Holy Hill Fall Colors & Wisconsin Automotive Museum

Thursday October 14th 2021

Join us for a beautiful day we head up to Holy Hill and the Wisconsin Automotive Museum. After departing our last pickup point you get to sit back and relax and enjoy the fall colors while our professional driver gets us to our destination.

 

Our Holy Hill Fall Colors trip package includes the following.

  • Transportation on a full-size restroom equipped motorcoach
  • Services of our tour director and a host
  • Complimentary morning and afternoon snacks and water
  • Fun and door prizes to keep you entertained during travel
  • Your visit to Holy Hill will include a short presentation about the Shrine by the Discalced Carmelite Friars, ability to partake in the daily Mass, time to enjoy the scenic tower, grounds, café and gift shop. You may enjoy a lite lunch in the café at your own expense.
  • Entrance to the Wisconsin Automotive Museum where you will be able to leisurely explore the museum and it’s 115+ cars that are on display. The museum is Wisconsin’s largest auto museum, featuring an ever-changing display of classic and vintage autos and artifacts plus the largest assembled group of Hartford-built Kissel luxury automobiles.

 

Approximately half a million people from all over the world visit the Basilica and National Shrine of Mary Help of Christians at Holy Hill each year.

Some make the pilgrimage to Holy Hill to worship, to meditate or to pray for healing. Some come to admire the beautiful architecture of the neo-Romanesque church built in 1926.  Others come as sightseers or hikers. Families frequently come to participate in Sunday liturgy and remain to picnic on the wooded grounds. Many ethnic groups continue a tradition of yearly pilgrimages that can be traced to Holy Hill’s earliest beginnings.   Regardless of what brings people to Holy Hill, they are bound to be touched by its peaceful environment and to be renewed in body, mind and spirit.

Holy Hill was declared a Shrine with “Portiuncula privilege” by Pope Leo XIII in 1903. As a result of the increasing number of pilgrims, the Discalced Carmelites of Bavaria were invited to staff the Shrine in 1906. On November 19, 2006, the Shrine was elevated to the status of minor Basilica.

Wisconsin Automotive Museum

History comes alive at the Wisconsin Automotive Museum. Showcasing transportation history, the museum is Wisconsin’s largest auto museum, featuring an ever-changing display of classic and vintage autos and artifacts plus the largest assembled group of Hartford-built Kissel luxury automobiles.

The museum’s art deco interior sets off 115+ vehicles on exhibit, including:  Pontiacs, Studebakers, Chevrolets, Kaisers, Fords, and other cars from around the world.  The collection is rounded out by displays of automotive artifacts such as gas pumps, signs, license plates, oil cans and other petroliana.  An assortment of outboard engines built in Hartford from 1930s – 1990s are also on display.

The high caliber Kissel automobiles were manufactured in Hartford 1906 – 1931, making Kissel the second longest car manufacturer in Wisconsin.  Of the 27,000 produced fewer than 150 are known to exist today, with 27 currently exhibited at the museum.  The most famous Kissel model was the two passenger Speedster, nicknamed the “Gold Bug.”  Gold Bug owners included celebrities of the day such as Amelia Earhart, Mary Pickford, Douglas Fairbanks, Greta Garbo, and Fatty Arbuckle.  A wide selection of models including 4 passenger, coupes, touring cars, fire engines and trucks are part of the collection.

The Nash Car Club of America has space within the museum dedicated to the Wisconsin based vehicles and related memorabilia.  Nash began in Kenosha, Wisconsin when the Thomas B. Jeffery Company was purchased by Charles Nash in 1916.

The Hudson Essex Terraplane Historical Society and Southeastern Wisconsin Short Track Hall of Fame also maintain special display areas for their vehicles.

The museum is home to and showcases the 1913 #1003 Soo Line steam locomotive along with other railroad artifacts.

Itinerary*

 

Morning Pickup Locations & Departure TimesEvening Departure & Drop Off Times
7:30 Depart Union Grove – TinCAN Roadhouse
4:00 Depart WI Automotive Museum
8:15 Depart Burlington – Dunham’s Sports
5:15 pm Estimated Arrival Delavan – Fleet Farm
8:50 Depart Elkhorn Public Parking Lot 11 S. Lincoln Street
5:30 pm Estimated Arrival Elkhorn – Public Parking Lot 11 S. Lincoln Street
9:15 Depart Delavan – Fleet Farm
6:00 pm Estimated Arrival Burlington – Dunham’s Sports
10:15 Estimated arrival Holy Hill Hubertus WI 6:30 pm Estimated Arrival Union Grove – TinCAN Roadhouse

*All times are estimated and subject to change due to circumstances beyond our control.

Reservations and payment in full are required.

$69  Per Person

Advance reservations and payment in full are required.

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Call us at 1-262-725-6775

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Delay of return trip.

The bus has a set departure time. Any person(s) delaying the departure of the bus will be charged up to $50 per hour for delaying the return of the bus at the estimated arrival times. Be sure to be at the bus prior to the departure time listed on the itinerary or announced on the bus in case of itinerary changes.

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