City of Shawnee

Trips and Tours

Explore with Shawnee Parks & Recreation and Shawnee Mission Trips! All trips depart from and return to the Shawnee Civic Centre, 13817 Johnson Drive. Each trip has its own individual registration and cancellation deadline. All trips must meet the minimum enrollment by the registration deadline, although many fill up prior to this date. If space remains, additional registrations may be taken until the trip is full. Cancellations will be accommodated as available. Many trips have deposits and deadlines that cannot be refunded. In the event that you need to cancel, we will make every attempt to issue any refunds that may still be available. 

Call (913) 631-5200 for more information or to register!

Maya & Manny's (March 9)
For the first time in the United States, the mysteries of the Maya come to life. With nearly 300 artifacts, discover how the Maya live on today – in their inventions that continue to shape our daily lives and in the millions who carry on the Maya tradition in language and lineage. Enjoy this experience at Union Station while you still can! Following the exhibit, we will have lunch at Kansas City staple, Manny's, in the Crossroads. 

    Date: Thursday, March 9
    Depart: 9:20 a.m.
    Return: 2:35 p.m.
    Cost: $83/person

Register online or over the phone at (913) 631-5200
Naismith & Lawrence (March 21)
Learn about basketball history with the legend James Naismith himself. We'll tour Lawrence, KS and hear where it all started. lunch included at Free State Brewery, followed by a historical tour of Quantrill.

    Date: Tuesday, March 21
    Depart: 9:05 a.m.
    Return: 3:35 p.m.
    Cost: $92/person

Register online or over the phone at (913) 631-5200
Water & Wine in Excelsior Springs (April 19)
There are more groupings of mineral water in Excelsior Springs than anywhere else in the world! We will learn more about this vast history in Excelsior Springs by visiting both the Hall of Waters and the Excelsior Springs Museum and Archives. Once we've fed our minds with the past, we'll head downtown for lunch and shopping before hopping on the bus for a quick tour around town to check out a eight wells within Excelsior Springs. Time to break once more with a wine tasting before heading back to the dry desert of Shawnee Mission (Okay, maybe not a desert, but it will feel like once after this water rich day!)

    Date: Wednesday, April 19
    Depart: 8:40 a.m.
    Return: 4:50 p.m.
    Cost: $99/person

Register online or over the phone at (913) 631-5200
Les Misérables​ (May 2)
Sit back and relax. We're headed to the Musical Hall! But first, a catered pasta dinner at the Powell Community Center, a comfortable motor coach ride downtown, door drop off (and pick up!) and excellent seats for Les Misérables! We will be seated together in the center balcony, rows J, K, L, M, N.

    Date: Tuesday, May 2
    Depart: 5:30 p.m.
    Return: 10:45 p.m.
    Cost: $124/person

*Please note: There is only ONE pick up/drop off location for this trip. All participants will be picked up and dropped off at the Powell Community Center

Register online or over the phone at (913) 631-5200
KC Symphony Happy Hour (Tuesday, May 23)
It's time to hit the town! Celebrate the happiest hour of the day with a tour of Kansas City favorite, Tom's Town Distillery! Following the tour enjoy 5 samples of Tom's Town Spirits and appetizers. After Tom's Town we will head to The Kauffman Center for a short Kansas City Symphony Concert.

    Date: Tuesday, May 23
    Depart: 2:15 p.m.
    Return: 7:45 p.m.
    Cost: $77/person

Register online or over the phone at (913) 631-5200
Summer Solstice

Let's celebrate SUMMER at the Somerset Ridge Vineyard & Winery in Paola, KS! Activities include a wine tasting, tour, musical entertainment and a delicious lunch.

    Date: Wednesday, June 21
10:40 a.m.
4:20 p.m.

Register online or over the phone at (913) 631-5200

Kansas Underground (August 23-24)
Grab a shovel, we're headed underground! Get set to experience a different side of Kansas as we visit Strataca Salt Mines, the Geology Museum at Emporia State, a tour of Ellsworth County, KS and the highlight, an a underground tunnel tour in Ellinwood Kansas. This trip includes two breakfasts, two lunches, and one dinner. We will feast at Bobby D's BBQ in Emporia, KS, The Page in Great Bend, KS, The Wolf Hotel in Ellinwood, KS and enjoy a continental breakfast at our hotel. Overnight accommodations and luggage handling at the Holiday Inn Express in Great Bend, KS are included.

    Date: Wednesday, August 23 - Thursday, August 24
    Depart: 8:30 a.m.
    Return: 8:15 p.m.
    Cost: $341/person for double occupancy or $418/person for single occupancy

Register online or over the phone at (913) 631-5200
Manhattan Farm Tour (September 14)

Hop on board! We're heading to the farm! First we'll stop at Hildrebrand Farm, maybe you've seen their iconic glass milk bottles on the shelf at your local grocery store, or maybe you just love a cute black and white spotted cow, either way this tour is bound to be a unique, eye opening experience into the world of dairy farming. We'll break for lunch at Manhattan's Bourbon & Baker before heading for one last stop at Britt's Farm to experience the process from seed to fruit on this active local farm.

    Date: Thursday, September 14
    Depart: 8:10 a.m.
    Return: 5:35 p.m.
    Cost: $102/person

Register online or over the phone at (913) 631-5200

Arbor Day Farms (October 26)

Nestled in Nebraska City, Arbor Day Farm encompasses 260 acres of natural beauty and historical significance. We will experience the mansion at the Arbor Lodge State Historical Park, enjoy a  private discovery ride into the heart of the orchards and forest, and break for lunch at Timbers while we enjoy sweeping panoramic views of Arbor Day Farm. No trip to Arbor Day Farm is complete with out a pitt stop at the Apple House Market for shopping!

    Date: Thursday, October 26
    Depart: 7:00 a.m.
    Return: 6:15 p.m.
    Cost: $125/person

*Please note: There is only ONE pick up/drop off location for this trip. All participants will be picked up and dropped off at the The Shawnee Civic Centre.

Register online or over the phone at (913) 631-5200.