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Deluxe Guided Vacations and Cruises Since 1989!
WAITLISTED     Black Hills and The Badlands
Nature's Dramatic Landscapes

7 Day Package
Tour Dates: August 15 - 21, 2021 - Waitlisted
Guaranteed Departure  

11 Meals Included


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Search for the buffalo in Custer State Park


Price Per Person:

$2295.00 Double Occupancy
$2165.00 Triple Occupancy
$2705.00 Single Occupancy

Price shown is based on departure from Chicago. Price will vary for other departure cities.

Activity Level:

Good mobility needed - stairs and prolonged standing - includes walking of longer distances potentially over some uneven landscapes - some shorter days with some longer days

Tour Highlights:

Enjoying 'tasty treats' at the SPAM Museum
Exploring the Mitchell Corn Palace
Visiting one of nature's dramatic wonders- Badlands National Park
Free water anyone? Wall Drug
Viewing Tatanka: Story of the Bison
Learning about the Crazy Horse Memorial
Discovering the stories behind the Mount Rushmore National Memorial
Enjoying Custer State Park Jeep Ride & Dinner
Exploring the iconic western town of Deadwood
Discovering excavations at the Hot Springs Mammoth Site 
Visiting Chimney Rock National Historic Site
Paying tribute to the American pioneer spirit at the Archway Monument
Guidance of a Professional Tour Manager
Home pick up and return

Daily Itinerary:

DAY 1 (D)
  • Your adventure begins!
  • Sit back and leave the driving to us
  • Our dinner together and overnight stay is in the welcoming community of Rochester, MN 
DAY 2 (B,D)
  • Tasty treats will be ours with a stop at the SPAM Museum, where we will enjoy an inclusive tour
  •  Welcome to South Dakota! Mitchell, SD, is the home of "The World's Only Corn Palace," decorated each year with two-to-three thousand bushels of corn, grain and grasses.
  • Our overnight tonight is in Oacoma, SD where we'll enjoy dinner at the resort prior to calling it a night.
DAY 3 (B)
  • Continuing west, we'll enjoy one of nature's true wonders, Badlands National Park, once described as "Hell, with the fires burned out". Keep your camera ready for awe-inspiring sights
  •  We make a stop at Wall Drug for some FREE water and lunch on our own
  • Making our way to "Tatanka: Story of the Bison", we'll pay tribute to the North American Bison and Lakota traditions
  • The afternoon and evening are free for us to explore Deadwood, as we begin the first of our two-night stay at the Hampton Inn & Tin Lizzie Family Gaming Resort

DAY 4 (B,D)
  • We start our day with a visit to Crazy Horse Memorial. Upon construction completion, this Memorial will show Crazy Horse, an Oglala Lakota warrior, atop his horse pointing into the distance.
  •  On Our visit to Mount Rushmore National Memorial, we'll dicover the reasons why these four Presidents were selected for the carving.
  • Not something you would do every day, but you will today- search for buffalo herds on a jeep ride through Custer State Park
  • Our dinner this evening will be at Custer State Game Lodge, built in 1920, which also served as President Calvin Coolidge's "Summer White House"

DAY 5 (B,D)
  • Heading south, we'll start our day with a guided tour of Hot Springs Mammoth Site, home to prehistoric fossil excavations with hands-on exhibits
  • Continuing to Nebraska, we'll visit Chimney Rock National Historic Site, an important landmark along the mid-19th century Oregon Trail
  • We'll enjoy dinner together at a local Ogallala, NE restaurant prior to turning in at the Holiday Inn Express & Suites

DAY 6 (B,L)
  • We continue our journey to The Archway Monument, a tribute to the American spirit of adventure, when brave 19th century pioneers moved to settle this wild land 
  • We'll enjoy an included farewell lunch together at The Archway Monument 
  • Spend a restful night in Des Moines, IA

DAY 7 (B)
  • Welcome home!
  • You arrive home with wonderful memories, unique personal photos and tales of your adventure to share with family and friends! 

Additional Tour Information:

Deposit:  $300 per person. Plus an addtional cost for optional Trip Cancellation/ Interruption Protection. 

Cancellation Policy: 120 or more days prior to departure: fully refundable; 119- 45 days before departure $300 penalty; 44-30 days 50% penalty; 29 days & less prior to departure: No refund. Cancellation / Interruption Protection could protect you from these charges. Protection payment is not refundable. Please read Protection terms: http://www.tripmate.com/wpTPD30

Prices in our brochure and on our website were effective on April 1, 2021. At the time you purchase your tour, prices may be higher because of an increase in carrier charges. For current prices, please call us at 800-421-3330.
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