Badlands, Black Hills and Cowboys!

Multi-Day Trips
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Date: Sunday, 11 July 2021 - Thursday, 22 July 2021

Venue: Rapid City, SD

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COST: $2,745 pp, based on a double occupancy, and includes motorcoach transportation, hostess service, 12 Breakfasts, 1 Lunch, 9 Dinners (including 3 with entertainment), guided tour of Namesake Falls Park, guided tour of the World's Only Corn Palace, drive-through of Badlands National Park, Visit to Wall Drug, Ticket to see the Black Hills Bagels Dinner Show, Jeep Tour through Custer State Park, visit to Crazy Horse Memorial, Guided Tour of Mt. Rushmore with an Evening Lighting Ceremony, Guided Tour of the Black Hills Gold Factory, Brief Deadwood Town Tour, Photo Stop at Devils Tower, drive-through of the Bighorn Mountains, self-guided visit of Little Bighorn National Monument, Chuckwagon Dinner Show in Cody, WY, admission to the Buffalo Bill Center of the West, admission to the Cody Nite Rodeo, Dinner and Entertainment Cruise aboard the Celebration Belle Riverboat, brief "shop stop" at Grove City Outlets, all Taxes, Meal Gratuities, and Local Guide Gratuities, 11 Night's Lodging, and Luggage Service. 

Triple: $2,479 pp;  Single: $3,539 

 

A $300 pp deposit is due by November 1, 2020. Final Balance is due by June 1, 2021.

Travel Protection: $206 pp Double Occupancy; $174 pp Triple Occupancy;  $290 Single Occupancy

 

Calling all Outlaws and Adventurers!  We are rounding up a group of travelers who are ready to hit the trail with us to explore some of our nation's most iconic landmarks and monuments! From the Navy Pier in Chicago to Historic Deadwood, South Dakota, you won't want to miss this trip through the Badlands and experience the West in a way that's much more relaxing than on horseback! 

 

Saturday, July 11: Wellsboro, PA - Elkhart, INsd ferris 1

  • Depart from Terminal for Elkhart, Indiana, with available pickups: Mansfield, Blossburg, Liberty, Williamsport  PLEASE NOTE: These pickups are available, but you must call to confirm.  We do not stop at all pickup locations, unless people are designated to get on at the pickup locations.
  • BREAKFAST is included at Plyler's in Brookville, PA. 
  • Lunch and meal breaks will be made en route
  • Arrive in ELKHART, INDIANA at popular hotel to check in to the HILTON GARDEN INN.
  • A WELCOME DINNER is included this evening.

Monday, July 12: Elkhart, IN - Lasalle, IL - West Des Moines, IA

  • BREAKFAST is included this morning at your hotel.
  • Check out and depart for Lasalle, IL (Time Zone Change to Central Time, entering Illinois) 
  • CAPTAIN'S I & M CANAL TOUR & LUNCH - Step back into 1848 with period-clothed "salty" boat crew and two friendly mules guiding you along the historic Illinois & Michigan Canal for an hour long ride from Lock 14 to the Little Vermillion Aqueduct.  After all that fresh air and scenic beauty, enjoy a heart, hot LUNCH prepared by the Lock 16 Cafe in the Vintage Room at the I & M Canal Visitor Center. The Visitor Center is housed in an historic building and features additional information about the I & M Canal and a gift shop. 
  • Depart for the West Des Moines, IA
  • Check in to the DRURY INN & SUITES for one night. 
  • Enjoy Drury's COMPLIMENTARY KICKBACK RECEPTION
  • Dinner is on your own this evening. 

Tuesday, July 13: West Des Moines, IA - Sioux Falls, SD - Mitchell, SD

  • BREAKFAST is included this morning at your hotel.
  • Depart for Sioux Falls, SD
  • Lunch stop will be made at Culver's (Famous Dave's BBQ & Poppadox Pub are adjacent) 
  • NAMESAKE FALLS PARK GUIDED TOUR - Walk the paths and take in the natural beauty of Falls Park that anchors historic Phillips Avenue.  Learn the history of the Queen Bee Mill and the formation of the Falls.  Take an elevator ride to the top of the viewing tower to get a bird's eye view of the city. 
  • Depart for Mitchell, SD
  • GUIDED TOUR at HANSEN WHEEL & WAGON, a family-owned-and-operated carriage and wagon manufacturer established in 1978.  With more than 30 years of experience and a staff of dedicated craftsmen, pride is taken in providing the most historically accurate horse-drawn vehicles anywhere this side of the 1800s.  Hansen's brings America's western legacy to life.  Watch craftsmen build and restore horse-drawn stagecoaches, mud wagons,,hitch wagons, chuckwagons and sheep wagons.  
  • GUIDED TOUR of the WORLD'S ONLY CORN PALACE - discover the majestic, uniquely American folk-art icon.  Topped with a whimsical mix of onion domes and minarets, the Corn Palace appears as if drawn straight from a storybook. 
  • Check in to a LOCAL HOTEL for one night. 
  • DINNER included this evening at a local restaurant. 

Wednesday, July 14: Mitchell, SD - Badlands - Rapid City, SD

  • BREAKFAST is included this morning at your hotel.
  • Depart for Interior, SD
  • Visit BEN REIFEL VISITOR CENTER - exhibits, film "Land of Stone and Light" and restroom facilities. sd badlands
  • Check out and depart for the Badlands
  • We will drive through BADLANDS NATIONAL PARKDrive through one of the most scenic parks in the US, the park protects 242,756 acres of sharply eroded buttes and pinnacles, along with the largest undisturbed mixed grass prairie in the United States. The National Park Service manages the park, with the South Unit being co-managed with the Oglala Lakota tribe.
  • Stop at the WALL DRUG for lunch on your own . One of the world’s most well-known tourist attractions, it’s hard to believe Wall Drug Store got its start with something many wouldn’t even turn their heads at today … the promise of free ice water. But in fact, the Husteads turned free ice water into a million-dollar idea with a little determination, quick thinking and a lot of signs.Signs with catchy jingles like “Get a soda ... Get a root beer ... Turn next corner ... Just as near ... To Highway 16 & 14 ... Free Ice Water ... Wall Drug” drew weary travelers into the small-town drug store to enjoy a refreshing break. Today, more than 2 million visitors a year stop at the popular roadside attraction for a meal or activity, 5 cent coffee, and ice water – which is still free.
  • Depart for Rapid City, SD
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  • Check in to the RAMKOTA HOTEL RAPID CITY for a 2-NIGHT STAY.
  • DINNER AND ENTERTAINMENT is included at the BLACK HILLS BAGELS DINNER SHOW! Enjoy a scrumptuous dinner and be prepared to laugh and have fun!

Thursday, July 15: Custer State Park - Crazy Horse - Mt. Rushmore

  • BREAKFAST is included at the hotel.
  • This morning, we will depart on GUIDED JEEP TOURS THROUGH CUSTER STATE PARK to see the buffalo herds and other local wildlife.
  • Visit the CRAZY HORSE MEMORIAL, the world's largest mountain carving. It is considered The Eighth Wonder of the World in progress.sd mt. rush
  • This afternoon, we head out for a GUIDED TOUR MT. RUSHMORE. Sculptor Gutzon Borglum created the sculpture's design and oversaw the project's execution from 1927 to 1941 with the help of his son Lincoln Borglum. The sculpture features the 60-foot heads of Presidents George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt, and Abraham Lincoln. 
  • DINNER is included at CARVERS MARKETPLACE.
  • Tonight, enjoy the EVENING LIGHTING CEREMONY AT MT. RUSHMOREThis program consists of a ranger talk, veteran recognition, and the lighting of the sculpture as the audience sings the National Anthem.You won't soon forget this ceremony! 

Friday, July 16: Rapid City, SD - Deadwood, SD - Sheridan, WY

  • BREAKFAST is included at the hotel.
  • This morning, enjoy a GUIDED TOUR of the BLACK HILLS GOLD FACTORY, followed by shopping time.
  • Depart for DEADWOOD ... Our BRIEF TOUR of the town takes us along the same streets walked by Wild Bill Hickok and Calamity Jane. sd gold
  • Continue our drive-through of the BLACK HILLS.
  • A PHOTO STOP will be made at DEVILS TOWER -The Tower is an astounding geologic feature that protrudes out of the prairie surrounding the Black Hills. It is considered sacred by Northern Plains Indians and indigenous people. Hundreds of parallel cracks make it one of the finest crack climbing areas in North America. Devils Tower entices us to learn more, explore more and define our place in the natural and cultural world.
  • Depart for Sheridan, WY
  • LODGING will be provided at a hotel in SHERIDAN, WY
  • DINNER is included at the RIB AND CHOP HOUSE

Saturday, July 17: Sheridan, WY - Cody, WYsd bighorn

  • BREAKFAST at hotel
  • Today, we travel through the BIGHORN MOUNTAINS.
  • Tour of LITTLE BIGHORN NATIONAL MONUMENT - Custer's Last Stand, Custer National Cemetery 
  • Depart for Cody, WY
  • Check into a local hotel in CODY, WYOMING for a 2-NIGHT STAY.
  • You are in for a treat tonight with a CHUCKWAGON DINNER included for your enjoyment! 

Sunday, July 18: Cody, WY

  • BREAKFAST is included at hotelsd rodeo
  • Visit the BUFFALO BILL CENTER OF THE WEST – Take time to explore this complex of various museums: Buffalo Bill Museum, the Plains Indian Museum, the Whitney Western Art Museum, the Draper Natural History Museum and the Cody Firearms Museum! 
  • Enjoy some FREE TIME in CODY for shopping and exploring.
  • Return back to the hotel to rest and freshen up before the evening's activity. 
  • Dinner is on your own this evening. 
  • Tonight, ADMISSION is included to the CODY NITE RODEO. The Cody Nite Rodeo is the longest running and the only place that rodeos every night for the past 76 years and is filled with family style fun and western entertainment! Come early, get your photo taken on Mongo the 2000-pound live Bull, and meet the clowns & bullfighters!sd arrowroad

 Monday, July 19: Cody, WY - Chamberlain, SD

  • BREAKFAST is included at the hotel.
  • Check out and depart for CHAMBERLAIN, SD
  • Lunch is on your own today.
  • Check in to AMERICINN BY WYNDHAM CHAMBERLAIN.
  • DINNER will be provided at the hotel this evening. 

Tuesday, July 20: Chamberlain, SD - Moline, IL

  • BREAKFAST is included at the hotel. sd riverboat
  • Check out and depart for Moline, IL
  • DINNER AND ENTERTAINMENT is included tonight aboard the CELEBRATION BELLE RIVERBOAT. Enjoy a wonderful buffet dinner and entertainment as you cruise down the mighty Mississippi River!
  • Check into your LOCAL AREA HOTEL for the evening.

Wednesday, July 21: Moline, IL - Columbus, OH

  • BREAKFAST is included at the hotel
  • Depart for Columbus, OH
  • Check into your area hotel
  • DINNER is included at SCHMIDT'S RESTAURANT.

Thursday, July 22: Columbus, OH - Grove City, PA - Wellsboro, PA

  • BREAKFAST is included at the hotel
  • Check out and depart for Grove City, PA
  • A BRIEF "SHOP STOP" and lunch break will be made at the GROVE CITY OUTLETS.
  • FAREWELL DINNER is included en route home. 
  • Return home, with incredible picturesque memories of your adventures out WEST!

 

 

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  • From Sunday, 11 July 2021 to Thursday, 22 July 2021