Trips & Tours

Charter Bus for trips
A variety of day trips are offered to area attractions, theater productions, special events and dining establishments. Extended duration trips are offered to US and international destinations. Sign up individually or with your friends. Download the Heritage Happenings for the current offerings.

Upcoming Trips

State School Orphanage Tour & Lunch in Owatonna - July 18  
For sixty years the State School Orphanage served as a temporary home for thousands of children.  Many personal stories are associated with this facility.  A great luncheon buffet awaits you at Torey’s Restaurant.  A visit to the National Farmer’s Bank Historic Landmark and Cota’s Hand Tipped Chocolates will top off this trip. Leave the Center at 8:45 am, return at 4 pm.  $67/members, $77/non-members.  Sign up online, at the Heritage Center or by calling 952-985-4620.

Minnesota State Capitol Tour & Lunch - August 10
Enjoy a tour of the newly renovated State Capitol including an overview of its history and classically styled architecture featuring 23 different types of stone and teh second largest self-supported marble dome in the world. You will also see spectacular murals, historical paintings, original furnishings and more. Following the 45 minutes tour you will have additional time to revisit spaces that interest you. Then the bus will take ou to Key's Cafe in downtown St. Paul for a good home-cooked meal of turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing, vegetable, cranberries, bread, beverage and dessert. Leave the Center at 9:45 am, return at 3 pm. $54/members, $64/non-members. Sign up with payment by July 17. Sign up online, at the Heritage Center or by calling 952-985-4620.

Lovable Llamas & Quilt Barn Art - August 16  
You will love Carlson’s Llama Farm in rural Carver County.  4H students will be on hand to demonstrate how these unique animals are good with both adults and kids. Next enjoy a narrated driving tour of the Carver County Quilt Barns.  Lunch at Lola’s Lakehouse Restaurant overlooking Lake Waconia will include soup and salad special of the day.  Leave the Center at 8:15 am, return at 4:45 pm. $63/members, $73/non-members. Sign up with payment by July 24. Sign up online, at the Heritage Center or by calling 952-985-4620.

Lienenkugel Brewery Tour - September 19 
Fall Color Tour to Winona - October 6

Extended Tours

Autumn in New York 

- 9 days, Oct. 18-26, 2017

Enjoy the beautiful fall colors while on the motor coach transportation to New York City. Upon arrival you will enjoy two guided tours of New York City and will visit Ellis Island, Liberty Island and the 9/11 Museum. Trip includes eight nights lodging including four night in the NYC area, 14 meals and tours mentioned above. 
NYC Travel Presentation - Come and learn about this trip at our travel presentation on Monday, June 12, 1:00 pm.

Historic South 

- 7 days, April 22-28, 2018

Highlights of this trip include tours of Charleston, Savannah, Jekyll  Island Trolley Tour, Fort Sumter Boat Tour and more.  2 nights at Charleston, SC, 2 nights at Savannah, GA and 2 nights at St. Augustine, FL.  Trip includes round trip airfare, 10 meals, hotel transfers, professional tour director, motor coach transportation, baggage handling and hotel transfers.
Trip Presentation on Historic South on Wed., Sept. 13 at 1 pm.  Learn about the details of this trip which will take place in April of 2018. Sign up for the presentation here or by calling 952-985-4620.  FREE

Details and sign up information are available at the Heritage Center
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