Heartland EDventures Series
Exciting trips to regional events, shows and attractions to educate and enrich your life.
Leave the planning and details to our knowledgeable escorts. Invite a friend or family member to join you for a memorable and carefree day. EDventures are designed for adults ages 18 and up, unless otherwise noted. Seats are limited. Make your reservations today.
Japanese Festival at the Missouri Botanical GardensCelebrating the history, culture and people of Japan, the Japanese Festival at the Missouri Botanical Garden in St. Louis is one of the largest and oldest festivals of its kind in the United States. Hosted by one of the largest Japanese gardens in North America, this unique event has been held at this location since 1977. Your trip includes transportation to and from St. Louis and admission to the festival. Sorry, no refunds after August 2nd. This trip is confirmed and some seats are still available.
Saturday 9/2/2017, 7:30 AM–7:00 PM. St. Louis, MO.
Ghosts, Graveyards & Gangsters
Come with us if you dare! What is more fitting in October than visiting some of Chicago's haunted sites? Ursula Bielski, host of PBS "The Hauntings of Chicago" and a recognized leading authority on the Chicago region's ghostlore, will take us on a tour of some haunted spots in and around Chicago. Get ready to visit the sites of the Eastland Disaster and the Iroquois Theater fire, Prairie Avenue, Robinson Woods with its haunted Indian Cemetery, the Dunning Asylum burial ground, the site of the St. Valentine’s Day Massacre, and the site of the original City Cemetery. Lunch will be served at The Great Escape where Al Capone was known to be a regular customer. It was also a filming location for the Tom Mix shorts. Your trip includes all transportation, admission fees, lunch, and gratuities. Registration deadline is 9/27. Sorry, no refunds after this date.
Friday 10/27, 7:30AM-7PM, Chicago
Christmas in Chicago
Experience the excitement of the holiday season in the Windy City. Enjoy the day exploring your fill of the 460 stores and 275 restaurants on the world-famous Magnificent Mile. This 13-block stretch will be loaded with holiday cheer and is a spectacular showcase of style, flavor, entertainment and fun. Registration deadline is November 2. Sorry, no refunds after this date.
Saturday 12/2, 8AM-8PM, Chicago
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