Itineraries for Learning Trips (PDFs)

Local Trips (In Alphabetical Order)

For Fall

Caterpillar Global Research and Development Headquarters, Tuesday, October 28, 8:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Christmas with the Philharmonic Chorale, Sunday, December 7, 2:15 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Fourth Annual OLLI Spelling Bee, Tuesday, December 9, 10 a.m. to Noon, Kickapoo Creek Winery, Edwards 

Homeway Homes, Monday, October 13, 8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Homeway Homes, Thursday, October 23, 8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Industry in El Paso, Monday,  October 20,  8:15 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Jeremie Draper Glass, Monday, October 6, 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Komatsu, Wednesday, November 19, 8:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Kuusakowski Recycling Center, Thursday, November 6, 8:15 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Mackinaw Valley Vineyard, Tuesday, October 7, 10:15 a.m. – 2:45 p.m. 

Menold Construction and Restoration, Monday, October 27, 8:45 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Monument Tour with Jim Ludwig, Monday, September 15, 10:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Monument Tour with Jim Ludwig, Thursday, October 9, 10:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Nice Work If You Can Get It with Jim Ludwig, Wednesday, October 29, 5:00 – 9:30 p.m.

PDC and Peoria County Landfill, Monday, September 22,  10:45 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. 

Peoria County Coroner’s Office, Thursday, October 30, 11:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. 

Peoria County Emergency Management Agency, Friday, October 24, 11:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Peoria County Jail with Sheriff Mike McCoy, Friday, September 19, 8:45 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. 

Peoria Journal Star, Tuesday, November 11, 11:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. 

Peoria Marriott Pere Marquette, Tuesday, September 16, 8:45 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Peoria Post Office, Thursday, October 16, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Peoria State Hospital Walking Tour, Friday, October 10, 8:45 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Proof, Thursday, November 13, 5:30 – 10:00 p.m.

Shamrock Plastics, Tuesday, September 23, 8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

South Side Mission and Culinary Arts School, Thursday, October 2. 11:15 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Springdale Cemetery, Tuesday, October 21, 8:45 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Tazewell County Jail, Wednesday, September 10, 8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Toraason Glass, Monday, November 3, 11:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. 

Toraason Glass, Tuesday, December 2, 11:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Wheel Art Pottery Studios, Thursday, September 11, 8:45 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Yinlun Machinery, Monday, November 17, 8:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

For Summer

Caterpillar Global Research and Development Headquarters, Tuesday, July 8, 8:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Central Illinois Alpaca Farms, Monday, June 16, 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Children’s Home, Monday, June 9, 8:45 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Cottage District Garden Walk with Dan Callahan, Thursday, August 7, 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Forest Park: 50th Anniversary History Hike, Wednesday, June 11, 9:45 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. 

J.K. Williams Distilling, Monday, June 30, 11:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

J.K. Williams Distilling, Friday, July 11, 11:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Jeremie Draper Glass, Tuesday, June 3, 8:45 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Joan’s Trophy & Plaque Company, Wednesday, July 16, 11:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Komatsu, Monday, August 25, 8:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Linden Hill Farms, Thursday, June 5, 8:45 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Monument Tour with Jim Ludwig, Friday, June 20, 10:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Pat Sullivan’s Downtown, Wednesday, August 6, 11:45 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Peoria County Coroner’s Office, Thursday, August 21, 11:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. 

Peoria County Emergency Management Agency, Tuesday, July 15, 11:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Peoria County Jail with Sheriff Mike McCoy, Wednesday, June 4, 8:45 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. 

Peoria Journal Star, Wednesday, August 20, 11:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. 

Peoria Marriott Pere Marquette, Tuesday, June 17, 8:45 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Peoria Marriott Pere Marquette, Tuesday, July 22, 8:45 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Pettengill-Morron House, Tuesday, June 10, 8:45 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Science for Lunch, In Search of Mr. Spock’s Tricorder: Applications and Advances in Plant Analytical Chemistry in the 21st Century, Wednesday, June 18, 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Summer Social:  Saving Rocky Glen, Thursday, June 26,  12:00 – 2:00 p.m.

USDA National Center for Agriculture Utilization Research, Thursday, August 28, 11:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Wayne Printing, Thursday, July 24, APPROX. 8:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

WEEK-TV 25 Studios, Thursday, June 12, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Regional Trips (In Alphabetical Order)

For Summer

Aurora Architecture, Tuesday, August 19, 7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Effingham:  Boos, Firefly, and More, Wednesday, July 23, 7:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Historic Heritage Corridor, Thursday, July 10,  7:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Homeland Security Education Center and Fermilab, Tuesday, July 29, 6:45 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Illinois Shakespeare Festival:  Much Ado About Nothing, Thursday, July 17, 4:00 – 11:45 p.m.

Lincoln’s Springfield with Randy Saxon, Tuesday, June 24, 7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Princeton:  Festival 56 and Lovejoy Homestead, Wednesday, June 25,  8:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

For Fall

Art Institute of Chicago with Jean Gronewold, Wednesday, September 3, 6:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Chicago Gangster Tour, Wednesday, November 5, 6:45 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Fair Oaks Farm, Thursday, September 25, 7:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Hidden Gems of Champaign County, Thursday, November 20, 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Nauvoo, Wednesday, November 12, 7:45 a.m. – 5:15 p.m.

Pere Marquette State Park and More, Monday, September 8, 7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Treasures of Atlanta, Tuesday, November 18, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Vaughan Manufacturing & Pella Windows, Thursday, September 18, 8:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.