Historic Electric Rails of Kenosha and East Troy

Date: Wednesday, June 1, 2016
Cost: $104

Today enjoy a fascinating journey back in time as we travel to southeast Wisconsin for a blast of the past. In Kenosha, board a beautifully restored streetcar and enjoy a two-mile ride past the Lake Michigan shoreline, Harbor Park, two historic districts, and Downtown Kenosha. Learn about how these streetcars were so important through the mid 1900’s and the story of how this particular fleet made their way from Toronto. While we visit Kenosha, we’ll also tour the Civil War Museum on the streetcar route. This state-of-the-art museum shows how the upper Midwest helped shape American history during the Civil War.

After a great lunch at the Boat House Pub & Eatery, near the shores of Lake Michigan, we ride to East Troy, WI to visit the East Troy Electric Railroad. Here we’ll visit its museum and enjoy a ten-mile, round trip journey on one of its historic inter-urban trains. The train operates on the original Milwaukee Electric Railway & Light Companies inter-urban track built in 1907. During our ride we disembark at the landmark Elegant Farmer. You’ll have time here to shop at this Market and Farm Kitchen Bakery featured on TV’s Food Network. The market is known for its one of a kind apple pie baked in a paper bag!

 

Please note the "Fine Print"

Rates are per person. Payment should be received at least 60 days or sooner prior to date of the trip! Don’t delay, book today! These trips are very popular. "Cancel by" dates vary and will be described on a per-trip basis via a confirmation postcard sent upon receipt of payment. Full payment due at time of registration.

Rates include free parking at Forest View Educational Center, 2121 S Goebbert Rd, Arlington Hts on day of tour; transportation on restroom-equipped motorcoach; sightseeing, admissions, meals as described; City guide on all Chicago itineraries, guide/driver gratuities, CET Host and CET Rewards. Gold Card discounts and earned CET Rewards cannot be applied to day trips. All cancellations will be charged a $10 administration fee.

Call (847) 718-7709 or email cetravel@d214.org for reservations.