Trips

Trip Information

•Recreation & Parks Department will need name, date of birth, address, phone number, and emergency number of each person registering for a trip.

•Trip return times are approximate and may change due to unforeseen circumstances and traffic.

•Refunds for trips may vary due to non-refundable tickets or fees. Refund requests made prior to the registration deadline of the trip will be cheerfully given less a 5% refund fee. Cancellations made by Recreation & Parks are not subject to the 5% refund fee. Online transaction fees are non-refundable.

•Nothing kills a good trip quicker than waiting until the last minute to register! Please sign up early or the trip that you want may have to be cancelled.

•Credit/debit card transactions are processed through Active Network, LLC.


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The Park Forest Recreation Department offers trips throughout the year. Information is sent to those on the mailing list. If you would like to be on the mailing list, please call the Recreation & Parks Department at (708)748-2005. 


 

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Wicked the Musical

Wicked, the Broadway sensation, looks at what happened in the Land of Oz…but from a different angle. Long before Dorothy arrives, there is another girl, born with emerald-green skin—smart, fiery, isunderstood, and possessing an extraordinary talent. When she meets a bubbly blonde who is exceptionally popular, their initial rivalry turns into the unlikeliest of friendships…until the world decides to call one "good," and the other one "wicked”. With a thrilling score that includes the hits "Defying Gravity," "Popular" and "For Good”. From the first electrifying note to the final breathtaking moment, Wicked—the untold true story of the Witches of Oz—transfixes audiences with its wildly inventive story. It will send your spirits soaring to heights you’ll never forget. Seating will be in the orchestra area at the Oriental Theatre, Chicago.

Prior to the show we will be dining at Lloyd’s where you will enjoy a family style luncheon of salad, tri-colored cheese tortellini, lemon chicken, steak kabobs, steamed mixed vegetables, herb roasted potatoes and assorted mini desserts.

Registration deadline: December 27. Trip is non-refundable.

Ages 21 & Older      $200 per person
Depart/Return: Village Hall, Lobby
34674-01 Wednesday Jan 10 9:45 am-6 pm
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Chicago Blackhawks vs. Los Angeles Kings

Come out and see the Chicago Blackhawks as they face off against the Los Angeles Kings at the United Center and enjoy the pre-game show as well.  300 level seating. There is limited seating available and tickets are expected to sell out, so register early. Children under 18 must be accompanied by a ticketed adult. School Bus transportation is provided. Trip is non-refundable. Registration deadline: February 12.

Ages 3 & Older     $90 per person
Depart/Return:  Village Hall, Lobby
14707-01 M 5-11 pm    Feb 19


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Love Never Dies

The story of boundless love, full of passion and drama, follows Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Phantom of the Opera. The ultimate love story continues in Love Never Dies, Webber’s spellbinding sequel to The Phantom of the Opera. Love Never Dies is a dazzling new production, which takes audiences on a thrilling roller coaster ride of intrigue, obsession and romance. Be seduced by the beautiful; sometimes magical and poetic; sometimes joyful; and occasionally melancholic core. Seats are located in the loge area of the Cadillac Palace Theatre, Chicago.

Prior to the show we will be dining at Petterino’s.
  • Almond Crusted Whitefish
  • Braised Short Ribs of Beef
  • Potato Gnocchi with Tomato Vodka Sauce
Please mention meal choice when registering.

Registration deadline: January 5. Trip is non-refundable.

Ages 21 & Older     $167 per person
Depart/Return: Village Hall, Lobby
34676-01 Wednesday Feb 28 9:45 am-6 pm

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Chicago Bulls vs. the L.A. Clippers

Come out and see the Chicago Bulls vs. the L.A. Clippers at the United Center. 200 level seating. There is limited seating available and tickets are expected to sell out, so register early.  Children under 18 must be accompanied by a ticketed adult. School Bus transportation is provided. Trip is non-refundable. Registration deadline: March 9.

Ages 3 & Older  $87 per person
Depart/Return:  Village Hall, Lobby
14703-01 Tuesday   4:15-10:30 pm    March 13


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Blue Chip Casino

Have fun on a cold winter day at the Blue Chip Casino in Michigan City, Indiana! They offer 65,000 square feet of gaming on a single luxurious and spacious level, with 42 table games, eight live poker room tables and more than 1,700 slots.  With your favorite games - and the ultimate gaming environment - Blue Chip will put you in the mood to play.  

This trip includes motor coach transportation, free lunch buffet and $10 in E Play to each person who received 1,000 points on their players card. Please have Blue Chip Rewards Card number ready when registering if applicable. You must be 21 years or older to enter the casino. Registration deadline: February 12.

Ages 21 & Older  $36 per person
Depart/Return:  Village Hall, Lobby
14652-01   Wednesday     9:30 am-4:30 pm   Feb 21


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Titanic Survivor "Violet Jessop" at The Jacob Henry Mansion Estate

"Miss Unsinkable" Leslie Goddard, Ph.D., portrays Violet Jessop, a stewardess who survived the sinkings of the RMS Titanic and the HMHS Britannic (the Titanic's sister ship).  She tells unforgettable stories of the tragedies and gives a fascinating glimpse at life behind-the-scenes on the most glamorous luxury liners of their day.  Prior to the event, take a tour of the Jacob Henry Mansion, boasting over 40 rooms with a delightful blend of past and present.  

Lunch will consist of salad, rolls, Chicken Marsala, dessert and coffee or tea.  Limited spots available. Motor coach transportation. Registration deadline: March 19.

Ages 21 & Older  $87 per person
Depart/Return:  Village Hall, Lobby
14680-01 Wednesday  10:15 am-3:45 pm     Mar 28


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1893 World’s Fair 

Come join us and take a close look at one of the most important events in Chicago History, the 1893 World's Fair also known as the Columbian Exposition. With the aid of visual guides, we will explore the famous Midway and main buildings in Jackson Park. You will hear the stories behind Daniel Burnham, Frank Lloyd Wright, Buffalo Bill Cody, HH Holmes (Devil in the White City) and many others. Tour will have a restroom break at the University of Chicago campus and stops in Jackson Park.  

Lunch will be at Piccolo Mondo and will consist of salad, Pasta Duet (a dish of meat ravioli and spaghetti with meat sauce served with two meatballs), mini cannolis and coffee or soft drinks. Motor coach transportation. Registration deadline: March 26.

Ages 21 & Older     $79 per person
Depart/Return:  Village Hall, Lobby
14679-01 W 8:45 am-4 pm    Apr 4


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Jesus Christ Superstar at the Lyric Opera House

Come see Jesus Christ Super Star at the Lyric Opera House. One of the greatest stories ever told will come to life in this ground breaking, iconic rock opera that reinvented musical theater for the modern age. With music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyrics by Tim Rice, this contemporary imagining of the biblical tale features high-energy dance and powerful storytelling. A must-see Broadway hit of the new season!

Trip includes lunch at Florian Opera Bistro at the Opera House (menu to be determined), main floor seating and motor coach transportation. Trip is non-refundable. Registration deadline: April 8.

Ages 21 & Older  $185 per person
Depart/Return:  Village Hall, Lobby
14683-01 W 10:30 am-5 pm    May 9

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Memphis The Musical 

From the underground dance clubs of 1950s Memphis, Tennessee, comes the Tony Award winning Best Musical that bursts off the stage with explosive dancing, irresistible songs and a thrilling tale of fame and forbidden love. Inspired by actual events, Memphis is the story of a white radio DJ who wants to change the world and a black club singer who is ready for her big break. Their incredible journey to the ends of the airwaves is filled with laughter, soaring emotion and a roof-raising musical score by David Bryan of the band Bon Jovi. The show will take place at the Ruth Page Theatre for the Arts.  

Prior to the show we will be dining at Ditkas where we will have salad, your choice of Macadamia Nut Crusted Tilapia, Chicken Piccata or Fusilli Calabrese with Raspberry Sorbet for dessert. Please mention menu choice when registering. Motor coach transportation. Trip is non-refundable. Registration deadline: April 23.

Ages 21 & Older     $110 per person
Depart/Return:  Village Hall, Lobby
14682-01 Th 10 am-5:30 pm    May 24


EXTENDED TRIPS

Diamond Tours

The Village of Park Forest is offering the following trips through Diamond Tours.

Click on the trip heading for additional information or contact the Recreation & Parks Department at (708)748-2005.

Travel insurance can be purchased for an additional fee. Click on Travel Confident Protection Plan for more information.

Washington, DC
New Date:  June 7-13, 2018
$725 per person, double occupancy.
34607-01
$75 due upon signing.  Final payment due: April 2, 2018.

San Antonio Padre Island & The Gulf of Mexico (Click here for flyer)
April 13-22, 2018
$880 per person, double occupancy.
34641-01
$75 due upon signing. Final payment due: February 6, 2018.

Mount Rushmore, The Badlands & Black Hills of South Dakota (Click here for flyer)
May 20-26, 2018
$647 per person, double occupancy.
34678-01
$75 due upon signing. Final payment due: March 13, 2018.

Mystic, Foxwoods, & The Newport Mansions (Click here for flyer)
August 4-10, 2018
$809 per person, double occupancy
14684-01
$75 due upon signing. Final payment due: May 28, 2018.


*Collette Tours

The Village of Park Forest is offering the following trips through Collette Tours. Contact Anna Soloff in Recreation & Parks at 708-748-2005 for more information. Online Registration is not available for Collette Tours.

Spain's Classics
March 17-27, 2018
Call Recreation & Parks for a brochure

Click here for Spain's Classics flyer