Senior center offers group travel at a reasonable cost

Senior center offers group travel at a reasonable cost

The Tuscarawas County Senior Center offers opportunities for group travel at a reasonable cost. Along with many short jaunts, the center is planning some longer trips, registration deadlines for which are coming up soon.

Bus trips to the Creation Museum in Petersburg, Kentucky and to Cape Cod, Massachusetts are set for July 11-13 and Aug. 1-6, respectively.

“Normally, we do four longer trips each year,” said Vicki Yates, director of activities at the senior center. “This year we are doing two. The Cape Cod trip is actually full, but we do have a waiting list. So you can call the senior center and get on the waiting list for a possible second trip in September around Labor Day. You don’t have to put a deposit down for that trip until we have things firmed up and know we have enough people and will be able to make the trip.”

The shorter trip to Kentucky has spots available, Yates said.

“For Noah’s Ark, any small church group might want to register for this one or a family group. We need full payment for this trip by May 20, and the deposit is $150 per person,” Yates said.

The full cost of the Kentucky jaunt is $585 per person for a double or a single person at $727.

The Creation Museum explores earth’s history through the stories of the Bible. The first day winds up on a riverboat bed and breakfast cruise with dinner on the Ohio River.

The visit to the replica Noah’s Ark features a 510-foot-long, 51-foot-high marvel of engineering. The cost of the trip includes two nights of lodging, two breakfasts, two lunches at the Ark Encounter and Creation Museum, and a dinner on the B&B riverboat.

“Those are the two longer trips for this year,” Yates said. “We would love to have as many guests as we can accommodate for both. We’ve found that people have been a little wary of traveling, but I think we are coming out of that now. These should be excellent, fun trips.”

A shorter trip is planned to “Wonderful Marion” on Wednesday, June 8. This trip to Marion, Ohio includes a tour of the newly renovated home of 29th U.S. President Warren G. Harding and the nearby Harding Museum. Lunch will be provided at the historic Palace Theater in Marion.

The cost for the Marion trip is $120 per person with a registration deadline coming up May 23. Harding was editor of The Marion Star newspaper and rose through local and national politics to become president in 1921, promising a return to “normalcy” after the turbulent years of World War I. The Harding Home is a dedicated National Historic Landmark.

On July 21 the senior center will offer a day trip to Vermilion on the south shore of Lake Erie for $90. Registration must be complete by July 1. This is a trip to see a lighthouse, the Main Street beach and many shops. A wine tasting at Paper Moon Winery is included, and guests are free to find lunch on their own downtown.

All of the trips are open to anyone — you need not be a senior center member or a resident of Tuscarawas County. Visit or the organization’s Facebook page for current information.

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