At Hammer Travel, we work tirelessly to provide our travelers with a wide variety of unique destinations, so that everyone can find the perfect travel opportunity they’ve been after. While our trips come in all shapes and sizes, our travel principle stays the same: To provide a kind, respectful, safe environment that consistently promotes fun and learning.
We are excited to provide thrilling destinations throughout the Midwest, as well as across the country. Whether you’re after an autumn road trip to see the foliage in Duluth, Minnesota or a sun-filled vacation in southern California, we’ll take you there. Explore our destinations below to learn more about our trips for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
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Branson Road Trip | August 25-31, 2017
Chicago by Rail | September 12 – 15, 2017
Old West Getaway | September 25 – 28, 2017
Duluth Fall Colors | September 27 – 29, 2017
Nashville & Memphis | October 2 – 7, 2017
In 1941, Nashville was granted the first FM license in the United States. Today, we could hardly imagine listening to music without FM radio.
New Orleans | October 9 – 13, 2017
This is the place where Jazz was born, along with two other music genres related to it – rock and roll and blues.
Disney’s Halloween Magic | October 24 – 28, 2017
Did you know that the Happy HalloWishes fireworks spectacular is narrated by the Ghost Host from the Haunted Mansion and features many of your favorite Disney Villains who go trick or treating in the night sky?
Orlando Dolphin Encounter | November 10 – 14, 2017
Did you know that it has been proved by scientists that dolphins give themselves names? They develop their own individual whistles and they recognize theirs and other dolphins’ names.
Las Vegas | November 13 – 17, 2017
Did you know that with its millions of lights, Las Vegas is considered the brightest spot on Earth?
Disney Cruise and Magic Kingdom | December 6 – 11, 2017
Did you know that Disney received special permission from the U.S. Coast Guard to paint their lifeboats yellow instead of the traditional orange to keep with the Mickey Mouse color scheme?
Branson Christmas | December 14 – 18, 2017
Did you know that Branson has more theater seats than Broadway in New York City?
Disney’s Christmas Magic | December 18 – 22, 2017
Did you know that there are an astonishing 1,300 decorated trees throughout the Disney properties during the Holidays?
Hawaii | January 4 – 10, 2018
Did you know that Honolulu's home island, Oahu, is part of the largest mountain range in the world--most of which is under water.
The Wizarding World of Harry Potter | January 16 – 20, 2018
The clock tower is a hoot. At the top of the Owlery in Hogsmeade, the cuckoo clock goes off from time to time, and out pops—what else?—an owl.
Arizona Dude Ranch | February 5 – 9, 2018
Did you know that horses can't throw up? Once food is swallowed, the valve between the throat and stomach is so strong it doesn't allow food to come back up.
Disney Extravaganza & Star Wars | February 20 – 25, 2018
Did you know that the Ewok language is a combination of Tibetan and Nepalese?
Hollywood Movie Madness | February 26 – March 2, 2018
Did you know that anyone can nominate a celebrity for a star on the walk of fame? But the star must agree.
Florida Spring Training | March 5-10, 2018
Did you know that T.C. Bear is the Twins mascot. “T.C” stands for Twin Cities (which is also why the team is called the Twins – for the twin cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul) and resembles the Hamms’ bear from the beer company who was an early sponsor of the Minnesota Twins.
Florida Beach Vacation with Safari | March 19 – 23, 2018
Did you know that Florida has more than 8,460 miles of tidal shoreline, second only to Alaska.
Dallas NASCAR | April 6 – 10, 2018
Stadiums for NASCAR venues can hold up to 170,000 spectators – this is much more than for any other sport in North America.
Disney Cruise and Magic Kingdom | April 11 – 16, 2018
Did you know that the Disney Cruise Line ships use the familiar first seven notes of the “When You Wish Upon a Star” song melody as their horn signals.
New York City | April 30 – May 4, 2018
Did you know that at 772 miles long, the New York City subway system is 81 miles longer than the state’s 641 mile thruway system.
Las Vegas and the Grand Canyon | May 7 – 11, 2018
Did you know that the skywalk is the world’s highest man-made structure, standing at 2,300 ft.
San Francisco & Santa Cruz | May 14 – 18, 2018
In Alcatraz, cells were smaller than a closet: In B & C blocks, the cells were 5 feet by 9 feet, with a toilet and small sink (cold running only). Today's walk-in closets are about 6 feet by 6 feet, or bigger.