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

7 Day Package
Tour Dates: August 12 - 18, 2023
13 Meals Included


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Search for the buffalo in Custer State Park


Price Per Person:

$2755.00 Double Occupancy
$2580.00 Triple Occupancy
$2580.00 Quad Occupancy
$3330.00 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 with an included dinner
Traveling on the 1880 Steam 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
Guidance of a Professional Tour Manager
Home pick up and return

Daily Itinerary:

Gathering Night- August 12 (D)
  • Travelers departing from INDIANA, ILLINOIS, IOWA or WISCONSIN take advantage of a transfer to our ‘gathering overnight’ hotel - Aspen Suites in Rochester, MN. All remaining travelers can either arrive on your own at the hotel for a complimentary overnight; or choose to wait and join the group on August 13 from our Byron, MN pick-up location
  • Enjoy an included dinner at Canadian Honker Restaurant that evening and a complimentary breakfast the following morning

DAY 1- August 13 (B,D)
  • Our first stop on the tour will include some tasty treats at the SPAM Museum, where we’ll also enjoy an inclusive tour
  • Welcome to Mitchell, SD, home of “The World's Only Corn Palace.” Each year the Corn Palace is decorated with two to three thousand bushels of corn, grain and grasses
  • Prior to a restful overnight at the Hampton Inn & Suites in Mitchell we’ll enjoy dinner together

DAY 2- August 14 (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 for you to explore Deadwood as we begin the first of three nights at the Hampton Inn & Suites, Deadwood SD

DAY 3- August 15 (B,D)
  • This morning we will meet our step-on guide
  • With our visit to Mount Rushmore National Memorial, 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 pointing into the distance
  • We’ll enjoy dinner together this evening surrounded by nature’s beauty

DAY 4- August 16 (B)
  • Our 1880 Train ride will provide us scenic 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 17 (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 restaurant prior to turning in at the Holiday Inn Express & Suites

DAY 6- August 18 (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 a lunch together at The Archway
  • Welcome to Iowa and the beautiful city of West Des Moines!
  • Prior to a restful overnight at the Hyatt Place, we’ll enjoy dinner together

DAY 7- August 19 (B)
  • We return to our departure locations 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 additonal cost for Trip Cancellation / Interruption Insurance. Please let your agent know if you wish to purchase.

Final Payment Due: June 28, 2023
 
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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