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Fall 2023 Trips
All trips require pre-registration. Guests 12 years old and up are welcome when accompanied by an OLLI member. Additional details will be in confirmation emails from the OLLI office. No-shows will be charged the full trip fee. Contact OLLI office with questions.
TT23-0540 Daytrip: Get Your Kicks in Rogers County
Friday, October 13, depart Stillwater at 8:30 a.m.
We’ll start with coffee and refreshments at Rogers State University followed by an interactive tour of the newly opened museum at the Oklahoma Military Academy in Claremore. We’ll lunch at the famous Hammett House Restaurant, with a talk by the owner who has operated it for more than 30 years using original Hammett family recipes. Next stop is the Will Rogers Memorial followed by a special exhibit about Oklahoma entertainer Roy Clark and the world’s largest collection of firearms at the J.M. Davis Gun Museum. We’ll stop at the engaging Museum of History inside a WPA building showcasing former locals: astronaut Stuart Roosa, author Lynn Riggs (Oklahoma!), singer Patti Page and others. We’ll leave the area with a stop at The Nut House, a working pecan grove, restaurant and store in Verdigris.
Meet us there: $50 for members, $60 for nonmember guests
Ride-share from Stillwater or Tulsa: $60 for members, $70 for nonmember guests
Price includes admission fees, lunch and snacks. No shows will be charged.
Deadlines: Thur. 10/5 for 100%
Tuesday, 10/10 for 50%
No Refunds after Wednesday, 10/11
Itinerary subject to change.
TT23-0591 Jumbo Trip to Hugo: Pack your Trunk
Wednesday-Friday, November, 15-17
Actually, the elephants will supply all the trunks for this visit. To get there, we’ll head south to Atoka, for lunch at Reba’s Place (as in, music legend and redheaded Okie, Reba McEntire). We’ll walk off that lunch in the Civil War Museum and Cemetery, guided by our very own gravestone historian (check out her four-week class titled “Carved in Stone” on Wednesday afternoons). We’ll drive on to Sulphur and check in to our luxury accommodations at the Artesian Hotel, Casino and Spa, our home base for two nights. Dinner will be at the Flower Bluff Manor, an early 1920s Arts and Crafts bungalow style mansion.
Day Two starts early with breakfast on the go; we want to get to Hugo, formerly known as Circus City, for a morning tour of a circus-themed cemetery dedicated to circus animals and performers. We’ll see Showmen’s Rest, a section within the cemetery filled with animal themed pedestals and gravesites; our gravestone historian will be there to guide us. We’ll lunch at Angie’s Circus City Diner before heading to the Endangered Ark, an educational center (for humans) and retirement ranch for circus elephants. We are gonna meet some elephants, y’all. After hanging out with Asian elephants up close and personal, we’ll head back to Sulphur for dinner at the Artesian.
On Day Three we’ll start home with a detour through Tishomingo, the historic capital of the Chickasaw Nation. We’ll visit the Chickasaw National Capitol and Museum, the Chickasaw Council House Museum next door, as well as the Chickasaw Bank and Johnson County Museum of History. Then we’ll point our noses to Paul’s Valley for lunch at Punkins BBQ and Catfish – where the locals eat. While in town, we’ll visit the Toy and Action Figure Museum and the Santa Fe Depot Museum before heading for home.
Cost: $625-$725 double/single for members, $675-$775 double/single for guests
Departs from Stillwater on 11/15 at 8 a.m.; return 11/17 approx. 6:30 p.m.
Overnight parking and additional trip details will be shared approximately 2 weeks from departure. An OSU parking permit may be required, which is not included in the trip fee.
Price includes transportation, lodging, admission fees, 7 meals and snacks. Participants pay for their own alcohol. Wheelchair accessible.
Deadlines: Wednesday, 11/1 for 100%
Wednesday, 11/8 for 50%
No refunds after 5 p.m., Wednesday, 11/8
Itinerary subject to change.
OLLI National: Spotlight on New York City Holiday - SOLD OUT
Thursday, December 7 - Monday, December 11
5 days, 5 meals
How about a little Christmas shopping in NYC?
We're planning a trip in early December to experience the Big Apple alive with the holiday spirit. From Rockefeller Center to Greenwich Village, New York City shines even brighter during the holiday season. Spend four nights in the heart of Midtown close to Central Park’s skating rink and Times Square all dressed up for the holidays. Take your seat and watch the curtain rise for an exciting Broadway show. See the Christmas Spectacular at Radio City Music Hall, featuring the world-famous Rockettes. Ferry to the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. See the Empire State Building and Central Park. Visit the poignant 9/11 Museum and 9/11 Memorial. Enjoy plenty of free time on your own to shop and see the elaborate 5th Avenue holiday window displays and the Christmas tree at Rockefeller Center. Get ready to “start spreading the news!”
Trip details are here.
OLLI National: Spotlight on Washington, DC
Thursday, April 11 - Tuesday, April 16, 2024
6 days, 8 meals
In 2024, we're going to Washington, D.C. to see cherry blossoms.
Walk the path forged by leaders of the free world in America’s spirited capital city. View monuments that commemorate the heroes who have shaped our past, including the World War II Monument, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial and the Korean War Memorial. Wander Mt. Vernon’s beautiful plantation grounds and tour the beloved home of George Washington. Learn about the Civil War and President Abraham Lincoln’s assassination during a National Park Ranger led talk at Ford’s Theatre. Uncover Smithsonian treasures as you explore some of its world-renowned museum collections. The epic story of American democracy comes to life in Washington, D.C., and we'll experience it all during the Cherry Blossom Festival. Trip details are here.
Watch the 30-minute online trips reveal here.
OLLI International: Shades of Ireland
Thursday, September 19 - Saturday, September 28, 2024
10 days, 13 meals
In 2024, we're going to IRELAND!
Dublin: Irish Evening (Dublin City Bus or Walking Tour); Kilkenny: Waterford (Waterford Crystal Factory or Waterford Medieval Museum and Wine Vault) and Blarney Castle; Killarney: Jaunting Car Ride and Ring of Kerry; Limerick: Cliffs of Moher and Sheepdog Demonstration; Galway: Castle Stay
Trip details are here.