Hidden Treasures of Illinois – July 22-23, 2017

Saturday, July 22 – Sunday, 23, 2017

$279 per person double
$259 per person triple
$249 per person quad
$349 person single

Depart Lafayette at 7:00 am.

Includes motor coach transportation, 1 night lodging, admissions per itinerary, 3 meals (1 breakfast and 2 lunches), and Imperial escort.

This is a weekend trip for fun and reminiscing. First, we’ll visit the Hardy Reindeer Ranch in Rantoul, IL. The ranch is an unusual and unique attraction that features a heard of authentic Alaskan reindeer ready for you to have an up close encounter. You will take a reindeer or buggy ride on the ranch, displaying 100 year old rebuilt and resorted barns and 5,000 Christmas trees. Then, enjoy a chuck wagon lunch with a “Branson Style” variety show. This will be an experience to remember!

Then, we will land on the Wabash Depot Antique Mall in Decatur. This was an old train station remodeled into an antique mall. It has 2 stories, marble floors, stained glass windows, and 10,000 square feet of booths to shop. Right around the corner is Firehouse Antiques, Crafts and Flea Market and Never Forgotten Times, additional antique shops to browse. 

The second day is “All About Abe.” The highlight of this tour will be a visit to The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum. The Library is home of the world’s largest collection of Lincoln related documents, artifacts, and books. The holographic and special effects theaters will entertain, educate, and mesmerize you with ghostly images, live actors, and high action. Witness the 1860 Presidential election, as though it were happening today. See a reproduction of the White House of 1860. View the original hand written copy of the Gerrysburg Address. See the evening gloves that Lincoln was wearing the night he was assassinated and the quill pen used to sign the Emancipation Proclamation. Over 12 million artifacts are on display. Lunch will be included at the amazing Chesapeake Seafood House. You will also visit the home that Lincoln lived in for 17 years while in Springfield. A stop will be made at the Old State Capitol. The famous phrase “A house divided against itself cannot stand” was made at the Old State Capitol. A stop will be made at the Lincoln Tomb, the final resting place for Abraham, Mary Todd, Tad, Eddie, and Willie.

Be sure you join us for what will be a fun filled and educational adventure!