Events & Travel

Seniors in the Park hosts numerous trips throughout the year. Trips are open to adults of all ages.

THE BIG Trip: Lincoln, Caholia and World’s Largest May 29—31, 2019

The tour begins in Springfield IL at the Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum and a visit to the Illinois State Museum. Thursday is the highlight of the trip, Cahokia Mounds and ending the day in Effingham visiting Hodgson Mills and more. A wine tasting and dinner are also included. Friday visit Casey IL home of the World’s Largest! We will wander through this quaint community to ogle several of the World’s Largest items including a mailbox you can climb up into and mail a letter. Call or view the Itinerary. 

Trip includes: coach transportation, escort, 2 breakfasts, 2 lunches and 2 dinners, and all entrance fees.

Fee: $369 double or $469 single

A $50 deposit is due with your reservation and final payment is due by April 27 with check or cash. 

Big Trip Reservation Form

Fall 2019 Lecture Series- "Baboon Sex: What Do We Know and Why Do We Care?"

Friday, October 4th 10:30 am -11:30 am

Whitewater Senior Center- Starin Park Community Building- 504 W. Starin Road

Lecture Series Oct 4- Details

Peru-Ancient Land of Mysteries, November 2—12, 2019

Explore the most spectacular sight on the South American continent, Machu Picchu, November 2—12, 2019. Also tour Lima, the Ollantaytambo ruins, Cuzco, the sacred Incan ruins of Sacsayhuaman Fortress and the floating islands on Lake Titicaca, cruise to the floating islands and experience walking on the spongy surface made from compacted beds of tortora reeds. There will be many opportunities to experience the culture and interact with locals. Please register in advance for the preview. View the website.

Trip Previews for Tulip Time on the Rhine, Niagara Wine Trail, Desert Adventure and Virginia Beach Getaway, Wednesday, April 24 at 1:00 pm

Tulip Time on the Rhine, April 5-15, 2020

FREE AIRFARE for reservations made through May 31, 2019. Travel Preview on Wednesday April 24 at 1:00 pm. Travel through the Netherlands, France, Germany and Switzerland on the Rhine, the longest river in Europe and spend two nights in Lucerne April 5-15, 2020. With Discover More, Active and Plus tours at several ports you have choices on what to do. Includes Air, air transfers, all port charges, tips on the ship, complimentary beverages at lunch and dinner. Staterooms start at $4149. Call or view the Itinerary.

Toronto and Niagara-on-the-Lake Wine Trail, September 16-20, 2019

Travel Preview on Wednesday April 24 at 1:00 pm. Tour Toronto, stop at the peninsula’s original winery and have lunch, rake a boat ride to the foot of Niagara Falls, visit a Butterfly Conservatory and laugh at the hilarious Oh Canada, Eh? dinner show. Dates are September 16-20, 2019. Call or view the Itinerary.

Desert Adventure: Dubai and Abu Dhabi, October 15-23, 2020

Travel Preview on Wednesday April 24 at 1:00 pm. Tour features Modern and Heritage Dubai tours, Burji Khalifa-world’s tallest building, desert jeep safari, dinner at a Bedouin campsite, a dhou dinner cruise, Abu Dhabi tour, beautiful mosques, marketplaces (souks) and more! Check out this incredible adventure October 15—23, 2020. Call or view the Desert Adventures Itinerary. 

Virginia Beach Getaway, April 18, 2020

This trip features an Atlantic Coastal Harvest Food Tour. Call or view the Itinerary.