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



Trolley Tour of Rochester & Lunch in Mantorville - June 20

Board a vintage trolley for a narrated tour of public parks, gardens and private homes in Rochester with lots of hidden scenic and cultural gems. After the trolley tour, travel to Mantorville where you will lunch at the historic Hubble House with choice of Roast Beef or Hubble Baked Chicken.  Last we will visit the Chocolate Shoppe and Antique Store for a little shopping.  Leave the Center at 8:30 a.m., return at 3:45 p.m.  $67/members, $77/non-members. Sign up with payment by May 22. Sign up online, at the Heritage Center or by calling 952-985-4620.

Vikings Stadium Tour and Lunch at Jax - June 28
Explore US Bank Stadium with a 90 minutes walking tour. You will get a behind the scenes look at clubs, suites, the press box and the Minnesota Vikings Locker Room.  Explore the Nordic-inspired architectural features, roof structure and the signature glass pivoting doors.  Enjoy lunch at Jax Cafe in Minneapolis with choice of Polish Sausage and Sauerkraut; Oven Roasted Chicken with Mashed Potatoes or Swedish Meatballs with Potatoes. Leave the center at 8:45 am, return at 3 pm. $77/members, $87/non-members. Sign up with payment by May 30. Sign up online, at the Heritage Center or by calling 952-985-4620.

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.

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. 

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.


Details and sign up information are available at the Heritage Center
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