The Hesston Area Senior Center is sponsoring a trip from March 13 through 21 to Orlando, Fla.


The Hesston Area Senior Center is sponsoring a trip from March 13 through 21 to Orlando, Fla.

The highlight of the trip will be a day at the Holy Land Experience, where ancient Jerusalem is recreated. It is a reenactment of Jesus’ life and death and includes a walk through a Jerusalem street market, a six-story recreation of Herod’s Temple, the tomb and other things. There is a museum containing the largest collection of biblical artifacts including a collection of manuscripts and scrolls.

Another day will be spent at Bok Tower Gardens, an oasis on an estate surrounded by rolling hills of Florida orange groves. On the grounds is the Singing Tower, which houses a 60-bell carillon and provides daily concerts.

That evening, the group will attend the Arabian Nights Dinner Show that brings fairytales to life on horseback.

The following day will take the group to Downtown Disney, which is a small-scale Disneyland with many unique restaurants and shops. Then it will be on to the Morse Museum, which contains the chapel interior designed by Louis Tiffany for the 1893 Chicago Fair. In addition, there is the world’s largest collection of his stained glass works, jewelry, art and more.

Other places that will be visited include the Opry Mills, Opryland Hotel, Tennessee State Museum and the Florida Museum of Natural History.

The total trip package contains transportation on a 52-passenger bus, eight nights lodging, eight breakfasts and six dinners. The double rate is $679. Single rate is an additional $240. If interested, call Louise Smith at (620) 327-0445 or (620) 327-7408.