MLC Alumni Tours

Two Tours for 2023!

Lord willing, 2023 will see the return of the popular alumni tour program. At present, two trips are in the works and any WELS member is invited to join us.

The College Choir’s spring break tour ends in Southern California. Instead of MLC paying for the bus to deadhead to Minnesota with the robes, risers, instruments, and empty seats, we are offering a One-Way from LA trip featuring some of the best of the west from March 1-12. Highlights include Southern California sunsets, San Diego sites, a College Choir concert at California LHS, Hoover Dam, Grand Canyon West, Valley of Fire SP, Zion NP, Bryce Canyon NP, Capitol Reef NP, Canyonlands NP, Arches NP, Amtrak rail through the CO Rockies, and much more.

Looking further down the road (yet closer to home for many), a July 8-20 Majestic Minnesota trip will introduce travelers to Northern Minnesota’s incredibly scenic shoreline and surprising wildlife variety – wolves and bears and moose, oh my! Renowned state parks (such as Itasca and Split Rock) join Voyageur National Park and Grand Portage National Monument as trip highlights. Twin Cities tours, an optional day trip to Thunder Bay, ON or Isle Royale, MI, and waterfront resort stays will further enhance the “up north” experience.

We apologize that marketing materials are not yet available. We hope to have brochures and further information for One-Way from LA available on this site by November 8 with registration opening on November 15. The marketing materials for Majestic Minnesota should be available by December 2 and registration is scheduled to begin on December 9.

If you are interested in being on a mailing list for these and future tours, please contact Steve Balza at 507-217-1731 or

Past Tours

Click on the images below to view a gallery of pictures from past adventures.


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Black Hills, Yellowstone,
Grand Tetons

Creation Museum,
Mississippi River,

Creation Museum,
Amish Country,

Creation Museum,
Amish Country, Chicago