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

8 Day Package
Tour Dates: August 21 - 28, 2022
Guaranteed Departure  

12 Meals Included


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Search for the buffalo in Custer State Park


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Price Per Person:

$2595.00 Double Occupancy
$2440.00 Triple Occupancy
$2440.00 Quad Occupancy
$3125.00 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
Free water anyone? Wall Drug
Exploring the iconic western town of Deadwood
Discovering the stories behind Mount Rushmore National Memorial
Enjoying a Custer State Park jeep ride
Learning about the Crazy Horse Memorial
Traveling on the 1880 Train
Visiting one of nature’s dramatic wonders – Badlands National Park
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:

Gathering Day - August 21 (D)
  • Take advantage of a transfer to our ‘gathering overnight’ hotel in Rochester, MN. 
  • For those spending the gathering overnight at the Rochester, MN hotel, get acquainted with fellow travelers and your tour manager; and enjoy a complimentary breakfast in the morning

DAY 1- August 22 (D)
  • Tasty treats will be ours with a stop at the SPAM Museum, where we’ll 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
  • Prior to a restful overnight at the Hampton Inn & Suites in Mitchell, SD, we’ll enjoy dinner together

DAY 2- August 23 (B)
  • Continuing west, we’ll make a stop at Wall Drug for some FREE water and lunch on your own
  • The rest of the afternoon and evening are free to explore Deadwood as we begin the first of three nights at the Hampton Inn & Suites, Deadwood, SD

DAY 3- August 24 (B,D)
  • We start our day with a visit to Mount Rushmore National Memorial, where we'll discover 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 visit to the Crazy Horse Memorial will truly be an awe-inspiring stop. Upon construction completion, this Memorial will show Crazy Horse, an Oglala Lakota warrior, atop his horse and pointing into the distance
  • We’ll enjoy dinner together this evening surrounded by nature’s beauty

DAY 4- August 25 (B)
  • Our 1880 Train ride will provide us views, as well as some good old-fashioned fun!
  • Journeying east, 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

DAY 5- August 26 (B,D)
  • Heading south, we’ll start our day with a guided tour of The Mammoth Site in Hot Springs, 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
  • Our dinner together tonight will be enjoyed at a local Ogallala, NE restaurant prior to turning in at the Holiday Inn Express & Suites

DAY 6- August 27 (B,L,D)
  • We continue our journey to The Archway, a tribute to the American spirit of adventure, when brave 19th century pioneers moved to settle this wild land
  • We’ll enjoy an included lunch at The Archway
  • Welcome to Iowa! We will enjoy a farewell dinner at Fire Creek Grill and overnight in West Des Moines at the Drury Inn & Suites

DAY 7- August 28 (B)
  • We return to our departure locations today

Additional Tour Information:

Deposit: $300 per person. Plus an additonal cost for Trip Cancellation / Interruption Insurance. Please let your agent know if you wish to purchase.

Final Payment Due: July 7, 2022
 
Cancellation Policy: 120 days or more prior to departure: Admin Fee (25% of deposit) forfeited;  119- 75 days prior to departure: deposit forfeited; 74- 30 days prior to departure: 50% of tour price forfeited; 29 days or less: no refund. Cancellation / Interruption Protection could protect you from these charges. Protection payment is non 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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