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Senior Excursions are popular day trips for anyone ages 50+.  Pre-registration is required, space is limited and payment is required at the time of registration.  See Department and Refund Policies here and Senior Excursion Policies here.

Pick up and drop off locations for each excursion are designated with the following: 
SSNC: South Side Neighborhood Center; 1300 South 6th Street
Sam’s Club: Parking Lot, South End; 1211 Crossing Meadows Drive


Lanesboro, MN  (#549005-66)
Monday, July 20, 2020  |  Min: 35   Max: 48
Registration Fee: $62
**Registration Deadline: Monday, July 6, 2020**

When mobster Eddie Brock schemes to bribe a senator, showgirl Billie Dawn proves she is not as dumb as she looks.  Sparkling wit and plenty of heart will delight you in this classic, yet timely, comedy.  Dinner will be at the Pedal Pusher Café which is included in the cost. We will return to La Crosse at approximately 10:30pm.  *Bus Pick-Up:  Sam’s Club: 4:30pm   SSNC: 4:45pm


Prairie Du Chien, WI & Marquette, IA  (#549005-73)
Monday, August 10, 2020  |  Min: 40   Max: 45 
Registration Fee: $65
**Registration Deadline: TBD**

We will begin our day at the historic Villa Louis with a baking demonstration and tea on the veranda.  In addition, we will have an opportunity to tour part of the home.  We will travel to McGregor, IA for lunch on your own before heading to Marquette, IA, for a Mississippi River Cruise on the Maiden Voyage Tour Boat.  We will return to La Crosse at approximately 6:00pm.  *Bus Pick-Up:  Sam’s Club: 8:15am   SSNC: 8:30am


Lake Geneva, WI  (#549005-76)
Tuesday, August 11, 2020  |  Min: 45   Max: 48
Registration Fee: $78
**Registration Deadline: Tuesday, July 21, 2020**

We will start our tour with lunch at the historic Baker House.  This nationally registered historic property, with panoramic views of Geneva Lake and English-style gardens, puts the Baker House in a class all by itself.  Enjoy true Gilded Age living with dramatically designed parlors, accented with antique lace, ornate working fireplaces and crystal chandeliers.  After lunch we will take a narrated cruise on beautiful Geneva Lake.  The boat tour will include the eastern half of the lake and many famous, historic estates.  Lunch is included in the price.  We will return to La Crosse at approximately 7:30pm.  *Bus Pick-Up:  SSNC: 7:00am    Sam’s Club: 7:15am


Green Bay, WI  (#549005-74)
Tuesday, August 18, 2020  |  Min: 35   Max: 48
Registration Fee: $60
**Registration Deadline: Tuesday, August 4, 2020**

Our trip to Green Bay will include a prestigious Champions Tour of Lambeau Field, which includes views of the atrium, suites and a walk through the players’ tunnel.  Lunch is on your own at the stadium.  We will also be taking a tour of the Hall of Fame.  We will return to La Crosse at approximately 7:00pm.  *Bus Pick-Up:  SSNC: 6:30am   Sam’s Club: 6:45am


North Freedom & Baraboo, WI
Tuesday, September 8, 2020  (#549005-77)
Min: 40   Max: 48  |  Registration Fee: $47
**Registration Deadline: Tuesday, August 25, 2020**

Take a memorable, seven-mile, 55-minute round-trip train ride on a former branch line of the Chicago & North Western Railway nestled in a valley between the Baraboo Hills in rural Sauk County.  Passengers ride in restored steel coaches built a century ago.  An authentically-attired conductor will call “all aboard!” before the train leaves from a historic wooden depot, built in 1894.  Their Coach Shed is filled with restored wooden passenger cars, freight cars and displays from the turn of the century.  Built in less than a year in 1915 in Baraboo, WI, the Al Ringling Theatre was a gift for the city from the eldest of the famous Ringling Brothers.  The elaborate 16,325 square foot, oval-shaped theater is adorned with ornate features such a domed ceiling with a cloud painting, a series of historic murals, velvet draperies and a rare fire curtain with a hand-painted mural.  We will have a guided tour of this spectacular theater.  Lunch is on your own in Baraboo.  We will return to La Crosse at approximately 6:00pm.  *Bus Pick-Up:  SSNC: 8:00am   Sam’s Club: 8:15am


Fort Atkinson, WI  (#549005-61)
Thursday, January 28, 2021  |  Min: 40     Max: 40
Registration Fee: $96
**Registration Deadline: TBD**

In this installment of The Church Basement Ladies series, the year is 1960 and a reformation is underway.  Beverly gets her first pair of high heels for confirmation.  Mrs. Snustad wins top honors at the County Fair for her Grand Champion pickles.  Mavis must find a way to deal with the new Super Highway that cuts through her farm.  Karin finds freedom behind the wheel of her husband’s pickup truck.  And Pastor has found new love and announces his impending nuptials.  Against the changing tide, these “bulwarks never failing” stand strong in their faith and in their friendships with more crazy antics, more great songs and more lessons reluctantly learned.  Price included lunch.  We will return to La Crosse at approximately 8:00pm.  *Bus Pick-Up:  SSNC: 7:00am   Sam’s Club: 7:15am


Austin, MN  (#549005-75)
Monday, May 17, 2021  |  Min: 35   Max: 48
Registration Fee: $37
**Registration Deadline: TBD**

“When the first SPAM® can came off the production line in 1937, the world was forever changed. This revolutionary new product won over the hearts of soldiers, world leaders, celebrities, chefs, kids and parents.  Gracie Allen, Dwight Eisenhower, Margaret Thatcher and Monty Python all have sung praises of SPAM® products.  Yes, it’s real. The SPAM® Museum is stuffed with interactive exhibits that bring the iconic history of the SPAM® brand to life like you’ve never seen it before!”  The Hormel Institute, is a world leader in cancer research focusing on the study of food agents and cell functions.  Experience a 3D simulation of molecules, view into the research labs and see a microscope so large it has its own special space.  You will also have the opportunity shop downtown. As we head out of town, we will stop at the SuperFresh Garden and Produce Center.  We will make a  quick stop in Rochester at Trader Joe’s on the way home.  Lunch will be at Pizza Ranch, with a salad, chicken and pizza buffet, which is included in the price.  We will return to La Crosse at approximately5:30pm.  *Bus Pick-Up:  SSNC: 8:00am    Sam’s Club: 8:15am


Wisconsin Dells, WI  (#549005-68)
Date TBD  |  Min: 35    Max: 35
Registration Fee: $76
**Registration Deadline: TBD**

Back by popular demand!  The greatest supergroup in country music history, the original Highwaymen, formed in 1985, consisted of Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings, and Johnny Cash.  This recreation (with Willie, Waylon and Johnny) of that amazing, never to be seen again band, continues the legacy.  You will witness first-hand the friendship and comradery that existed between these legends, reliving one of the greatest moments in country music history.  Combining their unique approaches to life and recording, they traveled the world performing country music to millions of fans.  We will return to La Crosse at approximately 6:00pm.  *Bus Pick-Up:  SSNC: 9:15am   Sam’s Club: 9:30am