Day Trips & Travel Programs

From trips to theatre productions to tours of California wine country to international travel, there's a variety of opportunities to explore the world with day trips and travel programs at the WSU Retiree Center.

Bell Museum Day Trip

February 14, 2019
St. Paul, MN

This is Minnesota’s official natural history museum! Their brand new home features a digital planetarium, high-tech exhibits, their famous wildlife dioramas, outdoor learning experiences and more.

This trip will include a 70-minute guided tour of the museum along with a 50-minute planetarium show. We will also have a reserved room and boxed lunches to enjoy before our tour.


  • 9:45am – Leave Phillips Bus Parking Lot (located at 12th and Main, Winona)
  • 12pm – Arrive at the Bell Museum of Natural History
  • 4:15pm – Board the bus to return to Winona
  • 6:30pm – Arrive at the Phillips Bus Parking Lot

Cost and Registration

The cost for this trip is $60.00 and includes the motorcoach ride (light snacks and water included), a tip for the bus driver, your entrance fee to the museum and planetarium, and your boxed lunch.

Register today!

Great Trains & Grand Canyons

May 19-24, 2019 


  • Two Rail Journeys on Grand Canyon Railway & Verde Canyon Railroad
  • Grand Canyon National Park
  • Oak Creek Canyon
  • Black Bart’s Steakhouse
  • Sedona Trolley Tour
  • Chapel of the Holy Cross
  • Tlaquepaque & Uptown Sedona
  • Montezuma Castle
  • Jerome
  • Chuckwagon Supper & Show
  • Old Town Scottsdale

View Trip Itinerary and Reservation Details (PDF).

Dear Evan Hansen Day Trip

June 9, 2019

  • 8:45am - Board bus at Phillips Bus Company parking lot (12th and Main)
  • 11:15am – Lunch at Rock Bottom Brewery
  • 1pm – Showtime (plan to arrive by 12:30pm to find your seats)
  • 4pm - Board the bus for Winona
  • 6:30pm – Arrive at the Phillips Bus Company parking lot

Cost and Registration

The cost of the trip is $155/person and includes your ticket to the play, dinner at Rock Bottom Brewery (not including alcoholic beverages), the bus ride (including snacks and water) and tip for the bus driver.

This is a great deal since the group tickets themselves are $102 each.

Treasures of Ireland Trip

October 15-25, 2019


  • 2 Nights in Belfast
  • 2 Nights in Dublin
  • 2 Nights in Killarney
  • Dublin City Tour
  • Trinity College - Book of Kells
  • Old Jameson Whiskey Distillery
  • Giants Causeway
  • Belfast City Tour & Titanic Belfast
  • Cliffs of Moher
  • Ring of Kerry
  • Medieval Banquet
  • Glendalough & St. Kevin’s
  • Killarney & Jaunting Car Ride
  • Limerick & Galway
  • Blarney Castle & Woolen Mills
  • Rock of Cashel
  • Adare & Foynes

View Trip Itinerary and Reservation Details (PDF).

Past Trips