Freeman Advantage Trips

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Freeman Advantage Trips

Freeman Advantage offers many exciting travel opportunities throughout the year, including day trips, cruises, and trips abroad. Please contact the Freeman Advantage office at 417.347.5837 for more information.

To become a Freeman Advantage member, download the brochure and mail your completed membership form with a check for $20.

Day Trips

Now accepting reservations:

Springfield Cardinals Game Friday, June 23. Watch the Springfield Cardinals take on the Arkansas Travelers. Cost: $65 includes seating in the Red Bird Roost, all-you-can-eat food and drink, transportation and gratuity. Final reservation/cancellation/refund date: June 2.

Kansas Belle Dinner Train – Baldwin City, Kansas Thursday, June 29 (sold out). Climb aboard the Kansas Belle Dinner Train to enjoy a three-course meal, big band music and beautiful scenery on this 22-mile journey down the tracks. Cost: $114. Call Jamie to reserve space on the waiting list.

An Affair of the Heart – Tulsa, Oklahoma Friday, July 14. Shop jewelry, antiques and home decor from more than 500 vendors in one location! Trip includes transportation, gratuity and entrance to the event. Cost: $38 payable at time of reservation. Final reservation/cancellation/refund date:
June 30.

Crystal Bridges Featuring Dale Chihuly Monday, July 31. Experience the work of artist Dale Chihuly. His large-scale glass sculptures transform the translucent qualities of ice, water, glass and neon into breathtaking works of art. Cost: $75 includes entry to both Chihuly exhibits, Frank Lloyd Wright House, permanent exhibits, lunch at Eleven Restaurant, transportation and gratuity.

Starlight Theatre – Kansas City, Missouri 
Tuesday, September 12. Grease is the word! Enjoy plaza-level seating at this timeless Broadway production of Grease. Cost: $135 includes buffet meal, transportation and gratuities. Final reservation/cancellation/refund date: August 15.

Are You Ready for Some Football? Freeman Advantage would like to offer a day trip to a 2017 Kansas City Chiefs game. Trip to include transportation, gratuity, tailgate and tickets. Contact Freeman Advantage if interested. Estimated cost: $175. Coming fall 2017.

Freeman Advantage Day Trip and Event Policies

  • Payment required to secure space for a day trip or a local event
  • Check, cash, credit or debit card accepted
  • No cancellations after final payment/cancellation date, unless someone fills the space
  • Payment required at time of sign-up or soon after if paying by mail
  • Trip itineraries subject to change

Extended Trips

Now accepting reservations:

Ark Encounter and Ohio August 4 – 11. Travel with us through Ohio to explore the largest Amish community in the country. The last portion of the tour will include time in the Creation Museum and Ark Encounter in Kentucky. Reserve your space today by submitting a reservation form along with $50 deposit to Jamie Gillmore. Double cost: $1,379 payable to Village Tours. Final payment date: June 22. 

Shop ‘Til You Drop – Canton and Waco, Texas September 27 – 30. Visit Magnolia Market in Waco, Texas, Miranda Lambert’s Pink Pistol in Lindale, Texas, First Monday Trade Days in Canton, Texas, Grapevine Mills in Grapevine, Texas and Pioneer Woman Ree Drummond’s “Merc” in Pawhuska, Oklahoma. Trip includes a three-night stay, luggage handling, transportation, tour manager, six meals, and all sites and attractions. Reserve your space today by submitting a reservation form along with $50 deposit to Jamie Gillmore. Insurance available if desired. Final payment date: August 15. 

Discover Tuscany October 31 – November 8, 2017 (full), November 7 – 15 (space still available). Reserve your space for an unforgettable trip to Tuscany, Italy, November 7 – 15. Cost: $3,199 includes transfers, airfare, hotel accommodations, all sites and attractions, and 10 meals. Completed reservation form, deposit and insurance required.

A Rockin' Christmas in Nashville and Memphis December 3 – 7, 2017. Enjoy a three-night stay at the Opryland Hotel and The Guest House at Graceland in Memphis, the former home of Elvis Presley. Visit Elvis Presley’s Memphis entertainment exhibit and tour Graceland Mansion, Elvis’ two custom airplanes, Elvis Presley Automobile Museum and Elvis: The Entertainer Career Museum. Double cost: $1,369 includes transportation, hotel accommodations for four nights, baggage handling, eight meals, gratuities, all sites and attractions. Complete a reservation form and submit $100 deposit to reserve your space. Final payment date: September 22.

Iceland – Land of Fire and Ice June 2018. Take a scenic cruise and experience the dazzling northern lights. Travel the Golden Circle and see the stunning Thingvellir rift valley and Gullfoss waterfall – two of Iceland’s spectacular natural wonders. Learn about one family’s struggle to live during the 2010 explosion of the Eyjafjallajökull volcano. Walk along black sand beaches, see the incredible wildlife and visit the Blue Lagoon. Book this trip of a lifetime now and receive $200 off regular price!


Trip Information Meeting – Panama Canal | Iceland

Thursday, June 22, Freeman Business Center (back entrance). 

  • 5:00 pm – Panama Canal – Land Between the Seas (final reservation date: July 4)
  • 6:00 pm – Iceland – Land of Fire and Ice

Panama Land between the Seas January 11 – 19, 2018. Escape the cold of January and soak up some sun with us in Panama! Enjoy a guided walk through the jungle forest. Discover the art of creating Panamanian hats, masks and dresses. Explore geological wonders and pre-Colombian art at the Museum El Valle. Learn how traditional cooking is done at a local clay oven bakery. Double cost: $2,999. Contact Jamie Gillmore for full itinerary and reservation form. Final reservations: July 4. For additional information, attend the trip information meeting 5:00 pm Tuesday, June 20, at Freeman Business Center.

Iceland – Land of Fire and Ice June 3 – 11, 2018. Learn about the 400-year-old tradition of catching and preserving a Greenland shark. Explore Skógar Museum and cruise the ice-strewn Jökulsárlón Glacial Lagoon. Collette features the very best in insurance and tour managers while giving you the best experience at every destination. Reserve your space by completing a reservation along with $250 deposit plus insurance payable to Collette. For additional information, attend the trip information meeting 6:00 pm Tuesday, June 20, at Freeman Business Center.

Trip Information Meetings – Alaska and Canada

Monday, July 10, Freeman Business Center (back entrance)

  • 5:30 pm – Alaska Land and Cruise Zane Frings from Collette will share all the exciting details of the Alaska Land and Cruise trip scheduled for August of 2018. RSVP. Take this opportunity to make your reservation for Alaska tour.
  • 6:30 pm – Eastern Canada in the Fall This tour leaves Joplin the first week of October 2018. Hear the exciting details of this tour beginning in Quebec and ending in Toronto. Experience breathtaking Niagara Falls and take in the beauty of Eastern Canada’s fall foliage. Zane Frings from Collette will answer your questions and take reservations.

Freeman Advantage travel policies

Please keep the following in mind when traveling with Freeman Advantage:

  • Receipt of payment secures your space. Please submit your payment as soon as possible once you've signed up. Payments can be made with cash, check or credit card. We cannot give refunds after the final payment or cancellation date.
  • If the payment/cancellation date has passed and you are interested in attending, please call the office. A waiting list is kept for those who want to attend should there be cancelations.
  • Trip itineraries are subject to change. Substitutions will be of equal or greater value.
  • Advantage trips are open to nonmembers for an additional fee of $20. This fee pays for a membership for those 50 years and over and does not apply to extended trips.

Did you know?

If you are interested in taking a group trip that Freeman Advantage is not currently offering, we can still assist you with your travel plans. Freeman Advantage is able to book any trip through Collette Vacations. You will receive the Freeman Advantage discount, and a car will pick you up at your home and deliver you home from the airport. To learn more about trip options visit, and call the Advantage office to book your trip 417.347.5837.

Freeman Advantage

Office hours:
8:30 am-4:30 pm

Contact information
Jamie Gillmore, Freeman Senior & Volunteer Services Coordinator
1001 McIntosh Circle, second floor
Joplin, MO

Mailing address
1102 West 32nd Street
Joplin, MO 64804