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      • date or name of the tour
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      • lunch choice when there are options
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For more information about any of the tours, please contact us here!
If you have any ideas for one-day tours or one-day mystery tours, we’re always looking for new ideas.
Keep checking back…new tours are posted as soon as they’re booked!


Rainy Days & Mondays – The Music of the Carpenters

Wednesday, January 22

Rainy Days and Mondays

Our destination is the Ives Auditorium in Bloomington where we’ll begin with an included roast beef dinner with salad, potatoes, vegetables, dinner roll, dessert, coffee and tea. Then we’ll head for the theatre for Rainy Days & Mondays – The Music of the Carpenters. Aimée Lee and the Superstars present a stunning tribute to the music of greats Karen and Richard Carpenter. The show features a 13-piece band that faithfully recreates the distinctive Carpenters’ sound. If you’re a fan of 1970s soft rock, you’ll revel in classic hits including “We’ve Only Just Begun,” “Close to You,” “Superstar” and more. Don’t miss this opportunity to relive the uniquely beautiful and lasting music of the Carpenters.

$84 pp

Cokato 9:00 AM-5:30 PM • Howard Lake 9:15 AM-5:15 PM • Winsted 9:30 AM-5:00 PM • Lester Prairie 9:45 AM-4:45 PM • Plato 10:00 AM-4:30 PM • NYA 10:15 AM-4:15 PM • Waconia 10:30 AM-4:00 PM • Chanhassen 10:45 AM-3:45 PM


The Legendary Ladies of Country Music: Dolly, Patsy & Loretta

Tuesday, February 11

We’ll begin with an included buffet lunch at the Coyote Moon Grille and then head for the St. Cloud Paramount Theatre for The Legendary Ladies of Country Music: Dolly, Patsy & Loretta. Come celebrate the catalogs of the Legendary Ladies of Country Music, spanning three decades of iconic songs from Patsy Cline, Loretta Lynn and Dolly Parton. Join us for an unforgettable afternoon of live music featuring their number one hits: I Will Always Love You, Jolene, Walking After Midnight, I Fall to Pieces, Coal Miner’s Daughter, Blue Kentucky Girl and many more.

$84 pp

Waconia 9:00 AM-5:45 PM • NYA 9:15 AM-5:30 PM • Plato 9:30 AM-5:15 PM • Lester Prairie 9:45 AM-5:00 PM • Winsted 10:00 AM-4:45 PM • Howard Lake 10:15 AM-4:30 PM • Cokato 10:30 AM-4:15 PM


Fools Fall In Love

Friday, February 14

Fools Fall In Love

Happy Valentine’s Day! Our destination is the Ives Auditorium in Bloomington where we’ll begin with an included lunch of roast beef, cheesy potatoes, veggie du jour, cold salad, dinner roll, desserts and coffee/tea and water. (You’re invited to join me for a brief tour of the facility after lunch.) Then we’ll head for the theatre for Fools Fall In Love. Experience the signature love songs of the 50’s and 60’s beginning with doo-wop groups like The Drifters and The Platters up to Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons. Featuring four of the Twin Cities best male vocalists, Fools Fall In Love celebrates the swingin’ quartet-driven harmonies of the era to tunes such as Earth Angel, A Sunday Kind of Love, Can’t Take My Eyes Off of You, Come Go with Me, Unchained Melody, Sherry, and Big Girls Don’t Cry.

$83 pp

Cokato 9:00 AM-5:30 PM • Howard Lake 9:15 AM-5:15 PM • Winsted 9:30 AM-5:00 PM • Lester Prairie 9:45 AM-4:45 PM • Plato 10:00 AM-4:30 PM • NYA 10:15 AM-4:15 PM • Waconia 10:30 AM-4:00 PM • Chanhassen 10:45 AM-3:45 PM


From the King, For the King: The Gospel According to Elvis

Wednesday, March 11

Once again, our destination is the Ives Auditorium in Bloomington where we’ll begin with an included lunch of oven-fried chicken, mashed potatoes & gravy, buttered corn, green beans, coleslaw, biscuits, desserts and coffee/hot tea and water. (You’re invited to join me for a brief tour of the facility after lunch.) Then we’ll head for the theatre for From the King, For the King: The Gospel According to Elvis, a unique performance of the legendary gospel songs of Elvis Presley. The show features the lead vocals of Mick Sterling, along with multiple singers performing the incredible vocal parts of Elvis’s Jordanaires, and a simple but powerful band providing the gospel energy needed to make this performance one you won’t soon forget.

$83 pp

Cokato 9:00 AM-5:30 PM • Howard Lake 9:15 AM-5:15 PM • Winsted 9:30 AM-5:00 PM • Lester Prairie 9:45 AM-4:45 PM • Plato 10:00 AM-4:30 PM • NYA 10:15 AM-4:15 PM • Waconia 10:30 AM-4:00 PM • Chanhassen 10:45 AM-3:45 PM


Man in Black – The Music of Johnny Cash

Thursday, March 19

Man in Black

I hope spring is in the air! Our destination is the Ives Auditorium in Bloomington where we’ll begin with an included lunch of meat loaf served with mashed potatoes & gravy, green beans almondine, cold salad, dinner roll, desserts, and coffee/tea and water. (You’re invited to join me for a brief tour of the facility after lunch.) Then we’ll head for the theatre for Man in Black – The Music of Johnny Cash, a rousing celebration of the legendary Johnny Cash. His unique sound embraced country music, rock and roll, rockabilly, blues, folk and gospel, so expect this concert to be jam-packed with such hits as “I Walk the Line,” “Ring of Fire,” “Get Rhythm,” and, of course, “Folsom Prison Blues.”

$83 pp

Cokato 9:00 AM-5:30 PM • Howard Lake 9:15 AM-5:15 PM • Winsted 9:30 AM-5:00 PM • Lester Prairie 9:45 AM-4:45 PM • Plato 10:00 AM-4:30 PM • NYA 10:15 AM-4:15 PM • Waconia 10:30 AM-4:00 PM • Chanhassen 10:45 AM-3:45 PM


Killer Country with the Killer Vees

Tuesday, March 24

We’ll begin with an included buffet lunch at the Coyote Moon Grille and then head for the St. Cloud Paramount Theatre for Killer Country with the Killer Vees. Jeff, Tommy and Matt Vee, national music scene veterans and sons and nephew respectively of the legendary Bobby Vee, join forces with their family and friends as The KILLER VEES to celebrate timeless music classics from the “Golden Age of Country.” Known as the “rhythm section to the stars” The KILLER VEES have toured and performed with a virtual who’s who in the music business: Chuck Berry, Roy Orbison, Paul McCartney, Little Richard, Jerry Lee Lewis and Ronnie Wood just to name a few! Coming from a musical family of the late Bobby Vee, the KILLER VEES are joined by Matt’s wife Julie Velline on vocals, Brian C. Peters on steel guitar, Kale Reed on fiddle, Alex Green on vocals and guitar king Kurt “Lightning” Rodman. It’s going to be a high-energy rockin’ country afternoon!

$79 pp

Waconia 9:00 AM-5:45 PM • NYA 9:15 AM-5:30 PM • Plato 9:30 AM-5:15 PM • Lester Prairie 9:45 AM-5:00 PM • Winsted 10:00 AM-4:45 PM • Howard Lake 10:15 AM-4:30 PM • Cokato 10:30 AM-4:15 PM


The Dixie Swim Club

Wednesday, April 1

Dixie Swim Club

No April Fools on this one! After lunch on your own at Maynard’s, we’re on our way to the Old Log Theater for The Dixie Swim Club. This touching comedy centers around five Southern women who became friends on their college swim team. The group sets aside a long weekend every August to recharge their relationships. Free from husbands, kids and jobs, they meet at the same beach cottage on North Carolina’s Outer Banks to catch up, laugh and meddle in each other’s lives. The play begins 22 years after they graduate from college. The Dixie Swim Club focuses on four of those weekends and spans a period of thirty-three years. As their lives unfold and the years pass, these women increasingly rely on one another, through advice and raucous repartee, to get through the challenges (men, sex, marriage, parenting, divorce and aging) that life flings at them. And when fate throws a wrench into one of their lives in the second act, these friends, proving the enduring power of ‘teamwork’, rally around their own with the strength and love that takes this comedy in a poignant and surprising direction. It is really a study in friendship and how it grows and changes through the years.

$63 pp

Cokato 9:30 AM-5:45 PM • Howard Lake 9:45 AM-5:30 PM • Winsted 10:00 AM-5:15 PM • Lester Prairie 10:15 AM-5:00 PM • Plato 10:30 AM-4:45 PM • NYA 10:45 AM-4:30 PM • Waconia 11:00 AM-4:15 PM


The Bikinis

Wednesday, April 15

The Bikinis

Are your taxes paid? We all need some fun and nostalgia! After an included buffet lunch at DayTrippers Dinner Theatre, it’s time for The Bikinis. Back together for the first time in 20 years, these ‘Jersey girls will deliver sun, fun and a rockin’ good time! This girl group reunites to raise money for the good folks at Sandy Shores Mobil Home Beach Resort on the Jersey shore where one of them grew up. Join them as they relive the past with hits including: It’s in His Kiss, Yellow Polka Dot Bikini, Heat Wave, Under the Boardwalk, These Boots Are Made for Walkin’, The Twist, When Will I Be Loved, Midnight Blue, I’m Every Woman, I Will Survive, and many more.

$77 pp

Cokato 9:45 AM-5:45 PM • Howard Lake 10:00 AM-5:30 PM • Winsted 10:15 AM-5:15 PM • Lester Prairie 10:30 AM-5:00 PM • Plato 10:45 AM-4:45 PM • NYA 11:00 AM-4:30 PM • Waconia 11:15 AM-4:15 PM


Shear Madness

Saturday, April 25

Shear Madness

Ready for a little “improv” and to help solve a mystery? This looks to be really fun! We’re going to the St. Croix Off Broadway Theatre at the Hudson House where we’ll begin with an included dinner. Then it’s time for Shear Madness, one of the most popular productions in the world, delighting audiences night after night with its unique blend of madcap improvisation and spine-tickling mystery. This unique comedy-whodunit takes place today in the “Shear Madness” hairstyling salon and is chock full of up-to-the-minute spontaneous humor. During the course of the action, a murder is committed and the audience gets to spot the clues, question the suspects, and solve the funniest mystery in the annals of crime. The outcome is never the same, which is why many audience members return again and again to the scene of the mayhem.

$83 pp

Cokato 9:15AM-5:45 PM • Howard Lake 9:30 AM-5:30 PM • Winsted 9:45 AM-5:15 PM • Lester Prairie 10:00 AM-5:00 PM • Plato 10:15 AM-4:45 PM • NYA 10:30 AM-4:30 PM • Waconia 10:45 AM-4:15 PM • Chanhassen 11:00 AM-4:00 PM


Garage Sale Day with Chuck & Norb

Friday, May 1

This is a really fun and informal day with lots of garage sale stops… and you get to hang around with Norb and me. Once again we’re staying in Hastings for more shopping time. We’ll have 4-4 1/2 hours to shop with a fast-food lunch on your own the only interruption. Snacks and beverages will be available. One request: Please don’t buy things that are too big to fit in your vehicles. Norb and I aren’t magicians.

$41 pp

Cokato 6:45 AM-5:45 PM • Howard Lake 7:00 AM-5:30 PM • Winsted 7:15 AM-5:15 PM • Lester Prairie 7:30 AM-5:00 PM • Plato 7:45 AM-4:45 PM • NYA 8:00 AM-4:30 PM • Waconia 8:15 AM-4:15 PM • Chanhassen 8:30 AM-4:00 PM


Hutterian Brethren Tour

Tuesday, May 5

Why do I keep offering this tour? If you’ve ever been there, the answer is obvious. It’s that good… and it’s just in time for special flowers and plants for Mother’s Day! We’re returning to Starland for a day with the Hutterian Brethren. Sandy, the Princess of GFW, has once again tweaked the tour with new highlights and lots of time with the Hutterites. We’ll begin with included coffee and roll in Gibbon and then spend some time browsing at some really neat stores in this quaint little town. Then it’s time for Starland, the area home of the Hutterian Brethren. Time will be allowed to learn about these folks and also for casual browsing and shopping. Bring your questions! (Much of their income goes directly to the mission field.) The Hutterites are a religious group originating in 1528 during the Reformation. They live communally in rural North America. We’ll learn about their unique lifestyle, religion, customs, traditions, and history; how they earn their living; what they do in their leisure time and enjoy an included family-style dinner. Bring your billfolds for the opportunity to purchase items they produce at Starland.

$59 pp

Cokato 6:30 AM-4:45 PM • Howard Lake 6:45 AM-4:30 PM • Winsted 7:00 AM-4:15 PM • Lester Prairie 7:15 AM-4:00 PM • Plato 7:30 AM-3:45 PM • NYA 7:40 AM-3:30 PM • Arlington 8:00 AM-3:10 PM • Gaylord 8:15 AM-3:00 PM


Breaking Up Is Hard to Do

Thursday, May 7

Breaking Up Is Hard to Do

Our destination is the Ives Auditorium in Bloomington where we’ll begin with an included lunch of creamy chicken, roasted red potatoes, glazed carrots, coleslaw, dinner rolls, desserts and coffee/tea and water. (You’re invited to join me for a brief tour of the facility after lunch.) Then we’ll head for the theatre for Breaking Up Is Hard to Do. Set at a Catskills resort in 1960, this is the sweetly comic story of Lois and Marge, two friends from Brooklyn in search of good times and romance over one wild Labor Day weekend. The score showcases 18 Neil Sedaka classics, including Where the Boys Are, Sweet Sixteen, Calendar Girl, Love Will Keep Us Together and, of course, the chart-topping title song Breaking Up Is Hard to Do.

$83 pp

Cokato 9:00 AM-5:30 PM • Howard Lake 9:15 AM-5:15 PM • Winsted 9:30 AM-5:00 PM • Lester Prairie 9:45 AM-4:45 PM • Plato 10:00 AM-4:30 PM • NYA 10:15 AM-4:15 PM • Waconia 10:30 AM-4:00 PM • Chanhassen 10:45 AM-3:45 PM


Lanesboro Amish Tour

Thursday, May 14

We’re on our way to Lanesboro once again where we’ll tour the largest Old Order Amish Community in Minnesota. We may once again get to see our Amish friends in the fields. We’ll visit and observe Amish farms where you may purchase various items. Lunch will be at Pedal Pushers Restaurant. (See details below.) Time will then be allowed for shopping at a variety of shops. Snacks will be included as we head for home.

$83 pp ($68.00 without lunch)

Cokato 5:45 AM-7:00 PM • Howard Lake 6:00 AM-6:45 PM • Winsted 6:15 AM-6:30 PM • Lester Prairie 6:30 AM-6:15 PM • Plato 6:45 AM-6:00 PM • NYA 7:00 AM-5:45 PM • Waconia 7:15 AM-5:30 PM • Chanhassen 7:30 AM-5:10 PM

Please note: To expedite lunch at Pedal Pushers, you will have two options for lunch. Each option is all-inclusive and includes non-alcoholic beverage and apple crisp dessert. You are not required to participate. Also, there will be no sharing or splitting meals. Please help me out with your lunch choice with your registration:
#1 basic burger, french fries, coleslaw
#2 Norwegian meatballs, mashed potatoes, carrots


Stars of Branson Country USA: Melody Hart Family & Friends

Tuesday, June 9

We’ll begin with an included buffet lunch at the Coyote Moon Grille and then head for the St. Cloud Paramount Theatre for Stars of Branson Country USA: Melody Hart Family & Friends. From the television and radio show, Branson Country USA, Melody Hart is bringing her show to St. Cloud! This two hour show features classic country, bluegrass western, swing, and rock ‘n’ roll. Melody is a three-time winner of Fiddler of the Year by Branson Music Awards and just voted Female Vocalist of the Year by the Terry Awards for the Branson music industry. Her husband, Wayne Massengale, is a 37-year veteran of the stage. He is a nine-time Fiddler of the Year award winner and worked with the legendary Roy Clark. Featured in the band is their son, Garrett Massengale, a 19-year-old drummer, and their 15-year-old, Dilon Massengale, country vocalist. They have the finest band in the land, featuring an all-star lineup of pickers from the top shows in Branson.

$80 pp

Waconia 9:00 AM-5:45 PM • NYA 9:15 AM-5:30 PM • Plato 9:30 AM-5:15 PM • Lester Prairie 9:45 AM-5:00 PM • Winsted 10:00 AM-4:45 PM • Howard Lake 10:15 AM-4:30 PM • Cokato 10:30 AM-4:15 PM


Gangsters/Cherokee Tavern/Fort Snelling National Cemetery Tour

Wednesday, June 17

We’ll begin with the St. Paul Gangster Tour. This is the real gangster tour… not the politicians. Our costumed guide will take us to sites of nightclubs, kidnappings, and gun battles associated with the 1930’s gangsters like John Dillinger, Ma Barker and Babyface Nelson. We’ll see where the gangsters lived it up as they planned and executed some of the most notorious crimes ever perpetrated in the upper Midwest. We’ll go past the most infamous gangster hideouts and the famous nightclubs where many gangsters spent time socializing with the public. A wonderful included bbq rib and baked ham buffet lunch at the Cherokee Tavern follows. Our final stop is also the final stop for many of our honored veterans and their spouses. Fort Snelling National Cemetery was established on July 14, 1939. The cemetery serves over 1.4 million veterans in the 5-state area. Over 4,900 burials are conducted each year, and Fort Snelling National Cemetery is the 4th busiest and 10th largest cemetery in the National Cemetery Administration. We’ll be treated to a fully guided drive-through tour and will get to see many of the day-to-day activities that take place there. Bring your questions. You will be amazed!

$72 pp

Cokato 6:00 AM-4:30 PM • Howard Lake 6:15 AM-4:15 PM • Winsted 6:30 AM-4:00 PM • Lester Prairie 6:45 AM-3:45 PM • Plato 7:0 AM-3:30 PM • NYA 7:15 AM-3:15 PM • Waconia 7:30 AM-3:00 PM • Chanhassen 8:00 AM-2:45 PM


Mystery Tour – It’s for ALL Ages

Wednesday, June 24

Question Marks

Quite often, I’m asked if I’ll have “any mystery tours next year.” There are lots of tours I’d like to do as mystery tours. The problem is that I’m lucky to get 25 people to sign up. That said, here’s another attempt. Obviously, I have to be vague in its description, but if you’re into nostalgia, classics, buffet lunch, and events from 1860 to the present, I think you’ll enjoy this tour. If you’re a parent or grandparent, this could be a special day with the kids and grandkids. People of all ages will enjoy this one!

$69 pp Adults (Ages 12-under $61 pp)

Cokato 7:15AM-6:45 PM • Howard Lake 7:30 AM-6:30 PM • Winsted 7:45 AM-6:15 PM • Lester Prairie 8:00 AM-6:00 PM • Plato 8:15 AM-5:45 PM • NYA 8:30 AM-5:30 PM • Waconia 8:45 AM-5:15 PM • Chanhassen 9:00 AM-5:00 PM


National Eagle Center/Lark Toys

Wednesday, July 15

This tour is so much fun and so educational… and everyone loves picnics. Bring the kids and grandkids to visit with eagles up close and personal. Our first stop will be The National Eagle Center in Wabasha. Named in 2016 the #1 Family Attraction Worth Traveling For in Minnesota by FlipKey.com (TripAdvisor), The National Eagle Center is an environmental interpretive center on the banks of the Mississippi River. They offer wild eagle viewing, interactive exhibits, cultural and historical displays. Live eagle programs conducted by a naturalist interpreter each feature a live eagle. We’ll then take a short drive to Kellogg for a picnic lunch. After lunch we’ll visit LARK Toys, one of the largest independent specialty toy stores in the country… voted “Best Toy Store in Minnesota.” Highlights include: hand-carved wooden carousel to ride, LARK-made wooden toys, games and puzzles, quality developmental toys, science and nature, arts and crafts, large book store, café, handmade fudge, ice cream and candy, miniature llamas, antique toy museum, and an 18-hole outdoor mini-golf course.

$72 pp

Cokato 6:00 AM-6:45 PM • Howard Lake 6:15 AM-6:30 PM • Winsted 6:30 AM-6:15 PM • Lester Prairie 6:45 AM-6:00 PM • Plato 7:00 AM-5:45 PM • NYA 7:15 AM-5:30 PM • Waconia 7:30 AM-5:15 PM • Chanhassen 7:45 AM-5:00 PM


The Duttons

Tuesday, July 21

We’ll begin with an included buffet lunch at the Pizza Ranch and then head for the St. Cloud Paramount Theatre for The Duttons, a family of three generations of musical performers. Committed to family appropriate, quality entertainment, The Duttons are dedicated to the pursuit of excellence in their musicianship, as well as their businesses. The Duttons are featured on several national and international television specials. Their latest endeavor, “The Duttons Through the Years” is a weekly series on RFD-TV that covers the 30-year career of the family as well as featuring some of their latest recordings and music videos. Whether on television or live on stage, The Duttons are the first choice for an afternoon of exemplary entertainment.

$78 pp

Waconia 9:10 AM-5:45 PM • NYA 9:30 AM-5:30 PM • Plato 9:45 AM-5:15 PM • Lester Prairie 10:00 AM-5:00 PM • Winsted 10:15 AM-4:45 PM • Howard Lake 10:30 AM-4:30 PM • Cokato 10:45 AM-4:15 PM


Taylors Falls/Fawn-Doe-Rosa Tour

Thursday, August 6

Fawn-Doe-Rosa

This was so great in 2019! Make it a special day and bring the kids/grandkids! We begin with an 80-minute boat cruise of the St. Croix River Valley while we enjoy an included lunch of Ferndale Market turkey sandwich with Colby Jack cheese, organic romaine lettuce on Franklin Street Bakery bun, kettle chips, organic baby carrots and chocolate chip cookie. Then we’ll take a five-minute ride to Fawn-Doe-Rosa Wildlife Educational Park where we’ll see all sorts of animals we may see often or may rarely see and wonder what they actually look like up close and personal (llamas, ferrets, skunk, porcupine, badgers, coyote, bobcats, and elk)… and you may purchase treats for the animals at a very reasonable price. Bring your cellphones and/or cameras. You may even walk through the park with a deer by your side. It’s a pretty awesome experience for all ages!

$82 pp (Ages 3-12 $72 pp)

Cokato 7:00 AM-6:30 PM • Howard Lake 7:15 AM-6:15 PM • Winsted 7:30 AM-6:00 PM • Lester Prairie 7:45 AM-5:45 PM • Plato 8:00 AM-5:30 PM • NYA 8:15 AM-5:15 PM • Waconia 8:30 AM-5:00 PM • Victoria 8:45 AM-4:45 PM • Chanhassen 9:00 AM-4:30 PM


Ole & Lena – Ole Runs for Office

Tuesday, August 11

We’ll begin with an included buffet lunch at the Coyote Moon Grille and then head for the St. Cloud Paramount Theatre for Ole & Lena – Ole Runs for Office. It’s time again when Muskrat Lodge 3412 elects officers, and Ole has decided to throw his hat in the ring and run against longtime nemesis, Knut Knutson, lodge president for the past 20 years. Knutson, proprietor of Knutson’s Heating, Air Conditioning and Live Bait Shop is one of Potsdam’s “shakers and movers” and has been a thorn in Ole’s side since they were kids in school. Ole and Sven have already decided that they need to put together a sneaky, tough, and no holds barred campaign if Ole is going to have any chance of winning. Lena says Ole spends far too much time at that smelly old lodge already and thinks this is one of the most hair-brained ideas Ole has ever had. Will Lena talk Ole out of the political limelight or cave into the glamour of being “first lady of the lodge”? Can Ole and Sven make it through the election without causing an international Muskrat lodge investigation looking into dirty campaign tricks?

$79 pp

Waconia 9:00 AM-5:45 PM • NYA 9:15 AM-5:30 PM • Plato 9:30 AM-5:15 PM • Lester Prairie 9:45 AM-5:00 PM • Winsted 10:00 AM-4:45 PM • Howard Lake 10:15 AM-4:30 PM • Cokato 10:30 AM-4:15 PM


Piano Man

Thursday, August 20

Piano Man

Our destination is the Ives Auditorium in Bloomington where we’ll begin with an included lunch of BBQ chicken served with southern style green beans, beer cheese mac, cole slaw, buttermilk biscuits, desserts, and coffee/tea and water. (You’re invited to join me for a brief tour of the facility after lunch.) Then we’ll head for the theatre for Piano Man starring Brian Pekol. Piano Man is a melodious salute to the ’50’s, ’60’s and ’70’s through the classic songs of Jerry Lee Lewis, Elton John, Billy Joel and more. This fun-filled musical trip down memory lane features a full band with Brian Pekol on keyboards singing such tunes as “Great Balls of Fire,” “Rocket Man,” “Benny and the Jets,” and, of course, “Piano Man.”

$83 pp

Cokato 9:00 AM-5:30 PM • Howard Lake 9:15 AM-5:15 PM • Winsted 9:30 AM-5:00 PM • Lester Prairie 9:45 AM-4:45 PM • Plato 10:00 AM-4:30 PM • NYA 10:15 AM-4:15 PM • Waconia 10:30 AM-4:00 PM • Chanhassen 10:45 AM-3:45 PM


Mississippi Lock & Dam Boat Cruise

Saturday, August 22

We are so fortunate to be able to enjoy this tour! The Ford Lock & Dam is open only on a few rare dates. I grabbed one! There has been talk of shutting them down to tourism due to carp invasion. It is so awesome and amazing… and something that could become history! We’re headed for Harriet Island in St. Paul where we’ll take in the beautiful sites along this historically narrated cruise, which travels through the Ford Lock and Dam – Lock #1, from St. Paul into Minneapolis and returning to Harriet Island. It truly is amazing how the riverboat is raised and lowered to get through the lock. Kids will love it! We’ll be treated to an included buffet lunch of BBQ chicken, pulled pork with buns, green chili cheddar cornbread, potato salad, coleslaw, watermelon wedges, cookies and coffee. (A live Dixieland band may serenade us if we get enough registrations.)

$82 pp ($65 pp ages 3-17)

Cokato 7:45 AM-5:45 PM • Howard Lake 8:00 AM-5:30 PM • Winsted 8:15 AM-5:15 PM • Lester Prairie 8:30 AM-5:00 PM • Plato 8:45 AM-4:45 PM • NYA 9:00 AM-4:30 PM • Waconia 9:15 AM-4:15 PM • Chanhassen 9:30 AM-4:00 PM


Linda & Company: The Music of Linda Ronstadt, Dolly Parton, Emmylou Harris & Others

Thursday, September 24

Our destination is the Ives Auditorium in Bloomington where we’ll begin with included honey garlic chicken, cheesy potatoes, vegetable du jour, cold salad, dinner roll, dessert, coffee and tea. Then we’ll head for the theatre for Linda & Company: The Music of Linda Ronstadt, Dolly Parton, Emmylou Harris & Others. Experience Linda Ronstadt, the rock ‘n’ roll star with a voice that soared. Linda & Company features songs spanning the entirety of her career in folk, rock, jazz, and country, plus her legendary collaborations with other artists, including Dolly Parton and the Eagles. Featured songs include “Different Drum” and “You’re No Good,” to “When Will I Be Loved” and “To Know Him Is To Love Him.”

$84 pp

Cokato 9:00 AM-5:30 PM • Howard Lake 9:15 AM-5:15 PM • Winsted 9:30 AM-5:00 PM • Lester Prairie 9:45 AM-4:45 PM • Plato 10:00 AM-4:30 PM • NYA 10:15 AM-4:15 PM • Waconia 10:30 AM-4:00 PM • Chanhassen 10:45 AM-3:45 PM


Stillwater Fall Colors Boat Cruise

Wednesday, October 14

Stillwater

This has become an annual event, and it is so relaxing and a reminder that our seasons are changing. Hopefully, we’ll see some beautiful fall colors. I am so impressed with the included deli buffet lunch. You could build your own sandwich with all sorts of ingredients and add warm entree’ selections and dessert. There will also be snacks available for our ride home.

$69 pp

Cokato 7:45 AM-5:00 PM • Howard Lake 8:00 AM-4:45 PM • Winsted 8:15 AM-4:30 PM • Lester Prairie 8:30 AM-4:15 PM • Plato 8:45 AM-4:00 PM • NYA 9:00 AM-3:45 PM • Waconia 9:15 AM-3:30 PM • Victoria 9:30 AM-3:15 PM • Chanhassen 9:45 AM-3:00 PM


Over the River and Through the Woods

Wednesday, October 21

Our destination is the Ives Auditorium in Bloomington where we’ll begin with included chicken breast in herb & wine cream sauce, parsley potatoes, vegetable du jour, dinner roll, dessert, coffee and tea. Then we’ll head for the theatre for Over the River and Through the Woods. Nick is a 32-year-old single Italian-American man who dutifully has dinner with both sets of his grandparents every Sunday. When he announces he’s leaving New Jersey to take a job in Seattle, his grandparents pull out all the stops to change his mind, including bringing to dinner the lovely—and single—Caitlin O’Hare as bait.

$84 pp

Cokato 9:00 AM-5:30 PM • Howard Lake 9:15 AM-5:15 PM • Winsted 9:30 AM-5:00 PM • Lester Prairie 9:45 AM-4:45 PM • Plato 10:00 AM-4:30 PM • NYA 10:15 AM-4:15 PM • Waconia 10:30 AM-4:00 PM • Chanhassen 10:45 AM-3:45 PM


Sausage, Beer, Ribs & Lights Tour

Tuesday, December 8

Only chance this year so don’t wait too long to register!!! This tour has it all… one of the best meat markets in the state, the #1 ranked MN brewery (WCCO-TV), a famous restaurant, and a very popular light display… all in one tour… and just in time for Christmas! We’ll begin with casual shopping at Schmidt’s Meat Market in Nicollet. (You’re welcome to bring bags, boxes and coolers.) After you’ve had time to buy those last-minute Christmas party meats, we’ll head to Schell’s Brewery in New Ulm for a tour and tasting of their fine products. By now we’re hungry, so we’re off to Veigel’s Kaiserhoff for an included late afternoon dinner. (Please select your option when you register.) We’ll end our day with the beautiful Kiwanis Holiday Lights in Mankato.

$75 pp

Cokato 10:45 AM-9:30 PM • Howard Lake 11:00 AM-9:15 PM • Winsted 11:15 AM-9:00 PM • Lester Prairie 11:30 AM-8:45 PM • Plato 11:45 AM-8:30 PM • NYA 12:00 PM-8:15 PM • Arlington 12:20 PM-8:00 PM • Gaylord 12:30 PM-7:45 PM

All dinners include baked potato, corn, German chocolate cake and non-alcoholic beverage:
#1 bratwurst & Landjaeger
#2 shrimp
#3 chicken kiev
#4 Kaiserhoff ribs