Joyful Retreat

Joyful Retreat

A Spirit-Filled Tour with the Creation Museum and the Ark Encounter in Northern Kentucky and Cincinnati, OH

Back for a Second Year Due to Popular Demand!

  • Easy Bus Ride to Northern KY and Cincinnati, OH

  • May 14-17, 4 Days, 5 Meals

  • Great for Youth Groups, Church Circles and More!


Enjoy a peaceful ride eastward, crossing into northern Kentucky.

THE CREATION MUSEUM THEATER PRESENTATION: Get your first glimpse of this "Bible comes to ife" museum! You'll take in two shows in the Stargazers Planetarium.


THE CREATION MUSEUM: Spend today at your leisure, viewing this state-of-the-art, 75,0000 square-foot space that brings the pages of the Bible alive. You'll see Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden and hear the creation story. You'll find yoursel personally interacting with each of the 160 exhibits. You can even dig up dinosaur bones or come face to face with a T.Rex!

NATIONAL UNDERGROUND RAILROAD MUSEUM: Did you know that the Ohio River Valley was an active site along the passage to freedom? A docent-led "Faith to Freedom" tour of the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center will give you a glimpse into the lives of those who depended on their faith in the fight for their freedom.

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THE NEW ARK ENCOUNTER: Measuring in at almost 1.5 football fields in length and stretching higher than a modern 4-story house, this is the largest timber frame structure in the world. The three decks of world-class exhibits will show you how many animals were on board, how Noah fed them all, and so much more.

SAINTS, SINS & SPIRITS CITY TOUR: Local step-on guide gives us a look at the Greater Cincinnati area. See the Basilica of the Assumption, learn about the gambling heritage of Newport and hear stories of the city's famous hauntings.

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With your heart full and your faith fortified, travel toward home.


B=Breakfast, D=Dinner

ACCOMMODATIONS: Hyatt Place, Florence, KY (3 nights).


TOUR INCLUSIONS: Professional tour director, transportation, accommodations, luggage handling, admissions and 5 meals, including 3 breakfasts and 2 dinners.


ACTIVITY LEVEL 3 / HEAVY WALKING: Physical stamina required. Stair climbing, longer periods of walking and/or standing may be involved, along with higher elevations and longer days. Participants must be able to keep up with group.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Name Address Contact Details
Janesville, WI Van Galder Terminal
3120 N. Pontiac Dr., Janesville WI
Madison, WI Shopko South Towne Mall
2101 W. Broadway, Lot "G", Madison WI
Rockford, IL Van Galder Terminal
7559 Walton St., Rockford IL
South Beloit, IL Fas Mart/McDonald's ($3 per day)
Hwy 75 and I90, South Beloit IL
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Van Galder Bus Company

A Division of Coach USA

715 S. Pearl St.

Janesville WI 53548

Daily Service to Chicago O'Hare • Midway • Downtown •

Charter Service • 1-800-747-0994

Tour & Travel • 1-800-747-7407