How to sign up for tours:Registration

  • Early registrations are very important.
  • Please be sure to include:
      • date or name of the tour
      • your phone number
      • names of all people in your group
      • where you’d like to get on (see Departure Locations for more information)
      • lunch choice when there are options
  • Chuck will call one week before all tours to confirm time and pick up points ONLY if you’ve included your phone number.
  • If something looks good, get your checks in the mail! You’re not on the list without payment.

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!


Bermuda Avenue Triangle

Thursday, October 24

Bermuda Avenue Triangle

After an included buffet lunch at DayTrippers Dinner Theatre, it’s time for Bermuda Avenue Triangle. Two middle-aged businesswomen who are good friends want to keep an eye on their aging mothers. So they move their mothers into a shared senior condo in Las Vegas. On a trip to the casino, the mothers are saved from a mugger by a charming gambler who is short on cash. They allow him to stay on the couch in their living room, and the results are such that you’ll laugh yourself silly. It’s like Dean Martin meets LaVerne and Shirley.

$75 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


From Barry: The Vintage Pop Classics of the Bee Gees

Sunday, November 3

From Barry

On a rare Sunday tour, our destination is the Ives Auditorium in Bloomington. (*Please note that no meal is included and we will not be stopping. You are welcome to bring food and beverages on the motor coach.) Today we’ll have assigned seats beginning in Row 3 for From Barry: The Vintage Pop Classics of the Bee Gees. “From Barry” celebrates the music that Barry Gibb wrote and performed with the Bee Gees including “Jive Talkin’,” “Run to Me,” “I Got to Get a Message to You” and “Nights on Broadway.” Featuring the band-backed vocals of Mick Sterling, Boyd Lee and Wayne Cullinan, along with Mary Jane Alm, Cate Fierro, and Aimee Lee, the Bee Gees’ songs always reflect the incredible harmonies and melodies that could only come “From Barry.”

$69 pp

Cokato 11:00 AM-5:30 PM Howard Lake 11:15 AM-5:15 PM Winsted 11:30 AM-5:00 PM Lester Prairie 11:45 AM-4:45 PM Plato 12:00 PM-4:30 PM NYA 12:15 PM-4:15 PM Waconia 12:30 PM-4:00 PM Chanhassen 12:45 PM-3:45 PM


A Christmas with Shoji

Monday, November 4

Christmas with Shoji

A little bit of Branson returns to the Paramount! We’ll begin with an included buffet lunch at the Coyote Moon Grille and then head for the St. Cloud Paramount Theatre for A Christmas with Shoji. Starring Shoji Tabuchi and featuring talented daughter, Christina Lingo-Tabuchi, experience Christmas like never before! The holiday season comes to life in this breathtaking Christmas celebration. With holiday favorites old and new, create a Christmas memory with your family that you will cherish for years to come! Experience what everyone in Branson, Missouri, has been talking about for the past 30 years… without the long drive!

$94 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


Ripcord

Thursday, November 7

Ripcord

This one looks to be very entertaining… and maybe close up and personal! Our destination is the Ives Auditorium in Bloomington where we’ll begin with an included lunch of cold salad, chicken breast in herb and wine cream sauce, vegetables, parsley potatoes and more. (You’re invited to join me for a brief tour of the facility after lunch.) Then we’ll head for the theatre for Ripcord! When cantankerous Abby is forced to share her room in assisted living with endlessly chipper Marilyn, the two women make a seemingly harmless bet that quickly escalates into a hilarious game of practical jokes and one-upmanship, revealing hidden truths that neither wants exposed.

$82 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


Church Basement Ladies: Hark! The Basement Ladies Sing

Thursday, November 14

CBL Hark The Basement Ladies Sing

Warning! The Church Basement Ladies are back with #8 in the series! After an included lunch buffet at a brand new lunch option, Q. Cumbers, which features a 50’ long salad bar, a variety of hot entrees, soup and ice cream/dessert bar, we’re on our way to the Ames Center (the theatre has been renovated) in Burnsville for Hark! The Basement Ladies Sing. It’s December 1960, and members of this rural community have gathered around their reel-to-reel tape player to record a special Christmas greeting for one of their boys serving overseas. As the ladies serve up coffee and cookies, Pastor suffers from a case of stage fright, Mavis smuggles a piglet into the kitchen, a surprise visitor leaves Karin speechless, and the Widow Vivian Snustad gets caught in an embarrassing situation. Throughout it all, you are encouraged to sing along as Beverly Barsness bangs out Christmas carols on the old upright. So come “Fa La La” with the Church Basement Ladies as they deck their fellowship hall.

$74 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


Church Basement Ladies: Hark! The Basement Ladies Sing

Tuesday, November 19

CBL Hark The Basement Ladies Sing

Warning! The Church Basement Ladies are back with #8 in the series! After an included lunch buffet at a brand new lunch option, Q. Cumbers, which features a 50’ long salad bar, a variety of hot entrees, soup and ice cream/dessert bar, we’re on our way to the Ames Center (the theatre has been renovated) in Burnsville for Hark! The Basement Ladies Sing. It’s December 1960, and members of this rural community have gathered around their reel-to-reel tape player to record a special Christmas greeting for one of their boys serving overseas. As the ladies serve up coffee and cookies, Pastor suffers from a case of stage fright, Mavis smuggles a piglet into the kitchen, a surprise visitor leaves Karin speechless, and the Widow Vivian Snustad gets caught in an embarrassing situation. Throughout it all, you are encouraged to sing along as Beverly Barsness bangs out Christmas carols on the old upright. So come “Fa La La” with the Church Basement Ladies as they deck their fellowship hall.

$74 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


Church Basement Ladies: Hark! The Basement Ladies Sing

Wednesday, December 4

CBL Hark The Basement Ladies Sing

Warning! The Church Basement Ladies are back with #8 in the series! After an included lunch buffet at a brand new lunch option, Q. Cumbers, which features a 50’ long salad bar, a variety of hot entrees, soup and ice cream/dessert bar, we’re on our way to the Ames Center (the theatre has been renovated) in Burnsville for Hark! The Basement Ladies Sing. It’s December 1960, and members of this rural community have gathered around their reel-to-reel tape player to record a special Christmas greeting for one of their boys serving overseas. As the ladies serve up coffee and cookies, Pastor suffers from a case of stage fright, Mavis smuggles a piglet into the kitchen, a surprise visitor leaves Karin speechless, and the Widow Vivian Snustad gets caught in an embarrassing situation. Throughout it all, you are encouraged to sing along as Beverly Barsness bangs out Christmas carols on the old upright. So come “Fa La La” with the Church Basement Ladies as they deck their fellowship hall.

$74 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

Monday, December 9

Only chance this year!!! 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


Jacob Marley’s Christmas Carol

Thursday, December 12

Jacob Marley's A Christmas Carol

After an included buffet lunch at DayTrippers Dinner Theatre, it’s time for Jacob Marley’s Christmas Carol. If you’ve ever wondered what happened to Scrooge’s mean, sour, pruney old business partner – Jacob Marley – at the end of A Christmas Carol, to escape his own chains he must first redeem Scrooge. So begins a journey through the afterlife (led by a mischievous little sprite) of laughter, redemption and renewal during which Scrooge’s heart is indeed opened but not before Marley discovers his own.

$76 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


Branson on the Road – Christmas Style

Tuesday, December 17

Brahson on the Road

We’ll begin with an included buffet lunch at the Pizza Ranch and then head for the St. Cloud Paramount Theatre for Branson on the Road – Christmas Style. What do you get when you bring together a fiddle, mandolin, banjo, guitar, upright slap bass, beautiful rhinestone costumes, hilarious comedy and country Christmas, bluegrass, rockabilly and gospel music? Branson On The Road – Christmas Style is in town! The show delivers the Branson traditions of good, clean, family fun wherever they go. Those seeing a Branson On The Road – Christmas Style show for the first time, can not only expect great Christmas music, old country favorites and amazing instrumental abilities but also plenty of hilarious comedy every step of the way – in a holiday, Branson-style for the entire family.

$75 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


Rainy Days & Mondays – The Music of the Carpenters

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

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, 2020

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


Killer Country with the Killer Vees

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

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 Bikinis

Wednesday, April 15, 2020

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, 2020

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, 2020

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


Lanesboro Amish Tour

Thursday, May 14, 2020

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