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Hope to meet you on a day trip. These trips explore and support arts, music, history, and nature in the Northland - Life-long learning and community building. 
Come on your own or with a friend or two.

Wendy Grethen
Your host
Offering day trips since 2016
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Thank you for the nice bunch that went on the Rittenhouse Wassail Day trip.  We enjoyed the music program, food, and people.  The sunshine and setting was very nice.  We also did some shopping at the Northern Great Lakes visitor center.  The lowest point in North America is on the bottom of Lake Superior. 

Ready for Registration   - A Day of Fun 
Please register early. A minimum is needed by the deadline for a trip to go.  

December 29  - Minneapolis Institute of Art Egypt's Sunken Cities and Como Park Conservatory Holiday Flower Exhibit.  Double fun.
$97
Leave Perkins West at 7:30 a.m.
Return about 6 p.m.   
Please register by December 16
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February 6 (Wed) Chanhassen Dinner Theater- Matinee and Lunch. Irving Berlin's Holiday Inn.
Set in the 1940s this Broadway hit is entertaining.  Talented folks will share their skills bringing the story to life. Delicous lunch then enjoy the live performance.
$126
Leave from Perkins West at 8:15 a.m.
Return 6:15 p.m. 
Please register by January 6
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May 1-3   Pella Tulip Festival and Amana Colonies in Iowa - 2 nights
We will spend time in the Amana Colonies - go the museum, old-time stores, arts guild.  Then on to the Pella festival with parade, town and tulip tour. Included is a meal at the Old Ox Yoke Inn, two nights lodging, museum entry, Pella tour, grand stand seating.  Register early please. Price is higher for single occupancy. 
$635 per person, double occupancy
$725 for one person
Leave Perkins West 7:30 a.m. May 1
Return about 6 p.m. May 3
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June 1 Bayfield in Bloom
We'll explore multiple gardens in and around Bayfield.  Welcome spring and the colors coming up from the ground. Box lunch included.
$89
Leave Perkins West at 8:30 a.m.
Return 4:30 p.m.
Please register by May 8
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June 11 - Lumberjack show, Hayward
Watch skilled lumberjack folks compete in an entertain program.  We'll also have a bit of time in Hayward to stroll through town.  Lunch is not included.  The entry to the lumberjack show is included.
$79
Depart from Perkins West at 8:30 a.m.
Return 5:30 p.m.
Please register by May 20.
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June 16 - Land of the Loon Arts Fest, Virginia
This popular Iron Range arts festival is fun to stroll in the park, eat fair food,  talk with artists, and shop for amazing unique items.
Depart from Perkins West at 9:15 a.m.
$55
Return at 4:15 p.m.  
Register by May 25.
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Aug 22 - Minnesota State Fair
Minnesota's Great Get-Together.  Booths, rides, food. exhibits, animals, people.  Let's go.  You won't need to mess with parking. Entry included.
$79
Depart from Perkins West at 8 a.m.
Return 7 p.m.
Please register by Aug 10.
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Sept 20-22 - Weekend - Wisconsin Dells and House on the Rock, Duck Boat, Tomah Amish, WI - 2 nights
We will stay in the Dells for two nights. We will eat at the Paul Bunyan Buffet, go to Spring Green for the Deluxe Tour of House on the ROck, go on a scenic duck boat ride.  We will also stop in Tomah in the Amish area.  All of these are included! 
$695 per person double occupancy.
$785 for single room.
Depart Perkins West at 7:30 a.m. Sept 20
Return Sunday at 7 p.m.
Please register by Aug 18.
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Oct 6 - Bayfield Apple Fest
A favorite fall event.  Eat all kinds of apple creations. See another park of Lake Superior.  Fall tree colors. 
$55
Leave Perkins West at 8:15 a.m.
Return 4:15 p.m.
Please register by Sept 15.   
This trip will likely sell out fast.  We have done this trip before but by request it is offered again.
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Oct 19 - Sunset with Sandhill Cranes
Crex Meadows in Grantsburg
During the fall ( and spring) some birds are on the move crossing thousands of miles.  Sandhill Cranes come down from Canada on their way to Florida for the winter. About 8,000+ cranes are usually visable flying in from all directions where they ate in the farm fields by day and rest in safety at night.  It's a noisy and special experience. We will stop at a restaurant in Hinckly on the way (meal not included). 
$65
Leave Perkins at 3 p.m.
Return about 9:30 p.m.
Plese register by Oct 1.
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Recent trips were to the Minnesota Zoo in October, Stone Lake Crannberry Fest Oct 6, to Ely to the Dorothy Molter Museum and North American Bear Center on Sept 15 and to the MN Landscape Arboretum on Sept 21. 
           

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