Bloomington Area Departures

SATURDAY, APRIL 9, 2016 -- TO DANCE OR NOT TO DANCE? Chicago, IL

That 'tis the question. Have you ever looked at a trip and said I like the location, but wanted another activity. Well, Saturday, April 9th is your lucky day! You get to customize a day trip in Chicago. With all of the amazing venues we couldn't decide among a few opportunities and each offers limited engagements in Chicago.


The day begins with a stop at the Chicago Cultural Center for a featured traveling exhibit "The Strandbeests." These one-of-a-kind creations are large wind-walking examples of artificial life that have been designed to interact with their environment (google strandbeests for online videos). These unique creations are made of piping, wood, and wing-like sails, plus recycled bottles which act as "stomachs."


Afternoon Options

Option 1: 20th Anniversary of Riverdance Show

It has been twenty years that this phenomenal show has been thrilling audiences all over the globe. This Irish-based theatrical show consists mainly of Irish music and dance. The anniversary tour will be in Chicago for just 1 week only at the Cadillac Palace Theater. This is your chance to take advantage of seeing this show through door-to-door service provided by Vista Club.


Option 2: Terracotta Warriors

The Chicago Field Museum is show casing one of the most amazing archeological finds ever. Starting this spring, the Chicago Field Museum is the only place in all of North America where you can see this temporary exhibit, China's First Emperor and His Terracotta Warriors. Tasked to guard Qin Shihuangdi's tomb for eternity, archers, infantrymen, and armored officers hold watch over a striking underground model of China's first empire. Explore the life of the ruler who vanquished his rivals, unified China's many warring states, constructed the first Great Wall, built roads throughout his vast territory, and standardized China's script, currency, weights, and measures. Learn about his desire to reign over the universe and his obsession with immortality. See priceless treasures from one of the world's greatest archaeological discoveries, including the fierce warriors that are so revered The Field Museum is the only place in North America they can be seen this year.

Fee: TBD

Pick Up Locations: Bloomington, 18 & 251, Flying J in LaSalle

Comprehensive details and pricing soon to follow




SUNDAY, MAY 1, 2016 -- "THE KING AND I" -- Full day at the Lyric Opera House in Chicago, IL

Join Vista Club for an amazing exclusive day all at the Lyric Opera House. Our day begins with an exclusive behind-the-scenes tour at the Lyric Opera house. Upon entering the Ardis Krainik Theater, we will learn about the art deco interior. Our personal guide will provide an up-close and personal view from behind-the-scenes of how this theater brings the operatic stage craft to life. Following our exclusive tour, we will enjoy a delicious noon meal in the beautiful Pedersen Room where we will enjoy a unique dining experience. This fine-dining restaurant only serves select ticket holders from that day's show. After lunch, we will enjoy a matinee performance of Rodgers and Hammerstein's acclaimed musical... "The King and I." Leave the worries of driving and parking in Chicago with Vista Club. Don't miss out on this all-inclusive day at the Lyric Opera House

Fee: $151

Fee includes: Private Behind-the-Scenes Tour, plated meal in the Pedersen Room, performance of "The King & I," deluxe motor coach transportation, all taxes and tips (which includes the driver tip).

Departure Time: TBD


AUGUST 12 & 13 (FRIDAY & SATURDAY) -- CUBS VS. CARDINALS AT WRIGLEY FIELD & OVERNIGHT IN CHICAGO -- More details will be coming soon.



For more information on the Bloomington departures please contact:


Evon Long: 309.663.6300 ext. 821 or elong@firststatebank.biz