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Monthly Guided Travel Tours

Monthly Guided Travel Tours For the Young and Young at Heart

These free monthly tours are designed for children and their caregivers seeking ways to explore interesting and fun destinations in Chelan and Douglas counties which are easily accessed with Link Transit’s fixed-route system.
All tours begin and end at Wenatchee’s Columbia Station and are designed to familiarize community members with public transportation. Participating families will receive a guide to bus-friendly family destinations.
Reserve a spot by calling 509-664-7624 or emailing sdanko@linktransit.com. Space is limited. 

Wednesday, Jan. 22
Hats Off!
9 am to noon
Link Transit partners with the Cashmere Public Library for a free bus trip, story time and craft. Activity is designed for preschoolers and their caregivers.  Space is limited and registration is required. Please email sdanko@linktransit.com or call 509-664-7624 to reserve your spot.

Friday, Feb. 28
9:45 am to noon
Wenatchee Valley Museum trip
Meet up at Columbia Station and ride a Link Transit bus to the Wenatchee Valley Museum & Cultural Center. Spend some time playing in Coyote’s Corner, the museum’s free children’s activity room and ride the bus back to Columbia Station. Trip is designed for preschoolers and their caregivers and includes an opportunity to create a birdfeeder to take home. Registration is required. Please email sdanko@linktransit.com or call 509-664-7624 to reserve your spot.

Friday, March 27
Market Day
9:30 am to noon
Create a tiny sailboat made from natural materials, then travel by Link Transit bus to the Wenatchee Row & Paddle Club facility to test your design on the water. After a few practice sails, take another Link bus to Pybus Public Market to enjoy a gelato. Stay for lunch and take a later bus or head back to the station. This experience is designed for preschoolers and their caregivers. Space is limited and registration is required. Please email sdanko@linktransit.com or call 509-664-7624 to reserve your spot.

Friday, May 8
Community Education Garden
9:30 am to noon
Visit the Winnie the Pig Sculpture Garden, play a plant sensory and seed identification game. Finish the day with some play time at Rotary Park. Pack a picnic lunch and make a day of it or catch the next bus back to the station. This event is part of a series of free monthly tours designed for children and their caregivers seeking ways to explore interesting and fun destinations in Chelan and Douglas counties easily accessed with Link Transit’s fixed route system. All tours begin and end at Wenatchee’s Columbia Station and are designed to familiarize community members with public transportation. Reserve a spot by calling 509-664-7624 or emailing sdanko@linktransit.com. Space is limited.

Friday, May 29
9:30 am to noon
Celebrate Spring with sculpture tour
Design your own pasta sculpture at Columbia Station before taking a ride on the Link Bus to the Riverwalk Bridge, a connection to the Art on the Avenues Sculpture Garden. Participate in a fun sculpture scavenger hunt and win a fun prize. This event is part of a series of free monthly tours designed for children and their caregivers seeking ways to explore interesting and fun destinations in Chelan and Douglas counties easily accessed with Link Transit’s fixed route system. All tours begin and end at Wenatchee’s Columbia Station and are designed to familiarize community members with public transportation. Reserve a spot by calling 509-664-7624 or emailing sdanko@linktransit.com. Space is limited.

Friday, June 26
Blackbird Island Nature Hike & Sun Prints
8:45 am to 2 pm
A fun adventure to the beautiful walking trails near popular Leavenworth, WA. Enjoy a leisurely stroll while stoking children’s curiosity of the natural world. Pack a picnic blanket and lunch for a sedate day in the park and on the grounds of the Wenatchee River Institute. This event is part of a series of free monthly tours designed for children and their caregivers seeking ways to explore interesting and fun destinations in Chelan and Douglas counties easily accessed with Link Transit’s fixed route system. All tours begin and end at Wenatchee’s Columbia Station and are designed to familiarize community members with public transportation. Reserve a spot by calling 509-664-7624 or emailing sdanko@linktransit.com. Space is limited.

Friday, July 24
Memorial Park Scavenger Hunt and library story time
9:30 am to noon
Tour Columbia Station’s art collection and ride the bus to Memorial Park for a scavenger hunt of park features honoring a community member or important historical event followed by a special library story time. Learn how memorials help to form a collective community memory. This event is part of a series of free monthly tours designed for children and their caregivers seeking ways to explore interesting and fun destinations in Chelan and Douglas counties easily accessed with Link Transit’s fixed route system. All tours begin and end at Wenatchee’s Columbia Station and are designed to familiarize community members with public transportation. Reserve a spot by calling 509-664-7624 or emailing sdanko@linktransit.com. Space is limited.

Friday, Aug. 28
Douglas County Museum in Waterville
1-5:30 p.m.
Take advantage of the longer summer days for this afternoon road trip through historic dryland wheat fields. Escape the August heat to see some cool glow-in-the-dark rocks and start your own North Central Washington rock collection. Stroll through Waterville’s historic downtown and visit the library for a special story time. This event is part of a series of free monthly tours designed for children and their caregivers seeking ways to explore interesting and fun destinations in Chelan and Douglas counties easily accessed with Link Transit’s fixed route system. All tours begin and end at Wenatchee’s Columbia Station and are designed to familiarize community members with public transportation. Reserve a spot by calling 509-664-7624 or emailing sdanko@linktransit.com. Space is limited.

Friday, Sept. 25
Wenatchee Riverfront Railway
10:30 am to noon
Ride the bus to the Owl Drug and watch for trains as you traverse the Riverwalk Bridge on the way to experience a ride on the Wenatchee Riverfront Railway. This popular destination has delighted young and old for more than 30 years. This event is part of a series of free monthly tours designed for children and their caregivers seeking ways to explore interesting and fun destinations in Chelan and Douglas counties easily accessed with Link Transit’s fixed route system. All tours begin and end at Wenatchee’s Columbia Station and are designed to familiarize community members with public transportation. Reserve a spot by calling 509-664-7624 or emailing sdanko@linktransit.com. Space is limited.

Friday, Oct. 23
Cashmere Museum
9:30 am to noon
Get a taste of Cashmere history, listen to a story read by friendly museum volunteers and make a craft during this fun excursion. The museum features a blacksmith shop, church, school and apothecary on its extensive Pioneer Village grounds. Each cabin is furnished with antiques from the late 19th and 20th centuries. The museum features 13,000 square feet of exhibit space filled with displays reflecting the rich local history of the region and featuring Native American objects, pioneer artifacts, geological specimens, taxidermy and ornithology. This event is part of a series of free monthly tours designed for children and their caregivers seeking ways to explore interesting and fun destinations in Chelan and Douglas counties easily accessed with Link Transit’s fixed route system. All tours begin and end at Wenatchee’s Columbia Station and are designed to familiarize community members with public transportation. Reserve a spot by calling 509-664-7624 or emailing sdanko@linktransit.com. Space is limited.

Friday, Nov. 13
Liberty Orchards
9:30 am to noon
Take the sweetest tour of the Cascade Loop to see how candy is made in Cashmere’s Aplets & Cotlets Candy Kitchen. Learn all about how these tasty treats are assembled and packaged from hand-sorted nuts to packing the boxes. Taste-test delicious samples fresh from the factory. Liberty Orchards was founded in the 1920s by Armenian immigrants Armen Tertsagian and Mark Balaban, who created the original Aplet, made with locally grown apples and walnuts. This event is part of a series of free monthly tours designed for children and their caregivers seeking ways to explore interesting and fun destinations in Chelan and Douglas counties easily accessed with Link Transit’s fixed route system. All tours begin and end at Wenatchee’s Columbia Station and are designed to familiarize community members with public transportation. Reserve a spot by calling 509-664-7624 or emailing sdanko@linktransit.com. Space is limited.

Friday, Dec. 11
Letters to Santa Post Office trip
9:30 am to noon
Special scribe elves from Santa’s workshop will be on hand to assist with letter writing and using the Link bus to get to the post office for mail delivery. Trip features candy canes and an opportunity to make a holiday craft. This event is part of a series of free monthly tours designed for children and their caregivers seeking ways to explore interesting and fun destinations in Chelan and Douglas counties easily accessed with Link Transit’s fixed route system. All tours begin and end at Wenatchee’s Columbia Station and are designed to familiarize community members with public transportation. Reserve a spot by calling 509-664-7624 or emailing sdanko@linktransit.com. Space is limited.