Published on December 4th, 2019 | by Alexandra Saner


Mingle with millions of monarchs in Mexico

Tlaquepaque and Central Mexico
Tues., Feb. 4-Mon., Feb. 10, 2020
Total Cost: $2,900 (includes lodging, airfare, group activities, and most meals)

Join us and Friends of the Garden for a trip to our sister city of Tlaquepaque, Mexico! Enjoy accommodations at a beautiful boutique bed and breakfast, visit with local artists and musicians, attend exclusive receptions and parties, and view millions of monarch butterflies at one of their overwintering sites – all in the great company of fellow culture- and garden-lovers.

When you travel with us, you are an ambassador of Springfield in fulfillment of our mission of “Peace through People.” We have fostered relationships with our friends in Tlaquepaque, Mexico for more than 15 years. Your adventure with us will be unlike any other; you will experience rich traditions and meaningful friendships beyond the reach of ordinary travelers. Appreciation, goodwill, patience, and love are essential qualities in our ambassadors.

Space is limited and spots are released on a “first come, first served” basis. Reserve your spot today by contacting Lisa Bakerink, Executive Director, at or 417-864-1341.

About the Author

Lexy served on Springfield Sister Cities Association's Board of Directors for four years before joining the ranks as Associate Director. She is also Associate Director of Friends of the Garden. Lexy is an arts and culture enthusiast, and she has served as Marketing Director for Springfield Little Theatre and Membership and Development Coordinator for Springfield Regional Arts Council. Lexy is a past Board member and Membership Committee member of Springfield Creatives. She also moonlights in community theatre and film projects.

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