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The Vista Club and all its benefits were created exclusively for our customers 50 or better. To qualify, you must be 50+ years old and maintain a balance of $5,000 in any deposit account or combination of deposit accounts.

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Download and print the above application, complete the form and return it to your closest First State Bank Branch or Vista Club Office to begin your membership!

Mendota/Northern/Fox Valley Area Departures

Current Day Trips

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Bloomington Area Departures

Current Day Trips

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GIRLS DAYS IN HOLLAND, MICHIGAN, APRIL 29-MAY 1, 2020

This year our Girls Days trip will take us to Holland, Michigan!  Enjoy this quaint town and experience the beautiful tulips right before their annual Tulip Festival.  We should get to see all of the beautiful flowers while avoiding the worst of the crowds!

Included on the agenda are stops at Windmill Gardens, the Holland Bowl Mill, Cappon & Settler's Homes, Nelis' Dutch Village, Veldheer Tulip Farm as well as a traditional Dutch dinner and a beautiful dinner cruise on the Holland Princess, and so much more!  See the brochure for more detailed informaton. Wait list only.

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2020 EXTENDED TRIPS:

WONDERS OF AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND, MARCH 8-23, 2020

This has been a bucket list destination for many of our Vista Club travelers, and we are finally going to make it happen!  Visit the other side of the world with our holiday to Cairns, Sydney, Queenstown and more!  Experience the Outer Barrier Reef, take a stroll through Australia’s modern cities and revel in the unspoiled natural beauty of New Zealand on this 16-day adventure.  Highlights of the trip include a visit to the Tjapukai Aboriginal Park, a cruise on Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, a tour of the famous Sydney Opera House, a visit to Lanarch Castle (the only castle in the country), a cruise on the Milford Sound aboard the TSS Earnslaw and so much more! Wait list only.

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PERUVIAN ADVENTURE, JUNE 20-29, 2020

Join us as we travel to Peru with Natural Expeditions (the same company which took us to Costa Rica). This 10-day adventure begins as we fly into Lima.  Get to know the “City of Kings” as we see various attractions on a morning excursion of Lima before departing for Lake Titicaca, the highest commercially navigated lake in the world. We will visit the Uros Floating Islands made of floating reeds where we tour homes, see the colorful crafts and  experience  a traditional reed boat ride.  Our trip also takes us to places such as Pukura which features military architectural ruins, a scenic drive along the Andrean Plateau, and to the famous “Inca Temple of Racchi” in the village of Sicuani.  See how their colorful clothing is created in Awanacancha, home to a famous weaving center. Watch this amazing artistry at work as they turn harvested wool from llamas, alpacas, vicunas, and guanacos into Peruvian clothing and more. This trip offers a unique day unlike any other as we experience a day-in-the-life at Huilloc Inca Village. Immerse yourself in the culture by interacting with the locals along side their daily activities and finish the day with a ritual celebration of music and regional dance.  We will also discover the beauty of Ollantaytambo as we walk through this ancient fortress in the Arana Sacred Valley.  Enjoy breathtaking views on a Vista Dome train ride along the Urubamba River. Experience the Machu Picchu Sanctuary capturing the unique Incan architecture of the city’s neighborhoods dedicated to the wise men and Inti, the Inca Sun God...and so much more! Registration is open!

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THE AMISH EXPERIENCE IN NORTHERN INDIANA, AUGUST 4-7, 2020

Come savor the Amish lifestyle as we make our way to Northern Indiana.  Our 4 day/3 night guided trip offers a variety of experiences from touring the RV Capital of the World to stopping at a farm to see how they milk camels which is then used to create lotions and soaps. Hear first hand from a variety of local entrepreneurs to learn how they operate their businesses like Leo & Loren Miller who weave rag rugs or LaVern and Rachel who lovingly make quilt blocks from exotic wood to create Teaberry Wood Products. Explore Linton’s Enchanted Gardens featuring things like Japanese Tea House, Dutch Gardens, gift emporium and more.  Enjoy time at Amish Acres Arts and Crafts Festival featuring the nation’s only Old Order Amish farmstead listed in the National Register of Historic Places, documentary films, farm wagon tour, plus time to visit some of the over 300 juried artisans and crafters. Every evening features one amazing meal after another including a Haystack dinner with an Amish family, a traditional Dutch family meal at Das Dutchman Essenhaus with evening entertainment, and a Threshers Dinner after a enjoying a Broadway musical at the Round Barn Theater. Registration is open!

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ALBUQUERQUE BALLOON FIESTA, OCTOBER 2-7 & 9-14, 2020

Enjoy New Mexico in October as hundreds of balloons paint the skies at the lift off from Fiesta Park.  This annual event, which began in 1972, features over 600 balloons from all over the world.  Experience the “mass ascension” of all of the balloons lifting of at sunrise.  This trip features a tour of Albuquerque along with witnessing the burners of almost 500 balloons filling the night sky and topping the event off with a fireworks display.  Explore Old Town, enjoy a private tour of the Pueblo Cultural Center which features and exclusive live performance of a Native American Troup, visit the Loretto Chapel in Sante Fe, the Pecos National Historic Park which features the site of the Battle of Gloreta Pass (the western most battle of the Civil War), along with time to explore many wonderful southwestern locations and shop at unique gift shops along the way. Registration is open!

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2021 Extended Trips:

DANUBE DELIGHTS RIVER CRUISE, JULY 15-25, 2021

The time has come to go on another European River Cruise!  Experience the Danube River aboard a luxurious Emerald Waterways Star-Ship on a seven-night cruise through four countries.  Begin the adventure with an included two night stay and touring in Prague before embarking the ship in Nuremberg, Germany.  There are too many highlights to list, so please check out the brochure under the "Learn More" tab below. Registration is open!

RSVP by January 2, 2020 to attend the Danube Delights Introduction Meetings:

Bloomington: 1/14/20 at 5:30 p.m. - Eastland Suites, 1801 Eastland Dr, Bloomington

Mendota: 1/15/20 at 5:30 p.m.  - Civic Center, 1901 Tom Merwin Dr, Mendota

Rochelle: 1/16/20 at 5:30 p.m. - Hub City Senior Center, 401 Cherry Ave, Rochelle

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Mendota & Fox Valley Areas

Beth Hubbard
815.539.1526 x206
[email protected]

Deb Hochstatter
815.539.1535 x185
[email protected]

Bloomington Area

Evon Long
309.663.6300 x821
[email protected]

Northern Region

Bobbi Burke
815.562.2200 x52044
[email protected]