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We host fun, educational and exhilarating travel to Wisconsin, Midwest and U.S. destinations, including day trips and overnight trips. We offer excursions for all interests — theater, sports, historical landmarks, food adventures and breathtaking sunsets. With pickups and drop-offs at all campus locations, you can sit back, relax and let us take care of all the details.

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Nutcracker in the Castle

Paine Art Center in Oshkosh

Sunday, December 4

Cost: $89

Register by November 23 | Space is Limited

The beloved Nutcracker fairytale returns to the Paine "castle" with a mesmerizing array of sights, sounds, and surprises! A guided tour of Nutcracker in the Castle brings the characters and scenes of the fairy tale to life. The tour begins with a festive party in the “Ballroom” and live performances by a string quartet. Guests enjoy the scenery while Godfather Drosselmeyer tells the story of Clara and the Nutcracker Prince. Afterwards, he leads guests through the elaborately decorated rooms of the mansion. The story culminates in the “Lands of Afar” where youth dancers from Valley Academy for the Arts perform selections from the Nutcracker ballet. Guests then tour the second-floor rooms, which are fancifully decorated as Clara’s family home and Drosselmeyer’s workshop.

Leaving from Manitowoc and Green Bay: The coach bus will pick up from Manitowoc Campus and Hoffman Road park-and-ride in Green Bay. Before the show we will go to The Roxy supper club in Oshkosh for lunch. After our meal is over, we will then go the Paine Art Center. Our group will go through the guided tour in two separate sections (2:00pm & 2:30pm). While not on the tour, you are welcome to explore the castle and take in the festive decorations. Before we leave the Paine, we will enjoy coffee & cupcakes at Sugar Plum Fairy’s Cupcake Café to end our day. After the treats conclude you will be transported back to your pick-up site. Price includes transportation via coach bus from either site, ticket price for the guided tour, cupcake and coffee at the Paine and lunch at the Roxy Supper Club in Oshkosh.

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Inspiring Day Trips

Travel with us on day trips to popular Wisconsin attractions and activities, including the Milwaukee Brewers, local theater performances, Door County and eclectic food tours.

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Exciting Overnight Tours

Tour with us from New England to the Rocky Mountains and places in between, discovering America's fascinating sights and natural spectacles, including a few detours and of course food!

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Lifelong Learning Institute

If you are looking for more ways to expand your mind, body and spirit, the Lifelong Learning Institute (LLI) might be your answer. LLI is a friendly, member-led program, offering non-credit enrichment classes and activities in wide-ranging interest areas from history, science and technology to art, writing and music. We also offer tours to local landmarks. For an affordable annual fee, you gain access to up to 20 classes each semester.

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If you have questions or travel ideas, please contact Teri Zuege-Halvorsen, Executive Regional Manager, at

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