Day Trips

exhibitExplore Auschwitz

An International Exhibition of Unprecedented Importance. A story to shake the Conscience of the world. This groundbreaking exhibition brings together more than 700 original objects and 400 photographs from over 20 institutions and museums around the world. This is the most comprehensive exhibition dedicated to the history of Auschwitz and its role in the Holocaust ever presented in North America. It is an unparalleled opportunity to confront the singular face of human evil, one that arose not long ago and not far away. Come join the ERC as we walk through history together. Min/Max: 12/20

Registration Opens: Aug 16

 Registration Closes: October 1

Date: November 12

 Location: Kansas City, Union Station

Time: Leave the ERC at 8:30am, back around 5:00pm

Fee: $40 per person (includes snacks and a sack lunch)

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Maple Leaf Festival 

The Maple Leaf festival began as a community event in 1958. This is an amazing opportunity to view the changing colors of the Maple leave and enjoy the harvest. This amazing event has over 300 craft exhibits, quilt shows and displays, performing arts, music, unique food items and activities for the family. The Maple Leaf Festival is the biggest fall family event in the area is sure to please. Come join us as we not only enjoy the festival, but enjoy the colors of fall. Lunch will be on you at the festival.

 Min/Max: 12/20

Registration Opens: Aug 16 

Registration Closes: October 13 Date: October 16 Location: Baldwin City

Time: Leave the ERC at 9:00am, back by 4:30pm Fee: $25 per person

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Kansas State Fair LogoState Fair of Kansas

The Kansas State Fair is more than just a fair, it’s a celebration of Kansas, a family tradition, a fun and exciting experience for people of all ages. Come join us as we walk around and enjoy the eats, live events and vendors from all around the state. We will leave that morning and get back late afternoon. The event brings together communities and attractions from all across the state, creating a place for the public to discover Kansas treasures. Patrons will purchase tickets at the gate. 

Min/Max: 12/20

Registration Opens: Aug 16 

Registration Closes: September 13 

Date: September 14

Time: Leave the ERC at 8:30am, back by 5:00pm

Fee: $25 per person (includes bus ride and snacks for the ride home)

Location: Hutchinson

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