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Adult Trips

Member Registration begins May 21st, 2024

Non-Member Registration begins May 24th, 2024

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Trip Cancellation Policy

If you cancel out of a trip that has a waiting list and we are able to fill your spot, you will be refunded all but $5. BRC keeps a $5 cancellation fee. If we are unable to fill your spot, no money will be refunded.


Trip Payment Policy

All trips must be paid for at time of registration, whether it is in person or over the phone. We accept cash, check, credit and debit cards. If you call in and register by phone, please have your credit card or debit card ready. Also, due to a system upgrade, we require the 3 digit code on the back of your card EACH TIME you register for an activity. Please be prepared to provide this. Your payment secures your spot on the trip. This ensures that all trips are kept full and paid for. Sorry, no exceptions will be made.

Lunch with Linda

It’s travel time! Join Linda for a fun outing and some good food!  The fee covers transportation.


July 31

August 28

September 25

October 30



Max of 13 people

$10 Member; $13 Non Member


Amelia Earhart Hanger

On this trip we will travel to Atchison Kansas and visit the newly opened Amelia Earhart Hanger where the world’s last remaining Lockheed Electra 10-E aircraft—identical to the plane Amelia piloted on her fateful round-the-world flight can be seen. Many other interactive and history telling exhibits will also be included that will take you through Earhart’s incredible life from growing up in Atchison to worldwide fame! Want to test your pilot skills—there is a virtual reality station where you can do just that! After a couple of hours of exploration we will head to a local sports pub for lunch before heading back to Burlington!


Wednesday, May 29


$35 Member; $38 Non-Member

Max of 13

Fee includes transportation and any admission fees. VR simulation is an additional $5 if you choose to give it a try!

Disney100 @ Union Station

It all began with a mouse and a dream; a dream that became a story. A story now being told. Dive into the world of The Walt Disney Company and experience 100 years of magic like never before! Wonder at more than 250 artifacts and props, see costumes from some of your favorite Disney classics, and explore enchanting galleries that bring the magic of Disney to life. Featuring the latest members of the Disney family (Pixar, Star Wars, and MARVEL) along with renowned classics like Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937) and recent releases such as Encanto (2021), this incredible celebration of all things Disney has something for everyone. We will have lunch after! Cost covers transportation and fees.

Friday, May 31


Max of 13 people

$45 Members; $48 Non Members

Fee includes transportation and any admission fees.


Vaile Mansion Strawberry Festival & Tour– Independence, MO

Enjoy a Victorian Fair at the Vaile Mansion and Arboretum. Craft and antique booths will share a space with the Strawberry Booth and food booth. Tours of the mansion will be available.


The Vaile mansion was built in 1881 and was coined “the most princely house and the most comfortable home in the entire west.” It has 31 rooms, includes 9 marble fireplaces, painted ceilings, 6,000gallon water tank, 48,000 gallon wine cellar and is full of history!


We will have time to explore in the morning, depart for lunch at noon and depending on the group we can go back to explore the festival a little more or we will head back to Burlington. We will be home by 5.


Saturday, June 1


Max of  13 people

$30 Member; $33 Non Member

Fee includes transportation, tour and any admission fees.

Stained Glass & Shopping

In 1911 the Thomas and Stormont Memorial Tiffany Windows were unveiled. Louis Tiffany coined the word “favrile” and later had it established as a trademark of the Tiffany Studios, to apply to the special glass he created which would minimize the use of paint or enamels applied to the surface of the glass and rather create stained glass where the color is inherent within the glass during the melting process. We will see his work on a docent led tour through The First Presbyterian Church in Topeka. The iridescent colors and all the varied hues and shades are something you won’t want to miss.


Next we will head over to, The Pennant, for a delicious lunch—followed by some time to browse and shop at the Topeka’s Vendor Market which provides a one-of-a-kind shopping experience. It is home to over 100 locally owned shops, offering items from vintage clothing to handmade jewelry. With over 20,000 square feet of shopping space and two floors to explore you are sure to find something you love!

Thursday, June 6


Limit:  13 people

$25 Members/$28 Non Members

Fee includes transportation, tour and any admission fees.

Sweets Shop, Savory Bites & Sunshine

Let’s head up to Emporia where we will travel to meet with Kim Redeker of Sweet Granada—an Emporia hot spot and specialty sweet shop which has just opened it’s second location in Kansas City!! We will get a tour, insight into the candy making as well as some yummy samples and time to shop for something sweet to take home. Next, we will head over to another Emporia favorite for lunch. Radius Brewing Company is a full-service restaurant as well as the town’s first brewery since prohibition. (They have their own line of craft beers which are brewed right in the middle of the dining room.) You are sure to find something yummy on the menu to fill your belly!


After lunch we will head over to the David Traylor Zoo to soak up some sunshine—full of exotic animals and lush botanicals and landscaping. This is a small, quaint zoo that has many shaded areas and opportunities to sit and just enjoy the view as needed.


Before heading home we will swing by the local Braum’s for a sweet treat! 


Wednesday, June 12


Limit:  13 people

$15 Members/$18 Non Members

Common Threads Quilt Show

The Common Threads Quilt Show celebrates the workmanship and creative expression of quilters throughout the south-central region of Kansas. It is organized and hosted by Prairie Quilt Guild of Wichita. This years quilt opportunity is, “Prairie Splendor” designed by Phyllis Stewart. You will have the choice of concessions at the quilt show or we can all take a break to go eat lunch and then return back to finish looking around! Cost covers transportation and admission.

Friday, June 21


Max of 13 people

$40 Members; $43 Non Members

Fee includes transportation and any admission fees.

Unusually Interesting...

Have you heard of the Glore Psychiatric Museum in St. Joseph, MO? Well,  hop in the van with us to go on a guided tour of, “One of the 50 most unusual museums in the country” and mentions in national publications on television networks including The Learning Channel, The Discovery Channel, PBS and The Science Channel. You will see historic treatments, sustainability practices, patient art work, therapy options and so much more! You will see the history of treatment for the mentally ill as well as the history of State Hospital #2 which is located in the former surgery and out patient building of the hospital.


We will also get a tour of the Wyeth Tootle Mansion. Built in 1829, this 43 room mansion was designed to emulate the castles along the Rhine River in Germany. It stands today as one of the best examples of St. Joseph’s late 19th century wealth and opulence, featuring stunning woodwork, hand-painted ceilings and imported stained glass.


Lunch will follow before heading back to Burlington.

Wednesday, June 26


Limit:  13 people

$40 Members/$43 Non Members

Fee includes transportation, tour and any admission fees.

Historical Independence 

Sitting on a beautiful 19+ acre estate in the heart of Independence, MO is the restored 26-room mansion that is full of history of Independence and an expanding nation. Showcasing the beginning of the Santa Fe, Oregon, and California Trails and once occupied by George Caleb Bingham and by the William Waggoner family for 97 years, the Bingham-Waggoner  Mansion and Estate is a lesson in history and the Victoria Era in all its finery.

We will enjoy a tour of the estate followed by a delicious lunch where you will feel right at home!


Before we head home we will head to Clinton’s Soda Fountain where you can sit at the marble bar and experience a moment in history. Decades ago, a young Harry Truman worked at a pharmacy and soda fountain at this very location on Independence Square. Order a sundae—(a butterscotch sundae with chocolate ice cream was Harry’s favorite) or pick your own sweet treat! Either way it’s sure to be a fun way to end our day trip in Independence!


Thursday, July 11


Limit:  13 people

$35 Members/$38 Non Members

Fee includes transportation, tour and any admission fees.


The New Theatre: Newsies

Set in the turn-of-the-century New York City, NEWSIES, spins the inspirational tale of Jack Kelly—a charismatic newsboy who dreams of a better life. When the unscrupulous newspaper tycoon, Joseph Pulitzer, raises prices at the newsboys’ expense, Jack along with spitfire reporter, Katherine Plummer, rouse the down trodden “newsies” to stand up against Pulitzer and fight for what’s right!

Wednesday, July 17


Max of 13 people

$55 Members; $58 Non Members


Baseball, Jazz & BBQ

Our trip will start at the Negro League Baseball Museum where you will see a detailed history of several countries and learn about the baseball players who crossed cultural lines and helped pave the way to make baseball what it is today. Next we will step over to the American Jazz Museum which showcases the history of jazz through interactive exhibits and films.


After exploring we will head to Gate’s BBQ for some of barbecue deliciousness that some locals call, “KC’s best BBQ.”

Wednesday, July 24


Max of 13 people

$40 Members; $43 Non Members

Fee includes transportation, tour and any admission fees.

Historic Ft. Scott

Conveniently located in, “The Middle of Everywhere,” Fort Scott is rich in history, unique shopping, delicious dining and  a perfect stop for a day trip. We will arrive at the Fort Scott Chamber of Commerce building for a chance to snag a quick coffee and restroom break, tour the Lowell Milken Center for Unsung Heroes. Next we will enjoy lunch at Sharky’s Pub & Grub. After lunch we will enjoy a 50-minute narrated trolley tour of the community including 1800’s mansions, National Cemetery No. 1, beautiful Gunn Park and more! Once our tour is over you will have some time to browse the downtown shops at your leisure as well as snag some ice cream from Papa Don’s Pizza if you choose! 

Friday, August 9


Limit:  13 people

$30 Members/$33 Non Members

Fee includes transportation, tour and any admission fees.


Experience Council Grove

Council Grove is quiet, charming and rich in history! It is nestled in the scenic tallgrass prairie of the Flint Hills. We will start our day off by hopping on a trolley for a 2-hour tour of Council Grove showcasing the beauty and history that it has to offer! 


Lunch will be at Trail Days Café & Museum were diners enjoy not only a wonderful lunch but are surrounded by history. Guests go back in time to when some homes along the Santa Fe Trail served as eating places. While waiting on your food you will have time to explore the museum.

After lunch you will have some time to check out the downtown shops until 3:30 before we head back to Burlington.


Wednesday, August 14


Limit:  13 people

$35 Members/$38 Non Members

Fee includes transportation, tour and any admission fees.


Discovering the Flint Hills

The Flint Hills Discovery Center in Manhattan was opened in April 2012. It is a 35,000 square foot facility showcasing all the beauty that the Flint Hills has to offer. There are interactive exhibits and some temporary exhibits also. Upon arrival we will receive a brief introduction regarding the building and the exhibits that are a must see. You will then be able to explore the center at your leisure. We will have lunch at Tallgrass Taphouse. Before departing to head back home we will go by the Call Hall Dairy Bar, part of K-State’s Animal Science and Industry department, for some ice cream where all of the dairy products follow a “farm to spoon” principle. From the genetics and breeding programs of our herd, to the nutrition and development, and finally the production and processing of raw milk, all aspects from start to finish, happen within a 2 mile radius of the retail locations.

Wednesday, August 21


Max of 13 people

$25 Members; $28 Non Members

Fee includes transportation any admission fees.

Car Lovers Dream

Do you have a love for cars? Midwest Dream Car Collection in Manhattan, KS is the most prestigious in the region and has something for everyone! There are custom cars, muscle cars, exotic cars and classic cars. Exhibits are routinely rotated so visitors are always enjoying something new! We will enjoy a tour of the facility where you will get to “dream” of the perfect car for you!

Next we will head across the road to PowerCat Sports Bar & Grill for a tasty lunch!

Wednesday, September 4


Max of 13 people

$25 Members; $28 Non Members

Fee includes transportation, tour and any admission fees.

Quindaro Ruins Museum Tour

Quindaro only lasted for six years—but one hundred sixty years+ later, it still fascinates people for its link to the Underground Railroad. The Kansas town sprang up on the south banks of the Missouri River between Leavenworth and Kansas City in early 1857when the Kansas-Nebraska Act spurred “free soilers” and pro-slavery forces to battle over the future of the state. We will tour the museum which is housed in the Old Vernon Elementary School building. The exhibits depict some of the hardest times in U.S. history but also are a celebration of a place where black lives were appreciated and protected during that era.

Tuesday, September 10


Limit:  13 people

$25 Members/$28 Non Members

Fee includes transportation, tour and any admission fees.

WWI Museum & Memorial

As you approach the iconic Liberty Memorial, you're greeted by its towering structure, symbolizing the courage and sacrifice of those who served during World War I. We will begin our visit with a tour of the museum's exhibits, which offer a comprehensive and immersive journey into the global conflict. We will explore artifacts, photographs, and interactive displays that vividly depict the war's impact on individuals, nations, and the world at large.

After our visit to the Memorial we will depart for lunch at Brick House, KC where everyone is sure to find something to suit their appetite!

Wednesday, September 18


Limit:  13 people

$35 Members/$38 Non Members

Fee includes transportation, tour and any admission fees.

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