Go on an adventure with Trips 'N' Tours

Expand your horizons with the Appleton Museum of Art's popular Trips 'N' Tours travel program. Trips 'N' Tours provides museum members and nonmembers exciting opportunities to visit other museums, cultural venues and historic places of interest throughout Florida and beyond.

For more information on how to travel with Trips 'N' Tours, click here to contact Bonnie Janssen, or call 352-291-4456.

Upcoming Adventures in 2017


February 22, 2017
Tampa Bay Downs

Back by popular demand, “Live it up at The Downs.” Visit Tampa Bay Downs to view the beautiful Thoroughbred horse in action. The day will include the private Party Suite right on the finish line, where we will enjoy a buffet lunch, a private mutual teller in the suite, and a cash bar for those who would like a beverage while wagering. The suite is perfect for viewing the excitement from the inside, but if you prefer, seating is available outside where you can hear the thundering sound of the hooves on the track. Arthur I. Appleton’s other passion besides his love of collecting art, was the race horse.

$65 for Appleton members; $75 for nonmembers


March 9, 2017
Duncan McClellan and Friends, St. Petersburg, FL

The Duncan McClellan Gallery features rotating exhibits showcasing national and internationally recognized glass artists. The 3,000 square-foot gallery space is a work of art, and will feature guest artist Raven Skyriver. After, enjoy a memorable and artsy epicurean experience for lunch. To complete the day, exercise your artistic side by etching a wine or beer glass to take home.

$98 for Appleton members; $108 for nonmembers


April 12, 2017
Orlando Museum of Art and World of Chocolate Museum and Café

As promised, the World of Chocolate Museum and Café are back on our agenda! But first, have an artistic adventure in the Orlando Museum of Art. The Wyeths and American Artists in Maine exhibition features work by George Bellows, Robert Henri, Marsden Hartley, Childe Hassam, Fitz Henry Lane, Rockwell Kent and John Marin. Our visit will include docent-led tours to learn how Maine played an important role in American Art and Culture since the 19th century. At noon, venture to the decadent World of Chocolate Museum and Café. Deliciously different, enjoy lunch, a guided tour of the Museum, and discover the rich history of chocolate. Of course, dessert will be included!

$80 for Appleton members; $90 for nonmembers


May 3, 2017
Insiders VIP Tour of Ocala Horse Country

Karen Grimes, owner of the award-winning Farm Tours of Ocala, has created a private tour for our Trips ’N’ Tours group. Celebrate Kentucky Derby week by visiting three individual farms. First, visit a world-class Arabian farm. Stop two is at one of the leading Thoroughbred farms in the southeast to meet million-dollar stallions, baby superstars with their mothers and retired champions. Finally, visit Peninsula Farm where The Gala of the Royal Horse has made their home in Ocala. After lunch, move into the arena for a demonstration with the Lipizzaner and Baroque horses by Master Horseman Rene Gasser. After, go behind the scenes for a meet-and-greet with the horses and riders. Don’t miss this special opportunity!

$85 for Appleton members; $95 for nonmembers


October 18, 2017 - SAVE THE DATE
Lightner Museum, St. Augustine

If you were half as smitten as we were with Downton Abbey, then we know you won’t want to miss Dressing Downton: Changing Fashion for Changing Times. This exquisite exhibition of 36 costumes and accessories are paired to perfection in engaging vignettes amongst Otto Lightner’s collection of turn-of-the-century fine art and furniture.

Details TBA

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