Bus & Casino Trips

PLEASE CALL 440-442-2627 OR EMAIL ( SEAN WARD, NICK TAGG OR PATTY ROGALINER ) WITH ANY HELPFUL TRIP IDEAS.  WE WANT TO PUT TOGETHER TRIPS THAT YOU WANT TO GO ON.
All times will be confirmed with an itinerary one week prior to trip. 
To avoid trips being cancelled, please register early.


Bus Trips

You Can Always go Downtown - DATE CHANGE SEE BELOW

Forget all your troubles, forget all your cares and go Downtown. 

The success of downtown Cleveland is due to many things.  One such reason is the sports scene.  The house of the American League Champions, Progressive Field, is at the center of it. Professional baseball in Cleveland is one of the city's oldest traditions, dating back to 1869. Historians are certain to identify the year 1994 as a significant time in the renaissance of the city of Cleveland. And it is the Gateway Sports and Entertainment Complex, consisting of Progressive Field, the home of the Indians, and Quicken Loans Arena, the home of the CAVS, that will be remembered as the crowning jewel in the city's ever-changing urban landscape.  The Cleveland Indians organization and the Gateway Economic Development Corporation worked closely to fund, design, and build a world-class facility created expressly for baseball, specifically for Cleveland, and most importantly, with the fans' "total experience" in mind.  With plenty of updates, taking a tour of this ballpark is a must.

Since opening to shoppers on November 2, 1912, the West Side Market- Cleveland’s oldest continuously operating municipally owned market, has anchored the historic Ohio City neighborhood.  Build to replace the Pearl Street Market, located on the opposite corner since 1840, it was one of three public markets in Cleveland that included the Broadway Market and the Central Market. All three served Cleveland’s growing immigrant population in the early 20th century. Only the West Side Market remains.  In 2008, the West Side Market was designated as one of “ 10 Great Public Places in America,” by the American Planning Association and continues to offer an authentic and culturally diverse shopping experience. The West Side Market celebrated its Centennial in 2012.

Pertinent Downtown Info

WHERE Progressive Field Tour, West Side Market & lunch
DATE Friday September 1, 2017 - PLEASE NOTE THIS IS A CHANGE IN DATE
TIMES Bus leaves at 9:00 AM, approximate return at 4:00 PM
COST $30 - includes transportation & Progressive Field Tour admission
NOTE ALL PARTICIPANTS WILL get lunch on their own
LIMIT 24 participants

Noch Ein Bier, Bitte!

Beer and brats.  And schnitzel.   And pretzels... 

The Great Lakes Brewing Company is one year removed from turning 30.  The story is a compelling oneTwo Irish brothers with limited brewing experience. A city that shuttered its last production brewery in the early 80s. A neighborhood in serious need of a facelift. In 1986 when Patrick and Daniel Conway opened their fledgling operation in Cleveland's Ohio City neighborhood, the odds were stacked against them. Fortunately, they surrounded themselves with a staff of passionate, knowledgeable people, and from the start committed themselves to bringing a sophisticated, diverse selection of craft beer to their home state. Two decades, multiple awards, and a whole lot of stories later, Pat and Dan Conway celebrate almost three decades of brewing exceptional beer for their adventurous and discerning customers.   Tour includes beer tasting.  Must be 21 to attend this trip.

Hofbräuhaus Cleveland is a German microbrewery, beer hall, restaurant, and beer garden.  Replicating the 400+ year-old Hofbräuhaus in Munich, Germany, our mission is to bring Bavaria to you. Complete with live music, fresh Hofbräu beer brewed right onsite at our brewery, and of course, all the German delicacies found at any Oktoberfest, we provide an authentic German experience that will have you singing and dancing in no time. So, put on your Lederhosen and Dirndls, grab your Bier Stein, and come prost with us!

Pertinent Noch Ein Bier, Bitte Info

WHERE Great Lakes Brewing Company and Hofbrahaus
DATE Thursday October 19, 2017
TIMES Bus leaves at 10:00 AM, approximate return at 3:00 PM
COST $30 - includes transportation and admission to the Great Lakes Brewery 
NOTE ALL PARTICIPANTS WILL get lunch on their own
LIMIT 24 participants
Tis the Season

I triple dog dare you not to come on this trip.  Spend the day in holiday movie magic!
Start the day off at the very house that A Christmas Story was filmed.  The guided house tour allows you to relive a Christmas classic, while learning information about the movie, actors, directors and historical notes on the house itself.  Once done, across the street the musuem offers memorabilia from the film.  Don’t forget the gift shop.

The Happy Dog is a neighborhood corner bar in the best sense of the term.  They have hot dogs and beer and lots of live music, from rock to country to polka to punk.  In 2008, Sean Kilbane got four of his friends to preserve the unique character of the place and to build on the work that the previous owners had done to make Happy Dog one of the most welcoming venues in the city.  In 2009, Momocho chef and owner Eric Williams came to Happy Dog and stripped the menu to just hot dogs, veggie dogs, tater tots and french fries, but with a dizzying array of toppings, all made in house.

The day will conclude with more yuletide cheer, by touring America’s largest indoor Christmas entertainment attraction, Castle Noel.  Castle Noel houses the world’s largest privately owned collection of Hollywood Christmas props and costumes from your favorite holiday movies as Elf, Christmas Carol, Santa Clause and more.  You can even ride the Higbee slide from A Christmas Story.  

 

Pertinent Tis the Season Info

WHERE A Christmas Story House, Happy Dog, and Castle Noel
DATE Friday November 17, 2017
TIMES Bus leaves at 9:30 AM, approximate return at 4:30 PM
COST $50 - includes transportation, admission to tours of A Christmas Story House and Castle Noel
NOTE ALL PARTICIPANTS WILL get lunch on their own.  High amounts of walking.
LIMIT 24 participants