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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. 


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.