Go on an adventure with Trips 'N' Tours

Expand your horizons with the Appleton Museum of Art's popular Trips 'N' Tours travel program. Trips 'N' Tours provides museum members and nonmembers exciting opportunities to visit other museums, cultural venues and historic places of interest throughout Florida and beyond.

For more information on how to travel with Trips 'N' Tours, click here to contact Bonnie Janssen Parkhurst, or call 352-291-4456.

Upcoming Adventures in 2018


September 13, 2018
The James Museum of Western and Wildlife Art, St. Petersburg

Open at last! Constructions delays and hurricanes put off the opening by nearly a year, but the extensive James art collection is home at last under one roof in the arts district. From the Old West to the New West, and everything in between, visitors will be spellbound by the diversity of Tom and Mary James' personal collection.

Price: $90 Appleton members | $100 nonmembers


(TRIP FULL) October 8-12, 2018
International Balloon Fiesta, Albuquerque, NM

A world-renowned attraction and destination for people of all ages. For more than 40 years, this eye-popping event has provided the beautiful magical moving picture show of hundreds of hot air balloons sailing silently through the crisp fall air (balloon rides are booked individually). We’ll also explore southwestern art in Santa Fe and mouth-tingling south-of-the border cuisine.

This trip is full; we are no longer accepting reservations.


November 7, 2018 or November 12, 2018
The Monumental Sculpture of Jon Hair and Tour of the World-Famous Vinoy Hotel

Music and marketing eventually gave way to figurative sculpture for accomplished artist Jon Hair, whose atelier is our first stop. The artist’s equally larger-than-life personality (he self-describes as “part Michelangelo and part P.T. Barnum”) is certain to thrill visitors. The fabulous Vinoy Hotel has a life-size history of its own, from lavish beginnings, to ruin, to rising again as a respite for the rich and famous. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, it served as a training center for the Air Force in WWII. Enjoy a historic tour of the building—its art, Mediterranean Revival architecture and fine china, and then lunch in the dining room.

Price: $90 Appleton members | $100 nonmembers


December 6, 2018 or December 12, 2018
Victorian Christmas Stroll, Henry B. Plant Museum, Tampa

What would the holidays be like without a walk down memory lane? See the vintage ornaments, trees and decorations that make this beautiful building come alive. The special exhibit, Imperial Designs: From the Habsburg’s Herend to the Romanov’s Fabergé, showcases examples of rare Fabergé designs featuring a lacquered box, elegant cigarette cases, a chamberstick and a gold mounted brooch. Other treasures include Russian eggs presented by tsars; Imperial Porcelain Factory china from imperial yachts including the royal private yacht Livadia; and more. Enjoy lunch at Tampiz, a French restaurant located downtown, and afterwards, take a cell-phone guided tour of Plant Park.

Price: $85 Appleton members | $95 nonmembers

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