique perspectives. Feel, hear, see, and smell this transformative wonder of an exhibit as you are surrounded by Van Gogh's masterpieces, and watch them come alive. Lunch after. Fees are non-refundable. Limited availability.
1 - 4.5 hr. event - $68/$70 nonresidents (lunch costs on your own)
15657             Antioch Park       12/1    Wed.    9:30 am


Social Outing: Jingle All the Way
Don your holiday sweaters, Santa hats, and jingle bells for an interactive evening drive through town to enjoy the holiday lights. Delight in some of Kansas City's best decorated areas, belt out cheerful carols, and keep an eye out for specific decor in a game of "Deck the Streets Bingo." We will enjoy cookies from Crumbl for the road. Limited availability.
1 - 3.5 hr. event - $25/$27 nonresidents   
15656              Antioch Park       12/20    Mon   6:00 pm



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