Adult Trips & Events

We’re excited to travel with you!

Join us for a bucket list adventure, meet new friends, and stay connected with our trips and events. Trip destinations include tours, boat rides, performances, casinos, festivals, and much more. Special events are often holiday-themed and take place close to home, at one of our facilities.

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Upcoming Trips


  • 8/9 – Fireworks on the Fireboat
  • 8/16 – St. Josaphat & Milwaukee Tour
  • 8/20 – Venetian Fest (Sunday!)
  • 8/23 – Four Winds Casino
  • 8/30 – Art in Pilsen


  • 9/7 – Milwaukee Sightseeing Cruise
  • 9/12 – Chicago Fed Money Museum
  • 9/17 – Dial “M” for Murder (Sunday!)
  • 9/21 – Four Winds Casino
  • 9/27 – Little Shop of Horrors



  • 11/7 – Elvis at Starved Rock
  • 11/14 – Thankful for Previews! Free
  • 11/16 – Four Winds Casino
  • 11/29 – Stained Glessner


  • 12/6 – Victorian Christmas
  • 12/8 – Scrooge
  • 12/14 – Potawatomi Casino
  • 12/20 – Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
  • 12/23 – Christkindlmarket (Saturday!)

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Overnight Trips

Fall Overnight Trip – Biltmore Estate and Asheville, NC!

October 2-7

Join us for a trip to the beautiful city of Asheville, NC! This 6 day trip features a guided historical tour of Asheville, including the Folk Art Center, showcasing more than 800 of the South’s most gifted artists, and the Blue Ridge Parkway Visitor’s Center for a viewing of an award-winning film and exhibits that highlight the natural and cultural heritage and traditions of Western North Carolina. Enjoy a cruise on one of the most beautiful man-made lakes in the country, Lake Lure, and experience the splendor of the Blue Ridge Mountains as we travel in a 26-story elevator to the top for a breathtaking view of Chimney Rock Park followed by a cookout in the Meadows. Step into history at the Biltmore Estate, built in the 1800s by George W. Vanderbilt. Spend the day with the self-guided audio tour of the 255-room French Renaissance-style chateau, stroll through the gardens, and visit the Gift Shops, Biltmore Village, and Antler Hill Village. This six day, five night trip includes 8 meals, lodging, motorcoach transportation, and a souvenir gift.

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Adult Trips & Events Guide - Fall 2023

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Carol Stream Park District strives to provide trips and activities for everyone. Most adult trips are accessible; however, participants using walkers or wheelchairs should confirm the trip location’s accessibility in advance. Indicate any accommodation requests when registering.

Front bus seating may be reserved at the time of registration for those with applicable medical special needs. Participants requesting front of bus seating should arrive fifteen minutes before departure time.


COVID Guidelines

COVID guidelines vary between cities counties and states. Participants are responsible to review the current protocol of a trip location prior to registering and should be aware that requirements are ever changing.

Some destinations may require proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test. We cannot process credits or refunds after the payment deadline for any participant unable to comply with location guidelines. In addition face coverings are required at all times on the bus and may be required at trip destinations. If you have any questions on requirements of a trip contact us at 630-784-6185.

All participants should conduct a wellness check prior to attending a trip and should not travel with us if they have any symptoms of COVID or recently tested positive for COVID or have had a close contact exposure. Review our full COVID guidelines for more information.

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Next time you are visiting Simkus or Fountain View, allow time for your photo to be taken at the registration desk for safety purposes. If you register online or by mail, just stop by the registration desk when you arrive for your next trip or event. Those who have a fitness or pool membership do not need to have their account updated with a new photo.

Health & Safety Protocol

A wellness check should be completed prior to attendance. View our full COVID health protocol here for information on symptoms, wellness checks, and what to do if you’re exposed to or test positive for COVID. You may be seated directly next to another participant on the bus and during activities.

Payments Policy

Registrants are required to either pay in full or enroll in a payment plan and complete an Automatic Payment Request form at the time of registration. If enrolling in a payment plan, payments for trips will be withdrawn from the account listed on the Automatic Payment Request form on the payment due date listed for each trip. If a due date has passed, you may still enroll in the trip if space is available – payment is due at registration. Enroll in the waitlist for a trip any time at no fee.

Trip Cancellations Policy

Withdrawals should be requested prior to the payment deadline. If you can no longer attend after the deadline, withdrawals are only processed if a participant on the waitlist takes your spot or if you find a replacement. There is no guarantee that a waitlist replacement will be found after the due date has passed. If a friend is taking your place on the trip, a signed waiver and payment are due before your withdrawal can be processed. Passengers not on our roster are not permitted to attend. Refer to our Refund and Withdrawal Policy.

For additional information on our programs or COVID protocol, contact us at 630-784-6100.


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