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Keep checking back…new tours are posted as soon as they’re booked!


Killer Country with the Killer Vees

Tuesday, October 26

Killer CountryIf you’re into classic country, this show is a must! 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, Matt and Bennett Vee, national music scene veterans and sons, nephew, and grandson 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.”

$80 pp          Click Here to Register!

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


Branson Country Christmas

Wednesday, November 3

Ozark JubileeWe’ll begin with an included buffet lunch at the Coyote Moon Grille and then head for the St. Cloud Paramount Theatre for Branson Country Christmas. Direct from Branson, the Ozark Jubilee features comedian and champion fiddle player Doofus Doolittle (alter ego Randy Newman) and an all-star cast of Branson’s top entertainers. This year they’ll celebrate 25 years of Christmas shows with all of your favorites and a tribute to veterans.

$81 pp          Click Here to Register!

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


Looney Lutherans Hold the Lutefisk,

It’s Beginning to Smell a Lot Like Christmas

Wednesday, December 1

Hold the LutefiskWe’ll begin with an included lunch buffet at Q. Cumbers, which features a 50’ long salad bar, a variety of hot entrees, soup and ice cream/desert bar, then we’re on our way to the Ames Center in Burnsville for Hold the Lutefisk, It’s Beginning to Smell a Lot Like Christmas! When you want an old-fashioned Looney Christmas, you know who to turn to — the musical, merry, menopausal members of the Looney Lutherans!  This trio of warm, witty women help the audience enjoy the spirit of the season. Segments include a Lutheran version of “Cowboy” wisdom, letters to Santa, and a unique exercise routine sure to test your Christmas spirit.

$80 pp          Click Here to Register!

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


A Rat Pack Christmas

Thursday, December 9

Christmas is in the air and our destination is the Ives Auditorium in Bloomington. We’ll begin with included roast turkey in gravy, cranberry sauce, cheesy potatoes, roasted parmesan green beans, holiday salad, dinner roll, dessert, coffee and tea. Then we’ll head for the theatre for A Rat Pack Christmas. The Rat Pack is back just in time for the holidays! Step back in time to hear the music of Sammy Davis Jr., Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin. Relive the days of the Rat Pack with Las Vegas’ most famous entertainers as they appeared live in the Sands Hotel Copa Room. Enjoy classic tunes such as “Luck Be a Lady,” “Fly Me to the Moon,” and “New York, New York,” as well as Christmas favorites like “Winter Wonderland” and “Baby, It’s Cold Outside,” plus hilarious improv comedy.

$86 pp          Click Here to Register!

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


Christmas at Skyrock Farm

Saturday, December 11

Skyrock FarmsIt’s Saturday… no school… and a great time to bring the kids and grandkids along for a special holiday treat! Skyrock Farm is ranked as one of the top “things to do” in Minnesota… and I’ve arranged for special children’s prices! If you’ve ever visited House on the Rock, Circus World or a carnival or circus, enjoyed a great meal, or have a love for horses (and jumping), this tour is for ALL AGES! Think of the “Happiest Music on Earth” you hear on merry-go-rounds or at the circus as ornate gilded organs are demonstrated. How the music is “punched” on cardboard is really fascinating. A wonderful included turkey dinner follows complete with Christmas music. Then we’ll head to the horse barn for a really fun and informative horse jumping demonstration. Following the show, you’ll have time to check things out further on your own. People of all ages will enjoy this one!

$81 pp Adults | $66 ages 12 & under          Click Here to Register!

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


Every Christmas Story Ever Told (And Then Some!)

Thursday, December 16

Every Christmas Story Ever ToldWith Christmas just days away, here’s one final show to get us into the spirit. After an included buffet lunch at DayTrippers Dinner Theatre, it’s time for Every Christmas Story Ever Told (And Then Some!). Many of us enjoy the Christmas movies during the holiday season – but who has the time? The actors in this production play over 30 characters throughout the performance, incorporating every single Christmas story they can think of into a single afternoon of seasonal fun… Santa Claus, Rudolph, the Grinch, Ralph and more plus many Christmas carols.

$81 pp          Click Here to Register!

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


The Texas Tenors – Deep in the Heart of Christmas

Tuesday, December 28

Texas TenorsWe’ll begin with an included buffet lunch at the Coyote Moon Grille and then head for the St. Cloud Paramount Theatre for The Texas Tenors – Deep in the Heart of Christmas. One of the Paramount’s most requested artists are back this holiday season! Emmy Award winners and Billboard #1 Recording Artists, The Texas Tenors sleigh ride into town straight from “America’s Got Talent: The Champions” with their heartwarming holiday concert “Deep in the Heart of Christmas.”

$95 pp          Click Here to Register!

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 Play That Goes Wrong

Thursday, February 3, 2022

The Play That Goes WrongSome of us have seen the show. We want to see it again! It’s that funny! If you missed it in October, here’s one more chance. We’re returning to the Old Log Theater after lunch on your own at Maynard’s for The Play That Goes Wrong (AND IT DOES!). What would happen if you mixed Sherlock Holmes and Monty Python? You’d get New York and London’s award-winning smash comedy! Called “the funniest play Broadway has ever seen” (The Huffington Post) and “A Gut-Busting Hit!” (The New York Times), this classic murder mystery is chock-full of mishaps and madcap mania. Welcome to opening night of The Murder at Haversham Manor, where things are quickly going from bad to utterly disastrous. With an unconscious leading lady, a corpse that can’t play dead, and actors who trip over everything (including their lines), it’s sure to bring down the house.

$70 pp          Click Here to Register!

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


Fools Fall in Love

Monday, February 14, 2022

Fools Fall In LoveHappy Valentine’s Day! Our destination is the Ives Auditorium in Bloomington where we’ll begin with an included lunch of roast beef in gravy, roadside potatoes, veggie du jour, winter 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 with Sidekick Theatre’s acclaimed concert. 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 “My Girl”, “To Love Somebody”, “Stand By Me”, “Pretty Woman” and “Hooked on a Feeling”! It’s a perfect way to celebrate Valentine’s Day.

$87 pp          Click Here to Register!

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


Remembering Bobby Vee

Tuesday, March 15, 2022

Remembering Bobby VeeWe’ll begin with an included buffet lunch at the Coyote Moon Grille and then head for the St. Cloud Paramount Theatre for Remembering Bobby Vee. The Killer Vees, featuring Jeff, Tommy, Matt, and Bennett Vee, reunite to honor their father, uncle, grandfather, mentor and bandleader, Bobby Vee. The show features video and stories from Bobby’s career along with all the hits.  Bobby Vee’s career started in Moorhead, MN on February 3, 1959, when his group The Shadows volunteered to help fill in after learning about the plane crash that took the lives of Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and the Big Bopper. And so began an international career that spanned 52 years and saw Bobby tour the world and land 38 songs in the Hot 100.

$87 pp          Click Here to Register!

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


Stag and Doe Tour

Wednesday, March 30, 2022

Stag and DoeWinter should be over, and it’s time for some fun, and I think everyone can relate to a small town wedding… or two! After an included buffet lunch at DayTrippers Dinner Theatre, it’s time for Stag and Doe. Two brides-to-be and only one Community Hall. What could possibly go wrong in this hilarious look at small town weddings gone wrong!? Two brides cut a deal to share the same Community Hall and marital mayhem erupts in a clash of wedding parties. One of the bridesmaids still isn’t over getting dumped at the altar by one of the grooms, and the caterer’s staff ends up in jail!

Stag and Doe is an absolute riot befitting its title. An endearing comedy to brighten your day. The plot, dialog and humor are so amusing because they are so true to life.

$81 pp          Click Here to Register!

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


Omaha: Past Highlights – New Adventures

Tuesday, April 26 – Thursday, April 28, 2022

Omaha TourAfter five years of strictly one-day tours, it’s time to bring back my favorite three-day tour. We’ll see how it goes. Our destination is Omaha, NE where we’ve toured four times previously… ten attractions in three days. I hope you’re ready. I invite you to check out the attractions. I think you’ll be excited!

Tuesday, April 26

With a bit of a drive ahead of us, we’ll stop for an early fast food lunch in Sioux City, IA. And then it begins. Our first stop is Council Bluffs, Iowa… just across the border from Omaha… where we’ll visit the 1885 Squirrel Cage Jail which was used until 1969. It was one of 18 revolving jails built in the United States. Only three remain, and this one was the only one with three levels of cells. We’ll see the jail keeper’s living quarters, the cell block for women prisoners and items found in secret hiding places. Warning: If you see a prisoner resting in a cell, it’s not an actor. It’s probably a ghost. The jail is haunted.

Next we’ll visit the Czech and Slovak Cultural Museum for kolaches, coffee, and accordion music and learn a bit about Czech culture. We’re ready to check into the Comfort Inn & Suites, our home for the next two evenings. After time to settle in, we’ll enjoy an Irish Evening Dinner Buffet with Irish Folksinger Dave Marsh and Marty Dowd’s Irish Dance Performance. Dave will present various musical styles and tell stories of Irish legends and history. Marty Dowd was the lead dancer for Riverdance for many years.

Day One is complete.

Wednesday, April 27

After an included hot breakfast we’re on our way to the Holy Family Shrine (Glass Chapel in the Countryside) which was created to give travelers a place of peace and rest on their journey. A stream of water runs from the visitor center and continues below the floor of the chapel to a pool beneath the altar.

Outlook Nebraska is our next stop. They make toilet paper and other paper products for the United States military and prisons. Really? We’re going to a toilet paper factory? Oh, I almost forgot: Most of the employees are blind. Outlook Enrichment is to provide support for more than 15,000 in the Omaha area who live with significant vision loss.

Our next destination is the Hollywood Candy Warehouse with lunch on your own in the Old Market District. Bring on the nostalgia. Shop, eat, relax. We’ll have two hours to do whatever you like.

Nebraska’s #1 attraction is the Omaha Henry Doorly Zoo, ranked as one of the nation’s top five zoos. We’ll have about three hours to explore and enjoy whatever draws your attention.

Our day is far from complete. We’ll return to the Comfort Inn & Suites for an hour to relax and freshen up before we depart for the Belvedere Banquet Hall for a Homemade Polish Buffet and Entertainment. We’ll enjoy traditional Polish dishes and learn about the Polish heritage of Omaha along with Polish customs and traditions. We’ll also be treated to accordion polka music.

Thursday, April 28

A visit to Omaha wouldn’t be complete without our final two stops. Once again, we’ll begin with an included hot breakfast. After we check out of the Comfort Inn & Suites, we’ll head for the Lithuanian Bakery, one of my favorite stops. We’ll learn about the country of Lithuania and the family that operates the bakery as we sample an assortment of torts and other bakery items. The bakery’s famous tort cake is made in a three-day process. You’ll definitely want to take some items home with you.

Has anyone not heard of Father Flanagan’s Boys Town? We’ll tour the Hall of History Museum, Down Chapel, and Father Flanagan’s home. The tour will end at the gift shop where you may also have lunch on your own in the cafeteria.

Are you ready for a nap? It’s time to go home after an experience I don’t think you’ll forget anytime soon. We’ll make a quick stop somewhere along the road home. I don’t think anyone will be overly hungry… except for Norb.

Quad: $354 pp | Triple: $369 pp | Double: $394 pp | Single $464 pp          Click Here to Register!

Departure/return times Tuesday and Thursday:  Cokato: 5:30 AM-8:00 PM • Howard Lake: 5:45 AM-7:45 PM • Winsted: 6:00 AM-7:30 PM • Lester Prairie: 6:15 AM-7:15 PM • Plato: 6:30 AM-7:00 PM • NYA: 6:45 AM-6:45 PM • Gaylord: 7:15 AM-6:15 PM • Winthrop:  7:30 AM-6:00 PM

Special Needs: Please contact me if you have any questions pertaining to use of wheelchairs, walkers, etc. You are welcome to bring them along. However, the driver and tour director are not responsible to assist you throughout the day. You must bring a friend if you need assistance with mobility.

Deposit and Payment:  A $100.00 pp deposit is due with your registration.  Final payment is due Friday, April 1, 2022.

**Online registrations for this tour require full payment at the time of purchase.

Cancellations: Any cancellations made prior to April 1 are fully refundable minus $10.00 service charge. Any cancellations after April 1 are subject to penalty for any payments that have been made and $10.00 service charge.


Melody Hart Family & Friends

Monday, June 13, 2022

Stars of Branson CountryWe’ll begin with an included buffet lunch at the Coyote Moon Grille and then head for the St. Cloud Paramount Theatre for 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 was voted Female Vocalist of the Year by the Terry Awards for the Branson music industry. Her husband, Wayne Massengale, is a 39-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 21-year-old drummer, and their 17-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.

$85 pp          Click Here to Register!

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